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Design Thinking and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Sociological Reflections on Innovation Culture

Authors: Seitz, Tim

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  • Applies sociological rigor to a work methodology common in entrepreneurial “innovation culture”
  • Bridges ethnography, empirical data, practice, and theory to provide critical insight into Design Thinking
  • Valuable not only academics in ethnography, sociology, STS, and beyond, but also for practitioners of Design Thinking (consultants, creative, designers, and coaches)
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An ethnographic study on Design Thinking, this book offers profound insights into the popular innovation method, centrally exploring how design thinking’s practice relates to the vast promises surrounding it. Through a close study of a Berlin-based innovation agency, Tim Seitz finds both mundane knowledge practices and promises of transformation. He unpacks the relationships between these discourses and practices and undertakes an exploratory movement that leads him from practice theory to pragmatism. In the course of this movement, Seitz makes design thinking understandable as a phenomenon of what Boltanski and Chiapello described as the “new spirit of capitalism”—that is, an ideological structure that incorporates criticism and therefore strengthens capitalism.

About the authors

Tim Seitz is a doctoral researcher in the  DFG research training group “Innovation Society Today” at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His research interests include sociological theory, science and technology studies and ethnographic methods.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 50,28 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Thinking and the New Spirit of Capitalism
Book Subtitle
Sociological Reflections on Innovation Culture
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31715-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31715-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31714-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 107
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