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In this paper we assess how objects can provide us with a clearer understanding of performativity especially when these objects become accounted for and calculated among actors as they review relationships. We assert that objects carry with them, and are associated with generalized others, understood here as imaginal others which as a concept used n this paper also contributes to objects’ performativity.
Horan, C., Finch, J. and Reid, E. The performativity of objects:the sociomaterial role of 'imaginal others'. European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS) Conference, Rotterdam, July 2014.