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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2005 
Tom 4 
Numer 2

Embodied Identities: Toward an Organizational Research Agenda in a Material World

Cynthia Bean
Spring Hill College Florida University of South Florida

Rita Durant
Spring Hill College Florida University of South Florida

2005 4 (2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

Recently scholars have begun to explore the influence of materiality on organizations. For example, Gagliardi (1996) notes that the physical setting cultivates human senses and Gieryn (2002) asserts that buildings are a stabilizing influence in social life and are objects of (re)interpretation, with meanings or stories flexibly interpreting the walls and floors they describe. As a counterpoint to the materiality of organizations represented by places and spaces, the materiality of worker identity is noted in embodiment. While organizational studies address a plethora of individual constructs (e.g., motivation, self-efficacy, personality) the embodied identity of workers is a topic largely absent from the field. As individuals manufacture identities in organizational life, what role does the materiality of the body play? The embodied-self influences cognition and emotion (Varella, Thompson, and Rosch, 1991). This paper explores the influence of embodiment on individual identities, actions, decisions and experiences. Examples from a case study highlight issues of embodied selves at work, illuminating the significance of embodiment in workers' processes of manufacturing identities.

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APA style

Embodied Identities: Toward an Organizational Research Agenda in a Material World. (2005). Embodied Identities: Toward an Organizational Research Agenda in a Material World. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 4(2), 93-110. (Original work published 2005)

MLA style

„Embodied Identities: Toward An Organizational Research Agenda In A Material World”. 2005. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 4, nr 2, 2005, ss. 93-110.

Chicago style

„Embodied Identities: Toward An Organizational Research Agenda In A Material World”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 4, nr 2 (2005): 93-110.