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Extutions: The Other Side of Institutions

Spicer, A. (2010). Extutions: The Other Side of Institutions. Ephemera, 10(1), pp. 25-39.


Institutions are structured around an extitutional core that always escapes them. Extitutions are figures which have an ambiguous, destabilised and sometimes threatening quality. The central problem that institutional workers face is dealing with and ultimately capturing these extitutions. I look at two ways that institutions have sought to deal with extitutions – through attempts to discipline them or through more recent attempts to control them. I suggest that the generalised crisis of institutions may involve this passage from disciplining extitutions to controlling them.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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