From Here to There and Back Again: Transnational Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations
The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations, pp. 575-602, Nov 2015, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199679805.013.25
Posted: 7 Jun 2016 Last revised: 19 Oct 2016
Date Written: November 1, 2015
This chapter draws boundaries to define the contours of the contemporary transnational diversity in organizations scholarly literature. It is not intended as an exhaustive review of what may have now become an incommensurable literature; rather, it delineates a temporary holding space for understanding this shifting territory while exploring a few relevant examples. As a taxonomical exercise, it follows the formation and transformation of the subject of "diversity in organizations" as it traveled beyond the original literature from the USA. It articulates four modes of diffusion occurring over time: internationalizing diversity; provincializing diversity; the simultaneity of diversity; and the formation of mobile subjectivities. The conclusion forwards the Incommensurability of these perspectives as independent contributions, suggesting that anyone intending to represent "diversity and organizations" in the contemporary world should consider the value of maintaining in view a repertoire of very different ontological perspectives on diversity, as well as a post identitarian transnational understanding.
Keywords: Transnational Diversity, Mobile Subjectivity, Incommensurability
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