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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2003 
Volume 2 
Issue 3

Ethical discriminations? Representing the Reprehensible

Edward Wray-Bliss
School of Management, University of Salford, UK

2003 2 (3) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This paper reflects upon the 'goodness' or 'ethics' of Critical Management/Critical Organisation Studies (COS) research practices. I argue that academic representations of others entail an ethical responsibility to the researched, a responsibility that COS is, as yet, insufficiently exploring. Reflecting upon my own research with those who have colluded in discrimination and Stanley and Wise's (1979) research on obscene telephone callers, I explore the nature and limits of responsibility when researching those who have acted reprehensibly. I end by arguing that COS "owe(s) some responsibility to 'the researched' of all kinds, whether we morally approve of them or not" (Stanley and Wise 1993:177).

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Ethical discriminations? Representing the Reprehensible. (2003). Ethical discriminations? Representing the Reprehensible. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 2(3), 1-16. (Original work published 2003)

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“Ethical Discriminations? Representing The Reprehensible”. 2003. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 2, no. 3, 2003, pp. 1-16.

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“Ethical Discriminations? Representing The Reprehensible”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 2, no. 3 (2003): 1-16.