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Handbook of Workplace Diversity

Handbook of Workplace Diversity

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Alison M Konrad - University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Pushkala Prasad - Skidmore College, USA, University of New Haven, USA, Lund University, Sweden
  • Judith Pringle - University of Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

December 2005 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`By assembling an international cast of contributors from all walks of research life, Professors Prasad, Pringle and Konrad successfully broaden the scope of scholarly discourse on workplace diversity. This stimulating volume considers how to define this fuzzy construct, what "differences" are more important than others, and how to make best use of alternative research methods at different levels of analysis. It reviews what we have learned about workplace diversity along several important dimensions (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, weight, sexual orientation, disabilities, class), and it offers useful recommendations for how to conduct future research that will expand our knowledge of the implications of diversity for individuals, marginalized groups, work organizations, and societies' - Gary N Powell, Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

`In this much-needed handbook, an international collection of first-rate scholars deals incisively and perceptively with the problems of diversity, difference, inclusion, and cultural pluralism in organizations. This handbook will be invaluable for researchers and advanced students - one of those books that stays on the top of the desk, covered with bookmarks' - Joanne Martin, Stanford University

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 one of the handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part two critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part three 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, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology and organisation studies.

Pushkala Prasad, Judith K Pringle and Alison M Konrad
Examining the Contours of Workplace Diversity
Concepts, Contexts and Challenges

Carol T Kulik and Hugh T J Bainbridge
Psychological Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Sharon A Lobel and Jennifer Brown
Human Resource Strategies to Manage Workforce Diversity
Examining `The Business Case'

Deborah R Litvin
Making Space for a Better Case

Yvonne Due Billing and Elisabeth Sundin
From Managing Equality to Managing Diversity
A Critical Scandinavian Perspective on Gender and Workplace Diversity

Anshuman Prasad
The Jewel in the Crown
Postcolonial Theory and Workplace Diversity

Deborah Jones and Ralph Stablein
Diversity as Resistance and Recuperation
Critical Theory, Post-Structuralist Perspectives and Workplace Diversity

Raza Mir, Ali Mir and Diana J Wong
The Cultural Logic of Global Capital?

David A Harrison and Hock-Peng Sin
What Is Diversity and How Should It Be Measured?
Amy Thurlow, Albert J Mills and Jean Helms Mills
Feminist Qualitative Research and Workplace Diversity
Donna Chrobot-Mason, Alison M Konrad and Frank Linnehan
Measures for Quantitative Diversity Scholarship
Yvonne Benschop
Of Small Steps and the Longing for Giant Leaps
Research on the Intersection of Sex and Gender within Work and Organizations

Jeff Hearn and David L Collinson
Men, Masculinities and Workplace Diversity/Diversion
Power, Intersections and Contradictions

Karen L Proudford and Stella Nkomo
Race and Ethnicity in Organizations
Elissa L Perry and Jennifer D Parlamis
Age and Ageism in Organizations
A Review and Consideration of National Culture

W E Douglas Creed
Seven Conversations about the Same Thing
Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Workplace

Eugene F Stone-Romero, Dianna L Stone and Kimberly Lukaszewski
The Influence of Disability on Role-Taking in Organizations
Maureen A Scully and Stacy Blake-Beard
Locating Class in Organizational Diversity Work
Class as Structure, Style and Process

Myrtle P Bell and Mary E McLaughlin
Outcomes of Appearance and Obesity in Organizations
Kiran Mirchandani and Alana Butler
Beyond Inclusion and Equity
Contributions from Transnational Anti-Racist Feminism

Anne-Marie Greene and Gill Kirton
Trade Unions and Equality and Diversity
Amanda Sinclair
Critical Diversity Management Practice in Australia
Romanced or Co-Opted?

Judith K Pringle, Pushkala Prasad and Alison M Konrad
Reflection and Future Direction


"It is, in fact, a book that every academic and practitioner alike should read. This book does a very good job of presenting a diversity of methodological approaches to the study of diversity in the workplace."

Richard D. Harvey and Alisha Francis
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

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