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Title: Eros and Thanatos: A psychoanalytic examination of death in the context of working life. Management Forum, 2016, vol. 4, no. 3, s. 29-40

Creator:

Kahn, Susan

Description:

The unpredictability of work and the absence of lifetime institutions forces us to confront our occupational mortality. This paper grapples with the instinct towards life; Eros; and towards destruction; Thanatos;1 in the context of working life. It deals with death and explores the consequences of an anticipated workplace mortality. This paper brings a fresh approach to understanding organizational endings through the application of psychoanalytic notions of death. First I present the theoretical basis of death in psychoanalysis: the death drive and mourning and melancholia. I then examine the treatment of death in organizations before briefly applying the theory to a research case based in the City of London post the 2008 financial crisis.

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2016

Resource Type:

artykuł

Resource Identifier:

DOI: 10.15611/mf.2016.3.05

Language:

eng

Relation:

Management Forum

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu

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