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Impactful resistance: the persistence of recognition politics in the workplace

Courpasson, David ORCID: 2016. Impactful resistance: the persistence of recognition politics in the workplace. Journal of Management Inquiry 25 (1) , pp. 96-100. 10.1177/1056492615600354

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Contrary to an ontology of defeatism that permeates scholarship on resistance, this paper suggests a perspective through which resistance can lead to hope and the unlikely victory of the powerless against the powerful. We offer an example where resisters develop specific activities that substantially modify a power relationship, thus showing the persistence of a recognition modality of impactful resistance on today’s workplaces. The paper engages with recent accounts of post-recognition politics that largely deny the willingness of workers to struggle about issues related to work.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
ISSN: 1056-4926
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 08:01

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