1 Subject, Technology and Social Practice, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University3 The Research Group in 'Working Life and Learning', Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
-a situated-practice perspective on social power-relations
This paper focuses on conflicts as a useful and meaningful aspect of work and organizational theory, and I will discuss power relations as a phenomenon that relates to our handling of conflicts. Conflicts can be perceived negatively, as something to be avoided. However conflicts also offers important inclusive social elements that are important as well as appropriate to be aware of, not least because conflicts in a sense is an inevitable element of any form of social co-operation and practice. I will therefore argue that the problem is not the conflicts, but rather the tendency to consider conflicts as problems.
power relation; qualitative methods
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15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, 2013