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Alvesson, M. (2013). The Triumph of Empatiness. Oxford: Oxford Univedrsity Press. 243 p. ISBN: 978-0-19-966094-0

Živa Kos Kecojević (2014) Alvesson, M. (2013). The Triumph of Empatiness. Oxford: Oxford Univedrsity Press. 243 p. ISBN: 978-0-19-966094-0. CEPS Journal, 4 (2). pp. 121-126. ISSN 1855-9719

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    Abstract

    The book is based on critically challenging some of the predominant ideas – many of which are often taken for granted – about management, organisational structure, working life, consumption and education. The basic idea is that economic growth and higher consumption are key sources of increased satisfaction. In line with this idea, education (especially higher education) is something positive, and leads to higher qualification; it is therefore a growing need of individuals and society. The third predominant idea is that current and future working life is permeated by views of the knowledge economy and a knowledge intensive society (pp. 1-2). All of these social theories, predominantly seen as positive and functional, can, as the author demonstrates, be understood in terms of grandiosity, illusion tricks and zero-sum games (ibid.).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: society, empathy, book review
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2229
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 09:48
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 09:48
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2229

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