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Accumulation through derealization: how corporate violence remains unchecked

Al-Amoudi, Ismael ORCID: and Varman, Rohit 2016. Accumulation through derealization: how corporate violence remains unchecked. Human Relations 69 (10) , pp. 1909-1935. 10.1177/0018726716628970

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This study examines the alleged organization of violence by Coca-Cola through a field study conducted in a village in India. It draws on the works of Judith Butler to show how subaltern groups are derealized and made into ungrievable lives through specific, yet recurrent, practices that keep violence unchecked. Many participants attempt to resist derealization through protest activities that showcase their vulnerability. However, the firm appropriates their claims to vulnerability through a paternalistic discourse that justifies intensified violence and derealization. This research offers insights into accumulation through derealization and on the effects of resistance to it.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accumulation, Butler, derealisation, dispossession, India, resistance, Third World, violence
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 19/05/2016)
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0018-7267
Funders: Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 05:26

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