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Playing to Dissent:: The Aesthetics and Politics of Playful Office Design
2017 (English)In: Organization StudiesArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we develop the analysis and the conceptualization of the relationship between play and work within the increasingly aestheticized working life, drawing on the scholarship of Jacques Rancière and using images of playful office interiors as our empirical case. In doing so, we are able to add to the theorization of the uneasy relationship between the subordination of employee imagination and self to the agendas of the employer, typical of wage labor, and the strive for heteronomy and refiguring of the social order, characteristic of play.

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2017.
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creativity, dissensus, organizational aesthetics, play, Rancière
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Business Administration
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Economy, Organisation theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67893DOI: 10.1177/0170840617717545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67893DiVA: diva2:1139881
Available from: 2017-09-09 Created: 2017-09-09 Last updated: 2017-09-09

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