The aim of this book is to examine the ways that contemporary organizing draws increasingly on the affective dimensions of worker sociality. The book explores the different ways that such kinds of affectivity have come to the fore in the contemporary ‘post-bureaucratic’ modes of work that...
To Be Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge
Information, Representation and Transformation
Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin’s cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently as the primetime television hit The Simpsons, we see cultural products that engage...
Published February 26th 2012 by Routledge
This book challenges traditional organizational theory, looking to representations of work and organizations within popular culture and the ways in which these institutions have also been conceptualized and critiqued there. Through a series of essays, Rhodes and Westwood examine popular culture as...
Published December 31st 2008 by Routledge
Accessible and amusing in style, Humour, Work and Organization explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. It examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour...
Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge
Ethics has become big business but have businesses become ethical? This is a central question for today’s managers. Managing ethics is critical in an era characterized by unprecedented corporate power and a myriad of competing ethical traditions. Giving new insights into the...
Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge
Pedagogy and Identity in Individual, Organisational and Social Change
How is adult learning used to produce personal, organisational and social change?This interesting examination of adult learning for change illustrates through diverse case studies and theoretical perspectives that personal change is inextricably linked to broader organisational and social change....
Published October 1st 2003 by Routledge
Prospectives, Case-Studies and Innovative Strategies
This fascinating and controversial text makes sense of the complexities of research in the workplace and how 'working' knowledge is constructed. Featuring experts from Britain, Japan, North America and Australia, it is an outstanding contribution to the literature of Human Resource Management (HRM)...
Published May 3rd 2000 by Routledge