Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Issues and Challenges for Today's Organizations

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Issues and Challenges for Today's Organizations

by Margaret Foegen Karsten
     
 

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Despite tremendous strides that have led to increasing numbers of women and minorities entering the workplace and achieving positions of power and influence, there is still much ground to be gained. Blending theory and practice, statistics and analysis, this three-volume set presents the latest research from the fields of management, sociology, psychology, law, and

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Despite tremendous strides that have led to increasing numbers of women and minorities entering the workplace and achieving positions of power and influence, there is still much ground to be gained. Blending theory and practice, statistics and analysis, this three-volume set presents the latest research from the fields of management, sociology, psychology, law, and public policy to shed new light on the dynamics of gender and race/ethnicity in the workplace. The first volume details the corporate paths of women and minorities to date, highlighting continuing challenges and gaps. Volumes 2 and 3 tackle such complex issues as: corporation socialization and how it excludes women and minorities; the impact of affirmative action decisions on practice and policy; the fine line between office romance and sexual harassment; and work-life balance. These volumes also showcase innovative practices in promoting diversity and leadership development. Featuring contributions from such influential authors as Nancy Adler, Gail Evans, and Gary Powell, this set presents a unique collection of perspectives on the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and gender in the workplace, and considers how they both reflect and reinforce the culture at large.

Since women were first admitted to the Harvard-Radcliffe business program in 1959, they have made remarkable progress in assuming leadership and management positions traditionally held by white men; more recently, African-, Asian-, Hispanic-, and Native-American women and men have joined the professional realm in increasing numbers —with profound implications for organizations. Nevertheless, the statistics still tell a discouraging story: women make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce, but only 16 percent of the corporate officer pool in America's 500 largest companies; for every dollar a white man earns, a black man earns 76 cents; in a recent survey, 70 percent of women cited lack of an influential mentor as a key obstacle to attaining business success. The leading business experts assembled here consider what is behind these statistics and what can be done to change the culture that creates them.

Blending theory and practice, statistics and analysis, this three-volume set presents the latest research from the fields of management, sociology, psychology, law, and public policy to shed new light on the dynamics of gender and race/ethnicity in the workplace. The first volume details the corporate paths of women and minorities to date, highlighting continuing challenges and gaps. Volumes 2 and 3 tackle such complex issues as: socialization and how it excludes women and minorities; the impact of affirmative action decisions on practice and policy; the fine line between office romance and sexual harassment; the depth of racial and gender stereotypes; work-life balance; and unwritten codes of power and influence. These volumes also showcase innovative practices in promoting diversity and leadership development. Featuring contributions from such influential authors as Nancy Adler, Gail Evans, and Gary Powell, this set presents a unique collection of perspectives on the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and gender in the workplace, and considers how they both reflect and reinforce the culture at large.

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"Edited by Karsten, this three-volume set explores the current status of women and racial/ethnic minorities in the US workplace; explores psychological, sociological, and legal aspects of their positions in business; and explores organizational and individual strategies for coping with and changing discriminatory practices, in that order."

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"Karsten has edited a three-volume work that provides in-depth coverage of the causes and consequences of workplace inequality; the effects of equal employment opportunity laws on the workplace; and organizational and individual strategies for dealing with discrimination, which are based on case studies, personal reflections, and research. Academic and professional contributors from diverse fields, including business, psychology, sociology, law, and public policy, bring a multidisciplinary perspective to the topic….[w]ill be of most interest to advanced students, researchers, and professionals in business and organizational psychology. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275988029
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Series:
Praeger Perspectives Series
Edition description:
Three Volumes
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 5.10(d)

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"There's something for everyone in the Praeger Perspectives set, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace. While the majority of the articles are by faculty members spanning philosophy and psychology to business and law, there are also pieces written by academic administrators and business people. The breadth and depth of authors is matched by the topics (from blue collar women in male jobs to racial stereotypes and power dynamics), the flavor and tone (from those heavy on citations and footnotes to how-to stories from the corporate sector), and the reach (from individual strategies to social policy initiatives). An amazing compilation!"

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