I have written this section as a ‘postscript’ because it seemed odd to add a Conclusion to a body of work that continues to evolve and which has increasing resonance for organizational theory, practice and activism. As Lloyd (2007) notes, performativity may well be the idea for which Butler is best known; however, her performative ontology has been a ‘way in’ to a complex body of ideas that, at its heart, is concerned with how the desire for recognition comes to be organized, and what the consequences of those modes of organization might be both for those subject to them, and for those rendered abject by dominant organizational ways of being and relating to one another.