consequence, identity does not fully live up to its promise as a mediating
concept. However, by adopting a focus on varieties of organizational
discourse – for example, professional rhetorics, management discourses,
everyday talk or shopfloor narratives – we may have access to a more up-
close and in-depth view of the intricacies which inform the processes of
identity construction in organizational settings.
We invite conceptual contributions and papers that draw on in-depth
empirical research which explores the ways in which organizational actors
discursively construct and negotiate personal, professional or organizational
identities. In particular, we invite papers that address alternative or frame-
breaking constructions of identity and focus on the less obvious aspects of
organizing – such as ideology, alterity, exclusion or taboos – and explore
the identifications involved in alternative forms of organizing. In this
respect, we would welcome papers with an idiosyncratic approach to the
potential for multiple, contested, alternative, co-existing and unorthodox
readings of the discursive processes implicated in creating and re-creating
Potential topics include the following:
• The tension between aspects of the social and the individual in the
doing of identity work
• Accounts of the contested, competing and contradictory nature of
• Situated studies of the everyday enactment of identity and selfhood
• The interplay between personal, professional, organizational, and
• Self narration and imposed identity construction
• Identity and subjectivity
• Social processes of disruption, dislocation and transgression of identity
in the workplace
• The textual production and consumption of identity
• Identity as a problematic, universal or faddish concept in the extant
• How transient identities are (re-)constituted in changing organizational
• Identity and the issue of ‘authenticity’ versus ‘impression management’
• Reflexivity and identity-construction
These possible themes should be seen as illustrative rather than exhaustive.
However, in order to be considered for inclusion, papers should offer new
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or innovative accounts of identity and should be informed by a discourse
Contributors should note that:
• This call is open and competitive, and the submitted papers will be
blind reviewed in the normal way.
• Submitted papers must be based on original material not under
consideration by any other journal or outlet.
• The editors will select five papers to be included in the special issue,
but other papers submitted in this process may be published in other
issues of the journal.
The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2007. The special issue is intended
for publication in the second half of 2008.
Papers to be considered for this special issue should be submitted online
via www.humanrelationsjournal.org. Please direct questions about the
submission process, or any administrative matter, to Alice Gilbertson at
email@example.com. The editors of the special issue are
very happy to discuss initial ideas for papers, and can be contacted directly:
Tom Keenoy Sierk Ybema Cliff Oswick
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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