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By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... This chapter reflects on diversity work as the effort to transform institutions by opening them up to populations that have historically been excluded from them. Drawing on interviews with diversity practitioners, it considers how practitioners keep coming up against brick walls even after...
Published: 23 February 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385523-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8552-3
Book Chapter

By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... This chapter explores diversity work in another sense: the work you do when you do not quite inhabit the norms of an organization. It begins by reflecting on how some become suspicious or questionable, often by being asked, “Where are you from?,” which is how some bodies become strangers, or...
Book Chapter

By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... This chapter returns to the example of the brick wall introduced in chapter 4 and asks what it means to think of diversity work as a “banging your head against a brick wall job.” It suggests that the wall is more than a metaphor and refers to the processes whereby histories become concrete, how...
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... This chapter reflects on diversity work as the effort to transform institutions by opening them up to populations that have historically been excluded from them. Drawing on interviews with diversity practitioners, it considers how practitioners keep coming up against brick walls even after they...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... This chapter explores questions about the social and cultural aspects of the making and the reading of a scientific theory. What is a mathematical proof? What does it mean to understand a mathematical work? To shed light on these questions, this chapter compares Évariste Galois’s memoir and some...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
...JEROME HAGEN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - == Are Queer Games Bringing Diversity to the Mainstream Industry? Are queer indie video games inspiring change in the mainstream video game industry? Are developers who work inside large companies influ- enced by the games emerging from the queer...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012382-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1238-2
... the face of such uses of diver- sity to discuss diference in the university, we must engage and illuminate the pro cesses that conceal the neoliberal productivity of diversity work. The discussion of statistical discourse and background on ucm, an insti- tution born at the height of increasingly...
Published: 25 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012276-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1227-6
... for understanding the work of Cisneros, Muñoz, and Rojas. By the late 1990s, when the careers of Cisneros, Muñoz, and Rojas were rising, the conserva- tive backlash against this aesthetic multiculturalism encouraged liberals barrio affinities and diversity 153 to defend cultural repre sen ta tion and...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007593-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0759-3
...Afterword: Diversity as Method Thomas Lamarre Con temporary scientists often cite the work of William James with approval. In Self Comes to Mind, for instance, when neuroscientist Antonio Dama- sio addresses questions about how the brain constructs a mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Part II RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND SYNCRETISM IN WENZHOU (The Yue people of the Ou River [Wenzhou area] love to worship their gods; in their mountains and along their waterways are many unorthodox deity temples. These temples cast an image of grandeur and resoluteness. Whoever displays strength and...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
... had learned to work together only in the crisis of independence itself. There were differences 308 Citizenship, Diversity, the Common Good in their economies, the degree to which they depended on agriculture, slave agriculture, commerce, fishing, and shipping. Some New England colonies had...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
...-trafficking compels attention to a long, jagged history of both diverse surveillance rationales and tactics but also foregrounds multiple surveillance failures and impossibilities. Even as the invocation of a generic “traffic in women and girls” in the early twentieth expanded the reach of the problem and the...
Book Chapter

By Nikhil Anand
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373599-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... Attending to the diverse kinds of activities produced and managed by Asha, a community service organization, this chapter attends to how the organization attempts to manage the different kinds of political relationships it is entangled in. Asha’s leaders are urban specialists, and their...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012207-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1220-7
... would merit another book s worth of analysis. The Current Landscape: Career Expectations When I conducted the Humanities Unbound study, a few clear patterns stood out.12 First, there was very little diversity of career goals at the outset of graduate work. Respondents reported that when they began...
Published: 30 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012436-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1243-6
...INTRODUCTION The Work of Seeing: Photography and Representation in Diaspora In the spring of 2005, I walked down the worn wooden off- ramp of a subway station in Queens, New York, through the leafy boulevards of a public park, to reach Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, an exhibition on view...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008880-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0888-0
...INTRODUCTION The Precarious Work of Celebrity Media Production met Chris Guerra in October 2012. The paparazzi photographer Galo Ramirez introduced me to Chris, a young, aspiring paparazzo who had only recently begun working on a freelance basis for the same agency as Galo. I photographed one of...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008859-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0885-9
...| F I V E Whitewashing at Work, and Some Ways Out The more successful I became, the less I was perceived as a Latina or as a Cuban- American. It started to bother me because, inside, I knew that I was making the work that I was making not in spite of who I am, but precisely because of who I am...
Published: 26 July 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005698-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0569-8
... of lab work. We have already encountered the pervasiveness of ethnic categories and ste reo types in Malaysia. This pervasiveness also extends to the labs. Here ethnicity may have negative connotations; but diversity is also actively welcomed and we might see this too as a recognizably Malaysian phe...
Published: 02 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... PART II THE POLITICS OF INTELLECTUAL WORK AGAINST RACISM This page intentionally left blank [EDITORS NOTE: This is an edited transcript of an informal talk given to the London Branch of the Association of Teachers of Social Science on Wednesday, 30 April 1980, at Isledon Teachers Centre...