From Foosball Table to Beer Crate – Ordering Everyday Worklife in an Internet Agency
The argumentation will begin with introducing theories of practices as an instructive theoretical “tool” to analyze organization and materiality, secondly basic points of the conducted ethnography will be presented, following by empirical material from the field. I will show how crates of beer and a foosball table are important parts of the practices that carried out software developer and how these practices are interlinked with practices of doing masculinity. The so produced configuration can be described as a main agent in the field – in addition to account and creative. I will conclude that the ongoing practices of differentiating, e.g. differentiating the software developers from the creatives, “guarantees” the social order in the observed field.