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A pioneering systematic inquiry into—and mapping of—the field of media and organization
 

Media organize things into patterns and relations. As intermediaries among people and between people and worlds, media shape sociotechnical orders. At the same time, media are organized: while they condition different organizational forms and processes, they, too, are formed and can be re-formed. This intimate relation of media and organizing is timeless. Yet arguably, digital media technologies repose the question of organization—and thus of power and domination, control and surveillance, disruption and emancipation. Bringing together leading media thinkers and organization theorists, this book interrogates organization as an effect and condition of media. How can we understand the recursive relation between media and organization? How can we think, explore, critique, and perhaps alter the organizational bodies and scripts that shape contemporary life?

Organize will be of interest to scholars and students of new and old media, social organization, and technology. Moreover, the dialogical form of these essays provides a concise and path-breaking view on the recursive relation between technological media and social organization. The book therefore establishes and maps “media and organization” as a highly relevant field of inquiry, appealing to those with a critical interest in the technological conditioning of the social.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Series Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Timon Beyes, Lisa Conrad, Reinhold Martin
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. [1] Media Organize: Persons
  2. Reinhold Martin
  3. pp. 1-27
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  1. [2] Organizing Media: Security and Entertainment
  2. Timon Beyes
  3. pp. 29-61
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  1. [3] Organization Is the Message: Gray Media
  2. Lisa Conrad
  3. pp. 63-87
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  1. Afterword: Propositions on the Organizational Form
  2. Geert Lovink, Ned Rossiter
  3. pp. 89-101
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  1. Authors
  2. pp. 102-103
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452961828
Related ISBN
9781517908058
MARC Record
OCLC
1089258277
Pages
128
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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