Is actor network theory critique?
Whittle, Andrea and Spicer, Andre. (2008) Is actor network theory critique? Organization Studies, Vol.29 (No.4). pp. 611-629. ISSN 0170-8406Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840607082223
In this essai we debate the extent to which Actor Network Theory (ANT) provides a meaningful contribution to the body of critical theories of organization. Critical approaches are commonly associated with a denaturalizing ontology, a reflexive epistemology and an anti-performative politics. In contrast, we suggest that ANT relies on a naturalizing ontology, an un-reflexive epistemology and a performative politics. This does not completely dismiss ANT as a useful approach to studying organizations. It does however question the contribution of ANT to developing a critical theory of organization.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 611-629|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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