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Body and Organization

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June 2012 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Issues around identity, agency and reflexivity are opened up and explored in a refreshing new perspective that deepens our understanding of organization and institutions. Body and Organization thorougly invigorates the study of process and brings the organization to three-dimensional life for a new generation of students and researchers.

 
Introduction
The Body and Organization  
 
PART ONE: FUNCTIONS AND FLOWS
Karen Dale and Gibson Burrell
What Shape Are We in? Organization Theory and the Organized Body
Stephen Linstead
Dangerous Fluids and the Organization-without-Organs
 
PART TWO: DISCOURSE AND REPRESENTATION
Catherine Casey
Sociology Sensing the Body
Revitalizing a Dissociative Discourse  
Martin Parker
Manufacturing Bodies
Flesh, Organization, Cyborgs  
Hugo Letiche
Situating Complexity
The Body (Nude)  
 
PART THREE: PERFORMANCE AND REGULATION
Philip Hancock and Melissa Tyler
'The Look of Love'
Gender and the Organization of Aesthetics  
Ian Lennie
Embodying Management
Craig Pritchard
The Body Topographies of Education Management
Johanna Hofbauer
Bodies in a Landscape
On Office Design and Organization  
 
PART FOUR: SELF AND IDENTITY
Joanna Brewis and John Sinclair
Exploring Embodiment
Women, Biology and Work  
Janice Richardson
What Can a Body Do?
Sexual Harassment and Legal Procedure  
Deborah Kerfoot
Body Work
Estrangement, Disembodiment and the Organizational 'Other'  

`...the eclectic range of chapters should provide new insights into embodied social practices within organizations from the literatures of cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, social theory and psychology.... The opportunity to work across discplinary boundaries that is celebrated here is perhaps the most interesting development in contemporary economic geography and adherents of this openness will find much to stimulate their imagination and further reading in the papers in this edited volume' - Area

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