Resisting Corporeal Boundaries in Body Work and Knowledge Work

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This essay summarizes two worker injury narratives: (a) one in a bodywork context and (b) the other in a knowledge work context. Framed by these narratives, the essay integrates unobtrusive control theory with recent research on organizational health and wellness Discourses1. The author highlights how the material quality of corporeal resistance may be a conduit for change in unobtrusive organizational contexts. The essay concludes with practical recommendations for workers to question hidden, problematic, work norms as well as maintain authentic health and wellness as an organizational member.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)778-781
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Communication
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 11 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Communication


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