The Entwinement Logic of Practices

Insights from an Ethnography of Young IT Professionals
  • Hameed Chughtai
  • Michael D. Myers
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 446)


This paper seeks to place the phenomenon of technology within the context of everyday practices using the logic of practical rationality. We draw some insights from our ethnography of young professionals and shed light on their everyday technological practices by invoking the concept of entwinement from hermeneutic phenomenology. Our findings reveal that the new generation users are becoming intimately entwined with information technologies in their everyday practices. Our study contributes toward the ongoing debate concerning the theorizing of technology and its relationship to practice.


fieldwork practical rationality research methods ethnography Heidegger entwinement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hameed Chughtai
    • 1
  • Michael D. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Auckland Business SchoolAucklandNew Zealand

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