On Being at Work: The Social Construction of the Employee

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On Being at Work: The Social Construction of the Employee

Format:  Hardcover,

204 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Mar 2013

ISBN-13: 9780415579711

ISBN-10: 0415579716

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Inspired by the work of the philosopher Judith Butler, influenced by Marx s theory of alienation and intrigued by theories of death, this book develops an anti-methodological approach to studying working lives. Distinctions are drawn between labour (the tasks we do in our jobs) and work (self-making activities that are carried out at the workplace): between the less than human, zombie-like laborer and the working human self. Nancy Harding argues that the experience of being at work is one in which the insistence on practising one s humanity always provides a counter-point to organisational demands.

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Sep 2012
ISBN-13: 9789652295859
ISBN-10: 965229585X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 321
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introduction
Reading Contracts of Employment as Injurious, Excitable Speech
Antigone's Claim and the Sociality of Work
The Psyche at the Workplace
Being Embodied at the Workplace
Seeing at Work
Conclusion: On Being at Work

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