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 Workforce Diversity is an indispensable resource for students and academics of human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational psychology and organization studies.
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 2: Psychological Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 3: Human Resource Strategies to Manage Workforce Diversity: Examining ‘The Business Case’
- Chapter 4: Diversity: Making Space for a Better Case
- Chapter 5: From Managing Equality to Managing Diversity: A Critical Scandinavian Perspective on Gender and Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 6: The Jewel in the Crown: Postcolonial Theory and Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 7: Diversity as Resistance and Recuperation: Critical Theory, Post-Structuralist Perspectives and Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 8: Diversity: The Cultural Logic of Global Capital?
Part II: Methods for Studying Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 9: What is Diversity and How Should It Be Measured?
- Chapter 10: Feminist Qualitative Research and Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 11: Measures for Quantitative Diversity Scholarship
Part III: Dimensions of Workplace Diversity
- Chapter 12: Of Small Steps and the Longing for Giant Leaps: Research on the Intersection of Sex and Gender within Work and Organizations
- Chapter 13: Men, Masculinities and Workplace Diversity/Diversion: Power, Intersections and Contradictions
- Chapter 14: Race and Ethnicity in Organizations
- Chapter 15: Age and Ageism in Organizations: A Review and Consideration of National Culture
- Chapter 16: Seven Conversations about the Same Thing: Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Workplace
- Chapter 17: The Influence of Disability on Role-Taking in Organizations
- Chapter 18: Locating Class in Organizational Diversity Work: Class as Structure, Style and Process
- Chapter 19: Outcomes of Appearance and Obesity in Organizations
- Chapter 20: Beyond Inclusion and Equity: Contributions from Transnational Anti-Racist Feminism
- Chapter 21: Trade Unions and Equality and Diversity
- Chapter 22: Critical Diversity Management Practice in Australia: Romanced or Co-Opted?
- Conclusion: Reflection and Future Direction