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Title Resistance and power in organizations / edited by John M. Jermier, David Knights, and Walter R. Nord
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994


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Description xv, 335 pages ; 22 cm
Series Critical perspectives on work and organization
Critical perspectives on work and organization.
Contents Introduction / John M. Jermier, David Knights and Walter R. Nord -- 1. Strategies of Resistance: Power, Knowledge and Subjectivity in the Workplace / David Collinson -- 2. The Sources and Limits of Resistance in a Privatized Utility / Julia O'Connell Davidson -- 3. Learning the Score: The Duality of Control and Everyday Resistance in the Temporary-Help Service Industry / Heidi Gottfried -- 4. Working with Nature: Organic Farming and Other Forms of Resistance to Industrialized Agriculture / Carolyn P. Egri -- 5. Foucault, Power, Resistance and All That / David Knights and Theo Vurdubakis -- 6. Positioning Resistance and Resisting Position: Human Resource Management and the Politics of Appraisal and Grievance Hearings / Terry Austrin -- 7. Sabotage by Managers and Technocrats: Neglected Patterns of Resistance at Work / Danny LaNuez and John M. Jermier
8. Whistleblowing as Resistance in Modern Work Organizations: The Politics of Revealing Organizational Deception and Abuse / Joyce Rothschild and Terance D. Miethe -- 9. Power Relations and the Constitution of the Resistant Subject / Stewart Clegg
Summary Are conflict and struggle at work as normal as compliance and consent? Contributors in this volume argue that they are. A wide range of passive and active, subtle and covert resistance practices are examined from diverse contexts. These include factory workers, women and minorities, farmers and even managers. International in focus, presenting original research supported by case-study material, this volume begins to redress the often cited neglect of workplace resistance. It will be of great interest to students and researchers in the fields of organizational sociology, organizational behaviour and industrial relations
Analysis Organisational behaviour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Direct action.
Industrial relations.
Labor disputes.
Organizational behavior.
Power (Social sciences)
Author Jermier, John M., 1950-
Knights, David.
Nord, Walter R.
LC no. 93043862
ISBN 0415085888
0415117941 (paperback)
Other Titles Resistance & power in organizations