13. Webb, J. (2006). Organizations, identities and the self. Palgrave macmillan.
Why do we have the organizations we have? What have modern organizations done to us and for us? Do we have any influence over the way they work? This timely new book provides a sociological account of the interactions between organizations, social identities and our sense of self, in an era of global capitalism.
Organizations, Identities and the Self offers a fresh, theoretically informed account of organizational life in contemporary society. Drawing upon the latest research and global data, the author considers both modernist and postmodernist perspectives, offering a balanced appraisal of the impact of big organizations on us and our society. An accessible text, it is structured around an explanation of the interconnected changes in political economy, organizations and individual's lives as consumers, workers and citizens, while maintaining agency at the heart of its discussion.
Clearly written yet highly informative, this text incorporates a variety of theoretical perspectives to elucidate the complexities of organizational
fundamental reading for students interested in the relationship between organizations and modern society in sociology and across a number of other disciplines.
;K is Reader in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. She has recently co-edited The Changing Politics of Gender Equality and has published articles in sociology, management studies and psychology journals.