Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 4 Issue 3


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“Animals like us”: revisiting organizational ethnography and research

Harry Wels

Now that the human-animal distinction is increasingly critiqued from various disciplinary perspectives, to the point where some suggest even letting go of the distinction…

Machine baptisms and heroes of the underground: Performing sociomateriality in an Amsterdam metro project

Leonore van den Ende, Alfons van Marrewijk, Kees Boersma

The purpose of this paper is to apply the theory of sociomateriality to exhibit how the social and material are entangled and (re)configured over time and in practice in a…

Negotiating organizational future: symbolic struggles in a fiscal crisis

Zachary A. Schaefer, Owen H. Lynch

The authors use concepts from the “communication constitutes organizations” (CCO) literature in combination with Cooren’s (2010, 2012) ventriloquism to demonstrate the…

Balancing differentiated interests and conceptualizations in environmental management: Working across sectors in Swedish river restoration

Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist

The purpose of this paper is to explore the everyday practices and routines undertaken by an authority to support internal coordination and deal with sector-specific…

Operationalizing cultural political economy: towards critical grounded theory

Claes Axel Belfrage, Felix Hauf

– The purpose of this paper is to take conceptual and methodological steps towards the elaboration of the critical grounded theory (CGT) method.

The corporation performed: minutes from the rituals of annual general meetings

Anette Nyqvist

In this paper the annual general meetings (AGM) of corporations are conceptualized as front-stage performances and dramas where the three roles of the corporation – the…

Polyphonic sound montages: A new approach to ethnographic representation and qualitative analysis

Morten Arnfred

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the methodological aspects of analyzing and editing recorded qualitative interviews into polyphonic sound montages, which can then…

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