Started out covering chapter material from my 2020 book, Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations (Routledge), but now broadened to cover other book reviews, films and things of general personal and intellectual interest! (co-hosted by one-eyed black Pug, all-round legend, and my very good friend, Odin!)
Chapter 10 - Place, space and geography
This episode discusses the 'where' of diversity in organisations and the spatial turn in social sciences, including how diverse minorities use spaces, how places create varying degrees of inclusion, and how spaces mark out geographies of inequality.
Chapter 9 - Sensemaking
In this episode I discuss the sensemaking perspective on organizations and organizing, and how to build on and extend some of its relatively under-explored critical links with diversity, in terms of how we experience crisis, change, learning and wider social contexts and structures.
Chapter 8 - Multiculturalism
In this episode I discuss various critical concepts and debates surrounding the idea of multiculturalism. I consider how multiculturalism relates to diversity in organizations, and also argue there are various ways that multicultural ideas could be drawn on more in future to inform organizational diversity research and practice agendas.
Chapter 7 - Discourses
In this episode I discuss critical views of discourse in relation to diversity and organizations. This covers issues of talk, text, meaning, language and different ways of communicating about differences and diversity.
Chapter 6 - Intersectionality
In this episode I discuss the origins and concept of intersectionality as a critical way of understanding diversity in organizations. I consider the potential strengths and limitations of intersectionality as a theory and method, as well as its emerging applications to organizations. I conclude by considering the future prospects of intersectional diversity research in organizations, in relation to both challenges and opportunities.
Chapter 5 - Institutions
In this episode I talk about institutions and institutional views of diversity and organizations. I mention topics such as institutional racism, institutional sexism and total institutions, and some of the struggles to address institutional power and change.