Tamara : Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3/4, 2005

A Deleuzian Future for Organization Theory?
The past couple of decades have witnessed an expanding interest in the work of the French twentieth century philosopher Gilles Deleuze, inside and outside philosophy. Interpretations and applications of Deleuzian philosophy have been pursued by scholars...
An Occupied Country
ABSTRACTIt has become clear, very quickly, that Iraq is not a liberated country, but an occupied country.We became familiar with the term "occupied country" during World War II. We talked of German-occupied France, German-occupied Europe. And after the...
Defacing the Corporate Body, Or: Why HRM Deserves a Kick in the Teeth
A horror story. The face is a horror story.Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand PlateausINTENSITY, EVERYWHERE INTENSITYIn a late text titled 'Postscript on the Societies of Control', Gilles Deleuze performs an imaginative reading of Michel Foucault's...
Deleuze's Rhizome and the Study of Organization: Conceptual Movement and an Open Future
ABSTRACTThe application of the rhizome to the study of organization is examined. A use of the rhizome which reflects its expansive and ephemeral nature, rather than one which forecloses its conceptual possibilities, is promoted. This nature is examined...
Deleuzian Interrogations: A Conversation with Manuel DeLanda and John Protevi
(2004).This conversation explores some of the connections between Deleuzian philosophy, organization theory and work by DeLanda and Protevi, and it springs out of questions initially posed by Torkild Thanem to DeLanda and Protevi as well as questions...
From (Anti-)Imperialism to (Counter-)Emperialism
ABSTRACTThis article is a critical presentation of the discourse on US imperialism, covering the work of both pro- and anti- imperialists. It presents the contrasting theory of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, to who "U.S imperialism" is far from an...
Nomad Aesthetics and the Global Knowledge Economy
ABSTRACTDigital technology and software networks enable large numbers of knowledge workers to incorporate themselves wherever and whenever they wish and to choose between a sedentary or nomadic lifestyle. One way of configuring these new circumstances...
Re-Enfranchising the World: What Is the Price of Peace and Security?
ABSTRACTThis article engages in the analysis of the 9/11 Commission Report. In the wake of the attacks, the government of the USA examined and adjusted its defense strategies and foreign policies. Less time has been spent reflecting on the root causes...
TAMARA Interview with Michael Hardt
TAMARA: You seem to present two different and apparently opposed types or instances of technology: technology as a 'biopolitical tool' - meaning technology in the service of Empire; and technology as central in the self-constitution of the multitude....
Technology, Text, Subject: 'After' the Human
ABSTRACTRecent theories of technology have argued that in order to take constructivism seriously we need to understand technologies as organizational texts, replacing the study of technological artefacts with an appreciation of the ways in which these...
The Son of Patriot Act and the Revenge on Democracy
ABSTRACTPatrick Bateman appears to be the incarnation of a proto-typical Empire citizen. He is Vampire's Empire's dream come true: Maximising his score in the top-of-the-line investment banking league, celebrating his determination to partake and push...
Vampire's Empire: Another Gaming Environment for American Psychos
ABSTRACTLOAD MAP DATA # O BOOT CAMP: GROUND ZEROIn Vampire's Empire - a violent 80s arcade game - players crusade through unreal dungeons and haunt a cute-old-little vampire. Alike within any capitalistic endeavour, virtually controlling and violently...
When Spaces Meet: Images of Spirituality and Organizing[1]
ABSTRACTThe aim of this article is to propose a narrative (syntagmatic) theory of how a meeting between spirituality and organizing can occur. The theory is composed of fictive stories collected by me from various authors. It takes the form of another...