Contesting the Corporation: Struggle, Power, and Resistance in Organizations

By: Peter Fleming and Andre Spicer

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In an age when large corporations dominate the economic and political landscape, it is tempting to think that their power goes largely unchecked. Contesting the Corporation counters this view by showing that today's corporations are driven by political struggle, power plays and attempts to resist control. Building on a wide range of theoretical sources, Fleming and Spicer present an analysis of the different ways in which power operates within the modern workplace. They begin by building a theoretical perspective that synthesizes previous investigations of power and resistance, identifying struggle as a key concept. Each subsequent chapter illustrates a different dimension of workplace struggle through an array of original empirical studies relating to sexuality, cynicism, new social movements and new-wave trade unionism. The book concludes by demonstrating that social justice claims underlie even the most innocuous forms of resistance, helping to transform some of the largest modern corporations. • Applies up-to-date social theory to explain power and resistance in organizations • Contains many original case studies • Accessible style aids comprehension of key issues Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: prisons, playgrounds and parliaments; 1. Faces of power in organizations; 2. Faces of resistance at work; 3. Struggle in organizations; 4. Dis-identification and resentment: the case of cynicism; 5. De-sexualizing work and the struggle for desire; 6. Displacement and struggle: space, life and labour; 7. Discursive struggle: the case of globalization in the public sector; 8. Struggles for justice: wharfies, queers and capitalists; 9. Struggles for common ground in organizations; Conclusion; Notes; References. Printed Pages: 236.

Title: Contesting the Corporation: Struggle, Power, and Resistance in Organizations

Author Name: Peter Fleming and Andre Spicer

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521860865

ISBN 13: 9780521860864

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 155 x 235 Mm

Seller ID: 021370

Keywords: Corporate Behaviour