Title

Making and Maintaining the Subject in Call Centre Work

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2007

Abstract

This article reports an ethnographic study of call centre work. Analytics are applied enabling study of relations between power and subjectivity. Findings indicate that organisational 'truth' claims about workers are produced in a constellation of architectural, technological and managerial apparatuses. Workers orient to and reify the power of these claims, even when resisting.