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Redeeming LeadershipAn Anti-Racist Feminist Intervention$
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Helena Liu

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529200041

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529200041.001.0001

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Redeeming Leadership
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Helena Liu

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529200041.003.0004

This chapter introduces the concept of organisational violence to examine the consequences of gendered racism. It illuminates the ways organisations become inhospitable spaces for diversity. Specifically, the chapter demonstrates how diversity management has gradually supplanted social justice agendas through a capitalist logic. Despite the modest gains of diversity initiatives, recent backlashes against diversity highlight the significant hostility towards change in white patriarchal organisations and societies. Considering that much of what is written about diversity centres on the figure of a white male leader who extends inclusion to the Other, the chapter interrogates how dominant assumptions and practices of diversity can ultimately harm those who diversity initiatives are said to benefit.

Keywords:   Violence, Diversity management, Inclusion, Racial capitalism, Commodification, Unconscious bias

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