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Reframing human resource management : power, ethics and the subject at work

Author: Barbara Townley
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author analyses a wide range of HRM procedures, including job evaluation and ranking, selection, appraisal and self-assessment, relating these to Foucauldian concepts of taxinomia, mathesis, examination and confession. The model of power employed highlights the day-to-day, seemingly apolitical activities of human resource management. In conclusion Barbara Townley links Foucauldian and feminist ideas to sketch a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Townley, Barbara, 1954-
Reframing human resource management.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1994
(OCoLC)697898434
Named Person: Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Townley
ISBN: 0803984936 9780803984936 0803984960 9780803984967
OCLC Number: 30985784
Description: x, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
1. A Foucauldian Analysis of Human Resource Management --
2. Dividing Practices --
3. Control of Activity --
4. The Individual as Object --
5. The Individual as Subject --
6. Towards an Ethical Subject --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Barbara Townley.

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Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault to reconceptualize human-resource management, this work explores an alternative politics and ethics of work. The central thesis is that personnel/HRM techniques  Read more...

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