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Organizational space and beyond: the significance of Henri Lefebvre for organization studies

Contributor(s): Kingma, Sytze F [Editor] | Dale, Karen [Editor] | Wasserman, Varda [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Publisher: New York Routledge 2018Description: x, 325 p. Includes index.ISBN: 9781138236400.Subject(s): Management | Management - Study and teaching | Organization | Organization - Research | Organizational behavior | Organizational change | Organizational change | Psychology - IndustrialDDC classification: 302.35 Summary: Through the focus on organizational space, using the reception and significance of the seminal work on the subject by sociologist Henri Lefebvre, this book demonstrates why and how Lefebvre's work can be used to inform and elaborate organisational studies, especially in view of the current interest in the "socio-material" dimension of organisations. As the "spatial turn" in organisational research exposed the importance of spatial design in inducing power and cultural relations, Lefebvre's perspective has become an inspiring, theoretical framework. However, Organisational Space and Beyond explores how Lefebvre’s work could be of a much wider relevance, especially given his profound theoretical engagement with diverse schools of philosophical and sociological thought, including Nietzsche, Marx, Sartre and Foucault. This book brings together a range of authors that collectively develop a broader understanding of Lefebvre's relevance to organizational studies, including areas of management concern such as strategy and diversity studies, and ultimately draw on Lefebvre’s work to rethink, reimagine and reshape scholarship in organisational studies. It will be of relevance to researchers, academics, students and organizational professionals in the fields of organisation studies, management studies, cultural studies, architecture and sociology. https://www.routledge.com/Organisational-Space-and-Beyond-The-Significance-of-Henri-Lefebvre-for/Dale-Kingma-Wasserman/p/book/9781138236400
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Henri Lefebvre and Organization Studies

Part I: Theoretical considerations - process, absence, power, institutions
Chapter 2: Politics, embodiment, everyday life: Lefebvre and spatial organization
Chapter 3: Rhythms of historical disposal: The role of absent spaces in the organizational process of space planning
Chapter 4: Lefebvre and spacing leadership: from power over to power with
Chapter 5: Between institutional theory and Lefebvre: Sensemaking, logics, and enactment of, and in, space

Part II: Spaces of organization --- everyday work life, embodiment, rhythms, boundaries
Chapter 6: Managing Tensions in an English Cathedral – An Embodied Spatial Perspective
Chapter 7: City rhythms: Walking and sensing place through Rhythmanalysis
Chapter 8: Lunch Beat, Lefebvre and the politics of organizational space
Chapter 9: Cake and the Open Plan Office: a foodscape of work through a Lefebvrian lens

Part III: Organization of spaces --- Capitalism, urban- and state relations
Chapter 10: Exploring the spatial dynamics of the city: a case study in China
Chapter 11: Producing the Space of Democracy: Spatial Practises and Representations of Urban Space in Spain's Transition to Democracy
Chapter 12: The ‘visible hand’ of the state: urbanization of favelas as a violent abstraction of space
Chapter 13: Future Directions: Henri Lefebvre and the Spatial Organization



Through the focus on organizational space, using the reception and significance of the seminal work on the subject by sociologist Henri Lefebvre, this book demonstrates why and how Lefebvre's work can be used to inform and elaborate organisational studies, especially in view of the current interest in the "socio-material" dimension of organisations. As the "spatial turn" in organisational research exposed the importance of spatial design in inducing power and cultural relations, Lefebvre's perspective has become an inspiring, theoretical framework. However, Organisational Space and Beyond explores how Lefebvre’s work could be of a much wider relevance, especially given his profound theoretical engagement with diverse schools of philosophical and sociological thought, including Nietzsche, Marx, Sartre and Foucault. This book brings together a range of authors that collectively develop a broader understanding of Lefebvre's relevance to organizational studies, including areas of management concern such as strategy and diversity studies, and ultimately draw on Lefebvre’s work to rethink, reimagine and reshape scholarship in organisational studies. It will be of relevance to researchers, academics, students and organizational professionals in the fields of organisation studies, management studies, cultural studies, architecture and sociology.

https://www.routledge.com/Organisational-Space-and-Beyond-The-Significance-of-Henri-Lefebvre-for/Dale-Kingma-Wasserman/p/book/9781138236400

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