This chapter draws on critical management studies and labor process theory to argue that the discourse of meaningfulness in the context of neoliberal capitalism may represent a means for organisations to control and manipulate individual identities. However, she extends this critical perspective by proposing a 'politics of meaningful work' that demonstrates how individuals move between abject alienation and the proud identity associated with meaningful work, based on the thinking of Butler and Foucault.
|Title of host publication||Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2019|