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Heterotopian Studies

I found an interesting Blog that is devoted to Foucault’s notion of heterotopia. The Blog-owner describes the site in the following way: “The site is devoted to Michel Foucault’s ideas on heterotopia. Foucault outlines the notion of heterotopia on three occasions between 1966-67. … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Organizational Behavior Text

“Although the pedagogy of organizational behavior (OB) has made some progress in addressing gender, racial, and cultural diversity in the past decade, it remains essentially noncritical-politically, economically, socially, and ecologically. It continues to uphold positivist conventions, reinforce modernistic illusions of … Continue reading

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Speaking of Social Class…

Are you living in the UK and work as a cleaner, a caretaker, a retail cashier, or in a leisure and travel service occupation? If this is the case then according to the study of Savage et al. (2013) you … Continue reading

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The Precariat. A New Dangerous Class

In this video clip, Guy Standing introduces what he believes constitutes a new class, the precariat. He argues that this class constitutes the new underclass in Western societies that is just above the poor but still  below the proletariat. He … Continue reading

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Retention and re-integration of older workers into the labour market: What works?

I just found this study from Regina Konle-Seidl. She compares five countries – Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Austria – pursuing the interest to identify what works best to retain employment for older workers and to re-introduce unemployed older … Continue reading

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There is a cost when we care

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New Books on Gender Studies and Critical Social Theory

The other day I received a notification from Sage that there are two new books available, which – according to my opinion – could be interesting for critical OB teaching. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan: “Key Concepts in Gender Studies” … Continue reading

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