For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"The division of the subject and the organization: A Lacanian approach to subjectivity at work"

by Magala, Slawomir; Arnaud, Gilles; Vanheule, Stijn (2007)


First, the authors discuss basic Lacanian ideas with regard to the notion of the unconscious and its discursive status and with respect to the crucial difference between the ego and the subject. Subjectivity is linked to the notion of the lack. The authors then address implications of Lacanian theory for thinking about and intervening in organisations.


Lacan, Psychoanalysis, Subjectivity, Organisational Studies, Organisational Structure, Consciousness, Ego, Discursive Subject


Psychoanalysis, Psychological Centrality of Work

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