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Rethinking, Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries: Pre-given or Performed?

Rethinking, Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries: Pre-given or Performed? Rethinking, "Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries": Pre-given or Performed? Jo Orsatti The University of Sydney Business School Ella Hafermalz The University of Sydney Business School Dirk S. Hovorka The University of Sydney Business School Abstract Our rejoinder engages with two issues central to Ramiller's orientation to sociomaterial and posthumanism research. The first is the acceptance of pre-given boundaries between self and technology. The second is that appropriation of technology is a human accomplishment. In addressing these issues Ramiller presents us with a conundrum, where assumptions and language tug us in two different research directions. For example, by focusing from the outset on appropriation and resistance in terms of users and external systems, Ramiller invites the reader to backslide into the divided world he seeks to move beyond. We argue that framing research with a language of separation undermines the potential insight of a sociomaterial perspective and closes off lines of inquiry. As an alternative we suggest a relational sociomaterial grounding, where the question becomes, how is boundary work carried out and what do these processes include and exclude? We consider how categories (e.g. "new technology", "novice") are performed in practice. We thus show that from a relational view, boundaries take http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems Association for Computing Machinery

Rethinking, Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries: Pre-given or Performed?

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Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by ACM Inc.
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0095-0033
DOI
10.1145/3025099.3025104
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Rethinking, "Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries": Pre-given or Performed? Jo Orsatti The University of Sydney Business School Ella Hafermalz The University of Sydney Business School Dirk S. Hovorka The University of Sydney Business School Abstract Our rejoinder engages with two issues central to Ramiller's orientation to sociomaterial and posthumanism research. The first is the acceptance of pre-given boundaries between self and technology. The second is that appropriation of technology is a human accomplishment. In addressing these issues Ramiller presents us with a conundrum, where assumptions and language tug us in two different research directions. For example, by focusing from the outset on appropriation and resistance in terms of users and external systems, Ramiller invites the reader to backslide into the divided world he seeks to move beyond. We argue that framing research with a language of separation undermines the potential insight of a sociomaterial perspective and closes off lines of inquiry. As an alternative we suggest a relational sociomaterial grounding, where the question becomes, how is boundary work carried out and what do these processes include and exclude? We consider how categories (e.g. "new technology", "novice") are performed in practice. We thus show that from a relational view, boundaries take

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ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information SystemsAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Dec 13, 2016

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