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Diversity, Affect and Embodiment in Organizing

  • Marianna Fotaki
  • Alison Pullen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marianna Fotaki, Alison Pullen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Theoretical Developments: Affect, Bodies and Diversity

  4. Empirical Studies of Diversity and Affective Embodiment

  5. Critical Political Approaches on Affective Embodiment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


Bringing together research from critical diversity studies and organization theory, this edited collection challenges unspoken norms and patterns of discrimination in organizational bodies. The authors problematize the management of diversity by focusing on the differentiations between racialized, aged, gendered and sexed bodies. By taking a fresh approach and placing the body at the forefront of power relations, this thought-provoking book seeks to challenge the homogenizing and oppressive dimensions of organizational governance, structure and culture that deny bodily difference. An insightful read for scholars of HRM, diversity management and organization, Diversity, Affect and Embodiment in Organizing encourages an active approach to tackling discrimination and recognizes the diversity of embodied lives.


social norms discrimination critical diversity race gender age body oppression organizational management

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianna Fotaki
    • 1
  • Alison Pullen
    • 2
  1. 1.Warwick Business SchoolUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

About the editors

Marianna Fotaki is Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School, UK, and holds a visiting professorship at the University of Manchester. She has published over 40 papers on the marketization of public services, health inequalities, gender and otherness in organizations, and business in society in leading international journals. 

Alison Pullen is Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her primary research interests concern the dynamics of identity and gender as they play out in organizational settings. Alison's current writing also concerns the critical appraisal of feminism in organization and the development of feminist research methodologies.

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