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The Flexible Imagination free pdf The Flexible Imagination: At Work in the Transnational Corporate Offices of Jakarta, is a behind-the-scenes ethnography that examines the social interactions between individuals from different cultural and national backgrounds working together in the halls and cubicles of some of the most notorious Fortune 500 corporations out of Southeast Asia. In the transnational corporate spaces of Jakarta, Indonesia, there is a frustrating struggle for coherence and meaning by expatriate and national populations still new to the morphing and "flexible" world of global capitalism. Many of those newly engaged in the machinations of our global economy struggle to make sense of their unfamiliar surroundings. In this situation, where localities and social constellations are in a state of constant flux, people necessarily rely on their imagination in the construction of a social reality that makes at least enough sense, provided enough social stability, to get through the routine activities of a typical work day. The imaginary put to use by those discussed in this book tie together bodies of knowledge: historic and current, academic and popular, economic and cultural in an attempt to create a transnational working reality that made sense. Thus, the term "flexible imagination" encapsulates the variable and shifting nature of these imaginary processes.

About William Leggett

William H. Leggett is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University. He has published extensively on the interesting cultural encounters that take place in the transnational corporate offices of Southeast Asia.

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Author : William Leggett
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 01 December 2013
ISBN : 0739181149
EAN : 9780739181140
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 185 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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