Body and Organization
Publication Year: 2000
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.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
Part 1: Functions and Flows
- Chapter 1: What Shape Are We In? Organization Theory and the Organized Body
- Chapter 2: Dangerous Fluids and the Organization-without-Organs
Part 2: Discourse and Representation
- Chapter 3: Sociology Sensing the Body: Revitalizing a Dissociative Discourse
- Chapter 4: Manufacturing Bodies: Flesh, Organization, Cyborgs
- Chapter 5: Situating Complexity: The Body (Nude)
Part 3: Performance and Regulation
- Chapter 6: ‘The Look of Love’: Gender and the Organization of Aesthetics
- Chapter 7: Embodying Management
- Chapter 8: The Body Topographies of Education Management
- Chapter 9: Bodies in a Landscape: On Office Design and Organization
Part 4: Self and Identity
Introduction and editorial selection © John Hassard, Ruth Holliday and Hugh Willmott 2000
Chapter 1 © Karen Dale and Gibson Burrell 2000
Chapter 2 © Stephen Linstead 2000
Chapter 3 © Catherine Casey 2000
Chapter 4 © Martin Parker 2000
Chapter 5 © Hugo Letiche 2000
Chapter 6 © Philip Hancock and Melissa Tyler 2000
Chapter 7 © Ian Lennie 2000
Chapter 8 © Craig Prichard 2000
Chapter 9 © Johanna Hofbauer 2000
Chapter 10 © Joanna Brewis and John Sinclair 2000
Chapter 11 © Janice Richardson 2000
Chapter 12 © Deborah Kerfoot 2000
First published 2000
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Notes on Contributors[Page vii]
Joanna Brewis is Lecturer in Management at the University of Essex, UK. Her current research centres on the experience of having a female body in and outside of work, prostitution, and sexuality and organization more broadly. She has published recently in the journals Human Relations and Time and Society and is currently working on a book with Stephen Linstead.
Gibson Burrell is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Warwick, UK. Previously he taught at the University of Lancaster. He is currently attempting to write a book on the ‘Histories of the Concept of Organization’ but the consanguineous notion of Chaos is proving more interesting.
Catherine Casey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from the University of Rochester, New York, and is the author of Work, Self and Society: After Industrialism (Routledge, 1995). Her current research interests are in critical organization studies and social and cultural theory.
Karen Dale is a Lecturer in the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group at the University of Warwick, UK. She previously worked in the National Health Service and local government. She has published on gender, race and equal opportunities and is currently writing a book on the body and organization theory.
Philip Hancock is a Lecturer in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. His research and publication interests are in critical organization and management studies, aesthetics and something he's called the ‘management of everyday life’. He has recently published in Organization and Journal of Management Studies.
John Hassard is Professor of Organizational Analysis at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. His current research concerns actor network theories of organization and enterprise reform experiments in China. Recent publications include Organization/Representation (Sage, 1999, with Ruth Holliday) and Actor Network Theory: And After (Blackwell, 1999, with John Law).
Johanna Hofbauer teaches and researches at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Economics, Vienna. She has published on the history of work discipline and on conceptual issues in organization studies and [Page viii]industrial sociology, especially regarding the formation of subjectivity in modern organization. Her current research interests also include gender studies and workplace relations.
Ruth Holliday is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Staffordshire University, UK. Her research interests lie in the areas of sexuality and popular culture. She is currently completing a video-based project for the Economic and Social Research Council. Recent publications include Organization/Representation (Sage, 1999, with John Hassard) and Contested Bodies (Routledge, 2000, with John Hassard).
Deborah Kerfoot is Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests are in the sociology and critical study of management, empirical research on employment, poststructuralism, and gender and sexuality in organizations. She is Book Review Editor for the Journal of Management Studies and an Associate Editor of Gender, Work and Organization.
Ian Lennie is the Quality Improvement Manager for FPA Health, a large non-government agency in Sydney, Australia. He has a PhD in Sociology and an MA in English Literature, and has taught previously at the universities of New South Wales and Wollongong. He has a background in management and health research.
Hugo Letiche is the Emergence Professor of ‘Meaning in Organizations’. He is the Director of the Advice, Organization & Policy programme at the University for Humanist Studies, Utretcht, NL and teaches at the Rotterdam School of Management as well as Keele University, UK. His current research focuses on theorizing coherence and emergence (book with Michael Lissack, MIT Press) and the theoretical roots of complexity (special number of Emergence on Artaud with Heather Hopfl and Stephen Brown).
Stephen Linstead is Associate Director (Research) and Research Professor of Management at the University of Sunderland, UK. His current research interests include sexuality and sexual identity related to organization theory and change, with special reference to postmodern thought. He is currently working with Joanna Brewis on a book to be titled Sex, Work and Sex Work (Routledge).
Martin Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Social and Organizational Theory at the University of Keele. His most recent books are Ethics and Organization (Sage, 1988), The New Higher Education (with David Jary, Staffordshire University Press, 1988) and Organizational Culture and Identity (Sage, 1999). His body does other things too.
Craig Prichard is a network of historically embodied practices, knowledges and artefacts. ‘Craig Prichard’ appears on a list of babies born in Waverley, New Zealand, in 1962 and reappears on a list of PhD graduates of the University of Nottingham, UK, in 1998. A passport shows he ‘came ashore’ [Page ix]in the UK in 1990 and his Inland Revenue records show he left in 1998 for Massey University, New Zealand.
Janice Richardson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Staffordshire, UK. She was previously a trade union solicitor. Her research interests lie in the areas of feminist metaphysics and feminist legal theory. She has recently published in the journals Law and Critique and Feminist Legal Studies and is currently editing a book on feminist perspectives on law and theory with Ralph Sandland of Nottingham University.
John Sinclair is Senior Lecturer in the Human Resource Management Group at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. He lectures and researches in the areas of organizational change and ethics. He is a board member of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS) and a past Editor of the SCOS Newsletter.
Melissa Tyler is a Lecturer in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. She has published on issues of gender, aesthetics, organization and the body. Her current research interests lie in queer theory, embodiment and the management of sexuality.
Hugh Willmott is Professor of Organizational Analysis at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He is currently working on a number of projects whose common theme is the changing organization and management of work. Hugh has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization, Organization Studies and Accounting Organizations and Society.[Page x]