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Beyond an Immanent Theory of Desire: Reconsidering Deleuzian Creativity Research
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of 28th EGOS (European Group of Organizational Studies) Colloquium, Helsinki, Finland: Design? From Designing Organizational Creativity to Creativity for Organizational Design / [ed] Eero Vaara et al., 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Resorting to the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari’s has lately become a popular move for organizational research that strives to foreground the social dimension of creativity (see, e.g., Brewis et al. 2006; Jeanes, 2006; Styhre, 2006a; 2006b; Thanem, 2006; Case & Selvester, 2006). This maneuver has typically turned on the notion of desire, which in Deleuze and Guattari’s works is conceptualized as an inherently social and creative force that works by upsetting and transforming social formations (cf. Deleuze & Guattari, 1983 [1972]). In so doing – in advocating a Deleuzoguattarian schizoanalysis – it has committed, again and again, to a rather brute dismissal of Lacanian psychoanalysis, treating it as a discipline assumed to be of little or no value for understanding social aspects of creativity (see, e.g., Brewis et al. 2006; Styhre, 2006a; Thanem, 2006). Exploring some often neglected linkages between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Deleuzoguattarian thought, this article seeks to intervene with such – seemingly – premature conclusions, and to illustrate how Lacan may be conceptualized as a thinker of creativity that foregrounds its social dimensions. This, in a way that extends recent work which turns to Lacan to rethink organizational creativity (see, e.g., Driver, 2008; 2009). 

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Creativity, desire, Deleuze, Guattari, Lacan, psychoanalysis
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Business Administration Engineering and Technology
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Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-181058DiVA: diva2:552852
The European Group of Organization Studies
Available from: 2012-09-17 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2012-09-27

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