Mundane Objects and the Banality of Evil: The Sociomateriality of a Death Camp

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Journal Article
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Journal of Management Inquiry, 2013, 22 (3), pp. 325 - 340
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2013-07-01
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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. © The Author(s) 2013.
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