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dc.contributor.author Elgaard Jensen, Torben en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6690
dc.description.abstract The article is an empirical analysis of how a Scandinavian new economy firm was able to persuade a number of business journalists that it represented ‘the future’. It analyses how visitors to the firm were met with a specific and persuasive combination of rhetorical and material ressources. It suggests that the persuasive power of the firm was based on its ability to evoke and articulate a series of pointed contrasts between the attractive working life within the firm and the ordinary and problematic work life elsewhere. The article suggests that this strategy of drawing contrasts together differs from the mode of persuasion usually described by STS. Keywords: Sociology of expectations, Sociology of futures, Sociology of anticipation, New Economy, dot-com, persuasion, power, actor-network theory, materialised contrast argument. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2005-001 en_US
dc.title Future and Furniture en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt23maj05 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.description.notes Working paper presented at Kolloquium: Diskurs, Zeit und Materialität Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Freie Universität, Berlin, April 21st, 2005 en_US
dc.idnumber x656490682 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Study of a New Economy Firm’s Powers of Persuasion en_US


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