Disconnection or discontinuity of social practices. There are several types of boundaries (Hernes, 2004). Mental boundaries are related to different concepts, knowledge, and skills. Social boundaries are related to disconnections of social networks that may make reciprocal understanding difficult to achieve. Walls, floors, buildings, fences, streets, districts, natural formations, and so on, create physical boundaries.

See also the boundary crossing boundary object, boundary zone.


Hernes, T. (2004). Studying composite boundaries: A framework for analysis. Human Relations 57, 9-29.

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