Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 3 Issue 2


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Temporal practices: time and ethnographic research in changing organizations

Patrick Dawson

The purpose of this paper is to explore time dilemmas in ethnographic research and develops a facilitating frame for thinking about temporality. Core concepts developed…

Cutting dark matter. Professional capacity and organizational change

Bauke Steenhuisen

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of organizational change on the competence of controllers in rail infrastructure operations. Controllers are a critical…

Resistance to financialization : Insights about collective resistance through distancing and persistence from two ethnographic studies

Per Forsberg, Anna-Karin Stockenstrand

The purpose of this paper is to contribute with knowledge about how resistance to the neo-liberal agenda is made possible, especially through renewal and reproduction of…

Stranger and stranger: creating theory through ethnographic distance and authority

Gary Alan Fine, Tim Hallett

Classical ethnographic research begins with the recognition that the observer starts as a stranger to the group being studied, a recognition as evident in the analysis of…

“Being with” while retaining and asserting professional midwifery power and authority in home birth

Colm O'Boyle

The purpose of this paper is to describe what it is like to be a midwife in the professionally isolated and marginalised arena of home birth in Ireland and to explore…

Decision-making as performative struggle : Strategic political-executive practices influencing the actualization of an infrastructural development

Sander Merkus, Jaap De Heer, Marcel Veenswijk

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of performative struggle through the use of an interpretative case story focussed on a strategic decision-making…

“I don’t know why I’m here”: from knot-working to not-knowing

Charlotte Wegener

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the idea of getting lost during field studies as a point of departure for reframing the initial research question.

What a performance! the influence of call centre workflows on workers’ skills and emotional wellbeing

Julian Alexander Clarke

This purpose of this paper is to use the concepts of performance and emotional labour to shed new light on the skills workers use on two workflows in one call centre. In…

The organizing practices of a community festival

Michael John Lucas

The purpose of this paper is to present a part of a research study, undertaken over three years, in which the author observed the organization of an annual…

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