‘We’re not a white fella organization’ : Hybridity and friction in the contact zone between local kinship relations and audit culture in an Indigenous organization

Cutcher, Leanne and Dale, Karen (2023) ‘We’re not a white fella organization’ : Hybridity and friction in the contact zone between local kinship relations and audit culture in an Indigenous organization. Organization Studies, 44 (5). pp. 765-783. ISSN 0170-8406

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Abstract

Our paper contributes to studies of Indigenous organizing and organizations. We draw on Indigenous knowledge which recognizes that everything is connected within networks of relationships to extend post-colonial theory on hybridity. Our case study research with Australia’s only Indigenous-owned credit union identifies how hybridity is co-constituted through ‘friction’ in the ‘contact zone’ where local kinship relations and audit practices meet and grapple. Focusing on the ‘contact zone’ allows us to better understand the everyday organizing that produces hybridity. We build on existing work on hybridities in organizations which predominately focus on issues of language and knowledge by focusing on the organizational interactions themselves, especially the embedded interactions between humans and objects. Seeing these interactions as ‘friction’ means not trying to solve or dissolve them – but to acknowledge them as lived realities of an Indigenous organization.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Organization Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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Subjects:
?? management of technology and innovationorganizational behavior and human resource managementstrategy and managementorganizational behavior and human resource managementstrategy and managementmanagement of technology and innovation ??
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193905
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Deposited On:
18 May 2023 15:00
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Yes
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