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Title: Learning as lack: Individual learning in organizations as an empowering encounter with failed imaginary constructions of the self
Authors: Driver, Michaela
First Published: 27-Oct-2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Management Learning, 2010, 41 (5), pp. 561-574
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to draw on psychoanalytic, particularly Lacanian, theorizing, to examine individual learning as an empowering encounter with fundamental lack. Specifically, I explore learning as an imaginary construction of the learner’s self that invariably fails thereby providing opportunities for the experience of empowerment and liberation. I discuss the implications this has for how we conceptualize and experience learning as an emancipatory discourse in organizations.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1350507610374427
ISSN: 1350-5076
eISSN: 1461-7307
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2010 The Author(s). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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