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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