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dc.contributor.authorParker, Martin-
dc.identifier.citationCulture and Organization, 2015, 21 (3), pp. 217-234en
dc.description.abstractThis paper employs the skyscraper to show how culture and economy are necessarily intertwined. I begin with the idea of the sublime, and then move on to consider representations of the tall building from the 1870s to the present day in order to illustrate what these artefacts are understood to ‘mean’. But skyscrapers are not merely symbols of modern organization, they are themselves forms of economic organizing and the second section of the paper notes the various ways in which the tall building, and the divisions of labour that enabled it, began by ‘making the land pay’ in cities with a burgeoning rental market for small firms. This shift involves partly displacing the architect and the corporation, and instead focussing on project organization and rental values. I conclude by suggesting that the term ‘organization’, because of its mutability, can provide a bridge between culturalist and economic representations.en
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles for Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolismen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2013, Taylor and Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Culture and Organization on 15 Nov 2013, available online:
dc.subjectcultural economyen
dc.subjectNew Yorken
dc.titleVertical capitalism: Skyscrapers and organizationen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIESen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Managementen
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