Organization and Identity (Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks)
Alisn LinsteadISBN: 0415322316;
Organization and Identity provides an exploration of identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and as a key concept in the social sciences, particularly focusing on how ideas about identity can be applied to organization and management studies. The contributors to this volume use and develop recent philosophical thought on the nature of identity to ask questions about the key social divisions of gender, class and nation, such as whether we are able to write our own identity stories or do we remain bound by social constraints and inequalities. The book fulfills three objectives: it confronts established notions and assumptions about identity and its relevance to organization and management; it looks critically and in detail at the performance of identity in different contexts; and it explores beyond current understandings of identity, asking whether identity itself is a concept which now only has a history. The essays in this collection bring approaches from...
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