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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2014 
Volume 12 
Issue 2

Introduction to the First Part of the Issue on Materiality & Storytelling

Anete Strand
Aalborg University

2014 12 (2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This special issue of TAMARA focuses on a new emerging field of storytelling informed among others by recent theoretical instigations in science studies (Barad, 2007) that matter matters.

As such, the double special issue highlights in various ways on the manner by which matter comes to matter in organizational story processes. Taking storytelling and discursive practices into the material realm raises the question of the agency of matter to the extent that matter is placed as an agential-force equivalent to that of human agency. This constitutes a profound conceptual shift well worth exploring in greater depth.

Drawing on various aspects of the new material feministic turn, the turn to affect, to space and to ontology the shift is not so much a turning ‘away from’, as a ‘turn towards’ the working of a different difference. A difference of meaning- mattering and material-discursiveness. A difference therefore of reworking previously constituted binaries. In short - a difference, constituted by a reorientation (Shotter, 2011) more than any specific theorizing.

Inquiring into this reorientation, this special issue of TAMARA specifically aims at throwing light on the relationship of organizational discursive practices and material (artifactual, bodily, spatial) practices in relation to understanding and dealing with processes of organizational development, learning and change, and organizational inquiry.

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Introduction to the First Part of the Issue on Materiality & Storytelling. (2014). Introduction to the First Part of the Issue on Materiality & Storytelling. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 12(2), 5-8. (Original work published 2014)

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“Introduction To The First Part Of The Issue On Materiality & Storytelling”. 2014. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 12, no. 2, 2014, pp. 5-8.

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“Introduction To The First Part Of The Issue On Materiality & Storytelling”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 12, no. 2 (2014): 5-8.