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Art and Aesthetics at Work

Art and Aesthetics at Work
Art and
Aesthetics
at Work

Over the last decade or so, aesthetic and art theory has played an increasingly significant role in the way work and its organization has come to be understood. Bringing together the work of an international spectrum of academics, this collection contributes, in an overall more critical vein, to such emerging debates. Combining both empirical and theoretical material, each chapter re-evaluates the emerging relationship between art, aesthetics and work, exploring its potential as both a medium of critical analysis, and as a site of conflict and resistance.

Contents

Preface; A.Carr & P.Hancock

PART 1: ART AND AESTHETICS AS A WAY OF KNOWING ORGANIZATION

  • Art and Aesthetics as a Way of Knowing Organization; A.Carr & P.Hancock
  • Art as a Form of Knowledge; A.Carr
  • Looking Into/Out Of Organisations Through the Rear Window: Voyeurism and Exhibitionism in Organization Studies; G.Cairns & T.Jeffers
  • Reconciling Aesthetics and Justice in Organization Studies; M.Boyle

PART 2: WORK AS AN AESTHETICALLY ORDERED ACTIVITY

  • Introduction; P.Hancock & A.Carr
  • We're All Partying Here: Target and Games, or Targets as Games in Call Centre Management; C.Alferoff & D.Knights
  • The Power of Organizational Song; N.Nissley, S.Taylor & O.Butler
  • On the Manager's Body as an Aesthetics of Control; N.Harding

PART 3: CRITICAL ENGAGEMENTS WITH AESTHETICS AT WORK

  • Introduction; P.Hancock & A.Carr
  • The Barren Landscape: Reading US Corporate Architecture; A.Kersten &
  • R.Gilardi
  • An-aesthetics and Architecture; K.Dale & G.Burrell
  • Aestheticizing the World of Organization; P.Hancock

To read a sample chapter please visit http://www.palgrave.com

Author: Philip Hancock, University of Warwick; Adrian Carr, University of Western Sydney
ISBN: 0333968638
Publisher: Palgrave