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Bodies, Technologies and Action Possibilities
Borrowed from ecological psychology, the concept of affordances is often said to offer the social study of technology a means of re-framing the question of what is, and what is not, ‘social’ aboutExpand
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Chasing Shadows: Control, Virtuality and the Production of Trust
In recent years, the topic of trust has become the focus of renewed attention in organizational theory and research and, in particular, where electronic distribution and associated `virtual' forms ofExpand
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Abstract This paper examines how particular “inscription devices” institute versions of the objects that they purport to render visible. It refers to a group of representational practices centred onExpand
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The Outer Limits: Monsters, Actor Networks and the Writing of Displacement
This article focuses on science fiction and actor network theory as ways of writing displacement which are relevant to organization studies. Recent work within organizational theory and relatedExpand
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Enacting Airports: Space, Movement and Modes of Ordering
In the era of an increasingly `light' and `liquid' modernity (Bauman, 2000) airports appear to be privileged and distinctive sites of organization, constitutive of what Castells calls a `space ofExpand
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Something happened: Spectres of organization/disorganization at the airport
The article explores the practical accomplishment of organization at an international airport during the course of a number of ‘security alerts’ that disrupted routine ‘modes of ordering’ (Law,Expand
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Re-Presenting Technology: It Consultancy Reports as Textual Reality Constructions
This paper examines the reports produced by management consultants as exercises in textual reality construction. Concentrating on a particular variant of this genre - namely, the informationExpand
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Transformative Capacity, Information Technology, and the Making of Business ‘Experts’
The performance of expertise within modern organisations is increasingly tied-up with the implementation and use of integrated business information systems which purport to abstract the world into an informational form. Expand
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