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'Beyond the scope of the possible': art, photography and organisational abjection

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posted on 07.04.2009 by Laurie Cohen, Philip Hancock, Melissa Tyler
This paper reflects on the potential value of art photography as a means of critically interrogating the relationship between organisation and abjection. Inspired by Adorno's (1997) understanding of art as a non-conceptual mode of communication and Kristeva's (1982) concept of the abject, we consider the work of several contemporary photographic artists, who have specifically chosen the subject of work organisations in their images. We do so in an attempt to illustrate our argument that art photography shares a capacity with other art forms to reveal, in an immediate and powerful manner, that which is formally excluded from traditional modes of organisational analysis and those discourses that surround and support it.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Citation

COHEN, L., HANCOCK, P. and TYLER, M., 2006. 'Beyond the scope of the possible': art, photography and organisational abjection. Culture and Organization, 12 (2), pp. 109 - 125

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© Routledge

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NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publication date

2006

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This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the journal, [© Routledge]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g747787210~db=all

ISSN

1475-9551;1477-2760

Language

en

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