That future is one of a rapidly aging world in which technology plays a key role in supporting the needs and experiences of older people. Working in corporate jungles: Reflections on ethnographic praxis in industry Brigitte Jordan with Monique Lambert Refractions of anthropological ways of being and knowing Chapter 5. Alongside this critical reflexivity, Melissa was drawn to investigations of performance and sensemaking. The increase in the ways computational, data-driven, algorithmic and autonomous systems are shaping and guiding society are vast. Participatory Ethnography at Work: Practicing in the Puzzle Palaces of a Large, Complex Healthcare Organization Christopher Darrouzet, Helga Wild, and Susann Wilkinson Chapter 4. All the more reason to salute the achievement this volume represents. This volume presents fascinating essays about cooking, eating, and sharing food, by anthropologists working in many parts of the world, exploring what they learned by eating with others.
The essay then asks what a future program for business anthropology might look like and suggests four areas for theoretical development against a background of education, engagement, and comparative work. Cefkin's work is a delightful contribution to the field of ethnography for a variety of reasons. Narratives within institutions are used to negotiate collective and individual identity. Anthropological writing tends to focus on the influence of status markers such as position, gender, ethnicity, and age on fieldwork. A professional credential and an authoritative repository of shared concepts and methods would benefit clients, employers, professors, students — and most of all ourselves as practitioners. In this paper we demonstrate how the anthropological concept of the fetish may be usefully employed in understanding the nature of this process, whereby the voices and images of consumers are endowed with power within organizational contexts.
What is the autonomous vehicle as a social object in the world? They are often, but not always, subjects who are elites and experts. It outlines its foundations as an applied form of anthropology in early developments in the United States in particular, in Western Electric's Hawthorne Project and the Human Relations School at Harvard University , as well as in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, before turning to five areas of research and practice: academic ethnographies of business practices, regional studies, case studies developed by practitioners, theoretical applications, and methods. Nokia N97 smartphones were provided to community radio reporters and these devices facilitated the production of new programming and innovative community engagement pilots. The first-person accounts by anthropologists engage contradictions of religion, politics, identity, kinship, racialization, and globalization to reveal fascinating and often vexing dimensions of the Israeli experience. Studying the gestalt of the driving experience under her guidance, Logan has investigated how drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and infrastructures together create the complex whole of driving.
Melissa Cefkin is a cultural anthropologist with experience in research, management, teaching, and consulting for business and government. Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism. The anthropologist as ontological choreographer Francoise Brun-Cottan Epistemologies, Part Two: Culture and the corporate encounter Chapter 7. This article looks more closely into this phenomenon by comparing two studies conducted at urban and rural sites in India. Although she acknowledges that some elements of her current work may have potentially negative impacts such as the potential for autonomous vehicles to create job losses , there are also tremendous benefits. This long overdue text provides perspectives from a new generation of anthropologists and brings the debate into the 21st century.
Emergent culture, slippery culture — conflicting conceptualizations of culture in commercial ethnography Martin Ortlieb Another look: commentaries from the academy and corporate research Chapter 8. . Melissa is concerned about the gap that still exists between technical and social forms of expertise. A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of 'the stranger', showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger - such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference - as in multiculturalism. Emergent forms of life in corporate arenas Michael M. Flynn Doing anthropology in organizational contexts Chapter 3.
Participatory ethnography at work: Practicing in the puzzle palaces of a large, complex healthcare organization Chris Darrouzet, Helga Wild and Susann Wilkinson Chapter 4. The nature of such work, as described in this volume, raises crucial questions about potential implications to disciplines of critical inquiry such as anthropology. But it will also help inform the practice of corporate ethnographers already plying their trade in corporate jungles. Within social anthropology this new economy of measurement can be seen in debates over fieldwork practice. Many anthropologists are employed outside of academia, and much as someone would expect, our day-to-day work lives look vastly different from those of our academic peers. The nature of such work, as described in this volume, raises crucial questions about potential implications to disciplines of critical inquiry such as anthropology. In the article, the author presents a discussion on the value of incorporating institutional ethnographic studies in a researcher's repertoire.
It is an account that illustrates well the twists and turns of projects in such settings, and touches on the methodological inventiveness and ingenuity that is required by work in such constrained settings. We need to: 1 identify flux in social-technological fabric; 2 engage in the characterization of the business ecosystems to understand order; and 3 be a catalyst with rapid deep dives. The nature of such work, as described in this volume, raises crucial questions about potential implications to disciplines of critical inquiry such as anthropology. Our research draws from extended fieldwork in the world of commercial ethnography. She is currently a User Experience Researcher for Hach, a water analyst company. Both studies suggest that low levels of income and digital literacy, and certain social structures and cultural norms may further constrain forecast adoption rates.
Those first classroom discussions of anthropology's history, theory, and methods were fascinating—to the point that I quickly sought out ways to begin fieldwork. She sees opportunity in grounding computer code in social terms. Category: Social Science Author : David A. What works well in fully privatized healthcare systems may not find much demand in single-payer systems. This is in order to examine what of value is being lost as ethnography transforms into a different kind of method outside of the academy. The Water Cooler Logic process offers stakeholders the opportunity to become reflective practitioners, para-ethnographers and change agents in their own organizations. Those qualitative researchers who are considering new research venues to explore may find institutional ethnography to be a challenging yet fruitful area.