School of Education Seminar Series – Organizational Time: A Sociological Case Study

Where: Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire. Room TC002

Cost: Free

Organisational Time: A Sociological Case Study with Dr John Hockey

FCH – TC002 Wednesday 3rd April 16:15 – 17:15


Dr John Hockey is a sociologist and an ethnographer who has published  extensive research in the sociologies of work and sport, with  a focus upon mundane social processes. At the 2010   British Sociological Association Conference he was awarded a Sage prize for ‘sociological innovation’, following a published paper on sensory phenomenology.



The sociology of organizational time remains an under-examined research area, which is curious given temporal processes underpin the effective functioning of all organizations. This is particularly so in terms of the  analysis of workers direct temporal experience, especially  that of their moment to moment completion of occupational tasks.  This talk will present an ethnographic  case study of an  organizations temporal processes, utilising particular theoretical and conceptual tools. The analysis will focus upon the relationship between organizational imperatives, temporal embodiment, inter-embodiment, and  resulting collective temporal perceptions.


We look forward to seeing you all there and welcoming you to participate in the research community here at the School of Education. Places are free and can be booked here.