On Being Included PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

On Being Included free pdf What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work. Diversity is an ordinary, even unremarkable, feature of institutional life. Yet diversity practitioners often experience institutions as resistant to their work, as captured through their use of the metaphor of the "brick wall." On Being Included offers an explanation of this apparent paradox. It explores the gap between symbolic commitments to diversity and the experience of those who embody diversity. Commitments to diversity are understood as "non-performatives" that do not bring about what they name. The book provides an account of institutional whiteness and shows how racism can be obscured by the institutionalization of diversity. Diversity is used as evidence that institutions do not have a problem with racism. On Being Included offers a critique of what happens when diversity is offered as a solution. It also shows how diversity workers generate knowledge of institutions in attempting to transform them.

About Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her books include The Cultural Politics of Emotion- Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality- and Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism.

Details Book

Author : Sara Ahmed
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 25 March 2012
ISBN : 0822352214
EAN : 9780822352211
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews On Being Included



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • On Being Included free pdfOn Being Included

    What does diversity do. What are we doing when we use the language of diversity. Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education..


  • Diversity in Practice free pdfDiversity in Practice

    Expressions of support for diversity are nearly ubiquitous among contemporary law firms and corporations. Organizations back these rhetorical commitments with dedicated diversity staff and various diversity and inclusion initiatives..


  • Plant Functional Diversity free pdfPlant Functional Diversity

    Biological diversity. the variety of living organisms on Earth. is traditionally viewed as the diversity of taxa. and species in particular. However. other facets of diversity also need to be considered for a comprehensive understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes..


  • Plant Functional Diversity free pdfPlant Functional Diversity

    Biological diversity. the variety of living organisms on Earth. is traditionally viewed as the diversity of taxa. and species in particular. However. other facets of diversity also need to be considered for a comprehensive understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes..


  • Managing Diversity in Australia free pdfManaging Diversity in Australia

    Managing Diversity in Australia is an important new title based on original research and specifically created to address the need for critical coverage of managing diversity and equity policies and programs in Australian organisations..


  • On Being Included free pdfOn Being Included

    Books Online Free. What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners