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Czynnik ludzki. O cywilizowaniu uprzedmiotowienia
The human factor. On civilizing of the objectification

Author(s): Jerzy Stachowiak
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economy, Communication studies, Sociology, Theory of Communication, Management and complex organizations, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Social Norms / Social Control, Human Resources in Economy, Business Ethics, Rhetoric
Published by: Wydawnictwo Akademickie SEDNO
Keywords: discourse analysis; objectification; social history; knowledge-based society/economy (KBS/E); management theory; psychology
Summary/Abstract: This book discusses the problem of relationship between the idea of knowledge-based society/economy and the discourses of work planning. The author argues that objectification is not opposite to the modern “humanistic” management and psychology of work but one of their most important resources. He also shows that objectification has both changed its main legitimate form and transformed its reference. This is why an ideological critique of organisational power over employees has become insufficient and the problem of objectification needs to be studied differently. The book offers an in-depth study of specific fragments of talk and text in which managers, psychologists and other experts publically engage in making the work planning knowledge-based. Empirical analyses result in new theoretical concepts such as managerial correctness, democratised and un-democratised knowledge economy, discursive reversibility. The book will be of interest to discourse analysts, sociologists, psychologists, cultural analysts and managers.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-7963-122-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-7963-121-6
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish