Title: Advertising, avoiding, disrupting, and tabooing: The discursive construction of diversity subjects in the Turkish context
Authors: Kornau, Angela 
Knappert, Lena
Duygu, Acar Erdur
Language: eng
Issue Date: 2021
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Scandinavian journal of management
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Abstract: 
This study investigates organizational diversity discourses in Turkey – a non-Western, politically relevant, yet underrepresented context. Using a Foucauldian perspective on power and discourse, we scrutinize how power relations in the Turkish context are (re)produced. Based on our analysis of company websites and semi-structured interviews with various actors (e.g., HR managers), we propose a conceptual framework of the discursive construction of diversity subjects at work along the dimensions of (1) visibility of organizational diversity discourses and (2) contestation of meaning within organizational diversity discourses. The combination of these dimensions yields four discursive dynamics as illustrated in our data (Advertising, Avoiding, Disrupting, Tabooing). This framework may inspire future context- and power-sensitive investigations on diversity discourses at the workplace.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Personalpolitik 
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2021.101151
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