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Organization and the Body: Post‐Fordist Dimensions

William P. Hetrick (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)
David M. Boje (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

Attempts to reformulate the notion of organizational control considering the new dictates of the post‐Fordist agenda. Ideology, as a control mechanism, takes on a secondary role with the body (re‐)emerging as the ontological priority for the examination of human subjectivity, or more importantly the lack thereof. The major implication is the recognition that post‐Fordism, at least for the labour force, is nothing more than a ploy by the advocates of capital to further perpetuate control relationships. Identifies and discusses repercussions for postmodern organization “theory”.

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Hetrick, W.P. and Boje, D.M. (1992), "Organization and the Body: Post‐Fordist Dimensions", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534819210010971

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