Body-Sensitive Diversity Research Between Enablement and Disablement

  • Laura DobuschEmail author


The chapter discusses the opportunities and limits of the ‘corporeal turn’ for research at the intersection of diversity research and management and organization studies. By focusing on the often neglected category of dis-/ability, the chapter illustrates that body-sensitive diversity research is not necessarily emancipatory. Rather, a close look at the conflictual relationship between dis-/ability and ‘the body’ shows that both the embodiment of individual life experiences and the social processes of enablement and disablement need to be acknowledged. Finally, the chapter pleads for the development of an ‘etho-ontological’ stance toward the supposedly flawed body, which should be accompanied by research on how ways of organizing co-shape bodies and embodiment at work.


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  1. 1.Radboud Social Cultural ResearchRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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