Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

3.29 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199664054: Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Ask a person on the street whether new technologies bring about important social change and you are likely to hear a resounding yes But the answer is less definitive amongst academics who study technology and social practice Scholarly writing has been heavily influenced by the ideology of technological determinism the belief that some types or technologically driven social changes are inevitable and cannot be stopped Rather than argue for or against notions of determinism theauthors in this book ask how the materiality the arrangement of physical digital or rhetorical materials into particular forms that endure across differences in place and time of technologies ranging from computer simulation tools and social media to ranking devices and rumours is actually implicated in the process of formal and informal organizing The book builds a new theoretical framework to consider the important socio technical changes confronting people s everyday experiencesin and outside of work Leading scholars in the field contribute original chapters examining the complex interactions between technology and the social between artefact and humans The discussion spans multiple disciplines including management information systems informatics communication sociology and the history of technology and opens up a new area of research regarding the relationship between materiality and organizing This book asks how the materiality of technologies ranging from computer simulation tools and social media to ranking devices and rumours is actually implicated in the process of formal and informal organizing It builds a new theoretical framework to consider the important socio technical changes confronting people s everyday experiences in and outside of work Leading scholars in the field contribute original chapters examining the complex interactionsbetween technology and the social between artefact and humans The discussion spans multiple disciplines including m

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Paul M. Leonardi is the Pentair-Nugent Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication Studies and Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences at Northwestern University, Evanston IL, where he teaches courses on the management of innovation and organizational change in the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. His research focuses on how companies can design organizational structures and employ advanced information technologies to more effectively create and share knowledge. He is the author of Car Crashes Without Cars: Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design (MIT Press, 2012).

Bonnie Nardi is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, the University of California, Irvine. An anthropologist, she has studied the uses of digital technologies in offices, schools, homes, libraries, hospitals, scientific laboratories, and virtual worlds. Her theoretical orientation is activity theory. She is the author of many scientific articles and books. Her latest books are My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft (University of Michigan Press, 2010) and Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method (co-author, Princeton University Press, 2012).

Jannis Kallinikos is Professor and PhD programme Director in the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics. His research covers a wide range of topics on the interpenetration of technology with the administrative and institutional arrangements of contemporary societies. Recent books include The Consequences of Information: Institutional Implications of Technological Change (Edward Elgar, 2006), and Governing Through Technology: Information Artefacts and Social Practice (Palgrave, 2011).

Review:

For too long the materiality of social life has been ignored by sociologists and organization studies scholars. The role of materiality in social life is turning out to be one of the most interesting and difficult issues in the field. This multidisciplinary collection does not offer a single solution but offers the latest thoughts of scholars who try and take materiality seriously in their own research. The resulting volume is a deep and fascinating collection of essays. * Professor Trevor Pinch, Cornell University * This volume is a much-needed exploration of the material aspects of the technologies that have reshaped our world. For two decades, a narrative framing technologies as social constructions has led to important advances in our understanding of their nature and impacts. Materiality and Organizing provides an important counterbalance to this approach in its exploration of the dimensions of materiality that constrain but also enable technologies to connect with and affect people, organizations, and society. This volume is required reading for scholars interested in technology, its development, and its impacts. Its insights into information technology are particularly significant. * Professor Marshall Scott Poole, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign * Materiality and Organizing marks a long overdue turning point in the scholarly study of the human-technology relationship that now engulfs our lives. For too long, researchers have tended to treat technology as a dream conjured by agents and imbued with their projects. This brilliant sequence of essays restores and deepens the entire field of perception. It finally returns us to the facticity of technology as it persistently redefines the horizon of the possible. These tightly argued masterpieces reestablish technology as embodied and significant. Most importantly, they return us to materiality just in time. With each passing day, technology becomes both more abstracted from its physical manifestations and more ubiquitous, producing a dematerialized materiality. Only a relentless focus on this paradox will yield the intellectual tools that are required to participate in our own destinies. * Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor, Harvard Business School *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leonardi, Paul M.; Nardi, Bonnie A.; Kallinikos, Jannis
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0199664056 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1902783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Leonardi, Paul M., Nardi, Bonnie A., Kal
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P110199664056

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Leonardi, Paul M.
Published by OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780199664054_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 118.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Leonardi, Paul M.
Published by OUP Oxford (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 124.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Leonardi, Paul M.
Published by OUP Oxford (2012)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 130.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Paul M. Leonardi; Bonnie A. Nardi; Jannis Kallinikos
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Ask a person on the street whether new technologies bring about important social change and you are likely to hear a resounding yes. But the answer is less definitive amongst academics who study technology and social practice. Scholarly writing has been heavily influenced by the ideology of technological determinism - the belief that some types or technologically driven social changes are inevitable and cannot be stopped. Rather than argue for or against notions of determinism, the authors in this book ask how the materiality (the arrangement of physical, digital, or rhetorical materials into particular forms that endure across differences in place and time) of technologies, ranging from computer-simulation tools and social media, to ranking devices and rumours, is actually implicated in the process of formal and informal organizing. The book builds a new theoretical framework to consider the important socio-technical changes confronting people s everyday experiences in and outside of work. Leading scholars in the field contribute original chapters examining the complex interactions between technology and the social, between artefact and humans. The discussion spans multiple disciplines, including management, information systems, informatics, communication, sociology, and the history of technology, and opens up a new area of research regarding the relationship between materiality and organizing. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 158.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Paul M. Leonardi; Bonnie A. Nardi; Jannis Kallinikos
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Ask a person on the street whether new technologies bring about important social change and you are likely to hear a resounding yes. But the answer is less definitive amongst academics who study technology and social practice. Scholarly writing has been heavily influenced by the ideology of technological determinism - the belief that some types or technologically driven social changes are inevitable and cannot be stopped. Rather than argue for or against notions of determinism, the authors in this book ask how the materiality (the arrangement of physical, digital, or rhetorical materials into particular forms that endure across differences in place and time) of technologies, ranging from computer-simulation tools and social media, to ranking devices and rumours, is actually implicated in the process of formal and informal organizing. The book builds a new theoretical framework to consider the important socio-technical changes confronting people s everyday experiences in and outside of work. Leading scholars in the field contribute original chapters examining the complex interactions between technology and the social, between artefact and humans. The discussion spans multiple disciplines, including management, information systems, informatics, communication, sociology, and the history of technology, and opens up a new area of research regarding the relationship between materiality and organizing. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 160.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paul M. Leonardi; Bonnie A. Nardi; Jannis Kallinikos
Published by Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199664056

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 194.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Leonardi, Paul M.; Nardi, Bonnie A.; Kallinikos, Jannis
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0199664056 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 187.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bonnie A. Nardi
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199664056 ISBN 13: 9780199664054
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 384 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.4in. x 1.1in.Ask a person on the street whether new technologies bring about important social change and you are likely to hear a resounding yes. But the answer is less definitive amongst academics who study technology and social practice. Scholarly writing has been heavily influenced by the ideology of technological determinism - the belief that some types or technologically driven social changes are inevitable and cannot be stopped. Rather than argue for or against notions of determinism, the authors in this book ask how the materiality (the arrangement of physical, digital, or rhetorical materials into particular forms that endure across differences in place and time) of technologies, ranging from computer-simulation tools and social media, to ranking devices and rumours, is actually implicated in the process of formal and informal organizing. The book builds a new theoretical framework to consider the important socio-technical changes confronting peoples everyday experiences in and outside of work. Leading scholars in the field contribute original chapters examining the complex interactions between technology and the social, between artefact and humans. The discussion spans multiple disciplines, including management, information systems, informatics, communication, sociology, and the history of technology, and opens up a new area of research regarding the relationship between materiality and organizing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199664054

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 195.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book