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Title: Poetry as a Source of Hope in Contemporary Organizations
Authors: Boback, P.
The core argument (a disguised intuition?) of my paper is that poetry can be a source of containment for the individual navigating through the erratic, unpredictable, scary and turbulent ocean which has become the contemporary organization. I do claim that a poetic language provides a symbolic matrix, an enveloping tissue to deal with difficult and threatening experiences innate to the postmodern workplace. And I do dare to assert that poetry has the force to reframe and metabolize toxic experiences people are exposed to in contemporary organizations. Finally I suggest that the creations of poets and a better understanding of their poetic creativity delivers the symbolic material out of which the contemporary subject can create and shape an inner companion, a supporting Alter Ego, a benign double.
Keywords: poetry, postmodern organization, corporations,
Location: Elsinore, Denmark
Name of Event/Conference: 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
Sponsoring Organization: ISPSO
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