Goodwin, Dawn (2007) Upsetting the order of teamwork: is ‘the same way every time’ a good aspiration? Sociology, 41 (2). pp. 259-275. ISSN 1469-8684Full text not available from this repository.
In this article I examine the spatial dimensions of the workplace, the arrangement of material resources, and the development of embodied knowledge. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork of anaesthetic practice, I show how the accomplishment of anaesthetic techniques depends on the precise alignment of practitioners' bodies, tools, and the patient's body. By exploring disruptions to customary configurations of teamwork I explore the utility of these arrangements. I show how practitioners actively contrive 'normal appearances' in order to ensure safe and proficient practice, but I suggest that disruptions function as learning opportunities vital to the development of expertise.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||embodied knowledge • spatial configurations • teamwork • techniques • tools and devices|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
|Deposited By:||Dr Dawn Goodwin|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2009 10:21|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:08|
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