How Matter Matters : Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

How Matter Matters : Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Description

Although human lives towards the second half of the twentieth century became increasingly mediated by objects and artifacts and have depended heavily on the functioning of technical systems, materiality in a broad sense became relatively marginalized as a topic of research interest. This volume contributes to redressing the balance by drawing together the work of scholars involved in exploring the sociomaterial dimensions of organizational life. It will look at the way material objects and artifacts are conceived in organizations, and how they function in interaction with human agents. The book offers a new conceptual repertoire and vocabulary that allows deeper thought and discussion about the inherent entanglement of the social and material. Like the preceding volumes in the Perspectives on Process Organization Studies series, the book displays the richness that characterizes process thinking, and combines philosophical reflections with novel conceptual perspectives and insightful empirical analyses.

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Details

Author(s)
Paul R. Carlile, Davide Nicolini, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas
Format
Hardback | 316 pages
Dimensions
163 x 240 x 23mm | 624g
Publication date
19 May 2013
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0199671532
ISBN13
9780199671533
Bestsellers rank
1,623,839