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de Vaujany, F.-X. -., Gherardi, S. & Silva, P. (2024). General conclusion: The paradoxical invitation of posthumanism to organization studies: Between processuality and criticality. In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World: (pp. 316-319). Taylor and Francis
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2024 (English)In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World, Taylor and Francis , 2024, p. 316-319Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

At the end of the adventure of this book, we would like to conclude by coming back to the implications of posthumanism for the grand challenges of our time. Climate change, geopolitical crisis (with war), nuclear threats, the crumbing of sense at work, surveillance capitalism, and rising inequalities all of these dangers converge in one way or another to an old will of control. They originate in too-humanistic paths in the world. From there, posthumanism can lead to two different approaches: a processual posthumanism and a critical posthumanism. These two complementary approaches are detailed and implications are drawn for management and organization studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2024
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66575 (URN)2-s2.0-85191487478 (Scopus ID)9781040011669 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-05-08 Created: 2024-05-08 Last updated: 2024-05-08Bibliographically approved
Gherardi, S., de Vaujany, F.-X. -. & Silva, P. (2024). General introduction: Too-human? Inquiring in-between different disciplinary areas in managing and organizing. In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World (pp. 1-25). Taylor and Francis
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2024 (English)In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World, Taylor and Francis , 2024, p. 1-25Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Humanity and humanism are old topics in social sciences and humanities. These notions are particularly polysemic, and paradoxically, posthumanism both does not mean a specific stance about these debates or a choice about a possible meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2024
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66555 (URN)10.4324/9781032617169-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85191100039 (Scopus ID)
Note

Editorial; Export Date: 08 May 2024; Cited By: 1

Available from: 2024-05-14 Created: 2024-05-14 Last updated: 2024-05-14Bibliographically approved
Gherardi, S. (2024). How practice theory participates in critical posthumanist conversations. In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World: (pp. 162-182). Taylor and Francis
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2024 (English)In: Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World, Taylor and Francis , 2024, p. 162-182Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter illustrates the contribution that practice theories have offered to the ongoing conversation on critical posthumanism and how this conversation has shaped in its turn a stream of practice theorization. It offers two points of entry: a conception of practice as agencement and the sociomateriality of situated practices and it argues that the main contribution that a posthumanist practice theory offers to posthumanism is a methodological reflection for re-thinking qualitative empirical research once the human subject (and the humanist predicament associated to the Man of reason) has been decentered. It constitutes an experimentation with posthumanist qualitative inquiry, in which research practices do not “represent” reality, rather they explore various knowledge-producing practices and how different ways of producing reality have different social, economic, and political effects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2024
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66584 (URN)2-s2.0-85191472069 (Scopus ID)9781040011669 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-05-08 Created: 2024-05-08 Last updated: 2024-05-08Bibliographically approved
de Vaujany, F.-X. -., Gherardi, S. & Silva, P. (Eds.). (2024). Organization Studies and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World. Taylor and Francis
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2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book aims at exploring the reception of critical posthumanist conversations in the context of Management and Organization Studies. It constitutes an invitation to de-center the human subject and thus an invitation to the ongoing deconstruction of humanism. The project is not to deny humans but to position them in relation to other nonhumans, more-than-humans, the non-living world, and all the “missing masses” from organizational inquiry. What is under critique is humanism’s anthropocentrism, essentialism, exceptionalism, and speciesism in the context of the Anthropocene and the contemporary crisis the world experiences. From climate change to the loss of sense at work, to the new geopolitical crisis, to the unknown effects of the diffusion of AI, all these powerful forces have implications for organizations and organizing. A re- imagination of concepts, theories, and methods is needed in organization studies to cope with the challenge of a more-than-human world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2024
Series
Organization Stud. and Posthumanism: Towards a More-than-Human World
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66571 (URN)10.4324/9781032617169 (DOI)2-s2.0-85191087047 (Scopus ID)9781040011669 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-05-08 Created: 2024-05-08 Last updated: 2024-05-08Bibliographically approved
Gherardi, S., Cozza, M. & Hoppe, M. (2023). Academy in my flesh: Affective athleticism and performative writing. In: Daniel Nehring and Kristiina Brunila (Ed.), Affective Capitalism in Academia: Revealing Public Secrets (pp. 175-195). Policy Press
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2023 (English)In: Affective Capitalism in Academia: Revealing Public Secrets / [ed] Daniel Nehring and Kristiina Brunila, Policy Press, 2023, p. 175-195Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Drawing on affect theory and research on academic capitalism, this book examines the contemporary crisis of universities. With 11 international and comparative case studies, it offers a unique exploration of the contemporary role of affect in academic labour and the organisation of scholarship and explores diverse features of contemporary academic life, from the coloniality of academic capitalism to performance management and the experience of being performance-managed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2023
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-61975 (URN)10.47674/9781447357865 (DOI)978-1-4473-5784-1 (ISBN)978-1-4473-5786-5 (ISBN)
Note

This chapter available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence

Available from: 2023-02-24 Created: 2023-02-24 Last updated: 2023-02-24Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M. & Gherardi, S. (2023). Feminism under erasure in new feminist materialism as a case of symbolic manspreading. In: A Research Agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms: (pp. 33-54). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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2023 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 33-54Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, by metaphorically extending the meaning of the word "manspreading", on one hand we describe how the term "feminist" in "new feminist materialism" has been placed "under erasure". On the other hand, we show how the feminism has been always already all set for disturbing the discursive male order of new materialism. We foreground three main feminist ethico-onto-epistemological assumptions: decentering the subject, (re)materializing all bodies; intra-acting responsibly. Correspondingly, we articulate three alternative forms of politics - a politics of location, a politics of re-materialization, and an ethical politics of response-ability - which, we deem, embody the generative and affirmative posture of new feminist materialism and pave the way for a different knowledge production practice in Management and Organization Studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64017 (URN)10.4337/9781800881273.00007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85165515770 (Scopus ID)9781800881273 (ISBN)9781800881266 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M. & Gherardi, S. (2023). Posthuman feminism and feminist new  materialism: towards an ethico-onto-epistemology in research practices. In: Saija Katila; Susan Meriläinen; Emma Bell (Ed.), Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies: (pp. 55-71). Edward Elgar Publishing
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2023 (English)In: Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies / [ed] Saija Katila; Susan Meriläinen; Emma Bell, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 55-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Series
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64787 (URN)10.4337/9781800377035.00011 (DOI)9781800377028 (ISBN)9781800377035 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-22 Created: 2023-11-22 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
Jaramillo, L., Cozza, M., Hallin, A., Lammi, I. J. & Gherardi, S. (2023). Readingwriting: becoming-together in a Composition. Culture and Organization
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2023 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we share with the reader our individual and collective experience of a reading circle organised during the pandemic, at a time of social distancing. The collective reading allowed ‘us’ to become-with other humans, non-humans, and more-than-humans with the materiality of different bodies. The reading circle allowed individual vulnerability to be shared in a process of becoming-together a multiple ‘Author’ who authored a ‘Composition’. We thus propose to the reader a Composition, in which we experiment with an embodied process of writing, where a drawing and words are mingled in-between poesy and prose. In their being intertwined, reading- and writing-together enabled a different ‘academicity’, emerging as an alternative to an individualistic experience of the neo-liberal Academia.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-62385 (URN)10.1080/14759551.2023.2206132 (DOI)000979853900001 ()2-s2.0-85158843136 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-04 Created: 2023-05-04 Last updated: 2023-05-24Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M. & Gherardi, S. (Eds.). (2023). The Posthumanist Epistemology of Practice Theory: Re-imagining Method in Organization Studies and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan Cham
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2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Within and beyond organization studies, an epistemology of practice allows us to view the ongoing interaction between doing and knowing, the knowing subject and the known object, social and material, humans, nonhumans, more-than-humans. This book is a collection of reflections by scholars across the social sciences around epistemological practices and the epistemology of posthumanist practice theory.Practice theories and practice-based studies have developed a rich methodology for studying working practices. This book is an epistemological reflection that challenges the distinction between theory and method, questions the knowing practices that give form to the object of knowledge, how they draw boundaries between what comes to matter and what is excluded from mattering. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of organization studies and beyond, allowing social science researchers to rethink their positioning within their own research practices and leaving them open to a broader, looser and more generous understanding of qualitative methodologies.Chapters 1, 2, 5 and 6 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2023
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-65105 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-42276-8 (DOI)978-3-031-42275-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-18 Created: 2023-12-18 Last updated: 2023-12-18Bibliographically approved
Calás, M. B., Smircich, L., Cozza, M., Gherardi, S., Katila, S., Kuismin, A., . . . Pullen, A. (2023). What to do about "The Human" in Organization Studies?: Thinking/saying/ doing with the Anthropocene, pandemics, and thereafters. In: A Research Agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms: (pp. 177-194). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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2023 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 177-194Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Each of the chapters in this volume, from the introduction to this end(ing), engaged in a conversation about producing knowledge in, about, with "organization studies" at a time when we (us, the human inhabitants of this Earth) are facing calamitous conditions, probably leading to our/its destruction, and (some more than others) are wondering what is to be done. As members of the management and organization studies (MOS) scholarly community, all the authors in this project are deeply concerned about the "knowledge" our common field is producing as "legitimate", for it seems not only inadequate for addressing those calamitous conditions but also that this kind of knowledge may be implicated in reproducing the harms we all decry. The aim here has not been to critique the field on the basis of what it produces but to acknowledge conditions perpetuating the production of those forms of knowledge more generally, and to offer positive alternatives which may make a difference in what is produced, perhaps contributing to a better world‚ over and over again. The message this chapter and all other chapters hope to convey is the possibility of "thinking, saying and doing otherwise". But can we truly question the very notion of "the human" supporting "legitimate knowledge"? Can we truly focus on producing processual knowledge with indefinite aims? In other words, is the becoming of an organization studies produced with feminist new materialisms possible? Responding to those questions, and following the original proposal for this volume, this chapter is the voice of the collectivity articulating 'the-world-and-beyond' as envisioned in each of the prior chapters. Taking this approach resonates as well with new materialisms: "'a doing with' which cannot be a 'doing alone' -more like a world of on-going assembling".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63994 (URN)10.4337/9781800881273.00014 (DOI)2-s2.0-85165437260 (Scopus ID)9781800881273 (ISBN)9781800881266 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-08-16Bibliographically approved
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