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Alternative organisations in India : undoing boundaries

Author: Devi Vijay; Rohit Varman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2018] ©2018
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Studies accounts of alternative organisations in India and provides critical insights on why they matter to management theory and practice.
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Vijay, Devi.
Alternative Organisations in India : Undoing Boundaries.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devi Vijay; Rohit Varman
ISBN: 9781108616645 110861664X 9781108381000 1108381006
OCLC Number: 1030820724
Notes: Genesis of SH in a workers' movement.
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: Cover; Alternative Organisations in India; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; 1: Introduction: Undoing Boundaries; Introduction; Limitations of mainstream management theory; Critical theory of organisations in India; Symbolic power of the West in Indian management studies; Narratives of alternative organisations in India; References; 2: Formal and Informal Technologies of Alternative Organisational Spaces within the State: An Analysis of Violence, Wrongdoing and Policing; Violence, state and the technology of alternative organisational spaces. MethodsNarratives of the SIT; State, special actions and vectorisation of space; Statist alternatives and the rationality of enchantment; Wages of consenting to an alternative state; Discussion; Conclusion; References; 3: Scripting Alternative Images: Institutions, Practices and Scripts of the Mritshilpis of Kumortuli; Theoretical orientation; Institutions, practices and scripts; Methods; Research setting; Data collection; Institutional context and practices at Kumortuli; Artisanal professional order; Modelling protimas; Work organisation; Market order; Modelling the protima. Work organisationReligious order; Modelling protimas; Work organisation; Intersection of religious, market and commercial orders; Mobilising place; Enacting community; Discussion and conclusion; Bringing work back in; Institutional maintenance; Appendix 3A; Appendix 3B; Endnotes; References; 4: Shelter for Homeless: Ethnography of Invisibility and Self-exclusion; Absence of the homeless in plans, policies and academic discourse; Methodology; Findings: Invisible shelters and absent inmates; Invisible shelters; Spatial elements of invisibility: Location, architecture and layout. Operational opaqueness: Absence of administrative structure, budget and human resourcesAbsent homeless persons; Freedom from the homeless perspective; Mobility and livelihood as freedom; Living with friends and family; Cooking and eating food together; Possessions as mark of freedom; Conclusion and discussion; Invisibility as absence: Strategy of governance by reverting processes of governmentality; Absence as invisibility: Freedom from alienation and semi-exclusion to self-exclusion; References. 5: Alternative Spaces of Employment Generation in India: Informal Rules, Structures and Conflicting Organisational RequirementsPanchayats in West Bengal; The MGNREGA; Methods; Findings; Decoupling everyday practices from formal rules; Cooperation in a network; Conflicts between politicians and the bureaucracy; Overcoming restrictions imposed by the software; Divergent social construction of the MGNREGA; Conclusion; Endnotes; References; 6: Shaheed Hospital: Alternative Organisation, Ideology and Social Movement; Ideology and social movements; Ideology; Social movements; Methodology; Findings.
Responsibility: edited by Devi Vijay, Rohit Varman.

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