Power At Play: The Relationships between Play, Work and Governance

Hardcover | May 15, 2009

byNiels Akerstrom Andersen

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More and more adults participate as employees in games at work and in public and voluntary organizations. Power at play covers the intricate linkages between pedagogy, play and power. It shows how power today suspends itself through play and analyzes organized play as a symptom of more radical changes of the exercise of power in work and society.

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More and more adults participate as employees in games at work and in public and voluntary organizations. Power at play covers the intricate linkages between pedagogy, play and power. It shows how power today suspends itself through play and analyzes organized play as a symptom of more radical changes of the exercise of power in work a...

NIELS KERSTRM ANDERSEN is Professor and Research Manager at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He works with systems theory, deconstruction, conceptual history and discourse analysis empirical embedded in welfare management. He has published 11 books and 40 articles.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.58 × 5.61 × 0.74 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228208

ISBN - 13:9780230228207

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Second-order Observation * The Semantic History of Management Games * The Organization at Play * Playing with Political Boundaries * The Coupling Between Play, Power and Pedagogy * Power at Play