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The battle for ‘Middle-Earth’: The constitution of interests and identifies in the Hobbit dispute

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dc.contributor.author Bridgman, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-17T03:19:23Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:39:37Z
dc.date.available 2017
dc.date.available 2018-04-17T03:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:39:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20323
dc.description.abstract This article draws on an industrial dispute over the filming of The Hobbit in New Zealand in 2010 to contribute to the theorisation of the interplay between interests and identities and our understanding of mobilisation and collective identity. While industrial disputes are typically viewed as a conflict between groups with opposing material interests, this may miss the way in which both the identities of those involved and their interests are discursively constituted in articulatory processes. Specifically, we apply Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory and in doing so demonstrate that the dispute was more than a conflict over working conditions, it was a hegemonic struggle to fix meaning. In making this conceptual contribution we highlight a tendency within industrial relations analysis to reify interests. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Industrial Relations en_NZ
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185617714293 en_NZ
dc.rights.uri https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal-author-archiving-policies-and-re-use-1
dc.subject Industrial relation, film industry, identity, collective, New Zealand, Hobbit en_NZ
dc.title The battle for ‘Middle-Earth’: The constitution of interests and identifies in the Hobbit dispute en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Management School en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 150306 Industrial Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution - Research Article en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder SAGE Publications en_NZ

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