Chapter 5: Managing interpenetration and intensity
In the previous chapter I described feelings as three different types of operations: as diffuse thought in the psychic systems, affection in the biological systems and emotional expressions in the social systems. I argued that biological systems, psychic systems and social systems cannot be reduced to one another, nor do they determine each other. Instead, they play a crucial role as each other’s environments. In my historical analysis, the body temporarily moved into the background. It was not so much that it was totally absent, but I chose not to underline the bodily references in order that the analysis did not become too complex. The focus was the disruptions between social systems and psychic systems. I investigated how authentic feelings became a way to recognize self-enrollment, and how this created specific organizational challenges. I will now include the body and biological systems as system references. I will argue that not only the employee’s feelings become constructed as an object for management. The interpenetrations between bodies, psychic and social systems emerge as management subjects.
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