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Aesthetics and emotion in an organisational ethnography

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Kate
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-27T10:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-27T10:24:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, K. (2008) Aesthetics and emotion in an organisational ethnography. International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.374-388 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1740-8946
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2697
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I argue that an aesthetic approach can help us to better understand workplace ethnography. Ethnography is sensory by nature; it can incorporate a feeling of rightness and beauty in the experience of 'being-with' the organisation being studied. The process is inherently aesthetic. I explore this argument with an in-depth account of a researcher's experiences at a non-profit organisation. I identify the aesthetic of belonging that developed over time. This study shows how an aesthetic perspective helps us to understand the day to day experience of ethnography, and how it can be emotionally ambivalent and somewhat dark. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion en
dc.subject Aesthetics en_US
dc.subject Organisation en_US
dc.subject Emotion en_US
dc.subject Feeling en_US
dc.subject Ethnography en_US
dc.subject Participant observation en_US
dc.subject Qualitative methods en_US
dc.subject Workplaces en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.title Aesthetics and emotion in an organisational ethnography en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-04-26T15:10:01Z
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJWOE.2008.022115 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Kate Kenny, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Room 220, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 5401 Email: kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie
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