First, the theories and philosophies that provide the frameworks that inform critical reflection are not always presented in ways that appeal to potential marketing audiences. Grey (1996, p. 18) referred to the use of “esoteric and recondite language,” and Nord and Jermier (1992, p. 219) referred to the “unnecessarily technical and stilted prose” in critical work such that gaining even a basic understanding of this work is made more difficult than it could or should be.
– Grey, Christopher. 1996. Introduction to special section on critique and renewal in management education. Management Learning 27 (1): 7-20.
sourced from Catterall, M, Maclaran, P, and Stevens L. (2002) “Critical Reflection in the Marketing Curriculum”, Journal of Marketing Education 2002; 24; 184, http://jmd.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/24/3/184
A paper complaining about the language of critical work using the word “recondite” burns like a blazing fire of stupid. It’s not ironic. It’s idiotic.
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