An Anthropology of Learning: On Nested Frictions in Cultural by Cathrine Hasse

By Cathrine Hasse

This ebook has one specific objective: to give a brand new concept of cultural studying in businesses which mixes practice-based studying with cultural types - a cognitive anthropological schema concept of taken-for-granted connections - tied to the standard significant use of artefacts. the certainty of tradition as rising in a technique of studying open up for brand spanking new understandings, that is important for researchers, practitioners and scholars attracted to dynamic stories of tradition and cultural reports of businesses. the recent technique is going past tradition as a static, essentialist entity and open for our danger to benefit in businesses throughout nationwide cultures, throughout ethnicity and around the it sounds as if insurmountable neighborhood academic adjustments which makes it tricky for individuals to speak operating jointly in an more and more globalized international. The empirical examples are more often than not drawn from companies of schooling and technological know-how that are melting-pots of cultural encounters.

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Our learning processes are formed by cultural mediation when artefacts and humans move about in organisations spreading out in a globalised world. These processes of mediation are not always harmonious – they may cause frictions like when electrified fibres rub against each other. Ethnographers can pick up on these frictions organised in never-quite-stable dust bunnies and make them available for analysis. The relation between anthropology, learning and culture is, I argue, best explored in analytical cuts that focus on organisations where cultural frictions are produced and sensed by embodied beings, rather than in large abstract entities like fixed ethnic groups, nation states or other kinds of predetermined cultural islands.

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