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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.

The Handbook of ...

Diversity: The Cultural Logic of Global Capital?
Diversity: The cultural logic of global capital?

In the cabride from the Rockefeller Center to Wall Street, as a South Asian taxi driver drives a South Asian stockbroker to work, the Plexiglas partition serves as a fundamental dividing line. Behind the partition sits the subject of globalization, while in front, driving the cab, is the historical subject of imperialism.1

The above quote by an activist-academic from New York stubbornly brings to the surface the submerged contestations of workplace diversity in the global terrain. The imagery is quite evocative. Two South Asians in a small enclosed space thousands of miles away from their birthplaces. Yet, while one subject visualizes a life that has been liberated from spatial constraints, the other experiences a ...

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