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Performing Place: A Rhythmanalysis of the City of London

Nash, Louise (2018) 'Performing Place: A Rhythmanalysis of the City of London.' Organization Studies. ISSN 0170-8406

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Through its focus on the City of London as a particular work sector and setting, this paper emphasizes the symbolic and material significance of place to understanding the lived experiences of power relations within organizational life. The socio-cultural and material aspects of the City are explored through an analysis of the rhythms of place, as well through interview data. Using a methodological approach based on Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis in order to develop an embodied, immersive sense of how the City is experienced as a workplace, the paper makes a methodological, empirical and theoretical contribution to an understanding of the way in which rhythms shape how place is performed. Using rhythmanalysis as a method, the paper shows the relationship between rhythms and the performances of place, foregrounding a subjective, embodied and experiential way of researching the places and spaces of organizing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lefebvre, organizational space, place and setting, rhythmanalysis, rhythms, The City
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 10:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 09:15

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