Introduction to the special issue The evolving debate about critical performativity

  • Isabelle Huault PSL-Université Paris Dauphine
  • Dan Kärreman Copenhagen Business School
  • Véronique Perret PSL-Université Paris Dauphine
  • André Spicer Cass Business School

Abstract

The notion of “performativity” (and the idea of the “performative”) has recently gained traction in the organizational studies field (Cabantous & Gond, 2011; Callon, 2007; Huault & Rainelli, 2009). Some authors have even talked about a “performative turn” (Muniesa, 2014, 2017). Broadly speaking, the notion of performativity points to the idea that discourses (e.g. speech acts, theories) are not merely describing reality but contribute to enact the reality they describe. It is indeed used by scholars from different research traditions, ranging from Actor-Network theory (Callon, 2007), critical management studies (Spicer, Alvesson, & Kärreman, 2009) and gender studies (Butler, 1997).

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Published
2017-03-01
How to Cite
Huault, I., Kärreman, D., Perret, V., & Spicer, A. (2017). Introduction to the special issue The evolving debate about critical performativity. M@n@gement, 20(1), 1-8. Retrieved from https://management-aims.com/index.php/mgmt/article/view/3874
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Original Research Articles