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Diversity management Dialogue, dialectics and diversion

Diversity management Dialogue, dialectics and diversion This paper uses Habermas' model of dialogue and the public sphere to provide a critical examination of organizational diversity management. The paper argues that, in spite of the dialogic and inclusive claims made by the diversity movement, its basic framework and methods serve to limit and repress productive dialogue on race rather than produce effective organizational change. The diversity movement represents an important ideological strategy that seeks to re-assert the privacy of the corporate sphere and its employment decisions, making its emergence a significant element of the general social-political attempt to manage and contain racial conflict and social contradiction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Diversity management Dialogue, dialectics and diversion

Journal of Organizational Change Management , Volume 13 (3): 14 – Jun 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534810010330887
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Abstract

This paper uses Habermas' model of dialogue and the public sphere to provide a critical examination of organizational diversity management. The paper argues that, in spite of the dialogic and inclusive claims made by the diversity movement, its basic framework and methods serve to limit and repress productive dialogue on race rather than produce effective organizational change. The diversity movement represents an important ideological strategy that seeks to re-assert the privacy of the corporate sphere and its employment decisions, making its emergence a significant element of the general social-political attempt to manage and contain racial conflict and social contradiction.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

Keywords: Race; Communications

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