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ERIC Number: EJ1102554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1874-785X
Making Space for Consuming Practices
Rooney, Donna; Manidis, Marie; Scheeres, Hermine
Vocations and Learning, v9 n2 p167-184 Jul 2016
This empirically driven paper is about workplace learning with specific focus on the "work" of "consuming practices." By "consuming" we refer to the eating, and the drinking, and (at times) to the smoking that workers, in most organisations, do on a daily basis. Indeed, it is the quotidian nature of consuming, coupled with its absence from workplace learning research that make them noteworthy practices to explore. In using the term "practice" we draw on the recent tranche of practice based theorisations: notably Schatzki (1996, "Organization Studies," 26(3), 465-484, 2005, "Organization Studies," 27(12), 1863-1873, 2006) and Gherardi ("Human Relations," 54(1), 131-139, 2001, 2006, "Learning Organization," 16(5), 352-359, 2009). The paper frames consuming practices as "dispersed" (general) practices and, illustrated through empirical data from multiple projects, we progressively outline how these contribute to the learning of "integrative" (specialized work) practices. Our overall aim is to (re)position consuming practices from prosaic, to having much relevance for research on workplace learning.
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Language: English
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