18th February 2010 Noticing Work Spaces: Sound Without Vision

I got lost last week­end, end­ing up at Tolles­bury Marina. I was think­ing about Kat Riach’s piece on sound, as I walked around (it’s not that I’m a worka­holic, but a deeply incul­cated soci­o­log­i­cal imag­i­na­tion isn’t eas­ily switched off; it’s a gov­er­nance of the soul). There was no-one else around, but it was not quiet. They…

1st February 2010 Challenging the Mut(e)ation of Working Lives

Whilst there are ever-increasing oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore work in the new econ­omy through alter­na­tive medi­ums, here in orga­ni­za­tion stud­ies (a dis­tinc­tive, though I hope wel­come, cousin of the soci­ol­ogy of work move­ment), we often equate sen­sual forms of know­ing with all things visual. Not to dis­miss this visual turn of course: it helps us to…