Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Dancing on the līmen~~~Embodied and Creative Inter-Places as Thresholds of Be(com)ing: Phenomenological Perspectives on Liminality and Transitional Spaces in Organisation and Leadership

Küpers, Wendelin

Massey University

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Based on the insights of advanced phenomenology, this paper inquires into spaces and places of transition and liminality in organisations and leader-/followership. After interpreting liminality relationally, basic ideas of a phenomenology of space and embodied place as media for transition are given. The text then discusses the significance of liminality and transitional space in organisations and leadership, particularly its embodied and emotional dimensions as well as ambivalences and ambiguities. In conclusion implications and perspectives on research and practice for transitional spaces and embodied place in organisations and leadership are provided.


Journal Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry 
Volume 9 
Issue 3-4 
Issue date 2011 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 45-59
ISSN 1532-5555