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On being included : racism and diversity in institutional life

Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Ahmed
ISBN: 9780822352211 0822352214 9780822352365 0822352362
OCLC Number: 748336552
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : on arrival --
Institutional life --
The language of diversity --
Equality and performance culture --
Commitment as a non-performative --
Speaking about racism --
Conclusion : a phenomenological practice.
Responsibility: Sara Ahmed.

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