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Work and Identity: Contemporary Perspectives on Workplace Diversity

Work and Identity: Contemporary Perspectives on Workplace Diversity

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This edited volume highlights relevant issues and solutions for diversity groups within the workplace.  It explores issues of identity as they relate to attributes of gender, age, migrant labor, disability, and power  in social spaces. Identity is rarely well-defined in many social spaces, and understandings that define belonging are often developed through the normative expectations of others. Having an evidence-based approach in addressing these relevant issues, this book will appeal to academics and practitioners alike looking for practical and theoretical solutions to improving the situations of these groups in paid employment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030088880
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Series: Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Shalene Werth is Senior Lecturer in the School of  Management and Enterprise at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research covers both disability and chronic illness in the workplace and also the experience of students with disability in higher education.

Charlotte Brownlow is Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at The University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research interests focus on understandings of diversity and difference and the impacts that constructions of these have on the crafting of individual identities, particularly for individuals identifying as being on the autism spectrum.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Introducing concepts of workforce diversity

Shalene Werth, Charlotte Brownlow and Jodie Gunders


Chapter 2        Chronic health conditions and work identity from a lifespan development frame

Joy E. Beatty and Alyssa K. McGonagle


Chapter 3        Autism spectrum disorder: Emotion work in the workplace

Charlotte Brownlow, Shalene Werth and Kathleen Keefe


Chapter 4        The ageing population in Australia: Implications for the workforce

Katrina Radford, Geoffrey Chapman, Hugh Bainbridge and Beni Halvorsen


Chapter 5        Recognising young people as “real” workers and the employment implications of framing young workers as deficient

Robin Price and Deanna Grant-Smith


Chapter 6        Work-life juggle! Insights into the experiences of Indian information technology women who undertook international assignments

Dhara Shah and Michelle Barker


Chapter 7        How women executives survive the isolated echelons of the corporate ladder

Ainslie Waldron, Kim Southey and Peter A. Murray


Chapter 8        The health systems workforce in an era of globalised superdiversity – an example of a global care chain landscape in Ireland

Éidín Ní Shé and Regina Joye


Chapter 9        Belonging, temporariness and seasonal labour: working holidaymakers’ experiences in regional Australia

Esther Anderson


Chapter 10      Work, identity and trade union responses and strategies

Cathy Brigden


Chapter 11      Are collective identity and action being squashed by individualism?

David Peetz


Chapter 12      Issues of power and disclosure for women with chronic illness in their places of work

Shalene Werth, David Peetz and Kaye Broadbent


Chapter 13      Reflections and conclusions

Shalene Werth and Charlotte Brownlow

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