Nightmares, Demons, and Slaves

  title={Nightmares, Demons, and Slaves},
  author={Sarah J. Tracy and Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik and J. K. Alberts},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  pages={148 - 185}
Although considerable research has linked workplace bullying with psychosocial and physical costs, the stories and conceptualizations of mistreatment by those targeted are largely untold. This study uses metaphor analysis to articulate and explore the emotional pain of workplace bullying and, in doing so, helps to translate its devastation and encourage change. Based on qualitative data gathered from focus groups, narrative interviews, and target drawings, the analysis describes how bullying… Expand

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