Place and Status Recategorization

Mélodie Cartel, Eva Boxenbaum, Sylvain Colombero

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the emerging literature on status recategorization by analysing the extreme case of reinforced concrete from 1885 to 1930. Status recategorization refers to the change in a category's status within a social hierarchy. It occurs when new--more appealing--associations form around a low status category. We find that, over the period studied, buildings encoded, emotionalized, and energized new associations around reinforced concrete, leading architects to assign the material a higher status. Drawing on these findings, we conceptualize an embodied mode of status recategorization in which the ability of audiences to process new associations around a category is a function of bodily experience. We make two contributions to the category literature. First, we distinguish between discursive associations and associations encoded in the physical environment. Second, we show that emotions and emotional energy mediate audiences' interpretations of new associations that are encoded in the physical environment. Negative emotional responses to new associations trigger status maintenance, while positive emotional responses and emotional energy trigger status change.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerSonja Taneja
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2022
Sider907
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2022
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022: Creating a Better World Together - Seattle, USA
Varighed: 5 aug. 20229 aug. 2022
Konferencens nummer: 82
https://2022.aom.org/

Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022
Nummer82
Land/OmrådeUSA
BySeattle
Periode05/08/202209/08/2022
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN0065-0668

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