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In the Mean Time: Vitalism, Affects and Metamorphosis in Organisational Change

Peter Lohmann and Chris Steyaert

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0004
In the Mean Time: Vitalism, Affects and Metamorphosis in Organisational Change

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This chapter examines the role of vitalism, affect and metamorphosis in organisational change. It explores a radical and active formulation of change and attempts to connect the philosophical with the non-philosophical as philosophy needs non-philosophy to make an actual difference in the world. It analyses the relevant work of Brian Massumi and suggests that his call for radicality brings us closer to the becoming-Deleuzian of this century. It also contends that health and vitalism relate to affects as the perception of one's own vitality, one's sense of aliveness, of changeability.

Keywords: organisational change; vitalism; affect; Brian Massumi; becoming-Deluzian

Chapter.  7818 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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