Critial Theory

Critial Theory - Critial Theory (ch 5) Critial...

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Critial Theory (ch 5) Critial organizational theory reveals the hidden but pervasive power that organizations have over individuals and over society, and questions the assumed superiority of market capitalism and its organizational structures, norms, and practices. Critical approaches pose difficult and important questions about power and control Critical theory emerged in response to the growing power that a small but elite segment of society held over the rest of the public during the Victorian period – a time marked by a brutally abusive system of low wages, squalid working conditions, and wealthy, isolated business owners. Child labor was common Employees had little protection from the whims of their employers Women, children, minorities were paid far less than adult white men for performing the same work Citical theory found its earliest expressions in the work of Karl Marx and his analyses of the divisions of labor in modern industrial workplaces.
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