Editorial : Jacques Lacan with organization studies
Contu, Alessia, Driver, Michaela and Jones, Campbell (2010) Editorial : Jacques Lacan with organization studies. Organization, Vol.17 (No.3). pp. 307-315. ISSN 1350-5084Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508410364095
The articles in this special issue celebrate the late arrival of Jacques Lacan into organization studies. Each article takes up ideas from Lacan in order to read organization and organizations studies differently, taking on questions as diverse as enjoyment, creativity, stress and identity through to the very nature of the human and the endeavour of organization theory. Our introduction to this special issue aims to un/tangle three key points. First, we aim to provide a basic compass, which might enable those unfamiliar with Lacan's territory to release themselves of any existing fears about language and about consciousness, and prepare themselves for the real shock of an encounter with Lacan. Second, we situate Lacan with organization studies, which will involve asking why organization studies always seems to arrive late to the scene of theoretical crimes and, moreover, asking what it is about organization studies that has delayed the entry of Lacan until now. Third, we introduce the six contributions to the special issue.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||May 2010|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 307-315|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Arnaud, G. (2002) ‘The Organization and the Symbolic: Organizational Dynamics Viewed from a Lacanian Perspective’, Human Relations 55(6): 691–716.
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