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Title: 'Beyond the scope of the possible': art, photography and organisational abjection
Authors: Cohen, Laurie
Hancock, Philip
Tyler, Melissa
Keywords: Art photography
Abjection
Kristeva
Adorno
Critical theory
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Routledge
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Restricted access
DOI: 10.1080/14759550600682908
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4471
ISSN: 1475-9551
1477-2760
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