‘Managing’ diversity: Identity and power in organizations

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As identity in organizations becomes an increasingly common topic (e.g. Dutton et al., 1994; Pratt and Rafaeli, 1997; Whetten and Godfrey, 1998), one salient point is often overlooked: identity is a contested site. ‘Identity is something over which struggles take place and with which stratagems are advanced’ (Jenkins, 1996: 25). Identities shape interests, loyalties, passions; they are a prized resource (Gamson, 1991; Hunt et al., 1994).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender, Identity and the Culture of Organizations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)0203166752, 9781134490745
ISBN (Print)0415270014, 9780415270014
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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