Refusing the Therapeutic: Marion Milner and Me

AJ Rippin

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Quiltmaking is an unusual form of inquiry in Western Business and Management Schools. This piece examines the practice through a reflection on how my thoughts about it developed after the first Art of Management Conference in London in 2002. It examines the institutional context that makes this practice so alien to the Academy, and my own feelings that I must defend myself against charges of self-indulgence. It draws on the work of psychotherapist Marion Milner to explore my own reservations and of writers on the politics of higher education in the United Kingdom to explore the disciplinary regimes operating on the work. It includes photographs of some of the quilts.
Translated title of the contributionRefusing the Therapeutic: Marion Milner and Me
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25 - 36
Number of pages12
JournalCulture and Organization
Volume12 (1)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Publisher: Routledge


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