Materiality in a practice-based approach

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Abstract

The paper provides an overview of the vocabulary for materiality which is used by practice-based approaches to organizational knowing. Common terms for materiality are 'artifact' and 'object'. The interaction between social and material realities is grasped as several processes: object-oriented activity, symbolization, embodiment, performance, alignment and mediation. Material artifacts both stabilize and destabilize organizational action. They may ensure coordination, communication, and control, but they may also create disturbance and conflict.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftLearning Organization
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)360-370
Antal sider10
ISSN0969-6474
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2009

Emneord

  • materialitet
  • arbejdspraksis
  • artefakt
  • lærende organisation

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