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The entwinement logic of practices: insights from an ethnography of young IT professionals

The entwinement logic of practices: insights from an ethnography of young IT professionals
The entwinement logic of practices: insights from an ethnography of young IT professionals
This paper seeks to place the phenomenon of technology within the context of everyday practices using the logic of practical rationality. We draw some insights from our ethnography of young professionals and shed light on their everyday technological practices by invoking the concept of entwinement from hermeneutic phenomenology. Our findings reveal that the new generation users are becoming intimately entwined with information technologies in their everyday practices. Our study contributes toward the ongoing debate concerning the theorizing of technology and its relationship to practice.
fieldwork, practical rationality, research methods, ethnography, Heidegger, entwinement
66-78
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Chughtai, Hameed
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Myers, Michael David
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Doolin, Bill
Lamprou, Eleni
Mitev, Nathalie
McLeod, Laurie
Chughtai, Hameed
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Myers, Michael David
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Doolin, Bill
Lamprou, Eleni
Mitev, Nathalie
McLeod, Laurie

Chughtai, Hameed and Myers, Michael David (2014) The entwinement logic of practices: insights from an ethnography of young IT professionals. In, Doolin, Bill, Lamprou, Eleni, Mitev, Nathalie and McLeod, Laurie (eds.) Information Systems and Global Assemblages. (Re)Configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations. Heidelberg, DE. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 66-78. (doi:10.1007/978-3-662-45708-5_5).

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This paper seeks to place the phenomenon of technology within the context of everyday practices using the logic of practical rationality. We draw some insights from our ethnography of young professionals and shed light on their everyday technological practices by invoking the concept of entwinement from hermeneutic phenomenology. Our findings reveal that the new generation users are becoming intimately entwined with information technologies in their everyday practices. Our study contributes toward the ongoing debate concerning the theorizing of technology and its relationship to practice.

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Published date: December 2014
Keywords: fieldwork, practical rationality, research methods, ethnography, Heidegger, entwinement
Organisations: Centre of Excellence in Decision, Analytics & Risk Research

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Local EPrints ID: 398015
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398015
PURE UUID: 57d443db-f7ee-48fb-846b-22e1b6b48658
ORCID for Hameed Chughtai: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6272-2250

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2016 10:59
Last modified: 05 Oct 2018 00:29

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Author: Hameed Chughtai ORCID iD
Author: Michael David Myers
Editor: Bill Doolin
Editor: Eleni Lamprou
Editor: Nathalie Mitev
Editor: Laurie McLeod

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