Modernism, postmodernism, management and organization theory

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dc.contributor.author Clegg, SR
dc.contributor.author Kornberger, MM
dc.contributor.editor Locke, E
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:50:04Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01
dc.identifier.citation Postmodernism and Management: Pros, Cons and the Alternative, 2003, 1, pp. 57 - 88
dc.identifier.isbn 0762310049
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1182
dc.description.abstract Modernism and postmodernism may be thought of as either moments or movements. We argue for thinking of them as moments, essentially related to each other, rather than movements that literally have historical specificity. From this perspective what is modern and what is postmodern is always shifting, such that their nature is problematic, essentially contested and shifting. Rather than use contemporary examples to make these points, we prefer to refer to quite historical examples, because the modalities become much sharper and can be seen in clearer focus. Hence, we discuss Machiavelli and Caravaggio as precursors of the postmodern and Hobbes and Boyle as precursors of the modern. Obviously, there is an irony in our intent: given the claims to currency of the debates with which we frame the paper then reference to some classical sources serves to hose down debate and fix it in a sharper, cleaner form. While it will become evident that our sympathies are not with modernism, it should become equally clear that we hold much of the representation of postmodernism to be as much at error as we do the fixing of the modern in the frame of the empiricist, the positivist, and the scientific. For us, all these terms are equally problematic, and have been so ever since we began to first think we might be modern whether in art, social science or science. We conclude by addressing why, in the present, these classical debates should have migrated to the study of organizations.
dc.publisher Elsevier Science
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/S0733-558X(03)21003-X
dc.title Modernism, postmodernism, management and organization theory
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Postmodernism and Management: Pros, Cons and the Alternative
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 57 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 88 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 960853
dc.personcode 030453
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
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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