Hyper-organizational space in the work of J. G. Ballard
Zhang, Zhongyuan, Spicer, Andre and Hancock, Philip, 1965-. (2008) Hyper-organizational space in the work of J. G. Ballard. Organization, Volume 15 (Number 6). pp. 889-910. ISSN 1350-5084Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508408095819
This paper explores three hyper-organizational spaces: the skyscraper, the resort and the office-park. Drawing on Henri Lefebvre's account of the production of space, we consider how these spaces are socially produced, how they materialize relations of power and how inhabitants engage in struggle to change these spaces. Three novels by J. G. Ballard are selected to explore each of these spaces. We argue that in each of these novels, such hyper-organizational environments can be understood as the product of ongoing struggle between centrally planned and practiced space, and peripheral lived space. This both animates these spaces and the lived relations that comprise them, as well as potentially destroying them.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Office layout, Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009 -- Criticism and interpretation, Organizational behavior, Work environment, Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 889-910|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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