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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Paul
dc.contributor.editorSheehan,M., Ramsay,S., Patrick,J.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to map the contours of knowledge and interest that make the conceptualisation of the bully-victim at work possible. While the rise of the syndrome bullying-atwork has been premised on the binarisation of the bully and victim, the bully-victim is identified as a new formation of meaning. The crossing-over of polarities of bully and victim in the bully-victim points to limits of meaning in the syndrome bullyingat- work. The polar opposition of bully and victim is traced to projective identity-formation, naming, blaming, and labelling. On the one side, the victim may be depicted as weaker, fallen, even blamed. And on the other, the bully may be the subject of witch-hunts and criminalisation. The emergence of the hybrid bully-victim signals the limits of these attributions, revealing them as unable to account for the complexities of bullying.
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.relation.ispartofbookorjournalTranscending Boundaries: Integrating people, Processes and systems
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameInternational Association of Insight and Action
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleTranscending Boundaries: Integrating people, Processes and systems
dc.titleThe Bully-victim at work
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
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gro.griffith.authorMcCarthy, Paul

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