Abstract ethics, embodied ethics: The strange marriage of Foucault and positivism in Labour Process Theory

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dc.contributor.author Wray-Bliss, E
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:54:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Organization, 2002, 9 (1), pp. 5 - 39
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5084
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10234
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I draw jointly upon a Foucauldian ethical discourse and the example of the so-called `Manchester school' of Foucauldian labour process theory (LPT) to question the political/ethical aspirations and effects of critical management studies. Specifically, I question the ethics and effects of LPT researchers' relationships with those they/we research. I organize the discussion around four Foucauldian ethical themes or feelings. I thread these ethical themes throughout the paper to argue that, though Foucauldian LPT may be understood to abstractly resonate with these themes, its contribution is seriously undermined through the authors' lack of attention to ways of embodying this ethics in relations with the researched. By not embodying these commitments, the marriage between Foucault and LPT risks being read more as a marriage of convenience than commitment. And, further, a marriage that reproduces a politically problematic `modernist/positivist' self-other separation or divorce between researcher and researched.
dc.format Yes
dc.publisher Sage Publications
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/1350508402009001358
dc.title Abstract ethics, embodied ethics: The strange marriage of Foucault and positivism in Labour Process Theory
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Organization
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
dc.personcode 103486
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords embodiment ? ethics ? Foucault ? labour process theory ? methodology en_US
dc.description.keywords embodiment ethics Foucault labour process theory methodology
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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