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Liquid Collaboration
Liquid Organization (2014)
  • Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski University
  • Tomasz Raburski
Abstract
In the chapter present the results of an analysis of the social organization of Wikipedia, the largest collaborative movement of humankind, based on the theoretical framework offered by Zygmunt Bauman. The development of info-communal approach is possible as a result of what we propose to call “liquid collaboration”, relying on short-term fragile interactions, non-personal and transient cooperation, all directly related to virtual and liquid identities. As hypothesized by Bauman, this mode of work and social interaction is also marked with peer control and organizational surveillance. MThrough Bauman’s conception of the moral social being, as well as free information movement and hacker ethics, this chapter further presents an empirical example of how agency might be formed in liquid modernity.
Keywords
  • Wikipedia,
  • liquid collaboration,
  • Bauman and FLOSS
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Jerzy Kociatkiewicz, Monika Kostera
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
978-0-415-70662-9
Citation Information
Dariusz Jemielniak and Tomasz Raburski. "Liquid Collaboration" London - New YorkLiquid Organization (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jemielniak/29/