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    Victims of others' success: processes of subjectification on job search websites

    Whiting, Rebecca and Liefooghe, A. (2012) Victims of others' success: processes of subjectification on job search websites. In: 10th International Conference on Organizational Discourse: Processes, Practices and Performance, 18th - 20th July 2012, Amsterdam. (Unpublished)

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    Event synopsis: The substantive theme for the 2012 conference – Processes, Practices and Performance – refracts a range of analytic themes which have come to characterise process approaches to organizational analysis. Discourse analytical approaches are particularly well suited to address repeated calls: to develop our understanding of the discursive aspects of organizing or organization as an emergent process and illustrate how such processes sustain, disrupt or transform institutionalized power asymmetries; to bring everyday work practices back into organizational analysis in order to illuminate how social action contributes to the creation and re-creation of the institutional realm; and to explore the relationships between discourse and the variety of ways in which we might call the ‘role’ of performance contributes to the everyday construction of organizational life. We welcome submissions which develop a process understandings of organization, taking seriously the notion that – within the contextual constraints of what are taken to be pre-defined structures – organizational actors can be viewed as ‘talking’, ‘writing’ and ‘acting’ organizations into existence. We also welcome papers which take the workaday practices and discursive acts of organizational members as its primary focus, bringing organizational analysis closer to the mundane, day-to-day aspects of organizing. Finally, we wish to investigate the performative dimensions of organizational life by analysing the material, textual and bodily performances at work and organizational actors’ ‘dramaturgical’ presentations of their individual and collective ‘selves’ in different arenas.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 16:59
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 16:59


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