subjectivity

Labour of becoming a (critical) management scholar: Ambivalences, tensions and possibilities

Introduction

Recently there has been a discussion about the hardships of generating and maintaining the identity of ‘critical scholar’ in business schools while an alienating ‘game’ is upon us. As (particularly emerging) critical scholars argue about the difficulties of being outside of the mainstream and how the institutional mechanisms make things worse for them, they give voice in defence of the ‘critical’ work in business schools by telling personally how they confront with such challenges (Bristow, 2012; Cederström and Hoedemaekers, 2012; Prasad, 2013).

Open secrets

The theme of ‘open secrets’ offers a pathway through the ten diverse contributions to this open issue, tracing the interplay of openness and closure, visibility and invisibility, transparency and secrecy, the superficial and the profound in contemporary organizational life. The issue includes contributions on technologies of invisibility in Danish care work; struggles for professional accreditation in Italian consultancy; the political and ‘sub-political’ in the Pirate Party movement; Swedish trades unions and workplace subjectivity; and the play of fashion and distinction in mana

Practicing militant inquiry: Composition, strike and betting in the logistics workers struggles in Italy

Rethinking the strike, bet on generalization. Here is what we learned from a cycle of struggles in the field of retail logistics in Italy, and specifically warehouse workers at cooperatives managing and organizing the sorting and transport of goods for major brands such as IKEA, the national Coop[1] and for large-scale distribution companies such as TNT Global Express and SDA Express Courier[2].

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