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The importance of being aesthetic: work, employment and service organization

Nickson, Dennis P. and Warhurst, Christopher and Witz, Anne and Cullen, Anne Marie (2001) The importance of being aesthetic: work, employment and service organization. In: Customer Service: Empowerment and Entrapment. Palgrave, pp. 170-190. ISBN 0333946073

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Abstract

Aesthetic knowledge plays an important part in organizational practice, not only as the symbolic context for work, but as an integral part of the work that people do. It suggests that aesthetic reflexivity, which involves an opening up and questioning of what is known, is experienced as part of practice as well as a 'time out' from practice.