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作者 Fleming, P. (Peter), 1972-
書名 Authenticity and the cultural politics of work : new forms of informal control / by Peter Fleming
出版項 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
國際標準書號 9780199547159 (hardback)
0199547157 (hardback)
book jacket
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 人社中心  HD58.7 F59 2014    在架上    30560400647662
說明 xi, 187 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-178) and index
Lib. has: Reprinted 2014. ISSP
Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- 1. Towards a 'New' Cultural Politics of Work? -- 2. Social Labour and the Haemorrahaging Organization -- 3. Mimesis and the Antinomies of Corporate 'Fun' -- 4. Cobain as Management Consultant? 'Designer Resistance' -- 5. Authenticating the Firm : Corporate Social Responsibility -- 6. Critique, Co-optation, and the Limits of the Corporation -- 7. Authenticity, Solidarity, and Freedom -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
The 'personal' was once something to be put to one side in the work place: a 'professional manner' entailed the suppression of private life and feelings. Now many large corporations can be found exhorting their employees to simply be themselves. This book critically investigates the increasing popularity of personal authenticity in corporate ideology and practice. Rather than have workers adhere to depersonalising bureaucratic rules or homogenous cultural norms, many large corporations now invite employees to simply be themselves. Alternative lifestyles, consumption, ethics, identity, sexuality, fun, and even dissent are now celebrated since employees are presumed to be more motivated if they can just be themselves. Does this freedom to express one's authenticity in the workplace finally herald the end of corporate control? To answer this question, the author places this concern with authenticity within a political framework and demonstrates how it might represent an even more insidious form of cultural domination. The book especially focuses on the way in which private and non-work selves are prospected and put to work in the firm. The ideas of Hardt and Negri and the Italian autonomist movement are used to show how common forms of association and co-operation outside of commodified work are the inspiration for personal authenticity. It is the vibrancy, energy and creativity of this non-commodified stratum of social life that managerialism now aims to exploit. Each chapter explores how this is achieved and highlights the worker resistance that is provoked as a result. The book concludes by demonstrating how the discourse of freedom underlying the managerial version of authenticity harbours potential for a radical transformation of the contemporary corporate form
主題 Organizational behavior
Organizational sociology
Psychology, Industrial
Personnel management
Organizational behavior. fast (OCoLC)fst01047801
Organizational sociology. fast (OCoLC)fst01047878
Personnel management. fast (OCoLC)fst01058797
Psychology, Industrial. fast (OCoLC)fst01081592
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