Speaker talks about love at Emotions and Institutions workshop Tuesday

As part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Schulich School of Business and the Department of Organization Studies will be hosting the second Emotions and Institutions workshop.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 10:40am until noon, at W133 Seymour Schulich Building, Keele campus. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Roger Friedland
Roger Friedland

Roger Friedland, a much-cited sociologist who is cross-appointed at University of California, Santa Barbara, NYU and University of Gent, and whose research has had significant impact in the area of the institutional theory of organizations, will give the keynote address. His talk is titled “The Institutional Logics of Love: The Order of Passion in an Intimate Field.”

He describes his talk as both theoretical retrospective and an empirical analysis trying to rethink the role of emotion in institutional life. Empirically, it sees to situate them within an institutional logic, the co-constitution of practices, categories and emotions around an unobservable substance – in this case love.

Friedland is a cultural sociologist of religion who seeks to think about the ways in which material practices in an institution performatively mediate between the observable and unobservable, between objects and value (or substance).

Other conference guests will be attending from prominent business schools, including: Said Business School (Oxford University), Rotterdam School of Management, University of Utah, Vrije Universiteit, University of Alberta, McGill University, University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, University of British Columbia, Cardiff University, Brock University and the Schulich School of Business.