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On Being At Work : The Social Construction of the Employee, Hardback Book

On Being At Work : The Social Construction of the Employee Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society series


Inspired by the work of the philosopher Judith Butler, influenced by Marx's theory of alienation and intrigued by theories of death, this book develops an anti-methodological approach to studying working lives.

Distinctions are drawn between labour (the tasks we do in our jobs) and work (self-making activities that are carried out at the workplace): between the less than human, zombie-like laborer and the working human self.

Nancy Harding argues that the experience of being at work is one in which the insistence on practising one's humanity always provides a counter-point to organisational demands.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 204 pages, 1 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Labour economics
  • ISBN: 9780415579711

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