© 2003

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

About the editors

CATRINA ALFEROFF Research Assistant, Department of Management, Keele University MARY-ELLEN BOYLE Assistant Professor, Clark University's Graduate School of Management GIBSON BURRELL Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of Warwick ORVILLE BUTLER Auburn Washington GEORGE CAIRNS Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Strathclyde KAREN DALE Lecturer in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour, University of Warwick RON GILARDI Vice President for Academic Affairs, La Roche College, Pittsburgh NANCY HARDING Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Management, University of Leeds TAMAR JEFFERS PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Television, Warwick University ASTRID KERSTEN Professor of Management, La Roche University, Pittsburgh DAVID KNIGHTS Professor of Organisational Analysis & Head of the School of Management, Keele University NICK NISSLEY Assistant Professor at the University of St Thomas, Minneapolis STEVE TAYLOR Lecturer in Change Management, University of Bath

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