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Humour as subversion in two call centres

Taylor, P. and Bain, P.M. (2004) Humour as subversion in two call centres. In: Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies. Critical Realism: Interventions . Routledge. ISBN 0-415-34510-3

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Chapter describes how subversive satire can be allied to a wider collective union organizing campaign at workplace level, makes a distinctive contribution to the recent literature on organizational humour. Engages in debates stimulated by previous work published in Organization Studies, and more widely, on the purpose and effects of workers' humour and joking practices.