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No. 82 Business and Anthropology: A Focus on Sacred Space

March 31, 2013 Publication

Hirochika Nakamaki and Mitchell Sedgwick(eds.)

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Preface
Hirochika NAKAMAKI
Introduction: On Business and Sacred Space
Hirochika NAKAMAKI and Mitchell SEDGWICK

Part I
The Sacred in Business: Values and Transformations

Framing Values: Symbolic Space in the Display of Art Works
Brian MOERAN
Tri-level Analysis of a Corporate Feast and Business Ritual
Tomoko HAMADA CONNOLLY
Contestation of the Sacred in Business: Modernization in Saudi Arabia
Ann JORDAN
Secular Ethics and the Continuations of Capitalism: Fetishes of Production, Career Hierarchy, and the Cult of the Leader in Japanese Industrial Corporations
Mitchell SEDGWICK
Sacred Places in Europe: A Second Life for Churches? A Case Study of the Protestant "Kapel" Church in Heemstede in the Netherlands
Meine Pieter van DIJK

Part II
The Sacred at the Workplace: Images and Spaces

Transnational Workspace on International Flights:
Japanese Flight Attendants on Non-Japanese Airlines
Keiko YAMAKI
"Bulgaria, the Holy Land of Yogurt": A Brand Myth and Management Philosophy
Maria YOTOVA
Innovation, Secrecy, and Sacred Space in a Japanese High-Tech Business
Liv Nyland KRAUSE

Part III
World Expositions as Sacred Spaces: State Projects and Nation Branding

Expositions Universelles” as Sacred Places:
A View from Modern Paris World Expositions
Fumihiko ICHIKAWA
The Shanghai Expo as a Sacred Space
Hirochika NAKAMAKI
The Shanghai Expo as a Nation-Owned Enterprise:
A View from Enterprise Anthropology
Jijiao ZHANG

Part IV
Sacred Spaces in Chinese Business: Management Philosophies and Practices

Understanding Management Philosophy as Hegemony or Ideology:
Or, The First Step toward Business Anthropology
Dixon Heung Wah WONG
In Pursuit of Sacred Space: A Study of Modern Chinese Intellectual Businesspeople
Yingyan WANG
List of Contributors