Institutions Inc.

Editors: Weik, Elke, Walgenbach, Peter (Eds.)

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Institutions Incorporated draws together aspects of human and organizational corporeality and links them to institutions. Throughout European anthropology and culture the body has been conceptualized as the 'dark side' to soul and reason. This book explores the 'dark side' of institutions, their materiality and the bodily involvement of their users, in an environment where perfection is measured in intangible entities, notably reason and will. This innovative collection takes a closer look at the interplay of the symbolic and the material, and the triad of institutions, bodies and corporations. This exciting research examines what the tangible, 'dark side' of institutions means both for those who live in them, and those who study them.

About the authors

Elke Weik is a senior lecturer in the School of Management at the University of Leicester, UK. Her major research interests lie within institutionalist sociology, in particular birth practices and the emergence of universities.
 
Peter Walgenbach is Professor of Organization, Leadership and Human Resource Management at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Peter's research focus is on institutional theory and has published and edited several books and a number of journal articles on management and organization.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Weik, Elke

  • Institutional Forgetting/Forgetting Institutions: Space and Memory in Secure Forensic Psychiatric Care

    Pages 7-29

    Brown, Steven D. (et al.)

  • Disgust and the Institutions of Cleanliness and Purity in Organizations

    Pages 30-62

    Klatetzki, Thomas

  • Don’t Be Unhappy, You Can Be Perfect! The Institutionalization of Aesthetic Surgery

    Pages 63-93

    Kerekes, Raluca (et al.)

  • Recursiveness: Relations between Bodies, Metaphors, Organizations and Institutions

    Pages 94-123

    Gärtner, Christian (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutions Inc.
Editors
  • Elke Weik
  • Peter Walgenbach
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48149-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137481498
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48147-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69417-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 147
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