A Relational Theory of Organization Creation About Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture by Tim Ingold (2013)

Book Review

  • Odile Paulus EM Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, LaRGE (UR 2364), Strasbourg, France


In his book Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, Tim Ingold describes human action after having studied the four fields mentioned in the title. The anthropologist recommends that researchers live with the group of people being studied. He criticizes the hylemorphic approach of human action, according to which human beings are seen to impose a preconceived form from their mind onto matter, or the material. Instead, he proposes a theory of life in society based on so-called lines of correspondence. Drawing on the cases of a prehistoric human being, a medieval craftsperson and an artist, he sees these to be experiencing, with other beings and with objects, lines of correspondence defined by attention and transformation and which are developed in a process.


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How to Cite
Paulus, O. (2021). A Relational Theory of Organization Creation About Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture by Tim Ingold (2013): Book Review. M@n@gement, 24(3), 77–84. https://doi.org/10.37725/mgmt.v24.4959