A life in part

Stewart R. Clegg*

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Abstract

Life, art and science are irremediably intertwined: how, where and with whom one shares the brief moments of existence necessarily affect what one thinks, how one writes, and what one will address. Being a scholar is a vocation, as Weber knew only too well, in which science, ethics and art blend; sometimes seamlessly, sometimes not. None who live an intellectual and public life are immune to the normal glosses of the sociology of knowledge and this paper provides glimpses, through a personal lens, of what such a gloss might see. It is a glimpse of a life still living and lived; an artist still at work, an agenda still being developed, frozen like a snapshot of an instant - and just as representative. Can a snapshot capture an essence? Sometimes. Whether this does is left to others to judge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-309
Number of pages19
JournalOrganization studies
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2005

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Keywords

  • Discourse
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Intellectual craftsmanship
  • Organization theory
  • Politics
  • Power

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Clegg, Stewart R. / A life in part. In: Organization studies. 2005 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 291-309.
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Clegg, SR 2005, 'A life in part', Organization studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 291-309. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840605049468

A life in part. / Clegg, Stewart R.

In: Organization studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, 25.10.2005, p. 291-309.

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