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Infrastructuration: On Habits, Norms and Routines as Elements of Infrastructure*

Thinking Infrastructures

ISBN: 978-1-78769-558-0, eISBN: 978-1-78769-557-3

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 7 August 2019

Abstract

This chapter explores examples from several different nations that show how infrastructures depend on habits, norms and routines, and how the persistence of automaticity in social systems and individuals creates its own forms of path dependence and structural inertia. My title plays on Anthony Giddens’s notion of “structuration” to evoke the mutually constructive character of agency and structure.

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Edwards, P.N. (2019), "Infrastructuration: On Habits, Norms and Routines as Elements of Infrastructure*", Kornberger, M., Bowker, G.C., Elyachar, J., Mennicken, A., Miller, P., Nucho, J.R. and Pollock, N. (Ed.) Thinking Infrastructures (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 62), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 355-366. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20190000062022

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