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Katcher, B. L., & Snyder A. (2007).  30 reasons employees hate their managers: what your people may be thinking and what you can do about it.
"Employment is a form of slavery. This is a provocative analogy and may be offensive to some, but it is key to understanding why employees are often unhappy.
Merriam Webster defines a slave as, 'a person who has lost control of himself or herself and is dominated by something or someone else.' This is precisely what happens in the workplace. Many employees, shackled to their jobs with little freedom to control their day-to-day work or career, feel like slaves." (p. 7)
Morgan, G. (1986).  Images of Organization.
"Throughout history organization has been associated with processes of social domination where individuals or groups find ways of imposing their will on others. This becomes clearly evident when we trace the lineage of the modern organization from its roots in ancient society, through the growth and development of military enterprise and empire, to its role in the modern world." (p. 275)
Kafka, F., Muir E., & Muir W. (1995).  The Metamorphosis, in the Penal Colony, and Other Stories.
"If I had first called the man before me and interrogated him, things would have got into a confused tangle. He would have told lies, and had I exposed these lies he would have backed them up with more lies, and so on and so forth. As it is, I've got him and I won't let him go.—Is that quite clear now?" (The Penal Colony, p. 199)
Arendt, H. (1994).  The origins of totalitarianism.
"Those who aspire to total domination must liquidate all spontaneity, such as the mere existence of individuality will always engender, and track it down in its most private forms, regardless of how unpolitical and harmless these may seem." (p. 456)
Weiner, D. L. (2002).  Power freaks: dealing with them in the workplace or anyplace.
"The primitive brain mechanism drives us into creating hierarchies, an essential for primitive tribal organization and survival. It confers on some of us today an innate need to dominate others in situations where we might also understand rationally that cooperation would make better sense than domination." (p. 44)
Aesop (1871).  Æsop's fables.
"A wolf, meeting with a lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea, which should justify to the lamb himself, his right to eat him. He then addressed him: 'Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me.' 'Indeed,' bleated the lamb in a mournful tone of voice: 'I was not then born.' Then said the wolf: 'You feed in my pasture.' 'No, good sir,' replied the lamb: 'I have not yet tasted grass.' Again said the wolf: 'You drink of my well.' 'No, exclaimed the lamb: I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both food and drink to me.' Upon which the wolf seized him and ate him up, saying: 'Well! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.'
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny." (p. 2)

See also: control, organizational totalitarianism, authoritarian character, power, abuse, mobbing, bullying, cooperation, submissiveness

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  • Concept: domination
    • preferred: domination
    • definition: social control by dominating
    • related: control
    • related: organizational_totalitarianism
    • related: authoritarian_character
    • broader: power
    • broader: abuse
    • narrower: mobbing
    • narrower: bullying
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    • antonym: cooperation
    • antonym: submissiveness
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      • gloss: social control by dominating
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      • sense: domination
      • synset id: 101128390
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