Concerns with mutual constitution: a critical realist commentary

Mutch, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8054-6649, 2005. Concerns with mutual constitution: a critical realist commentary. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 1 (3), pp. 60-72. ISSN 1548-3908

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Abstract

The case for “analytical dualism” as a means of approaching sociotechnical action is presented as an alternative to accounts which tend to conflate agency, structure, and technology. This is based on the work of Margaret Archer, whose work is in turn located in the traditions of critical realism. Her commitment to analytical dualism, which stresses both the importance of time in analysis and the emergent properties of structure, is argued to give a firmer purchase on the notion of context than the alternatives based on, for example, the work of Giddens and Latour.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This paper appears in the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction authored by Alistair Mutch, copyright 2005, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.
Publication Title: International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: IGI Global
Date: 2005
Volume: 1
Number: 3
ISSN: 1548-3908
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:06
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22896

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