Selected References in Critical Theory

compiled by Jean-Francois Coget




Author: Edwards, Richard
Title: Contested Terrain: The Transformation of the Workplace in the Twentieth Century
Publisher: New York: Basic
Date: 1979

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Author: Phelp, M.
Title: "M. Foucault." In The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Science
Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Date: 1985

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o        Adler, P.S. “Marx, Machines and Skill.” In Technology and Culture: 31: 4 (Oct. 1990): pp. 780-812.

o        Benson, J. K. “Organizations: A dialectical view” ASQ: 22 (1977): pp. 1-24.

o        Braverman, Harry, 1974. Labor and Monopoly Capital, Monthly Review Press, Ch. 1-3.

o        Burawoy, Michael. Manufacturing Consent. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

o        Burawoy, M. “The Politics of Production.” Verso (1990): ch. 2-3.

o        Cohen, G. A.  Karl Marx’s Theory of History: A Defence. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.

o        Edwards, Richard. Contested Terrain. New York: Basic, 1979.

o        Goldberg, Victor. “Bridges over contested terrain.” In Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: 1 (Sept 1980): pp. 249-274.

o        Hyman, Richard. “Strategy or structure? Capital, Labour and Control.” In Work, Employment and Society: 1: 1 (1987): pp. 25-55.

o        Jermier, John M. "Critical perspectives on organizational control." ASQ: 43: 2 (1998): pp. 235-256.

o        Jermier, J. “When the sleeper awakens: A short story extending themes in radical organization theory.” Journal of Management: 11: 2 (1985): pp. 67-80.

o        Mandel E. An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1973.

o        Nord, W.R. “The failure of current applied behavioral science: A Marxian perspective,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science: 10 (1974): pp. 557-78.




o        Acker, J. “Gendering organizational theory.”' In A. Mills and P. Tancred, Gendering organizational analysis (Newbury Park: Sage, 1992): pp. 248-260. 

o        Acker, J. "Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organizations." In Gender and Society: 4 (1990): pp. 139-158.

o        Brown, R. “Meetings and intersections: organizational theory encounters feminist theorizing.” In Women's Studies International Forum: 18:2 (1995): pp. 197-203.

o        Calas, M. and L. Smircich. "From 'the woman's' point of view: Feminist approaches to organizational studies." In S. Clegg, C. Hardy, and W. Nord, eds. Handbook of Organization Studies (Newbury Park: Sage, 1996): pp.  218-254.

o        Ferguson, Kathy. “On bringing more theory more voices and more politics to the study of organization.” Organization: 1: 1: pp. 81-99.

o        Iannello, K. Decisions without hierarchy: Feminist interventions in organization theory and practice. New York: Routledge, 1992.

o        Kanter, R. M. Men and Women of the Corporation. New York: Basic Books, 1977.

o        Martin, Joanne, Kathleen Knopoff, Christine Beckman. "An alternative to bureaucratic impersonality and emotional labor: Bounded emotionality at the Body Shop." ASQ: 43: 2 (1998): pp. 239-269.

o        Savage, M. and A. Witz, eds. Gender and Bureaucracy. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

o        Witz, A. and M. Savage, “The gender of organizations.” In M. Savage and A. Witz, eds., Gender and Bureaucracy (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992): pp. 3-64.



o        Phelp, M. "Michel Foucault." In Q. Skinner, The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Science (Cambridge:  University Press): 1985.

o        Alvesson, M. and H. Willmott (eds.). Critical Management Studies. Newbury Park: Sage 1992.

o        Alvesson, M. and S. Deetz. "Critical theory and postmodernism." In S. Clegg, C. Hardy, and W. Nord, eds., Handbook of Organization Studies (Newbury Park: Sage, 1996): pp. 191-217.

o        ASQ 43, 2, 1998 Special issue: articles by Leslie S. Oakes, Barbara Townley, David J. Cooper, Mark A. Covaleski, et al.

o        Harvey, D. The Condition of Postmodernity: An enquiry into the origins of cultural change. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990.  (Especially Part 1).

o        Kilduff, Martin. “Deconstructing Organizations.” AMR: 18: 1 (1993): pp. 13-31.

o        Knights, David. “Changing spaces: The disruptive impact of a new epistemological location for the study of management.” AMR: 17: 3 (1992): pp. 514-536.

o        Rabinow P. (ed.). The Foucault Reader. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

o        Thompson, Sewell P. "Postmodernism: Fatal Distraction." In J. Hassard and M. Parker, eds. Postmodernism and Organizations (London: Sage, 1993): pp. 183-233.

o        Townley, Barbara. “Foucault, Power/Knowledge, and its Relevance for Human Resource Management.” AMR: 18: 3 (1993): pp. 518-545.

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