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Contesting the Corporation Struggle, Power and Resistance in Organizations

ISBN-10: 0521860865

ISBN-13: 9780521860864

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Fleming, Andre Spicer

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In an age when large corporations dominate the economic and political landscape, it is tempting to think that their power goes largely unchecked. Contesting the Corporation counters this view by showing that today's corporations are driven by political struggle, power plays and attempts to resist control. Building on a wide range of theoretical sources, Fleming and Spicer present an analysis of the different ways in which power operates within the modern workplace. They begin by building a theoretical perspective that synthesizes previous investigations of power and resistance, identifying struggle as a key concept. Each subsequent chapter illustrates a different dimension of workplace struggle through an array of original empirical studies relating to sexuality, cynicism, new social movements and new-wave trade unionism. The book concludes by demonstrating that social justice claims underlie even the most innocuous forms of resistance, helping to transform some of the largest modern corporations.
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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Peter Fleming is Professor of Business and Society at Cass Business School, City University London. He researches the changing politics of capitalist employment relations, and has written numerous books and journal articles on this topic. He is the author of Dead Man Working (Zero, 2012) and Contesting the Corporation (Cambridge, 2010).

Acknowledgements
Introduction: prisons, playgrounds and parliaments
Faces of power in organizations
Faces of resistance at qork
Struggle in organizations
Dis-identification and resentment: the case of cynicism
De-sexualizing work and the struggle for desire
Displacement and struggle: space, life and labour
Discursive struggle: the case of globalization in the public sector
Struggles for justice: wharfies, queers and capitalists
Struggles for common ground in organizations
Conclusion
Notes
References