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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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Locating Class in Organizational Diversity Work: Class as Structure, Style and Process
Locating class in organizational diversity work: Class as structure, style and process

The topic of ‘class’ does not always make its way into the discussion of diversity nor into the formation of social identity-based caucuses in the workplace. Class sometimes enters covertly, with the awkward labels ‘levelism’ or ‘statusism’. These labels divert attention toward local aspects of organizational hierarchy and away from the broader societal significance of class as deeply rooted and enduring stratification. In the United States, people often deny the existence of ‘class’ as a factor in life chances, because concepts like social mobility and equal opportunity are so strongly promulgated (if not always strongly believed when closer scrutiny is prompted). In a ...

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