Lacan and Organization
Carl Cederström &Casper Hoedemaekers (eds)
The work of Jacques Lacan has become an inuential source tomost disciplines of the social sciences, and is now considered astandard reference in literary theory, cultural studies and politicaltheory. While management and organization studies has tradition-ally been preoccupied with questions of making corporations moreefcient and productive, it has also mobilized a strong and forcefulcritique of work, management and capitalism. It is primarily as acontribution to this tradition of critical scholarship that we can seethe work of Lacan now emerging.In this edited collection, a number of organizational scholars havemade common cause with political theorists and psychoanalysts. Together they explore the many intersections of Lacan and organi-zation. The contributions address a series of pertinent questions: What are the new templates for control in the workplace? How is subjectivity produced in contemporary organizations? And how can a Lacanian reading of contemporary work politics render new insights into resistance and ethics? This edited collection includes contributions from Peter Fleming,Rickard Grassman, Jason Glynos, Campbell Jones, Carol Owens, André Spicer and Yannis Stavrakakis.
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