For a Minor Administration: The Case of the Bailinho da Tia Naná



minor administration, ordinary management, cartography


Adopting the collaborative work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as a theoretical and methodological framework, the primary objective of this article is to argue for a minor administration. To this end, we seek to provide clues, hints, and glimpses of other forms of being and coexisting that expand, re-elaborate and tighten the conventional practices of the management universe – whether in terms of their ways of thinking and producing knowledge or their ways of organizing. Through the mapping of the immanent forces operating in the lives of women who gather to dance at the Bailinho da Tia Naná – a popular dance venue targeted at the elderly, located in downtown Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil – we aimed not only to reveal rigid segmentarities but also (and this is where the difference lies) to focus our attention on the appositions, inventions, that which leaks, and escapes, that which resists binary and functionalist organizations, that which escapes the colonization of our vital forces of creation and transcreation in micropolitical relations. As far as the concept of ordinary management and Organizational Studies are concerned, we sought to identify in everyday life whatever breaks with, changes, deviates from the norms, and gives birth to difference; a form of management that cares about the potency, joy, multiplicity, complexity, and interdependence inherent to the ways of organizing and composing the betweenness of ordinary, historicized, localized and real lives.


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Author Biographies

Paula Gontijo Martins, Universidade Federal de Alfenas

Professor of the Program in Public Administration at the Federal University of Alfenas (Varginha Campus). Ph.D. in Organizational Studies and Society from CEPEAD/UFMG. LLM in Legal Theory from PUC/Minas. Bachelor of Business Administration from UFV. Member of the Center for Organizational Studies and Society (NEOS/UFMG)

Marcos Paulo de Oliveira Corrêa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Ph.D. student in Administration, with a concentration in Organizational Studies, Work, and People at CEPEAD/FACE/UFMG. Master of Public Administration from Fundação João Pinheiro/MG. Bachelor of Business Administration from FACE/UFMG. Member of the Center for Organizational Studies and Society (NEOS/UFMG)

Alexandre de Pádua Carrieri, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Full Professor at UFMG. Ph.D. in Administration from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).



How to Cite

Gontijo Martins P, de Oliveira Corrêa MP, de Pádua Carrieri A. For a Minor Administration: The Case of the Bailinho da Tia Naná. Organ. Soc. [Internet]. 2023Apr.15 [cited 2024May22];30(105). Available from: