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The labour of identity: performing identities, performing economies

Adkins, L; Lury, Celia


Recent analyses of workplace organization have stressed that the self-identity of workers constitutes a key resource in new regimes of accumulation. Moreover, this significance of self-identity has been understood to form part of an aestheticization of work since the techniques involved in the performance of identity are widely conceived as aesthetic or cultural practices. However, in this article we suggest that in these assumptions the questions of a person's relation to self-identity and of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Economy and Society
DOI: 10.1080/03085149900000020


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