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Academic Architecture and the Constitution of the New Model Worker

Hancock, P. and Spicer, A. (2010). Academic Architecture and the Constitution of the New Model Worker. Culture and Organization, 17(2), pp. 91-105. doi: 10.1080/14759551.2011.544885


This paper represents an exploration of organizational architecture and interior design insofar as it represents a technology of interpellation that encourages various forms of identity to become privileged over others. In particular, it focuses on the design and aesthetic management of the Saltire Centre, a UK university library. It is argued that through a combination of architectural and aesthetic techniques, this building operates as what is termed an identityscape – a spatially bounded site oriented towards the production of economically viable modes of identity conducive to the demands of a post‐industrial economy.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Culture and Organization on 03 Mar 2011, available online:
Publisher Keywords: architecture, aesthetics, identity, libraries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 10:35
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