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Author Ebert, Norbert
Title Individualisation at Work : The Self Between Freedom and Social Pathologies
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 Structural Individualisation -- 1. From Structural Differentiation to Hyper-differentiation? -- 2. Beyond the Uncoupling of Systems and Lifeworld? -- 3. Individualisation: Structurally Enabled or Systemically Compelled? -- 2 Normative Individualisation -- 1. Socialisation: A Continuous State of Becoming? -- 2. Shifting the Boundaries: Towards Organised Individualisation -- 3. Individualised Integration: An (Im)Possible Balancing Act? -- 3 The Individualisation of Society -- 1. Politicisation: A Detour through Norms or Systemic Organising Principle? -- 2. Marketisation: A Shortcut through Markets to Social Integration? -- 3. Integration through Work: Detour through Norms or Shortcut through Markets? -- 4 The Individualisation of Organisations -- 1. Networks: Coordinating Markets or Forums for Public Debates? -- 2. Corporatisation: Primary Form of Organisation or Negotiation? -- 3. Integration Management: Systems under the Guise of Lifeworlds? -- 5 Managing Individualisation at Work -- 1. Autonomy: 'as if they worked independently' -- 2. Continuity and Fragmentation: Having a Normal Life -- 3. Recognition: Kicking Bums and Patting Shoulders -- 6 Organising Individualisation at Work -- 1. People Management: Walking on Water, While Running on Trust? -- 2. Corporate Culture: Catchphrase or Normative Control Mechanism? -- 3. Project Management: If it is Not a Work Project, it's a Home Project -- Conclusion: Organised Individualisation -- 1. Individualisation and the Proliferation of Ambiguities in Late Modernity -- 2. Three Forms of Individualisation -- 3. Deficiencies in Social Integration -- Bibliography -- Index
Individualisation has become an ambiguous, but defining feature of late modern societies and while it is in part characterised by an increase in individual autonomy and a sense of liberation, individuals are equally required to negotiate a fragmented, pluralised and ambiguous social order by themselves. This book sheds light on the processes and nature of contemporary individualisation, specifically exploring the manner in which it unfolds under conditions of contemporary network capitalism. With attention to the modern workplace, where the individual and the organisation meet directly, but also in the wider community, Individualisation at Work reveals individualisation to become an ideological and ambiguous process of liberation, as conditions of marketisation and corporatisation transform the emancipatory qualities and motivations that define individualisation into a means for the coordination and reproduction of systemic imperatives, which are realised by individuals' qualities and capacities for self-realisation. A rigorous theoretical study, illustrated with interview material gathered amongst managers from internationally operating corporations, this book will appeal to sociologists with interests in work and organisations and the theory of contemporary modernity
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ebert, Norbert Individualisation at Work : The Self Between Freedom and Social Pathologies Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9781409442660
Subject Individualism.;Individuation (Psychology);Organizational sociology
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