Art and Aesthetics at Work

  • Adrian Carr
  • Philip Hancock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Art and Aesthetics as a Way of Knowing Organization

  3. Work as an Aesthetically Ordered Activity

  4. Critical Engagements with Aesthetics at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Philip Hancock, Adrian Carr
      Pages 135-137
    3. Astrid Kersten, Ronald Gilardi
      Pages 138-154
    4. Karen Dale, Gibson Burrell
      Pages 155-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-216

About this book


Over the last decade or so, aesthetic and art theory has played an increasingly significant role in the way work and its organization has come to be understood. Bringing together the work of an international spectrum of academics, this collection contributes, in an overall more critical vein, to such emerging debates. Combining both empirical and theoretical material, each chapter re-evaluates the emerging relationship between art, aesthetics and work, exploring its potential as both a medium of critical analysis, and as a site of conflict and resistance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Carr
    • 1
  • Philip Hancock
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of WarwickEngland

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