Disciplinary Mechanisms and the Discourse of Identity: The Creation of ‘Silence’ in an Elite Sports Academy
Manley, A.; Roderick, M.; Parker, A.
Professor Martin Roderick firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Of Department
Organization studies research exposes the need to examine power relations embedded within the design of organizations, the construction of normative behaviour, and the production of socially constructed meanings that lead to the removal of employee voice. Drawing upon 21 qualitative interviews with Premiership football academy members, this article examines the regulation, control and ‘silencing’ of young English professional footballers. Building upon two existing literatures concerning the institutional dynamics of footballing traineeship, and the concept of organizational ‘silence’, the article explains how characteristics associated with surveillance mechanisms and the perpetuation of institutional norms lead to the configuration of a climate of silence. Utilizing the work of Michel Foucault and Erving Goffman, the article addresses the call for an understanding of the interplay between social actors and the confines of their structural context as an example of restrictive practice and for providing insight into the ‘how’ of silencing.
Manley, A., Roderick, M., & Parker, A. (2016). Disciplinary Mechanisms and the Discourse of Identity: The Creation of ‘Silence’ in an Elite Sports Academy. Culture and Organization, 22(3), 221-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2016.1160092
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 22, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 4, 2016|
|Publication Date||Apr 4, 2016|
|Deposit Date||May 20, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 4, 2017|
|Journal||Culture and Organization|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Culture and Organization on 04/04/2016, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14759551.2016.1160092.