Animals and organizations

  title={Animals and organizations},
  author={Julie Labatut and Iain Munro and John Desmond},
  pages={315 - 329}
ions, exemplified by the gesture of ‘this is not a bite’. Massumi (2014) argues that through play we can deterritorialise ourselves and enter the ‘animal existential territory’ (p. 55). Play and becoming animal are both aspects of biophilia. Existing research within the field of organization studies on power and resistance has sadly neglected the significance of the animal in these relations. This Special Issue is in part a response to this neglect, highlighting the active role of animal agency… 
Knocking on the Door of Human-Animal Studies: Valuing Work Across Disciplinary and Species Borderlines
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Human–Animal Relations in Business and Society: Advancing the Feminist Interpretation of Stakeholder Theory
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The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness
"The Companion Species Manifesto" is about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in "significant otherness". In all their historical complexity,
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Ethnography in evolution: adapting to the animal “other” in organizations
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