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Industrial Schools and identification: Revisiting the total institution

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Kate
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-27T11:34:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-27T11:34:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, K. (2011) Industrial Schools and identification: Revisiting the total institution Identities and Critical Management Studies stream at the 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Naples, Italy en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2703
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I revisit a forgotten empirical site, Ireland's industrial schools. Thousands of children lived and worked in these organizations from an early age until adulthood. They were hidden from mainstream Irish society, and their complaints about systematic physical and sexual abuse were continuously ignored. Recently, some survivor accounts have emerged. Exploring these, I draw on a concept that is no longer in fashion among organization scholars: Erving Goffman's notion of the total institution. Specifically, I examine his ideas on selfhood within such institutions. Building on these, and in light of evidence from Ireland's industrial schools, I consider emerging work within organization studies that engages with poststructural psychoanalysis to understand selfhood, affect and subjectivity. In this way, this paper proposes to explore new avenues for researching an under-studied aspect of organizational life. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Identities and Critical Management Studies stream at the 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Naples, Italy. en
dc.subject Industrial schools (Ireland) en_US
dc.subject Total institutions en_US
dc.title Industrial Schools and identification: Revisiting the total institution en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-04-26T15:29:51Z
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.organizzazione.unina.it/cms7/ en_US
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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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