In the web of the spider-woman: Towards a new cosmopolitics of familiarity and kinship in organisation

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The instrumental rationality of business has long underpinned human aspirations to strategic progress and growth; a view that has derived strength from historic narratives of human domination and prowess such that a tradition of the typical business school has been to perpetuate, usually implicitly, a view of humans as exceptional; as powerful managers, strategists, decision—makers. While not labelling herself as an organisation theorist, throughout her many essays, articles and books, Donna Haraway has sought to challenge the anthropocentrism of business mastery and its capacity to shore up exploitation, corruption and environmental damage. In taking that important stance, Haraway draws particular focus to the significance of kinship which refers (in part) to the affective ties between human and nonhuman beings despite their embodied differences. In calling for humans to cultivate kinship ties across species borderlines, Haraway’s impactful conceptualisation of affect as a form of mutual belonging paves new routes for thinking about our place and our responsibilities as humans in the multispecies world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffect in Organization and Management
ISBN (Print)9781032023199
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2022

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NameRoutledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies

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