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The resurgence of community in economic thought and practice

The resurgence of community in economic thought and practice
The resurgence of community in economic thought and practice
The chapter frames the book by examining the relationship between community, economic creativity, and knowledge capitalism, focusing especially on why a new discourse of organization by community has emerged. It begins by explaining why capitalism and community are compatible, going on to examine how ‘community’ as a keyword of the knowledge economy is beginning to shape corporate practice. The chapter then offers a critical reading of contemporary interest in ‘communities of practice’, arguing that diverse types of situated practice generative of different types of learning and knowing should not be reduced to the language of community. Finally, the chapter explores the organizational implications of an economy valuing situated practice, forcing the recombinance of decentred effort and the cultivation of anticipatory knowledge
9780199545490
11-34
Oxford University Press
Amin, Ash
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Roberts, Joanne
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Amin, Ash
Roberts, Joanne
Amin, Ash
c5115571-0400-4027-bc6a-268170c98c73
Roberts, Joanne
c49f0cf6-8c79-4826-b7f2-8563d7aa99cf
Amin, Ash
Roberts, Joanne

Amin, Ash and Roberts, Joanne (2008) The resurgence of community in economic thought and practice. In, Amin, Ash and Roberts, Joanne (eds.) Community, Economic Creativity and Organization. Oxford, GB. Oxford University Press, pp. 11-34. (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.001.0001).

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The chapter frames the book by examining the relationship between community, economic creativity, and knowledge capitalism, focusing especially on why a new discourse of organization by community has emerged. It begins by explaining why capitalism and community are compatible, going on to examine how ‘community’ as a keyword of the knowledge economy is beginning to shape corporate practice. The chapter then offers a critical reading of contemporary interest in ‘communities of practice’, arguing that diverse types of situated practice generative of different types of learning and knowing should not be reduced to the language of community. Finally, the chapter explores the organizational implications of an economy valuing situated practice, forcing the recombinance of decentred effort and the cultivation of anticipatory knowledge

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Published date: 2008
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 360483
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360483
ISBN: 9780199545490
PURE UUID: 008a48fb-8d70-49dd-a213-8988116c85bd
ORCID for Joanne Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5337-1698

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:24
Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 01:37

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Author: Ash Amin
Author: Joanne Roberts ORCID iD
Editor: Ash Amin
Editor: Joanne Roberts

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