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Resistance redux

Mumby, Dennis K., Thomas, Robyn, Ignasi, Marti and Seidl, David 2017. Resistance redux. Organization Studies 38 (9) , pp. 1157-1183. 10.1177/0170840617717554

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Abstract

The last 15 years have witnessed renewed interest in resistance in and around organizations. In this essay, we offer a conceptual framework to thematize this burgeoning conceptual and empirical terrain. We critically explore scholarship that examines resistance in terms of its manifestations and political intent or impact. We offer four fields of possibility for resistance scholarship: individual infrapolitics, collective infrapolitics, insubordination, and insurrection (the “four I’s” of resistance). We conclude by considering the relationship between resistance theory and praxis, and pose four questions, or provocations, for stimulating future resistance research and practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0170-8406
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 June 2017
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 10:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101129

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