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4. The New Media Revolution and the Network Society We have followed ANT in defining human social order in terms of “technical mediation” instead of linguistic mediation and “interobjectivity” instead of intersubjectivity. These concepts emphasize the role that things, artifacts, and technologies play in constituting and sustaining human social order. They also emphasize the role things play in organizing and organizations. The work done in organization theory under the title of “communicative constitution of organizations,” as we saw in the

An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
Series: Sozialtheorie
On Privacy and the Informational Self
Hermeneutics, Actor-Network Theory & New Media
Fotografische Praktiken in der digitalen Kultur
Zur Diskursanalyse des Politischen

Things into Play | 92 Sensemaking and Narrative | 103 Narrative and Cognitive Science | 112 Localizing and Globalizing | 136 Conclusion | 144 4. The New Media Revolution and the Network Society | 147 What are New Media? | 150 The Socio-Technical Ensemble | 159 Network Norms | 165 Conclusion | 172 5. Organizing Networks in the Digital Age | 173 Organizing Networks in Business | 174 Organizing Networks in Education | 195 Organizing Networks in Healthcare | 214 Organizing Networks in Civil Society | 223 Conclusion | 233 6. Conclusion | 243 Literature | 251

Preface The view of organizations presented here builds upon and extends work that we have done on actor-networks and network society in a variety of publications. In Interpreting Networks (2014) we based our description of network society on Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as well as New Media Studies. We argued that constructing social order in today’s digitally mediated world can be understood as “networking,” that is, the activity of mediating associations between humans and non-humans within a non- hierarchical “socio-sphere” governed by what we termed


Concept of ›Case‹ in Social Work Studies Andreas Langenohl | 63 QuesTioning orders The Flexibility of Internet Time Network Society and the Fleeting Stability of Sociotechnical Collectives Isabell Otto | 87 Order of the Orderless Dissident Identity between De-Stabilization and Re-Stabilization Kacper Szulecki | 105 Political Order of the Multitude Hobbes, Spinoza and the Arab Spring Pawel Marczewski | 125 reThinking order ›I Am Inclined Not To‹ Circumventing Contestation and Competition Robert Seyfert | 139 Stability through Indeterminac y? Jacques Derrida, ›Indef inite

Digit ale Gesel lschaf t bei t r anscr ipt David J. Krieger, Andréa Belliger Interpreting Networks Hermeneutics, Actor-Network Theory & New Media After postmodern critique has deconstructed, decentered, and dis- placed order and identity on all levels, we are faced with the Humpty Dumpty question of how to put the pieces back together again. This book brings together the seldom associated discourses of hermeneu- tics, actor-network theory, and new media in order to formulate a theo- ry of a global network society. Hermeneutics re-opens the question of