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Decoupling equality, diversity, and inclusion from liberal projects: Hailing indigenous contributions to institutional change

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dc.contributor.author Verbos, Amy Klemm
dc.contributor.author Humphries, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T04:03:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T04:03:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Verbos, A. K., & Humphries, M. (2012). Decoupling equality, diversity, and inclusion from liberal projects: Hailing indigenous contributions to institutional change. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31(5/6), 506-525. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 2040-7149
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6813
dc.description.abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to bring wider-reaching feminism to confluence with relational indigenous values for transformative responses to systemic exclusion. Design/methodology/approach - The authors critique the prevailing (corporate) institutional logic in higher education through their stories and experiences, weaving in diverse feminist perspectives. Liberal feminist perspectives, the most visible gender critique, may merely increase numerical equality, diversifying the biographical characteristics of privilege. Exclusion for many is systemically retained. The authors argue that relational logics underpinning indigenous worldviews hold generative potential for institutional change toward deeper inclusiveness and justice. Findings - Liberal feminists' two-fold transformative aspirations for gender equality and deeper respect for currently marginalized "feminine" values leave room for deeper and wider reflection on how indigenous perspectives might contribute to institutional change. Practical implications - This exploration may be applied to university recruiting, selection, evaluation, and promotion policies; articulating and assessing career competencies and trajectories; curriculum evaluation; organizational and management research; and pedagogical development and research. Social implications - An indigenous critique of liberal feminism and indigenous perspectives on justice, relationality, and inclusivity may enhance social, university, corporate, community, and family life. Originality/value - Interweaving feminist and indigenous insights into a critique of the prevailing corporate institutional logic informing organizational practice - in higher education and all sectors of society, it highlights the generative potential of indigenous contributions and encourages inclusion of diverse indigenous perspectives in organization theory and practice. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Emerald en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
dc.subject ethnic minorities en_NZ
dc.subject feminism en_NZ
dc.subject higher education en_NZ
dc.subject indigenous feminism en_NZ
dc.subject institutional logic en_NZ
dc.subject organizational change en_NZ
dc.subject relational logic en_NZ
dc.title Decoupling equality, diversity, and inclusion from liberal projects: Hailing indigenous contributions to institutional change en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/02610151211235497 en_NZ


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