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date: 17 February 2020

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This chapter considers the spatial practices of organization, to which organization studies has only recently begun to pay attention. The spaces and places around us build humanity, just as we construct them. Humans have always worked upon their surroundings in order to fulfil their needs but in turn these constructions make up our ongoing social and psychological habituation. Humanity organizes space on a daily basis thereby constructing the social, organizational, and cultural worlds. Using the work of Henri Lefebvre the chapter considers various intersections between space and power, materiality and identity. Three aspects of spatial practices are considered: emplacement, enchantment, and enactment. The chapter addresses the reader on these issues directly, from the micro-level of you as an individual, through the meso-level of your organizational interactions, to the macro-level of global interrelationships and assumptions about private property that you are forced to respect.

Keywords: organization studies, space, power, meso-level, macro-level

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