Occupation Health from Social Alternatives

Hanson, S.. 2009. Occupation Health from Social Alternatives. Social Alternatives, 28(1), pp. 1-8. ISSN 0155-0306 [Article]


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This article studies a postmodern financial workplace (Halifax plc/HBOS) by exploring a series of ruptures leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, the way they impacted on the social fabric of the institution, as well as the life and existential viewpoint of the author. It links life-world narratives to wider discourses on postmodernism, alienation, and examines the way these ruptures were linked to wider historical processes, particularly 9/11. It describes new right belief in supposedly 'natural' or 'stabilising' forms of free market capitalism as 'theology'. Via this, it questions the idea of agency in social life, also asking if the attempt to illuminate historical process from an individual viewpoint carries severe limitations.

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Sociology > Research students


28 June 2009Published

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03 Dec 2009 11:20

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29 Apr 2020 15:28

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