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Beyond the confines: Management, colonization and the everyday

Hancock, P and Tyler, M (2008) 'Beyond the confines: Management, colonization and the everyday.' Critical Sociology, 34 (1). 29 - 49. ISSN 0896-9205

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Abstract

Drawing on critical social theory, this article argues that critical management studies (CMS) should extend its analytical gaze beyond the work organization and consider the ways in which management increasingly appears to colonize the subjectivity-constituting experiences and practices of everyday life. This argument is developed with reference to a discussion of various illustrations of the cultural ubiquity of management. The article concludes by reaffirming the need to develop a critical study of management as a social phenomenon, one that broadens the focus of CMS beyond the confines of the business school and its concern with organizational management in order to develop a sustained critique of this managerial colonization of the lifeworld. © SAGE Publications, Inc. 2008.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 14:17
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 16:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6901

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