Your home, my exile: Boundaries and 'otherness' in antiquity and now

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As traveller in perilous seas and storyteller, as trickster and bricoleur, as schemer and as bully, as lover and family man, as a leader of men and reader of situations, Odysseus has woven his way easily into discourses past and present. Focusing on one specific scene from the Odyssey, one in which Odysseus shipwrecked, naked and lost, in serious need of being organized, bursts into the organized routines of Princess Nausicaa, the author argues that the Odyssey offers insights into all encounters with the disorganized Other. Learning to listen to and understand the Other's voice is especially important at a time of ever-proliferating social, organizational and other boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-632
Number of pages14
JournalOrganization Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003


  • 'Other' discourse
  • Borders
  • Boundaries
  • Odyssey
  • Refugees
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and Management


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