Re-thinking Diversity

Multiple Approaches in Theory, Media, Communities, and Managerial Practice

  • Cordula Braedel-Kühner
  • Andreas Müller

Part of the Management – Culture – Interpretation book series (MCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Cordula Braedel-Kühner, Andreas Müller
    Pages 7-18
  3. Approaching Diversity

  4. Diversity in Organizations

  5. Diversity in the Community

  6. Practical Approaches and Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Jona M. Rosenfeld
      Pages 281-288
    3. Viktoria Jamšanova
      Pages 289-311

About this book


This volume entails a collection of new ideas, themes and questions towards a phenomenon which we are used to refer to with the key term “diversity”. The aim of the book is to offer a cultural sciences perspective on “diversity”, to advance knowledge about it and enrich the dialogue between academics and practitioners in related domains of action. Today, changes in the demographic structures of the population, the migration flux, multiculturalism, the rising awareness concerning minorities’ rights, gender studies and so on lead to a complex picture of what “diversity” means. The narrative of a society and of most organizations is constituted by multiple layers of social categorization, segregation and identity. Therefore, “diversity” defies simple definition. The contributions in this volume approach the phenomenon from different angles and reveal new theoretical, methodological and practical perspectives on it.


  • Re-thinking Diversity from a Cultural Science Perspective 
  • Diversity in Organizations 
  • Diversity in the Community 
  • Diversity in the Media 
  • Practical Approaches and Applied Research on Diversity   

Target Groups

  • Lecturers and students of economics and social sciences, philology and cultural studies
  • Executives f
rom business, politics and administration

The Editors

Prof. Dr. Cordula Braedel-Kühner, Freie Waldorfschule Offenburg, Offenburg  

Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Müller, Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe


Personalmanagement Demographischer Wandel interpretative, kulturalistische Managementlehre Diversity in Organizations Diversity in the Community Diversity in the Media

Authors and affiliations

  • Cordula Braedel-Kühner
    • 1
  • Andreas Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Freie Waldorfschule OffenburgOffenburgGermany
  2. 2.Karlshochschule International UniversityKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-11501-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-11502-9
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