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dc.contributor.authorKenny, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-27T10:39:59Z
dc.date.available2012-04-27T10:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.citationKenny, K.M. (2010) 'Beyond ourselves: Passion and the dark side of identification in an ethical organization'. Human Relations, 63 :857-873.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-282X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/2698
dc.description.abstractHow are organizational discourses enacted by people at work? In this article, instead of treating subjects as somewhat distinct from such discourses, I argue that the two are inescapably intertwined. The concept of 'ek-stasis' helps us to understand this. Ekstasis invokes an idea of the 'self' that, through processes of identification, is always located outside of itself, embedded in a wider sociality. I explore this dynamic through an in-depth study of the powerful discourse of 'ethical living', and its enactment in one contemporary development sector organization, EWH. This ek-static enactment was somewhat ambivalent: involving mutual recognition between colleagues, but also processes of exclusion and policing. I highlight how attention to feeling and passion was important in understanding the relation between workplace discourse and identification processes, in this setting. This study shows that a view of workplace selves as ek-static is useful for understanding the enactment of discourse at work, and that this enactment can be both passionate and ambivalent.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Relationsen
dc.subjectGender theoryen_US
dc.subjectIdentificationen_US
dc.subjectOrganization studiesen_US
dc.subjectParticipant observationen_US
dc.subjectPassionen_US
dc.subjectSubjectionen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectSubjectivitiesen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectProjecten_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectSelfen_US
dc.titleBeyond ourselves: Passion and the dark side of identification in an ethical organizationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2012-04-26T15:13:38Z
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.1177/0018726709345042
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726709345042en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactKate Kenny, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Room 220, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 5401 Email: kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie
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