Graduate Thesis Or Dissertation

 

Kaleidoscopic Inquiries: Queering Approaches to Organizational Diversity Work Public Deposited

https://scholar.colorado.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/wd375x57k
Abstract
  • This multi-site qualitative research project situates organizational diversity work as its object of study. I utilize a queer theoretical framework that centers attention on the role of normativity in diversity work, which I subsequently frame through the use of kaleidoscopic methodology. I find that diversity work assists in producing an ontological bifurcation of the individual and organization that ultimately emphasizes the individual and frames the organization as primarily an accessory to personal development. My analysis traces three metaphors related to diversity work – journey, container, and table – and considers them alongside the practices of training, data collection, and positional leadership as a means of understanding how this bifurcation arises in diversity work and its potential effects. The pernicious bifurcation of organization and individual serves to reinstate the very inequities that diversity work seeks to address, necessitating a more durable disruption of both diversity work and organizing.

Creator
Date Issued
  • 2021-09-06
Academic Affiliation
Advisor
Committee Member
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Subject
Publisher
Dernière modification
  • 2022-03-15
Resource Type
Déclaration de droits
Language

Des relations

Articles