Metaphor and Dialectic in Managing Diversity

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byChristina Schwabenland

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Metaphor and dialectic are modes of thinking that influence the ways in which we identify what we have in common with others, how we differ and how we manage this diversity to achieve organizational goals. This book explores how we can become more aware of these unconscious processes and challenge stereotypes.

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Metaphor and dialectic are modes of thinking that influence the ways in which we identify what we have in common with others, how we differ and how we manage this diversity to achieve organizational goals. This book explores how we can become more aware of these unconscious processes and challenge stereotypes.

CHRISTINA SCHWABENLAND is reader in Public and Voluntary Sector Management at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and has taught and researched diversity management in voluntary organizations in the UK and in India. She is the author of Stories, Visions and Values in Voluntary Organizations and has published in a number of journals in...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.04 × 5.7 × 0.86 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252559

ISBN - 13:9780230252554

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsRe-writing Imagination into Management "All beautiful poetry is an act of resistance" Introducing Metaphor Fireworks and Football Crowds: Metaphor as TheoryListening to Evelyn Glennie: Metaphor as Art"Exchanges with strangers and things alien'' Introducing Dialectic Polarities, Paralysis and Paradox: Centrifugal Dialectics Hybridity and Synthesis: Centripetal DialecticsCacophony or Polyphony? Concluding ThoughtsBibliography