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The (d)evolution of the cyberwoman?
In this text, we examine Donna Haraway’s idea of a liberating potential of cyborgization first in the subsequent versions of Stepford Wives (the novel, the 1975 movie, and the 2004 movie), and second in the evolution of ...
The Thin End of the Wedge. Foreign Women Professors as Double Strangers in Academia
The impetus for this study was an observation that many of the women who obtained the first chairs at European universities were foreigners. Our initial attempt to provide a statistical picture proved impossible, because ...
THE USES OF NARRATIVE IN ORGANIZATION RESEARCH
A so-called literary turn in social sciences in general and in organization studies in particular has resulted in re-discovering the narrative knowledge in organization theory and practice. Organization researchers ...
Svenska företag i deckarromaner 1943-2001
Fiction offers many interesting insights to students of management. In the first place, many novels contain elements of historical ethnographies, portraying the ways of life – and organizing – that vanished in the past. ...
Lyckad integration? Skönlitterära beskrivningar av invandringen i Sverige 1945-2017
(Gothenburg Research Institute, 2020)
Femmes Fatales in Finance, or Women and the City
This paper concerns the representations of women working with finances in popular culture. Popular culture retrieves plots from a common repertoire, and in this way transmits ideals and furnishes descriptions of reality, ...
On Time, Space, and Action Nets
Laboratory studies, especially those by Latour and Woolgar (1979/1986) and Knorr Cetina (1981) proved to be an invaluable source of inspiration for students of organizing. Laboratories, however, are mostly reminiscent of ...
Robotization - Then and Now
(Gothenburg Research Institute, 2018-04-20)
Karel Čapek, the Czech author, coined the term “robot” (from “robota”, labor in Slavic languages; “robotnik” means “worker”) in 1920. In his play, R.U.R. - Rossum Universal Robots, artificial humans made of synthetic organic ...
On meshworks and other complications of portraying contemporary organizing
(Gothenburg Research Institute, 2013-10)
This text begins with a brief summary of problems resulting from the traditional framing of the term “organizations”. It ignores organizing without organizations, organizing between organizations, and the fact that ...
Negotiating Selves: Gender
This paper suggests a way of framing gender production in workplaces as a negotiation with varying results. The basis for such a frame is a combination of the notions of ”positioning” (the discoursive production of selves, ...