Sub-theme 15: ‘Faking It’: Identity Work in an Age of Exclusion

Leanne Cutcher, University of Sydney, Australia
Christine Coupland, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Andrew D. Brown, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, SH-KK - Auditorium
Professional Identity
Chair: Andrew Brown
Louise Ashley
(Out-)Classed or managing to cope? Identity work by aspirant professionals from lower class backgrounds as they encounter the professions and experience discrimination and difference
Sara Zaeemdar
Exploring authenticity talks: Seeking authentic selves in everyday working life
Caroline Micklewright, Caroline Clarke and Cinzia Priola
Marching to the beat of a different drum; Feigning it and faking it among foul behaviours
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Self-Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Charlotte Croft
Sven-Ove Horst, Pekka Pälli and Rita Järventie-Thesleff
Becoming true to “yourself”?! Emotions and identity work in management training workshops
Eline Jammaers
Oddity as commodity: The narrative identity work of creatives with dwarfism
Andrew K. Dean, Nick Ellis, Victoria Wells and Michael Humphreys
Paradise Lost: Faking the scientist identity to survive cosmological chaos
Parallel Stream B: Identity, Age and Seniority - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Louise Ashley
Belinda J. Steffan
Liminality and the identity paradox of the older worker
Leanne Cutcher, Kathleen Riach and Melissa Tyler
The unplaceable subject: Recognition, older workers and mature organizational subjectives
Maria Wishart, Anja Schaefer and Kristen Reid
The loneliness of seniority: Moral identity work in senior business managers
Anja Kirsch and Elgen Sauerborn
Managing stigma: Women directors and the “Quotenfrau” label
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Cultural Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Elham Moonesirut
Hae-Jung Hong and Junko Takagi
Culture work: How multicultural individuals negotiate their cultural identities and its impact on their work performing and well-being
Asma Klai, Saouré Kouamé and David Oliver
Strategic identity work: Managing identity in an Islamic bank in turbulent times
Mai Vu and Irene Chu
A transcultural interpretation of the ‘self’: Implications for reflexive identity construction
Mehdi Boussebaa
Identity regulation in a globalizing organizational world
Parallel Stream B: Identity Work in Universitities - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Sharon Mason
Carlos Azevedo and Caroline Clarke
Students as consumers: Making or faking identities?
Guy Huber and Richard Longman
Underlying processes of identity work: Teaching critical management studies in a higher education business school
Clare Mumford and Gail Hebson
Worker identity constructions in the ‘unreal’ world of university catering – Intertwining logics of family care ‘in here’ versus ‘real world’ commercialism ‘out there’
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Dirty Work and Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Kathleen Riach
Charlotte Croft and Trish Reay
Management is dirty work
Vanessa Monties
Dogs of the docks: Dirty work as inherited identity
Harriet Shortt and Michal Izak
Developing ‘a sense of place’ in times of sanitization and flexibility: The significance of scuffs and stains as memory anchors at work
Parallel Stream B: Academic Identity Work - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Caroline Clarke
Trang Vu and Hong Bui
How to be appropriate? Early-career academics’ identity work in the era of exclusion
Hilary Collins, Hayley Glover and Fran Myers
Winter is coming? Academic identity transitions for a digitized and precarious landscape
Paul Hibbert, Lisa Callagher, Frank Siedlok, Stefan Korber and Ziad Elsahn
What boat did you get off?
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Identity and Language - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Paul Hibbert
Jane Kassis and Linda Cohen
Overcoming exclusion: Rethinking language and identity – A road to empowerment
Sharon Mason
Identity work under narcissism: Bringing together discourse and psychoanalytic perspectives
Hamid Foroughi and Harry Hutson
Redemptive narratives as a catalyser for social change: An American Muslim starts healing divisions after the Boston Marathon bombings
Stacey Bushfield
Vulnerable leader identities: The narrative strategies of transitioning clinicians
Parallel Stream B: Organizing Identities - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Michael Humphreys
Avital Baikovich, Talia Pfefferman and Varda Wasserman
‘Faking work’: Performing identities among ultraorthodox female entrepreneurs
Ye Liu
‘Rehabilitator’, ‘self-doubter’ and ‘imposter’: A recognition view of police newcomers’ identity work during organizational socialization
Thomas Sorreda, Xavier Philippe and Jean-Philippe Bouilloud
“Born to be wild”? How illegal organization built new “moral identity”. The case of drug dealing gangs
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Identity Regulation - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Nick Ellis
Bridget Lockyer, Anna Einarsdottir, Karen Mumford and Melisa Sayli
Absences and silences: Identity regulation within the LGBT+ employee network meeting
Lucas Lauriano and Thiago Coacci
Be gay, but not that much: Identity work, organizational expectations, social media and context collapse
Dima Louis and Pauline Fatien Diochon
(Un)Faking it: The coach at the interplay between identity regulation and identity work
Peter Ghin
‘It surprised me, they're all fat, they're really fat’: The stigma of the ‘fat body’ in leadership
Parallel Stream B: Identity at the Edges - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Leanne Cutcher
Christopher Klinghardt and John M. Amis
Identity work, place and emotions: Social exclusion and the homeless
Sinéad G. Ruane
‘Fake it till you make it’: Doing identity in precarious times
Claire Deschner
Towards a critical performativity of autonomy: Prefigurative identity performances in anarchist organising
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, SH-KK - Auditorium
Identity Regulation
Chair: Christine Coupland
Hadar Elraz and David Knights
Mental health conditions at work
Sébastien Mainhagu and Renaud Defiebre-Muller
Excluding identities through ethical regulation: A Levinasian analysis of managerial practices to combat ill-treatment
Elham Moonesirust and Andrew D. Brown
Governing desired identities: The case of a company city