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Of tropes, totems and taboos: Reflections on using Morgan’s images from a cross-cultural perspective

Case, Peter; Gaggiotti, Hugo; Gosling, Jonathan; Holmgren Caicedo, Mikael

Authors

Hugo Gaggiotti Hugo.Gaggiotti@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

Jonathan Gosling

Mikael Holmgren Caicedo



Contributors

Anders Ortenblad
Editor

Kiran Trehan
Editor

Linda Putnam
Editor

Abstract

The chapter begins by setting up a reflexive social anthropological stance from which to explore the mimetic qualities and possibilities of Morgan’s images. It then proceeds to consider the pedagogical implications of this theoretical reinterpretation of his work by offering some reflections on the use of Images in contemporary international teaching contexts, which is the empirical basis for our argument in this chapter. This chapter thus seeks to extend Morgan’s work by: (a) moving further along the linguistic/postmodern and cultural turns taken by Morgan himself by introducing an anthropological sensibility offered by the concept of totem; (b) exploring some experiential illustrations of the challenges posed by linguistic and cultural translations of images in non-Anglophone settings.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 226-243
Book Title Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies
ISBN 9781506318776
APA6 Citation Case, P., Gaggiotti, H., Gosling, J., & Holmgren Caicedo, M. (2016). Of tropes, totems and taboos: Reflections on using Morgan’s images from a cross-cultural perspective. In K. Trehan, L. Putnam, & A. Ortenblad (Eds.), Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies, 226-243. SAGE
Keywords metaphors, organising, cross-cultural practices, tropes, totems, taboos
Publisher URL http://www.sagepublishing.com