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The Praxis of Resistance and Hegemony in the Organization

Boehm, Steffen and Misoczky, Maria Ceci and Flores, Rafael Kruter (2008) 'The Praxis of Resistance and Hegemony in the Organization.' Organizacoes & Sociedade, 15 (45). pp. 181-194. ISSN 1413-585X

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Abstract

This article has two purposes: the first one is to continue a collective effort to confront the exclusion proceedings usual in the organizational studies field. By taking social movements as our research object, we also take the risks of ‘isolation’ by ‘silence of reason’. The second purpose is to contribute to make visible a part of the multiplicity of organizational worlds present around us and denied by the hegemony of organization. The word hegemony here refers to an alignment of the political discourse which produces a specific social meaning: the definition of organization by a structural systemic approach as a formalized object. For us, to get involved on this task, we need to expose ourselves to other possibilities: not only those which already exist in our field and which adopt a process approach of the organization, but also through cross fertilization with other fields. Hence, we review theories on the issue of resistance, specifically related to knowledge appropriation; and mention some knowledge produced by academic activists or by non academic activists, both of them as part of their praxis as organic intellectuals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social movements, praxis, resistance, organizations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 15:52
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7299

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