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Journal Articles Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization Year : 2015

Emplaced and Embodied Mobility in Organizations


Following insights of phenomenology, this paper aims to contribute to a critical understanding of being emplaced and embodied in relation to mobility in organizations. From a relational perspective, being mobile is interpreted as a way of being bodily mediated thus relationally and performatively placed. Recognizing mobility as a dynamic, de-centred event in relation to embodiment, leads to the development of the concept and practice of ‘inter-place’ in organizations. Following from this, moving bodies at work and tele-presence in organizations are discussed as being situated between moving places and inter-placed movement. Finally, theoretical, methodological and political implications and some limitations are outlined. The conclusion offers some perspectives on alternative, more responsible and sustainable practices of embodied and emplaced mobility in organizational life-worlds.
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hal-02518940 , version 1 (25-03-2020)


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Wendelin Kuepers. Emplaced and Embodied Mobility in Organizations. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, 2015, 15 (4), pp.797-823. ⟨hal-02518940⟩
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