Making up (for) society? Stitch, bitch and organisation
Minahan, Stella and Wolfram Cox, Julie 2006, Making up (for) society? Stitch, bitch and organisation, in ANZAM 2006: Proceedings of the 20th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Lindfield, N.S.W..
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We discuss the emergence of the craft movement known as Stitch’nBitch. Prevalent around the globe, particularly among women, this movement organises in local places, such as hotels and cafes, and virtually using the Internet. The women meet to knit, stitch and talk, using new technologies as an enabler and resource exchange. At the same time, their presence can be seen, in part, as a response to social and technological changes, both at work and in wider society. We introduce five themes to assist in the interpretation of this new form of organising, discussing (1) remedial, (2) progressive, (3) resistance, (4) nostalgic, and (5) ironic possibilities and we draw on illustrative interview data to outline possibilities for further research.
Field of Research
150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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