In this volume, Schwartzman evaluates the range of ethnographic research that has been conducted on organizations. She also examines such important topics as: the roles and methods utilized by organizational ethnographers; the problems and prospects for conducting fieldwork in organizations; and the role that everyday but often overlooked routines - like meetings and story telling - play in the production and reproduction of organizations, institutions and society.

What Happened to Anthropology?

What Happened to Anthropology?

[The] observance of group-sanctioned behavior and attitudes “fills out” the rationally conceived organization. What is on paper an organization becomes a “living, breathing ” social organism, with all the intricacies, emotions, end contradictions we associate with ...

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