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.
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 KeefeChapter 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 deficientRobin 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
Chapter 10 Work, identity and trade union responses and strategies
Chapter 11 Are collective identity and action being squashed by individualism?
David PeetzChapter 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