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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 7: Diversity as Resistance and Recuperation: Critical Theory, Post-Structuralist Perspectives and Workplace Diversity
Diversity as Resistance and Recuperation: Critical Theory, Post-Structuralist Perspectives and Workplace Diversity
‘Diversity’ from the Margins to the Centre
Those of us who want to intervene in organizations, in order to produce new power relations within them, inevitably risk various types of complicity with the already-dominant organizational powers. We must choose between the possibilities of being co-opted and the possibilities of being marginalized: we face ‘the ethico-political choice we have to make every day … to determine which is the main danger’ (Foucault, 1984: 343b). In this chapter, we draw on the resources of critical and post-structuralist thought as tools to help frame such choices, asking: how do these approaches help us understand the theory and ...