Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: FB 4.04/4.08 (Lunch from 12:30pm in the kitchen)
Dr Damian O’Doherty
Feline Politics in Organization: Widening the Diversity Agenda in the Age of the Anthropocene
Organization and management studies remains doggedly anthropocentric in its conceptions of diversity. The appearance of ‘Olly the cat’ on the doorsteps of a major UK international airport provides occasion to reconsider the role of the animal in organization and provides suggestive insight into how we might have to learn new ways of being within extended multi-species or inter-species ontologies. Her increasing political involvement in the management and organization of the airport challenges orthodox understanding of agency and organizational action that requires a form of ethnographic enquiry capable of making sense of progressively more complex entanglements between human and animal.
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