ISBN : 9780199679805
In the last decades diversity and its management has become a feature of modern and postmodern organizations. Different practices have spread around the globe focusing on the organizing and management of inclusion and exclusion of persons and identities based on different genders, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, and (dis)abilities as well as religious beliefs. However, although increasingly recognized as important, the discourses of diversity are multifaceted and not without controversy. Furthermore, diversity management practices have the potential to reproduce both inclusion and exclusion. The book presents the foundations of organizing and managing diversities, offers multidisciplinary, intersectional and critical analyses on key issues, and opens up fresh perspectives in order to advance the diversity debate. It also inspires new debates on diversity by encouraging scholars to broaden their research agendas and assists students and scholars to increase their understanding of the field and its current discussions. The contributors are a team of leading diversity scholars from all over the world.
PART 1: THEORIZING, INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND PLURALISM OF ORGANIZING AND MANAGING DIVERSITY
PART 2: PLURAL/EPISTEMOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZING AND MANAGING DIVERSITY
PART 3: METHODICAL/EMPIRICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
PART 4: CONTEXTS AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIZING AND MANAGING DIVERSITY
PART 5: INTERSECTIONALITY AND CROSS/INTERCULTURAL ANALYSES
PART 6: WHERE DID WE COME FROM AND WHERE DO WE GO? REFLECTIONS ON THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICES OF ORGANIZING AND MANAGING DIVERSITY