Lindsay Hamilton

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 33091
Email: l.hamilton@keele.ac.uk
Location: DW1.17
Role: Course Director for Business Management and International Business
Contacting me:
Lindsay Hamilton, Keele Management School

I am an organisation studies scholar with a particular interest in ethnographic research. I came to Keele University in 2006 after being awarded a scholarship to carry out ethnographic research for a PhD; a study of farm animal vets in rural England (2009). Supervised by cultural studies scholar, Professor Paul Willis and organization studies scholar Professor Mihaela Kelemen, the thesis focused upon the relationships between professional identity, cultural meaning-making and ‘dirty work’. Coming to academia from a career in business and management, I feel I have the advantage of practical experience of a number of the theoretical issues presented by organisational analysis, particularly those involving multiple species. I am currently  Book Reviews Editor of the Sage journal, Ethnography (http://eth.sagepub.com/) and am pleased to receive review copies of any new ethnographic or anthropological books, particularly single and dual authored monographs.  I am a member of the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre at Keele (CASIC) and have recently become chief editor of its Working Paper Series.

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Selected Publications

  • Hamilton LA. 2017. Bridging the divide between theory and practice: Taking a co-productive approach to vet-farmer relationships. Food Ethics. doi> link>
  • Mitchell L and Hamilton L. Dignity and species difference within organisations. In Dignity and the organization. Kostera M and Pirson M (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan. doi>
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. 2017. Ethnography after Humanism: Power, Politics and Method in Multi-species Research. Palgrave Macmillan. doi> link>
  • Hardie-Bick J, Bonner, P, Mitchell L, Fraser H, Dashper K, Goodwin Hawkins B, Emery S, Carrithers M, Hamilton L. 2016. Countryside Lives: Symbolic Terrain.
  • Hamilton LA and McCabe DARREN. 2016. ‘It’s Just a Job’: Understanding Emotion Work, De-animalization and the Compartmentalization of Organized Animal Slaughter. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society, vol. 23(3), 330-350. doi> link>

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Books

  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. 2017. Ethnography after Humanism: Power, Politics and Method in Multi-species Research. Palgrave Macmillan. doi> link>
  • Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A. Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A (Eds.). 2014. Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. 2013. Animals at Work: Identity, politics and culture in work with animals. Boston, USA: Brill Academic Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Hamilton LA. 2017. Bridging the divide between theory and practice: Taking a co-productive approach to vet-farmer relationships. Food Ethics. doi> link>
  • Hamilton LA and McCabe DARREN. 2016. ‘It’s Just a Job’: Understanding Emotion Work, De-animalization and the Compartmentalization of Organized Animal Slaughter. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society, vol. 23(3), 330-350. doi> link>
  • Hopfl H, Hamilton L, Brannan M. Introduction to 'A Gendered Perspective on Learning to Labour'. Culture and Organisation.
  • Kelemen M and Hamilton LA. 2015. The Role of Creative Methods in Re-defining the Impact Agenda. CASIC Working Paper Series. link>
  • Hamilton LA. 2015. Editorial; Ethnography beyond the Country and the City: Understanding the Symbolic Terrain of Rural Spaces. Ethnography. doi>
  • Hamilton LA and McCabe D. 2015. ‘The Kill Programme’: An Ethnographic Study of the “Dirty Work” of Meat Inspectors in a Slaughterhouse. New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 30(2), 95-108. doi>
  • Hamilton LA. 2013. The magic of mundane objects: Culture, identity and power in a country vets’ practice. The Sociological Review, vol. 61, 265-284. doi>
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. 2012. Ethnography in evolution: Adapting to the animal 'other'in organizations. Journal of organizational ethnography, vol. 1(1), 43-51. doi>
  • Hamilton LA. 2012. Purity in danger: Power, negotiation and ontology in medical practice. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 20(1), 95-106. link> doi>
  • HAMILTON LA. 2007. Muck and Magic: Cultural transformations in the world of farm animal veterinary surgeons. Ethnography, vol. 8(4), 485-501. doi>

Chapters

  • Mitchell L and Hamilton L. Dignity and species difference within organisations. In Dignity and the organization. Kostera M and Pirson M (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan. doi>
  • Hamilton LA. 2011. Ethnography in Context. In Ethnography in Context - Volume two. Hobbs D (Ed.). Sage Publications Limited.
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. Care of the Underdog: Animals, Culture and the Creation of Moral Certainty in the Rescue Shelter. In Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar.
  • Hamilton LA and McCabe D. Disjointed, Degraded and Divided? A Tale of Dirty Work at the Chicken Factory. In Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar.
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. Ethnography in Evolution: Adapting to the Animal Other in Organizations (article reprint). In Approaches to Fieldwork edited by Hillyard, S. Sage.
  • Hamilton LA and Taylor N. Investigating the Other: Considerations on Multi-Species Research. In Big Data? Qualitative Approaches to Digital Research edited by Hillyard, S. and Hand, M. Emerald, London.

Other

  • Hardie-Bick J, Bonner, P, Mitchell L, Fraser H, Dashper K, Goodwin Hawkins B, Emery S, Carrithers M, Hamilton L. 2016. Countryside Lives: Symbolic Terrain.
  • Hamilton LA. 2015. Book Review Article: When I ask myself these questions. doi>
  • Hamilton LA. 2011. Book Review: Barbara Czarniawska, A Theory of Organizing Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press, 2008, £15.95 pbk (ISBN: 9781847205841), 153 pp. link> doi>
  • Hamilton LA. Invited talk: Beyond the Agenda of Care and Cure - Veterinary Ethics in Contemporary Context.
  • Identity, Culture and Organisation (third year). A fascinating final year module which takes students through the key principles of individual identity formation to a better understanding of the complex ways in which people relate to each other at work.  
  • Ethnography (postgraduate) – a thought-provoking postgraduate module which defines, discusses and explores the principles of ethnography, one of the most popular qualitative research methods in use today.