Organization, Religion, and the Toilet: Adventures in Unconventional Postcolonial Storytelling

17 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2021

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Muhammad Azfar Nisar

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) - Suleman Dawood School of Business

Date Written: July 14, 2021

Abstract

This article uses this spirit of queer theory and uses a non-linear narrative structure to take us away from the usual course of academic writing to contest some significant aspects of management scholarship and academic identity. In addition to using queer theory as an analytical methodology, I rely on the theoretical space opened by the term postcolonial storytelling by telling stories that are inscribed in and intersect with the material architecture within organizations. These stories also act as metaphors that open up analytical space to talk about key issues related to postcolonial academic identity and queer theory. Thus, these stories simultaneously lament the lack of water in the western toilet, critique the position of God in academic scholarship, discuss the great toilet wars of Asia, and unpack the imaginary symptoms of queer theorists.

Keywords: Postcolonial theory, queer theory, storytelling, postcolonial storytelling, religion

Suggested Citation

Nisar, Azfar, Organization, Religion, and the Toilet: Adventures in Unconventional Postcolonial Storytelling (July 14, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3886343 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3886343

Azfar Nisar (Contact Author)

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) - Suleman Dawood School of Business ( email )

Pakistan

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