Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Practices of organizing : enacting boundaries and performing production in newspaper printing
Author: da Silveira, Rafael Alcadipani
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This thesis aims to analyse the organising practices surrounding newspaper production in order to explore certain ontological beliefs associated with stability and alterity. This will be done based on intensive fieldwork carried out in one of the largest newspaper printing sites in the United Kingdom, which, at the time, was undergoing major changes. By drawing on some insights from ANT this work will examine a range of issues underlying organising newspaper production. This will include exploring the multiplicity and possibilities which underlie these organising practices in action. In particular, this work will attempt to focus on how some forms of production performance are enacted into being in a multiple and heterogeneous way. In this way, it will argue that even what are usually considered as 'the same', 'simple' and 'factual' performance indicators andlor report information are complex outcomes of the interrelation of diverse heterogeneous elements that are enacted into being within specific sets of relations. As such, this thesis will examine certain conditions of organising in action and how they are the result of a continuous changing and dynamic sets of associations. Moreover, practices related to organising newspaper production will also be addressed here in terms of the divisions they playa role in producing. Focusing on this, the thesis will discuss how distinctions related to old and new presses are performed into being within bundles of relations, and the 'political' implications such performing may create. In addition, this thesis will explore how ANT is composed of versions which may seem coherent, but have inconsistencies and problematic elements. In conclusion, this work seeks to· contribute to organisational studies literature as well as to work within the social studies of technology and organizing, by focusing on how organising as a process relies on relations and practices that are multiple, material heterogeneous and dynamic, all of which relies on many mediations, difference and much work to create both stability and change.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available