Dissent at Work and the Resistance Debate: Departures, Directions, and Dead Ends
Thompson P (2016) Dissent at Work and the Resistance Debate: Departures, Directions, and Dead Ends. Studies in Political Economy, 97 (2), pp. 106-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/07078552.2016.1207331
The primary purpose of this article is to review what has become ‘the resistance debate’ among critical scholars of work and organization, and to extract from that theory and practice some assessment of contemporary dissenting behaviours in the workplace. While criticizing tendencies to see resistance as nowhere or everywhere, the article evaluates the impact that changes in managerial regimes have on traditional oppositional practices and discusses the new spaces for innovative labour agency.
Dissert; labour; managerial regimes; misbehaviour; process resistance
Studies in Political Economy: Volume 97, Issue 2
|Publication date online||02/08/2016|
|Date accepted by journal||10/03/2016|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|