Abysmal leadership theory: a decolonized approach to catastrophe

Case, Peter, and Gosling, Jonathan (2011) Abysmal leadership theory: a decolonized approach to catastrophe. In: Proceedings Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies. pp. 17-30. From: APROS 2011 Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies 14th biennial conference, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2011, Auckland University of Technology, NZ.

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[Extract] It is impossible to see the bottom of an abyss; its darkness defies even the imagination: a concept projected into its absorbing opacity is lost, just as a stone cast into its depths sends back no sound. Death is, arguably, such an abyss, at least for the living; most modern approaches to death, based on a one-life view, seek to avert our gaze from its abyss, and to focus instead on a reflexive attentiveness to our own bereavement. Here at least, however awful the pain, we are assured of something to see. (We might be offered a kind of roadmap of grief, reassuringly figured as a curve sweeping us way from hell, towards a supposedly level, sunny and solid normality). But it is hard to be diverted from the haunting question: what do the dying see as they go? Anything? No-thing? And perhaps more pertinently, how do they see?

Item ID: 22900
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
ISBN: 978-0-9876656-5-2
Keywords: leadership studies, climate change, post-colonial theory, Crow nation
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