Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745335285 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332475 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Organisational Anthropology: Doing Ethnography in and Among Complex Organisations

Edited by Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist

Organisational Anthropology: Doing Ethnography in and Among Complex Organisations

Edited by Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745335285 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332475 Published May 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Organisational Anthropology, newly published in paperback, is a pioneering analysis of doing ethnographic fieldwork in different types of complex organisations. The book focuses on the process of initiating contact, establishing rapport and gaining the trust of the organisation's members.

The contributors work from the premise that doing fieldwork in an organisation shares essential characteristics with fieldwork in more ‘classical’ anthropological environments, but that it also poses some particular challenges to the ethnographer. These include the ideological or financial interests of the organisations, protection of resources and competition between organisations.

Organisational Anthropology brings together and highlights crucial aspects of doing anthropology in contemporary complex settings, and will have wide appeal to students, researchers and academics in anthropology and organisation studies.

Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Entries: Engaging organisational worlds, by Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist
I Corporate corridors
2 Counter intelligence: The contingencies of clerkship at the epicenter of convenience culture, by Gavin Hamilton Whitelaw
3 Counter-espionage: Fieldwork among culture experts in Bang & Olufsen, by Jacob Krause Jensen
4 When life goes to work: Authenticity and managerial control in the contemporary firm, by Peter Fleming
5 Oblique ethnography: Engaging collaborative complicity among globalised corporate managers, by Emil A. Røyrvik
II Policy arenas
6 Access to all stages?: Studying through policy in a culture of accessibility, by Anette Nyqvist
7 Punctuated entries: Doing fieldwork in policy meetings in the EU, by Renita Thedvall
8 The instrumental gaze: The case of public sector reorganisation, by Halvard Vike
III Working the network
9 All about ties: Think tanks and the economy of connections, by Christina Garsten
10 Working connections, helping friends: Fieldwork, organisations and cultural styles, by Brian Moeran
11 Messy logic: Organisational interactions and joint commitment in railway planning, by Åsa Boholm
IV Opaque worlds
12 The profane ethnographer: Fieldwork with a secretive organisation, by Lilith Mahmud
13 Communicative nature of money: Aligning organisational anthropology with technocratic experiments, by Douglas R. Holmes
14 Not being there: The power of strategic absence in organisational anthropology, by Tara Schwegler
15 Momentum: Pushing ethnography ahead, by Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist
Index

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