Sub-theme 46: Organizing the Uncanny: Rethinking the Uncomfortably Familiar in Organization Studies

Martin Parker, University of Leicester, UK
Simon Kelly, University of Bradford, UK
Kathleen Riach, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-03
Introduction to the Sub-theme & Freudian Uncanniness
Chair: Martin Parker's Ghostly Trace and Kathleen Riach
Barbara Plester
The uncanny knack of humour to reveal 'what lies beneath'.
Stephanie Schreven
The politics of defamiliarization: on the case of and for the Freudian uncanny and Brechtian estrangement in adbusting
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-03
The Here and Not-hereness of the Uncanny: Inbetweeness, Ghostliness and Liminality
Chair: Simon Kelly
Tarja Salmela, Anu Valtonen and Susan Meriläinen
The sleeping body – A groke in organizations?
Janet Sayers
'Here be dragons': Interstices, suture and the uncanny
Michal Izak
Experiencing the uncanny: The groundhog day of bureaucracy
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-03
Finance as Uncomfortably Familiar
Chair: Kathleen Riach
Gregory Vit
Financial magic in organizations: Cheetah trading
Christian De Cock and Louise Nash
Beware the cracks in the pavement: Manifestations of the uncanny in the Square Mile
Nunung Hidayah, Margaret Woods and Alan Lowe
"I'll know it when I see it": Uncanny religious compliance in Islamic financial institutions
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-03
Space, place and memory
Chair: Simon Kelly
Brigitte Biehl and Noelia-Sarah Reynolds
Guerrilla knitting: Evoking uncanny aspects of the organisation
Leanne Cutcher, Karen Dale and Melissa Tyler
Uncanny resemblances: 'Remembering as forgetting' in organizational commemoration
Damian O'Doherty
'MAG men': The uncanny origins of the escape lounge
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-03
Sense-breaking, Strangers and Madness
Chair: TBC
Simon Kelly and Kathleen Riach
Halloween madness: Exploring the tensions and contradictions of uncanny celebrations
Michelle Mielly and Frank Rouault
Uncanny Strangers in Organizations
Sierk Ybema and Thijs Willems
Making sense of sense-breaking
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-03
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Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-03
The Sacred and Profane & Closing Session
Chair: Simon Kelly
Peter Watt, José Bento da Silva and Lauren Schrock
Non compos mentis – The silence of God
Donncha Kavanagh
Theory, the Uncanny and the Sacred