posthumanism

A posthumanist approach to practice and knowledge. The second edition of ‘How to conduct a practice-study’.

In an increasingly vibrant research landscape, where Practice Studies has become a well-established stream of research in management and organization (Nicolini, 2012; Nicolini and Monteiro 2017), it is no surprise to see a second edition of an influential book concerned with how to conduct a practice-based study by Silvia Gherardi.

The state of things

Today we live in a vastly transformed state of things: the artifice of artefacts is evident all around us. A parliament of communicationtechnologies, from RFIDS to Bluetooth devices, constantly exchange information and network all around and through us. Wireless networks of communication, control, and cooperation proliferate in mysterious ways, all speaking an infra-language of organization, inscribing new techniques of governance.

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