The site of diversalizing: the accomplishment of inclusion in intergenerational dance

Item Type Journal paper

In this study, we aim to revisit theorizing on inclusion by turning to practice theory. Challenging the individualist ontological assumption of most diversity and inclusion studies, we follow a practice‐based theory of diversity to understand how an inclusive social order is accomplished. Our empirical case centers on the real‐time practicing of a dance production where diversity was central to its production process as well as final performance. Using a research strategy of connected situationalism, we uncover and document three practices: mixing, inverting and affirming, that are recursively intertwined into a nexus, producing inclusion. We advance the inclusion literature by proposing the notion ‘a site of diversalizing' that processually captures the accomplishment of multiplicity through practices and their associations in time and space, highlighting the necessity to understand ‘practice' as the entanglement of bodily, discursive and material components, and approaching context as comprised of mutually constituting relations instead of micro/macro levels.

Authors Janssens, Maddy & Steyaert, Chris
Journal or Publication Title Journal of Management Studies
Language English
Subjects social sciences
cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 10 July 2019
Publisher Wiley Online Library
Publisher DOI 10.1111/joms.12524
Depositing User Christina Ihasz
Date Deposited 19 Jul 2019 08:35
Last Modified 06 Sep 2019 08:13


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Janssens, Maddy & Steyaert, Chris (2019) The site of diversalizing: the accomplishment of inclusion in intergenerational dance. Journal of Management Studies,

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