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Dina Zhdanova
Role of Electronic Devices in Everyday Life of Office Workers: Temporal Aspects (by the Example of Moscow)
2018
This work is the study in the field of sociology of time: a description of the case and a conceptual analysis of the time frame, which we usually perceive as a proper structure of social reality. The study is based on a series of in-depth interviews with office workers of several companies in Moscow. It is aimed to show that rhythms and organization of everyday life, in addition to simple regulatory functions, have special moral and cognitive aspects associated with the intensive penetration of modern technologies in the life of citizens. Although individuals usually adapt to different contexts to link events over time, the temporary coordination needed for collective action provides social control. This "social-temporal order", an integral part of social life, offers researchers and theorists a new and useful analytical perspective.

Since time measurements are a common phenomenon of social life, sociologists tend to ignore the importance of temporality as a feature of public organizations. This work will focus attention on the changing temporality and will reveal new aspects, ways of adaptation in conjunction with the use of various modern gadgets in everyday life.

The main idea of this work is that the tempo in the organization depends on the use of new technologies, and the aim of this work is to fix and understand how the organization of everyday life changes, to describe the mechanisms of adaptation to new changing conditions.

The theoretical argument of this work is based on the ideas of Eviatar Zerubavel. It is planned to use the described aspects of time and to identify how they find themselves in modern organizations. It is also expected that it will be possible to identify and re-emerging aspects of the temporal organization of workers.

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