A new publication explores the often conflicted "Praxis of Diversity"

One of the most pressing issues in political and economic matters in the contemporary world is the question of how to address diversity in the manifold ways and contexts in which the concept is being applied today. In June 2016, the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations together with the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics at the Technical University of Munich organized an international conference on Diversity in Business, Institutions, and Culture – Transatlantic Opportunities and Challenges to critically reassess the topic. The event, which was supported by DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation, covered not only theoretical aspects of diversity in businesses, institutions, and culture, but also what it means for practitioners in these fields to implement diversity policies in areas that are usually governed by rationalities of productivity and surplus.


Inspired by the key findings of the conference, the publication titled The Praxis of Diversity edited by Prof. Christoph Lütge, Prof. Christiane Lütge und our colleague, Dr. Markus Faltermeier, is now available. It brings together authors from various academic disciplines to tackle the controversial and often conflict-laden issue of diversity. The article collection provides a provocative discursive space, where the key theoretical as well as practical problems of diversity in business, institutions, and culture can be assessed. It compiles essays by renowned and prolific scholars such as Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University), Prof. Carol Gould (City University of New York), and Prof. Christoph Lütge (Technical University of Munich).


We would like to congratulate our esteemed colleague Dr. Markus Faltermeier and his co-editors Prof. Christiane Lütge and Prof. Christoph Lütge on their excellent work. You can purchase your own copy of The Praxis of Diversity via the website of the publishing company Palgrave Macmillan. It is available both as hardcover and ebook: 



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