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Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of WorkNew Forms of Informal Control$
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Peter Fleming

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547159

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.001.0001

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Introduction: Authenticity at Work

Introduction: Authenticity at Work

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(p.1) Introduction: Authenticity at Work
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Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0001

This chapter introduces the overall argument regarding the recent turn to authenticity in managerial discourse and practice. It places the concern with authenticity in an historical and cultural setting and demonstrates how the authenticity invited by organizations is delimited in a very specific manner. The evocation of non-work life as the source of authenticity is particularly salient. The Introduction also gives some preliminary directions for the political analysis of the corporation that is unpacked in the chapters that follow. Corporations and work more generally have tended to represent the antithesis of life since most of us would rather avoid it if at all possible. The drive for authenticity aims to inject a life of sorts into the workplace, but this has political ramifications. A brief summary of the chapters that follow is provided.

Keywords:   authenticity, capitalism, the corporation, control, culture, identity, self, power

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