Abstract ethics, embodied ethics: The strange marriage of Foucault and positivism in Labour Process Theory

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dc.contributor.author Wray-Bliss, Edward en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:54:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:54:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008021 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wray-Bliss Edward 2002, 'Abstract ethics, embodied ethics: The strange marriage of Foucault and positivism in Labour Process Theory', Sage Publications, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 5-39. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5084 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10234
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I draw jointly upon a Foucauldian ethical discourse and the example of the so-called `Manchester school' of Foucauldian labour process theory (LPT) to question the political/ethical aspirations and effects of critical management studies. Specifically, I question the ethics and effects of LPT researchers' relationships with those they/we research. I organize the discussion around four Foucauldian ethical themes or feelings. I thread these ethical themes throughout the paper to argue that, though Foucauldian LPT may be understood to abstractly resonate with these themes, its contribution is seriously undermined through the authors' lack of attention to ways of embodying this ethics in relations with the researched. By not embodying these commitments, the marriage between Foucault and LPT risks being read more as a marriage of convenience than commitment. And, further, a marriage that reproduces a politically problematic `modernist/positivist' self-other separation or divorce between researcher and researched. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508402009001358 en_US
dc.title Abstract ethics, embodied ethics: The strange marriage of Foucault and positivism in Labour Process Theory en_US
dc.parent Organization en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150310 en_US
dc.personcode 103486 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords embodiment ? ethics ? Foucault ? labour process theory ? methodology en_US
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dc.staffid 103486 en_US


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