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Diversity Management in Places and Times of Tensions

Engaging Inter-group Relations in a Conflict-ridden Society

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Introduction

“This book offers an interdisciplinary insight into everyday management of diversity in several microcosms: among ethnically mixed medical staff, college students and inhabitants of a large Israeli city. It shows how conflict can ruin everyday relations between Arabs and Jews, and how organizational settings could be effectively used to make intergroup relations more resilient. It is an exciting read not only for researchers but also anyone who wants to better understand Israel and its everyday problems.”

— Michał Bilewicz, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland

This book focuses on managing diversity in regions and times of political tensions. Using Israel as an example, the author investigates diversity management in the socio-political context of a protracted national conflict – an area that remains largely unexplored.

Featuring the voices of different protagonists, as well as case studies, the book draws on an intersection between social psychological perspectives and critical sociological theories. This integrative conceptual approach mirrors the professional development of the author, who throughout her career has sought to unravel the enigma of complex human interpersonal and intergroup relations using a multifocal and interdisciplinary lens. This book underlines the need for interdisciplinary work, flexible approaches in dealing with the complexities of human relations and social structures, and an interface between research and practice.

Helena Desivilya Syna (PhD) is a social/organizational psychologist and Head of the Sociology/Anthropology Department and the Center for Diversity and Intergroup Conflicts Studies at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel. Her research on social conflict, organizational behavior, and diversity management has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She has also edited a number of books.


Keywords

Conflict at Work Social Psychology Prejudice Social Constructivism Divided Society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Max Stern Yezreel Valley CollegeYezreel ValleyIsrael

About the authors

Helena Desivilya Syna (PhD) is a social/organizational psychologist and Head of the Sociology/Anthropology Department and the Center for Diversity and Intergroup Conflicts Studies at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel. Her research on social conflict, organizational behavior, and diversity management has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She has also edited a number of books.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diversity Management in Places and Times of Tensions
  • Book Subtitle Engaging Inter-group Relations in a Conflict-ridden Society
  • Authors Helena Desivilya Syna
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37723-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37722-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37725-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37723-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diversity Management/Women in Business
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