Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 9 Issue 1


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The creativity of everyday uncertainty: Improvisation, material security, and wellbeing in urban households in the Northeastern United States

Tess Bird

Drawing on ethnographic research in selection of urban households in Providence County, Rhode Island, the purpose of this paper is to define uncertainty as an everyday…

Unqualified social work: “a positive caring approach” for the Scottish private rented sector

Benjamin Bridgman

The purpose of this paper is to explore the emic theme of “unqualified social work” as part of the process of property management in a self-described “letting agency with…

Bouncer service work: emotional labour and flexible masculinity

Thomas Friis Søgaard, Jakob Krause-Jensen

The purpose of this paper is to explore how new policies and standards to professionalise nightclub bouncing along with customer-oriented service imperatives affect…

Navigating the grey areas of law and ethics in ethnography: Justifying participatory methods with criminal ticket touts in the UK

Alessandro Moretti

The purpose of this paper is to argue that the use of legally and ethically dubious methods in ethnography can sometimes be justified in the pursuit of new knowledge. The…

Gifts, reciprocity and ethically sound ethnographic research: a reflexive framework

Anna Kirkebæk Johansson Gosovic

Within organizational ethnography, getting access to relevant field sites often requires us to draw on personal and professional networks. Likewise, externally funded…

Managing the Second “A” in Alcoholics Anonymous

Katie Kyungwon Kang

The purpose of this paper is to provide a better understanding of how hidden organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) manages the dialectical tension between…

“It’s okay even if you are a spy”: issues in researcher positioning within a precarious workplace

Polina Baum-Talmor

The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the complexities associated with the trust-building process between participants and researcher in the context of a…

Making professional decisions account-able

Ida Schrøder

The purpose of this paper is to analyze how accounts of costs and accounts of needs are shaped, connected and made durable in the day-to-day practices of welfare professionals.

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