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Belonging(s) at Work

Jessica Kindred

ISBN 10: 3639194721 / ISBN 13: 9783639194722
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208 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.5in.This is a study of psychological ownershiphow we own the property of others and extend our reach even where we are arguably most alienatedon the job. A range of evidence for psychological ownership is considered, from possessive expression to innovative practice, toward a historical ethnographic developmental cultural psychology of work activity. Drawing upon Vygotskys cultural historical activity theory and William James theory of the empirical self, this work describes psychological ownership at the end of the industrial age among managers at a century-old gear manufacturing company. Psychological ownership is investigated through a developmental study of possessive expression in managers writing about an activity-based workshop process. Possessive expression was further examined for its content toward a phenomenological portrait of the manufacturing workplace in motion. Corporate elimination of the factory following the workshop process rendered this a portrait of what was lost, revealing the profound contradiction of psychological ownership in American industrial working life at the turn of the millennium. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639194722

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Title: Belonging(s) at Work

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This is a study of psychological ownership?how we own the property of others and extend our reach even where we are arguably most alienated?on the job. A range of evidence for psychological ownership is considered, from possessive expression to innovative practice, toward a historical ethnographic developmental cultural psychology of work activity. Drawing upon Vygotsky's cultural historical activity theory and William James' theory of the empirical self, this work describes psychological ownership at the end of the industrial age among managers at a century-old gear manufacturing company. Psychological ownership is investigated through a developmental study of possessive expression in managers' writing about an activity-based workshop process. Possessive expression was further examined for its content toward a phenomenological portrait of the manufacturing workplace in motion. Corporate elimination of the factory following the workshop process rendered this a portrait of what was lost, revealing the profound contradiction of psychological ownership in American industrial working life at the turn of the millennium.

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Jessica Kindred was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1965 and grew up in Fort Kent, Maine. She received a B.A. in Human Biology in 1987 from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2005. She can be reached at kindred.jessica@gmail.com.

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