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A generous laugh: corporeal ethics

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DateUnpublished - 2014
Original languageEnglish


This paper contributes towards the discussion of embodied ethics by contextualising it through humour within organisations. It explores whether humour could locate corporeal ethics in the embodied, affective space between employees. Drawing on a concept of performative humour as an embodied, subject-forming activity, this paper investigates employees working within three ‘fun’ corporate cultures. It examines the interrelation between embodied subjectivity and corporeal ethics through arguing that ethics is located in the space of otherness. While corporate discourses are important in understanding subjectivity and ethics, a move towards developing an embodied understanding of ethics may form insight into the use of humour in organisational life.

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