A declaration of Love as counter Strategy: A fantastic analysis of the management of work, time, and teachers

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This paper presents a first attempt to analyze teachers’ accounts of a national lockout of almost all teachers in the Danish public school system in spring 2013. We set up an analytical framework drawing on the reading of Lacan by Glynos and Howard in their conceptualization of different form of logics as well as Zizeks understanding of ideology as an interplay between the Real, the symbolic and fantasy. Our point is to pursue an analysis of the affective effects of the lockout in the sense that we look at how the conflict not only within a political
logic or symbolic order, but also within a logic of enjoyment. As the paper represents our first reading of our empirical data within an ideological or fantasmatic perspective, we hope to discuss and develop the analysis further on the basis of our presentation at EGOS 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date5 Jul 2014
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2014

Bibliographical note

Paper from EGOS 2014 (European Group for Organizational Studies). Sub-theme 26: Emotions and (the Limits of) Institutional Control

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