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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work

A Research Companion Edited by Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK
With over thirty chapters, this book offers a truly interdisciplinary collection of original contributions that are likely to influence theorization in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion at work.
Extent: 448 pp
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Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84720 335 9
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With over thirty chapters, this book offers a truly interdisciplinary collection of original contributions that are likely to influence theorization in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion at work.

Many chapters in the book offer comparative perspectives through cross-national and multi-level analyses. The volume adopts a critical perspective as it focuses on relations of power in exploring equality, diversity and inclusion at work. Specifically, the authors examine areas such as cultural conflict, gender inequity and politics, work–life balance, affirmative action, trade unions and diversity and diversity interventions and change.

This timely book with chapters that are contributed by internationally eminent scholars will prove to be an invaluable resource for researchers, policy makers and students in this field.
‘This is a very inspiring volume that aims at taking EDI research a step further. . . Özbilgin’s endeavor succeeds in conveying the value of interdisciplinarity and the importance of acknowledging intersectionality, even when one’s own research focuses on a specific aspect of EDI. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work – A Research Companion is certainly a recommended read for EDI scholars interested in both established and novel perspectives on the field, but we would also encourage researchers from other fields at least to visit the chapters discussing masculinities and the assumed gender-neutrality/scientific nature of other approaches and areas of study. Practitioners, whether directly involved with diversity management or not, can also use this volume to gain significant insight into the variety of perspectives on diversity management and training.’
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‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work is certainly a recommended read for EDI scholars interested in both established and novel perspectives on the field. . . Practitioners, whether directly involved with diversity management or not, can also use this volume to gain significant insight into the variety of perspectives on diversity management and training.’
– Florence Villesèche, Management

‘This collection can serve as a mirror for all of us who spend much of our lives in work organizations. From diverse vantage points, the authors help us see and understand the dynamics through which workplaces are gendered to the advantage of some and the disadvantage of others. For those of us wanting to transform those dynamics and create organizational cultures characterized by fairness, support, and cooperation, this book is a must-read.’
– Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, US

‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work, edited by Mustafa F. Özbilgin is a fascinating and useful collection of articles that cover varied perspectives on this thriving topic. Theoretical issues and policy problems, equal opportunity and diversity management, sociological and psychological approaches, history and present management and trade union efforts, and much more are all covered. I particularly appreciated the inclusion of several articles on men, masculinities, equality and diversity, a refreshing recognition of the importance of men and masculinities in the success or failure of equality and diversity efforts. Although the collection covers the UK in the most detail, chapters on the US, Germany, South Africa, and Japan provide a multinational perspective. It’s the kind of book I’d like to have at hand when I’m writing about organizations, gender, equality and diversity.’
– Joan Acker, University of Oregon, US
Contributors: A. April, K. April, T.A. Beauregard, M.P. Bell, V. Bruchhagen, R.J. Burke, D.L. Collinson, J.P. da Rocha, A. Fleischmann, M. Fotaki, S.M. Garcia, M. Gatta, A.-m. Greene, M.R. Gregory, G. Healy, J. Hearn, J. Helms Mills, S. Hunter, E.K Kelan, M.S. Kimmel, G. Kirton, A. Klarsfeld, I. Koall, D.A. Kravitz, S. Ledwith, M. Lerner, D.E. Martin, M. Meuser, M.J. Meyle, A.J. Mills, J.C. Nentwich, M.F. Özbilgin, A.M. Pines, J.K. Pringle, E.A. Provins, J. Rank, P.A. Roos, D. Schwartz, E. Swan, J. Syed, D. Woodward
Contents:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Mustafa F. Özbilgin

PART I: SCHOLARS, SCHOLARSHIP AND INEQUALITY
1. Effects of the Experience of Inequality, Exclusion and Discrimination on Scholarship
Myrtle P. Bell

2. Subtle Mechanisms: Reproducing Gender Inequity in Academia
Patricia A. Roos

3. Cultural Conflicts and Commonalities: Researching Work–Life Balance for Women University Staff in the UK and Japan
Diana Woodward

4. The Unwanted Body of Man or Why is it So Difficult for Women to Make it in Academe? A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach
Marianna Fotaki

PART II: REFRAMING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
5. Positioning Workplace Diversity: Critical Aspects for Theory
Judith K. Pringle

6. Reflections on Researching Inequalities and Intersectionality
Geraldine Healy

7. Contextualizing Diversity Management
Jawad Syed

8. Exclusion, Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurs
Miri Lerner, Ayala Malach Pines and Dafna Schwartz

9. Managing Diverse Social Systems: Diversity Meets Social Systems Theory – Deconstructing Binary and Unfolding Paradoxes
Iris Koall and Verena Bruchhagen

10. The Value of Seeing Gender as a ‘Doing’
Elisabeth K. Kelan and Julia C. Nentwich

PART III: SOCIOLOGY OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
11. ‘Gender Competence’: Gender Mainstreaming, Managing Diversity and the Professionalisation of Gender Politics in Germany
Michael Meuser

12. Queering the Principles: A Queer/Intersectional Reading of Frederick W. Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific Management’
Alexander Fleischmann

13. Critical Sensemaking and Workplace Inequities
Jean Helms Mills and Albert J. Mills

14. Feminist Psychosocial Approaches to Relationality, Recognition and Denial
Shona Hunter

PART IV: PSYCHOLOGY OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
15. Challenging the Status Quo: Diversity, Employee Voice and Proactive Behaviour
Johannes Rank

16. Reactions to Discrimination: Exclusive Identity of Foreign Workers in South Africa
Kurt April and Amanda April

17. Sex Differences in Coping with Work–Home Interference
T. Alexandra Beauregard

18. Affirmative Action Attitudes: More Complex Than We Know
David A. Kravitz

19. Headcounts and Equal Opportunity: People Accounting in the Workplace
Stephen M. Garcia, Mitchell J. Meyle and Eric A. Provins

PART V: LABOUR POLITICS, TRADE UNIONS, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
20. Trade Union Perspectives on Diversity Management
Anne-marie Greene and Gill Kirton

21. Encounters between Gender and Labour Politics: Towards an Inclusive Trade Union Democracy
Sue Ledwith

PART VI: EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY INTERVENTIONS AND CHANGE
22. Inclusion and Diversity as an Intercultural Task
José Pascal da Rocha

23. Partners in Policy: Academic–Practitioner Collaboration for Equity in Education and Skills Training
Mary Gatta

24. Putting Words in Our Mouths: Diversity Training as Heteroglossic Organisational Spaces
Elaine Swan

25. Managing Diversity: The Virtue of Coercion
Alain Klarsfeld

26. Supporting the Career Development of Managerial Women: Recent Evidence
Ronald J. Burke

27. Internal Compensation Discrimination: Empirical and Theoretical Developments
Daniel E. Martin

PART VII: MEN, MASCULINITIES, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
28. Gender Equality: Not for Women Only
Michael S. Kimmel

29. Men, Diversity at Work and Diversity Management
Jeff Hearn and David L. Collinson

30. Men, Gender Equality and Gender Equality Policy
Jeff Hearn

31. ‘Talking Sports’: Sports and the Construction of Hegemonic Masculinities at Work
Michele Rene Gregory

Index