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By K. Dale

Anatomising Embodiment and employer concept explores the connection among the human physique and the improvement of social idea approximately companies and organizing. The technology of anatomy is taken as a trend for wisdom either one of the human physique and/or firms, and the dual symbols of dissection--the scalpel and the mirror--are used to appreciate the creation of information approximately businesses.

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However, there are three points of exit from the main argument of the book which look to the future and towards these departures from mainstream organisation theory. These are to be found in the conclusions to Chapters 5 and 7, and in Chapter 8. THE BODY AS AN `ABSENT PRESENCE' IN ORGANISATION THEORY Organisation studies is not alone in its neglect of the human body. As will have been seen from the discussion above, it is an important aspect of this argument that organisation studies is part of a broader trend of intellectual development that encompasses the dominant tradition of `western' social science and philosophy.

19) comments, anthropologists have sometimes merely collected data that illustrates the diversity of the body, rather than theorising about it. , p. 20). Another problem with the development of social approaches to the body is that they often leave the assumptions of the naturalistic body intact, merely overlaying them with a social body, or trying to Social Theory and the Body 37 denigrate them as insignificant. In other words, they do not challenge the dualistic nature of knowledge constructed about the body, as discussed in the Introduction.

In other words, they do not challenge the dualistic nature of knowledge constructed about the body, as discussed in the Introduction. This can be seen in some of the work around the gendered body, which has provided one of the main stimuli for developing a more social understanding of the body. In the `second wave' of feminism in the 1970s, the assumptions about women's biological destiny began to be questioned fundamentally. Early theories about women's subordination tried to substitute social explanations for the traditional biologically-based ones.

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