Making the Difference – Diversity, Inequality, and Intersectionality in Theory and Practice
Making the Difference
Diversity, Inequality, and Intersectionality in Theory and Practice
Special Issue of the Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Emerald Group Publishing (United Kingdom)
Publication Date 2013
Petra Aigner / Brigitte Aulenbacher / Cacilia Innreiter-Moser (Editors)
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The tension between difference and inequality will be the central focus of this special issue.
The tripartite theme of “Diversity, Inequality, and Intersectionality” has become the focus of many recent research strands. Within this theme, a threefold challenge can be identified:
Epistemologically, it needs to be decided how to conceptualize the tension between difference and inequality. In particular: When is it appropriate to discuss difference versus diversity versus inequality? Does the concept of “Intersectionality” adequately grasp the overlap of differences and inequality?
Theoretically, the question is, how (in a society which is premised on equality but shows persistent tendencies towards inequality), diversity and inequality, difference and hierarchy, are logically connected but also are historically disintegrated or detachable. A special focus should be placed on the sphere of employment/work. The question here is: How far is diversity in the sphere of work possible without inequality? How are difference and inequality connected?
Empirically new approaches are continually needed to reveal how difference, diversity, inequality, and intersectionality are visible in different spheres, still considering the domain of gainful work. Hence the question is: Which results can be generated for the different spheres of work, and how can such results be interpreted in the context of the tension between equality and inequality in modern societies?
This special issue will explore these three research strands in two disciplines, sociology and economics. We invite contributions in the following areas:
Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality Studies,
Work and Organizational Studies
More details included in the pdf.