América Latina / Latin America: Again (and again)
In 2006, ephemera published its first special issue dedicated to Latin America. It aimed ‘to inform readers across the globe about the organization of the ongoing struggles and resistances and the tensions lived and experienced by so many Latin Americans’. We tried to make present the multiplicity of social movements on the continent, avoiding ‘a naïve monovoice and an over-optimistic view of the intensity of movements throughout the continent’ (Misoczky, 2006: 228).
Organised ignorance: The practices and politics of the organisation of ignorance
Issue editors: Morten Knudsen, Tore Bakken and Justine Grønbæk Pors
The purpose of this special issue of ephemera is to explore the potential of theorizing and unpacking analytically the role of ignorance in contemporary organizations. We are particularly interested in conceptual development and empirical studies that go beyond an understanding of ignorance as something performed by individuals and explore the practices, techniques, artefacts, affects, infrastructures and different organisational rationalities involved in organized ignorance.
Overcoming stigma: Whistleblowers as ‘supranormal’ members of society?
Pity therefore the messengers who are marked and stigmatised for their unfortunate role rather than their message. (Sophocles, 441 BC/2013)
The Danish school as a haunted house: Reforming time, work life and fantasies of teaching in Denmark
‘I get really mad, when people tell me that now we have to put things behind us and move on…I can’t!’. With this remark, Line, a Danish teacher, expresses her experience of a major labour market conflict and its immediate aftermath. Shortly afterwards, in the spring of 2014, Line decided to quit her job in a municipal school, just before a major school reform was to be implemented.
Queer organising and performativity: Towards a norm-critical conceptualisation of organisational intersectionality
Issue editors: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Ozan Nadir Alakavuklar
ephemera welcomes open submissions, outside of special issues, that address themes relating to the theory and politics in organization.