#OSEditorPicks: Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.]

3059478992_b172d2d4ee_o.jpgIn the #OSEditorPicks for November, Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies, Roger Friedland writes about institutions and emotions.

If you are engaged with the literature on institutional logics, here is a new article that you really need to read. As part of a forthcoming Special Issue of Organization Studies, Roger Friedland has written a thought-provoking essay explaining his thoughts about how emotion can be positioned in an institutional logics approach.

I believe that this article will stimulate lots of ongoing discussion about emotion and logics. I encourage you to read it so that you can be part of the debate!

Below is the abstract for the article:

OSSInstitutional theory, and the institutional logics approach in particular, lacks the feelings that produce, sustain and disrupt institutional practice. This is due in part to rational, instrumental understandings of the individual in practice, and in part to the cognitive and linguistic understanding of that practice, sustained by classification, qualification and belief. Emotion, a joining of language and bodily affect, is ready at hand for institutional theory. There is increasing recognition that emotion is a powerful device for institutionalization and de-institutionalization. In this essay, I consider emotion’s position in institutional theory and how we might position it in an institutional logics approach. I will argue that emotion not only mediates institutions, but can itself be institutional.

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2 thoughts on “#OSEditorPicks: Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies

  1. This is a great pick, Trish, and a must-read article for anyone interested in how people are embedded within and connected to institutions. Roger’s essay is an important thought piece and a great addition to the forthcoming special themed section on Emotions and Institutions.

  2. Emotion has not been my field, so I am curious to know what people who know the area would suggest as good pieces that consider the institutional constitution of/by emotion. And is there comparative work out there on different domains?

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