Mundane Objects And The Banality Of Evil: The Sociomateriality Of A Death Camp

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Sage Publications Inc
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Management Inquiry, 2013, 22 (3), pp. 325 - 340
Issue Date:
2013-01
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In this article, we study one organization that played a pivotal role in the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s: the S-21 extermination center. We analyze, in particular, how processes of sociomateriality in the death camp contributed to create order and normalcy in an extreme and abnormal organization. A more nuanced view of agency ensues from this analysis, one that helps the understanding of how the creation of material spaces critically influences organizing, including the organizing of genocide.
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