The dynamic performance of identity work

Sandra Corlett, Peter McInnes

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Abstract

As a phenomenon socially constructed and performed through relationships (Ainsworth and Hardy, 2004, Cunliffe, 2008, Beech, 2008), self-identity is inextricably dependent on interpersonal interactions and social contexts (Kondo, 1990, Kondrat, 1999, Ybema et al., 2009). Thus “selves and identities are ‘performed within relationships’, ‘done in interactions’ and/or ‘talked into being’” (Smith and Sparkes, 2008, p.25). As this suggests, identity is performative (Butler, 1990, Smith and Sparkes, 2008) and, therefore, identity work becomes an important feature of the way in which individuals strive to enact, and become, their identity (Kärreman and Alvesson, 2001, Down and Reveley, 2009)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Organizational Discourse : processes, practices and performance - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Organizational Discourse : processes, practices and performance
Period1/01/12 → …

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