Journal article

What's Age Got to Do With It? On the Critical Analysis of Age and Organizations

R Thomas, C Hardy, L Cutcher, S Ainsworth

Organization Studies | SAGE Publications | Published : 2014

Abstract

Age, as an embodied identity and as an organizing principle, has received scant attention in organization studies. There is a lack of critical appreciation of how age plays out in organizational settings, the material and discursive dynamics of age practices, how age discourses impact on the body, and how age and ageing intersect with other identity categories. This is curious since age works as a master signifier in contemporary society and is something that affects us all. In this introductory essay, we show how the papers in this special issue redress this lacuna by enhancing and challenging what we know about age and organizations. We also set out an agenda for stimulating research conve..

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