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New work ethics?: The corporate athlete's Back End Index and organizational performance

Abstract:

Drawing on Michel Foucault's later genealogies of the Self the paper will illustrate particular dimensions of the increasingly powerful individualizing and normalizing processes shaping the lifeworlds of worker-citizens in a globalizing risk society. Processes that require those who wish to be positively identified as professional, entrepreneurial, resilient, effective, athletic to do particular sorts of work on themselves. Here the paper argues that we can identify the emergence of what we c...

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10.1177/1350508407074228

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Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
267-285
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1461-7323
ISSN:
1350-5084
URN:
uuid:828012f3-863f-4198-bb1a-9b3d0ad2fbb8
Source identifiers:
195731
Local pid:
pubs:195731

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