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Understanding identity & organizations

Author: Kate Kenny; Andrea Whittle; Hugh Willmott
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : Sage, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An understanding of identity is fundamental to a complete understanding of organizational life. With conceptions of identity perhaps less stable than they have ever been, the authors make complex theoretical issues accessible to the reader through the use of lively examples from popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011927202
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Kenny; Andrea Whittle; Hugh Willmott
ISBN: 1446266184 9781446266182 1283881659 9781283881654 9781446251683 1446251683
OCLC Number: 796747611
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction to Understanding Identity --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Identity vs Personality --
1.3. Identity on the Management Agenda: A Brief History --
1.4. How Do Individual and Organizational Identities Interact? --
1.5. Introducing the Book --
Suggested Reading --
2. Theoretical Perspectives on Identity --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Social Identity Theory (SIT) --
2.3. Psychoanalysis --
2.4. Foucauldian Perspective --
2.5. Symbolic Interactionism --
2.6. Narrative Approaches --
2.7. Micro-interactional Approaches --
2.8. Application Exercise --
The Case of Frances --
2.9. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
3. Diversity and Identity --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Identity as a Social Category --
3.3. Identity as a Process of Social Construction --
3.4. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
4. Occupational Identities --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Meaning of Work --
4.3. Occupational Cultures and Boundaries --
4.4. Managerial Identities --
4.5. Professional Identities --
4.6. Dirty, the Deviant and the Degrading --
4.7. Unpaid Work and Unemployment --
4.8. When I Grow Up I Want To Be ... --
4.9. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
5. Identity and Organizational Control --
5.1. Overview and Introduction --
5.2. Bringing Identity to Work --
5.3. Managing Culture --
5.4. Managing Identities --
5.5. Identification and Dis-identification --
5.6. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
6. Organizational Identity --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Organizational Identity: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? --
6.3. Organizational Identity --
Properties or Beliefs? --
6.4. Types of Organizational Identity --
6.5. Power in (and of) Organizational Identity --
6.6. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
7. Virtual Identity --
7.1. Overview and Introduction --
7.2. Competing Perspectives: Technological Determinism and Social Constructionism --
7.3. New Connections and Identity: Online Communities --
7.4. Virtual Identity, Power and Control --
7.5. Teleworking and Identity --
7.6. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading --
Sample Exam/Assignment Questions --
8. Future of Identity --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Strong Attachments and Totalizing Workplaces? --
8.3. Weak Attachments and the ̀Flexible' Firm --
8.4. New Public Management --
8.5. Identity and the Global, Virtual Firm --
8.6. Future of Diversity --
8.7. Conclusion --
Suggested Reading.
Other Titles: Understanding identity and organizations
Responsibility: Kate Kenny, Andrea Whittle & Hugh Willmott.

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