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Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging.
This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field.
Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion.
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Chapter 6: The Jewel in the Crown: Postcolonial Theory and Workplace Diversity
The Jewel in the Crown: Postcolonial Theory and Workplace Diversity
… it is from those who have suffered the sentence of history—subjugation, domination, diaspora, displacement—that we learn our most enduring lessons for living and thinking. (Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture)
An identity is questioned only when it is menaced, or when the mighty begin to fall, or when the wretched begin to rise, or when the stranger enters the gates. (James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work, quoted in George Lipsitz, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness)
… the [postcolonial] effort to present Europe as an Other involves … a political impatience with the matter of Europe. (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason)
So it is said that ...