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Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Keith Grint

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775003
eISBN:
9780191695346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This book is designed for those who find current management orthodoxies inadequate, who are interested in alternative ideas and how they might be applied to management practice, but are not ... More


Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

C. Claire Thomson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book-length study in English of a national corpus of state-sponsored informational film, this book traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and ... More


The New Poverty of Theory: Material Turns in a Latourian World

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an analysis of an essay on the material turn in history. It offers a commentary on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood and criticizes Patrick Joyce's ... More


Entanglement, Materiality and the Social Organisation of Construction Workers in Classical Athens

Diane Harris Cline

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter views the “Periclean Building Program” through the lens of Actor Network Theory, in order to explore the ways in which the construction of these buildings transformed Athenian society ... More


Mapping Messiness: The Informational Film Archive and Actor-Network Theory

C. Claire Thomson

in Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as a toolkit for analysing the often messy and complex networks and relationships involved in the production and distribution of useful cinema. ... More


The “Political Ecology” of Bruno Latour: No Environments, No Limits, No Monsters (Not Even Fear)

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 is an overview of the work of the French thinker, Bruno Latour and how his recent thinking and writing seems to align well with those thinkers who place themselves in the camps of ... More


Supermarket Sociology

David J. Alworth

in Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking Latour's engagement with the literary as a point of departure, this chapter offers a new model for thinking between the disciplines of literary studies and sociology. At the crux of this model ... More


Knowledge work: organising mental health care networks in Belgium

Sophie Thunus, Gaëtan Cerfontaine, and Frédéric Schoenaers

in Knowledge in policy: Embodied, inscribed, enacted

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447309987
eISBN:
9781447310020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309987.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In 2007, a series of pilots of new forms of local service delivery in mental health care began in Belgium, called the ‘Therapeutic Projects'. This chapter describes the ‘Horizontal Consultation’ ... More


Conclusion

C. Claire Thomson

in Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion returns to Actor-Network Theory to consider how its methodologies can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of the making of films and the making of facts. It further discusses three avenues ... More


Performing the legacy of animative and iterative approaches to co-producing knowledge

Mihaela Kelemen, Martin Phillips, Deborah James, and Sue Moffat

in Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331605
eISBN:
9781447331650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331605.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter advances a distinctive conceptual framework for defining legacy, seeing it as co-produced and co-performed in relational processes and dialogical encounters between scholars and ... More


Mess/order: materials, timings, feelings

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter is about some of the selected spatialities – the co-implicated spaces-and-times – that characterise alternative learning spaces. It focuses on how alternative educators combine spatial ... More


Enchantment and Disenchantment

David Morgan

in Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190272111
eISBN:
9780190862206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272111.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter moves to formalize the definition of enchantment, considering it in relation to magic, religion, art, and play. The idea of the material network as the matrix in which enchantment ... More


Juxtaposing Urban Forestry and Agriculture in the PlaNYC Era

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The introduction begins with the question of why urban forestry was central to Bloomberg’s sustainability plan but urban agriculture was absent. It places PlaNYC in the context of the rise of ... More


Universitas, 1216–2016

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Coda concludes the book by looking at what Hobbes has left us and at where a new pluralist political theory might begin. Drawing on the history of the corporation, the chapter explores a ... More


Digital Institutions

Adam Hodgkin

in Following Searle on Twitter: How Words Create Digital Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438214
eISBN:
9780226438351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438351.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Digital institutions can alter and adapt their constitution and performance, and they interact with other institutions. In the case of Twitter all this institutionality, whether with basic or ... More


Twists and Turns: Pantheons, Structures, Beyond and In Between

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines methodological issues related to the structuralist approaches as they may apply to the Japanese pantheon. The main argument is that, while the structuralist method can be useful ... More


What’s so Political About the Economic?: The Limits of Existing Responses

Andy Smith

in The Politics of Economic Activity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788157
eISBN:
9780191830136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788157.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Political economy has thus far failed to define politics clearly and heuristically. This chapter presents how four dominant theories instead unhelpfully conflate politics with other terms: liberal, ... More


Contagion and the Creativity of Affect

Andrew A. G. Ross

in Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226077390
eISBN:
9780226077567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077567.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows that emotions, often considered repetitive impulses, are in fact engines of creativity in the social world. To make this case, the chapter supplements scientific research in ... More


Governance in a Bottle

Dario Minervini

in Organising waste in the city: International perspectives on narratives and practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306375
eISBN:
9781447310891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Using Actor-Network Theory the chapter describes how waste governance and policies are translated into socio-technical practices. Based on ethnographical research, the author narrates the journey of ... More


The Garden in the Machine:: Biomimetic Hybrids and the Tragedy of Singular Use

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter positions Thomas Pynchon's encyclopedic novel Gravity's Rainbow alongside recent models of human-object interactions such as biomimetics, actor-network theory, and new vitalism. ... More


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