Dark Organizational Theory
Reavey, P and Brown, SD (2017). Dark Organizational Theory. Journal of Cultural Economy. 10 (3), pp. 280-295.
|Authors||Reavey, P and Brown, SD|
Institutions and organizations are defined by competing sociomaterial logics. Divergence between the ‘visible’ and the ‘hidden’ side of organization invites a critical work of ‘unveiling’. But such critique does not enable understanding of how coherency is accomplished between different modes of reason. This is performed in emergent third spaces, where parasitic relations are enacted. During moments of ‘crisis’ or ‘breach’, contradictions are both acknowledged and given concrescence. Management comes into being in the anticipation of its breaking. Four accounts of this process are offered – a discussion of a remark from Michel Serres’s The Parasite, a description of China Miélville’s novel The City and The City, stories from fieldwork in medium-secure forensic psychiatric units, and set of conceptual propositions. Together they perform a descriptive practice called ‘dark organization theory’ which analyses the functional aspects of divergence and breaking in management and organizational practices.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Cultural Economy on 22 March 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17530350.2017.1298533.
|Keywords||Studies In Human Society; Language, Communication And Culture|
|Journal||Journal of Cultural Economy|
|Journal citation||10 (3), pp. 280-295|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Inc.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/17530350.2017.1298533|
|22 Mar 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 May 2017|
|Accepted||14 Feb 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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