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The Body in the Library
University of Sheffield, UK.
Jagiellonian University, Poland. (LEO)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5303-5544
2017 (English)In: Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization: Book of abstracts. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017, 2017, p. 63-63Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Following Agatha Christie (1942), we investigate the mysterious case of the body found in the library. A dead body of an older woman is found in the public library, well dressed, with platinum blonde hair, and completely unknown to everyone at the premises. She appears to have been strangled, though we are still waiting for the coroner's report. The police have been called, but can they be trusted to uncover the truth? Meanwhile, the unprepossessing Miss Marple, conducting her own investigation, has established beyond doubt the identity of the dead woman: it is the body of Knowledge. 

But who has killed Knowledge and why? It is clear that the culprit is one of the characters present at the murder scene, but who? Was it Monsieur Foucault, with his basilisk like panoptical gaze, revolting against her power? Could it have been Herr Nietzsche, who one drafted her into the mobile army of metaphors and no one has truly spoken with her since? Or perhaps kind Polányi úr, who is said to have been enamoured with her once? Did her tacit acceptance of social mores drive the mild-mannered professor to murder? Meanwhile, Mr Karl Popper has been observed acting quite suspiciously; did he falsify the clues while testing his hypothesis on ignorance not being the same as the absence of Knowledge? 

This paper will be written in the old school dialogical style of a SCOS from before the formatting era (b.f.e.) and presented in a theatrical fashion of that same style. No apologies will be given. Powerpoints are unlikely. A mystery will be solved though complications will abound. If references are required, please allow the aforementioned Ms Christie and Mr Guillet de Monthoux (2004) to fulfil these noble roles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. p. 63-63
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Business Administration
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Economy, Business administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68916OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-68916DiVA, id: diva2:1159343
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Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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