v. 16, 2016, Special Issue: Difference that makes no Difference: The Non-Performativity of Intersectionality and Diversity

This special issue of Wagadu, edited by Nikita Dhawan, Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies and Director of the Research Platform Gender Studies, University of Innsbruck, outlines the ideological function of diversity and intersectionality as legitimizing performance indicators in discourses and institutions.

Table of Contents

How Not to Do Things with Words PDF HTML
Sara Ahmed
“What Difference Does Difference make?”: Diversity, Intersectionality and Transnational Feminist Politics ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Nikita Dhawan and Maria do Mar Castro Varela
Pitfalls of Diversity Management ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Mechthild Nagel
Rethinking Diversity in Academic Institutions ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Vanessa Eileen Thompson and Veronika Zablotsky
Exposing the Threads: A Critical Interrogation of the Policies, Practices and (Non-) Performativity of Diversity in the City of Toronto ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Shana Almeida
Contextualizing Diversity’s (Non-)Performativity ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Eike Marten
(Non-) Speech Acts: The Performative Power of Silence ABSTRACT PDF HTML
Jane Chin Davidson

Book Reviews

Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalism, edited by Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal, Duke University Press, 2014 PDF HTML
Rachel Denney
Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches by Marcia A. Zug, New York University Press, 2016 PDF HTML
Skye de Saint Felix