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Author Ahmed, Sara, 1969- author.

Title On being included : racism and diversity in institutional life / Sara Ahmed.

Publication Info. Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  378.1982 A286O    DUE 07-06-24
Description x, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Nationality/regional group: nat Women lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-220, 221-234) and index.
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.
Summary "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."--Publisher's description.
Language Text in English.
Subject Minorities in higher education.
Racism in higher education.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects.
Cultural pluralism.
Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects.
Cultural Diversity.
Ethnic and Racial Minorities.
71.63 minorities question. (NL-LeOCL)077597370
17.80 literary theory: general. (NL-LeOCL)077599195
Cultural pluralism. (OCoLC)fst01715991
Education, Higher -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903107
Minorities in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01741187
Racism in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01744191
Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01161877
Hochschule. (DE-588)4072560-1
Diversity Management. (DE-588)7611361-9
Rassismus. (DE-588)4076527-1
Minoriteter -- rasism -- utbildning -- högskolan -- universitet.
Discrimination dans l'enseignement supérieur -- 1990- ...
Minorités -- Enseignement supérieur -- 1990- ...
Multiculturalisme -- Étude et enseignement -- 1990- ...
Enseignement supérieur -- Aspect social -- 1990- ...
Minoriteter -- utbildning och undervisning -- högskolan.
Rasism -- utbildning och undervisning -- högskolan.
Högskoleutbildning -- sociala aspekter.
ISBN 9780822352211 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0822352214 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9780822352365 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0822352362 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40020725273
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