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Spectacles of resistance and resistance of spectacles


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Gabriel, Y., 2008. Spectacles of resistance and resistance of spectacles. Management Communication Quarterly, 21 (3), pp. 310-326.

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Abstract

The author explores organizational controls in an era dominated by spectacles, images, and pictures and seeks to identify forms of resistance that subvert and undermine these controls. The author analyzes new forms of resistance, such as whistle-blowing, that are particularly aimed at besmirching an organization's image and reputation and argues that although many employees have lost their collective voice, they occasionally raise their individual voices in opposition, cynical rejection, or questioning of managerial practices and discourses or, more often, resort to exit. The author concludes that many current forms of workplace resistance mirror similar forms of resistance used by individuals as consumers in questioning, disrupting, and, at times, challenging the claims of consumerism.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGabriel, Y.
DOI10.1177/0893318907309931
DepartmentsSchool of Management
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code25444

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