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Pushkala Prasad & Albert J. Mills

In: Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity

Chapter 1: From Showcase to Shadow: Understanding the Dilemmas of Managing Workplace Diversity

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From Showcase to Shadow: Understanding the Dilemmas of Managing Workplace Diversity
From showcase to shadow: Understanding the dilemmas of managing workplace diversity
PushkalaPrasadAlbert J.Mills

This chapter traces the recent interest in workplace diversity within management and organization studies. Despite the proliferation of research on discrimination, the value of diversity and multiculturalism in organizations, the literature fails to address the more serious dimensions of difference in organizations. In particular, we suggest that more attention must be paid to some common dilemmas of diversity, such as the backlash against any commitment to multiculturalism, the continuing anger and disappointment of women and minorities, and the systematic institutional resistance within organizations to difference. In general, this chapter also provides a rationale for the book and introduces the remaining chapters.

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