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Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging.

This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field.

Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion.

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Of Small Steps and the Longing for Giant Leaps: Research on the Intersection of Sex and Gender within Workplaces and Organizations
Of small steps and the longing for giant leaps: Research on the intersection of sex and gender within workplaces and organizations

The story of sex and gender in the workplace as a field of scholarly research begins with second-wave feminism which provided the impetus to question women's positions in society. Second-wave feminism was a very active phase in the women's movement, in which women's unease and dissatisfaction with their domestic roles as stay-at-home wives and mothers were articulated and translated into demands for equal pay, equal education, child care and free contraception. Discontent with the sexual division of labor lies at the beginning of a steady ...

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