Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities / Edition 1

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There is still much to learn about fundamental aspects of employment discrimination law as a social system. What drives the growing demand for litigation? To what extent does discrimination persist in subtle but pervasive forms and what explains how it varies by organizational and market context? How do different groups of workers perceive the extent to which they are discriminated against and what, if anything, do they do about it? How have employers responded to discrimination law? How is employment discrimination law affected by broader political and legal currents? What is the relationship between anti-discrimination law and patterns of social inequality?

The chapters in this unique collection grapple with many of these issues. Questions of this scope require interdisciplinary scholarship; and this volume includes original contributions from many of the legal scholars, economists, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and historians who are at the forefront of new research on discrimination and law. The "Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research" encompasses critical discussions across different social science disciplines, as well as between legal scholars and social scientists. As a collection, the chapters suggest a broad reconsideration of employment discrimination and its treatment in law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048168477
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview: Socio-Legal Approaches to Anti-Discrimination Law.- Scaling the Pyramid: A Sociolegal Model of Employment Discrimination Litigation.- Law’s Role in Addressing Complex Discrimination.- What We Know about the Problem of the Century: Lessons from Social Science to the Law, and Back.- Debating the Prevalence and Character of Discrimination.- Including Mechanisms in our Models of Ascriptive Inequality.- Understanding the Sources of Ethnic and Racial Wage Gaps and Their Implications for Policy.- Discrimination in Consummated Car Purchases.- Racial Equality Without Equal Employment Opportunity? Lessons from a Labor Market for Professional Athletes.- Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: Dimensions of Difference.- Occupational Mobility Among African-Americans: Assimilation or Resegregation.- Changing Boundaries: Historical and Social Development of Anti-Discrimination Law.- Discrimination and Diplomacy: Recovering the Fuller National Stake in 1960s Civil Rights Reform.- Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Materialization in Lesbian and Gay Anti-discrimination Rights.- Rights or Quotas? The ADA as a Model for Disability Rights.- Mobilizing Law: Rights Consciousness, Claiming Behaviour, and the Dynamics of Litigation.- The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Law in the 1990s: A Preliminary Empirical Investigation.- Perceiving and Claiming Discrimination.- Mobilizing Employment Rights in the Workplace.- The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-discrimination Empirical Research.- Law at Work: The Endogenous Construction of Civil Rights.- Discrimination against Caregivers? Gendered Family Responsibilities, Employer Practices, and Work Rewards.- Social Psychology of Bias.- Aversive Racism: Bias without Intention.- Applying Social Research on Stereotyping and Cognitive Bias to Employment Discrimination Litigation: The Case of Allegations of Systematic Gender Bias at Wal-Mart Stores.

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