The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation.

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  • Author(s): Driver, Michaela
  • Source:
    Organization. Jan2014, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p90-105. 16p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      discourse
      empowerment
      Lacan
      lack
      psychoanalysis
      stress
    • Abstract:
      The study develops a psychoanalytic perspective on the stressed subject at work. Its focus is on how this subject is continually reconstructed at the interstice of a lack of having and a lack of being. Drawing on the analysis of empirical material consisting of 52 narratives of stress, it examines how individuals construct selves by drawing on stress discourse in both alienating and liberating ways. Specifically, it examines how stress is an imaginary construction of the self and how this subjugates individuals to the power of the imaginary. It also examines how such constructions are invariably disrupted by unconscious desire and how narrating one’s stress provides opportunities to experience empowerment and liberation. Implications of this perspective for our understanding of the stressed subject are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      9612
    • ISSN:
      1350-5084
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/1350508412464897
    • Accession Number:
      93384331
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DRIVER, M. The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation. Organization, [s. l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. 90–105, 2014. DOI 10.1177/1350508412464897. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=93384331. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Driver M. The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation. Organization. 2014;21(1):90-105. doi:10.1177/1350508412464897
    • APA:
      Driver, M. (2014). The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation. Organization, 21(1), 90–105. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508412464897
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Driver, Michaela. 2014. “The Stressed Subject: Lack, Empowerment and Liberation.” Organization 21 (1): 90–105. doi:10.1177/1350508412464897.
    • Harvard:
      Driver, M. (2014) ‘The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation’, Organization, 21(1), pp. 90–105. doi: 10.1177/1350508412464897.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Driver, M 2014, ‘The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation’, Organization, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 90–105, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Driver, Michaela. “The Stressed Subject: Lack, Empowerment and Liberation.” Organization, vol. 21, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 90–105. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1350508412464897.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Driver, Michaela. “The Stressed Subject: Lack, Empowerment and Liberation.” Organization 21, no. 1 (January 2014): 90–105. doi:10.1177/1350508412464897.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Driver M. The stressed subject: Lack, empowerment and liberation. Organization [Internet]. 2014 Jan [cited 2020 Nov 28];21(1):90–105. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=93384331