SCO Workshop

Space, Creativity & Organizing Workshop

Reading List “The Senses in Management Research and Education”

To help you write your contribution to the special issue, we compiled a list of interesting readings on the topic of the senses in and around management and organization theory. These are but suggestions, of course, so please feel free to refer to them or not, and to surprise us with your own sources.

  1. Alvesson M and Ashcraft KL (2012) Interviews. In: Symon G and Cassell C (eds) Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Current Challenges. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, pp. 239–257.
  2. Ashcraft KL (2017) ‘Submission’ to the rule of excellence: Ordinary affect and precarious resistance in the labor of organization and management studies. Organization 24(1): 36–58. DOI: 10.1177/1350508416668188.
  3. Ashcraft KL, Kuhn T and Cooren F (2009) Constitutional amendments: “Materializing” organizational communication. The Academy of Management Annals 3(1): 1–64. DOI: 10.1080/19416520903047186.
  4. Beyes T (2017) Colour and Organization Studies. Organization Studies 38(10): 1467–1482. DOI: 10.1177/0170840616663240.
  5. Beyes T and Steyaert C (2012) Spacing organization: non-representational theory and performing organizational space. Organization 19(1): 45–61. DOI: 10.1177/1350508411401946.
  6. Beyes T, Holt R and Pias C (eds) (2020) The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology and Organization Studies. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  7. Brewis DN and Williams E (2019) Writing as skin: Negotiating the body in(to) learning about the managed self. Management Learning 50(1): 87–99. DOI: 10.1177/1350507618800715.
  8. Canniford R, Riach K and Hill T (2018) Nosenography: How smell constitutes meaning, identity and temporal experience in spatial assemblages. Marketing Theory 18(2): 234–248. DOI: 10.1177/1470593117732462.
  9. Castor T and Cooren F (2006) Organizations as hybrid forms of life: The implications of the selection of agency in problem formulation. Management Communication Quarterly 19(4): 570–600. DOI: 10.1177/0893318905284764.
  10. Code L (2008) Feminist Epistemologies and Women’s Lives. In: The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 211–234. DOI: 10.1002/9780470696132.ch12.
  11. Cooren F (2006) The organizational world as a plenum of agencies. In: Cooren F, Taylor JR, and Van Every EJ (eds) Communication as Organizing: Practical Approaches to Research into the Dynamic of Text and Conversation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 81–100.
  12. Derrida J (1976) Of Grammatology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  13. Essén A and Värlander SW (2013) The mutual constitution of sensuous and discursive understanding in scientific practice: An autoethnographic lens on academic writing. Management Learning 44(4): 395–423. DOI: 10.1177/1350507611431529.
  14. Fors V (2013) Teenagers’ Multisensory Routes for Learning in the Museum: Pedagogical Affordances and Constraints for Dwelling in the Museum. The Senses and Society 8(3): 268-289. DOI: 10.2752/174589313X13712175020479.
  15. Fors V (2015) Sensory experiences of digital photo-sharing–“mundane frictions” and emerging learning. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture 7(1). DOI: 10.3402/jac.v7.28237.
  16. Fors V, Bäckström A and Pink S (2013) Multisensory Emplaced Learning: Resituating Situated Learning in a Moving World. Mind, Culture, and Activity 20(2): 170-183. DOI: 10.1080/10749039.2012.719991.
  17. Fotaki M, Kenny K and Vachhani SJ (2017) Thinking critically about affect in organization studies: Why it matters. Organization 24(1): 3–17. DOI: 10.1177/1350508416668192.
  18. Gherardi S (2019) Theorizing affective ethnography for organization studies. Organization 26(6): 741–760. DOI: 10.1177/1350508418805285.
  19. Gherardi S, Meriläinen S, Strato A, Valtonen A (2013) Special Issue: Body, Senses and Knowing in Organization. Scandinavian Journal of Management 29(4): 333-408. DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2013.09.004
  20. Gugutzer R (2017) Leib und Situation. Zum Theorie- und Forschungsprogramm der Neophänomenologischen Soziologie. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 46(3): 147–166. DOI: 10.1515/zfsoz-2017-1009.
  21. Hammer G (2014) Pedaling in Pairs toward a ‘Dialogical Performance’: Partnerships and The Sensory Body within a Tandem Cycling Group. Ethnography 16(4): 503-522. DOI: 10.1177/1466138114552950.
  22. Hammer G (2015) Ethnographies of Blindness: The Method of Sensory Knowledge. In: Berger RJ and Lorenz LS (eds) Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World. London: Routledge, pp. 63-77. DOI: 10.4324/9781315577333-9
  23. Hammer G (2017) "You Can Learn Merely by Listening to the Way a Patient Walks through the Door": The Transmission of Sensory Medical Knowledge. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 32(1): 138-154. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12366.
  24. Hammer G (2019) Blindness Through the Looking Glass: The Performance of Blindness, Gender, and the Sensory Body. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9271356
  25. Hancock P, Sullivan K and Tyler M (2015) A Touch Too Much: Negotiating Masculinity, Propriety and Proximity in Intimate Labour. Organization Studies 36(12): 1715–1739. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615593592.
  26. Höpfl H (2012) Dirty Work and Acts of Contamination. In: Simpson R et al. (eds) Dirty Work. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 19-32. DOI: 10.1057/9780230393530_2
  27. Ingold T (2011) Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description. London, UK: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203818336
  28. Islam G, Endrissat N and Noppeney C (2016) Beyond ‘the Eye’ of the Beholder: Scent innovation through analogical reconfiguration. Organization Studies 37(6): 769–795. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615622064.
  29. Jørgensen L and Holt R (2019) Organization, atmosphere, and digital technologies: Designing sensory order. Organization 26(5): 673–695. DOI: 10.1177/1350508419855698.
  30. Kamoche K and Maguire K (2011) Pit sense: Appropriation of practice-based knowledge in a UK coalmine. Human Relations 64(5): 725–744. DOI: 10.1177/0018726710386512.
  31. Le Breton D (2006) La saveur du monde : une anthropologie des sens. Paris: Métailié.
  32. Lury C and Wakeford N (eds) (2012) Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social. Culture, economy and the social. London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203854921
  33. Michels C and Beyes T (2016) Spaces with a temper: on atmospheres of education. In: Steyaert C, Beyes T, and Parker M (eds) The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 312–329.
  34. Michels C and Steyaert C (2017) By accident and by design: Composing affective atmospheres in an urban art intervention. Organization 24(1): 79–104. DOI: 10.1177/1350508416668190.
  35. Nietzsche FW (1896) Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None. New York: Macmillan.
  36. Nietzsche FW (1911) Twilight of the Idols ; and, The Antichrist. Levy O (ed.). Edinburgh, UK: T. N. Foulis.
  37. Noland C (2009) Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  38. Oerton S (2004) Bodywork Boundaries: Power, Politics and Professionalism in Therapeutic Massage. Gender, Work and Organization 11(5): 544-565. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2004.00247.x
  39. Paroutis S, Franco LA and Papadopoulos T (2015) Visual interactions with strategy tools: Producing strategic knowledge in workshops. British Journal of Management 26: S48–S66. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12081.
  40. Pink S (2003) Representing the Sensory Home: Ethnographic Experience and Anthropological Hypermedia. Social Analysis 47(3): 46-63. DOI: 10.3167/015597703782352853.
  41. Pink S (2005) Dirty laundry. Everyday practice, sensory engagement and the constitution of identitySocial Anthropology 13(3): 275–290. DOI: 10.1017/S0964028205001540.
  42. Pink S (2015) Approaching Media through the Senses: Between Experience and Representation. Media International Australia 154(1): 5-14. DOI: 10.1177/1329878X1515400103.
  43. Pink S (2015) Doing Sensory Ethnography. Second edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  44. Probyn E (1999) Beyond Food/Sex Eating and an Ethics of Existence. Theory, Culture & Society 16(2): 215–228. DOI: 10.1177/02632769922050485.
  45. Rassell A, Robinson J, Verhagen D, Pink S, Redmond, S and Stadler J (2016) Seeing, Sensing Sound: Eye-Tracking Soundscapes in Saving Private Ryan and Monsters, Inc. In: Reinhard CD and Olson CJ (eds) Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies Into Film Spectators and Spectatorship.
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  47. Reckwitz A (2017) The Invention of Creativity: Modern Society and the Culture of the New. Malden, MA: Polity.
  48. Riach K and Warren S (2015) Smell organization. Bodies and corporeal porosity in office work. Human Relations 68(5): 789-809. DOI: 10.1177/0018726714545387.
  49. Riach K and Warren S (2018) Olfactory control, aroma power and organizational smellscapes. In: Henshaw V, McLean K, Medway D, Perkins C and Warnaby G (eds), Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges. London: Routledge, pp. 148-155.
  50. Rusted B (1999) Socializing Aesthetics and `Selling Like Gangbusters’. Organization Studies 20(4): 641–658. DOI: 10.1177/0170840699204006.
  51. Sparkes AC (2009) Ethnography and the senses: challenges and possibilities. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise 1(1): 21–35. DOI: 10.1080/19398440802567923.
  52. Sparkes AC (ed) (2017) Seeking the Senses in Physical Cultures: Sensual Scholarship in Action. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315657585
  53. Stewart K (2007) Ordinary Affects. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. DOI: 10.1215/9780822390404
  54. Stoichita VA and Brabec de Mori B (2017) Postures of listening. An ontology of sonic percepts from an anthropological perspective. Terrain. DOI: 10.4000/terrain.16418.
  55. Strati A (2007) Sensible Knowledge and Practice-based Learning. Management Learning 38(1): 61–77. DOI: 10.1177/1350507607073023.
  56. Styhre A (2013) Sound, silence, music: Organizing audible work settings. Culture & Organization 19(1): 22–41. DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2011.634197.
  57. Valtonen A, Meriläinen S, Laine P-M, et al. (2017) The knowing body as a floating body. Management Learning 48(5): 520–534. DOI: 10.1177/1350507617706833.
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  59. Warren S (2008) Empirical Challenges in Organizational Aesthetics Research: Towards a Sensual Methodology. Organization Studies 29(4): 559–580. DOI: 10.1177/0170840607083104.
  60. Willems T (2018) Seeing and sensing the railways: A phenomenological view on practice-based learning. Management Learning 49(1): 23–39. DOI: 10.1177/1350507617725188.
  61. Yanow D (2014) Methodological Ways of Seeing and Knowing. In: Bell E, Warren S and Schroeder JE (eds), The Routledge Companion to Visual Organization. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, pp. 167-189.
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