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The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0096-0
400 pages
September 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Immigration and globalization, combined with new civil rights laws and changes in public opinion have resulted in vastly increased workplace diversity in the last half-century. The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversitay is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide sophisticated and comprehensive views of the challenges and opportunities that diversity poses for organizations, their leaders, and their members.


  • Provides sophisticated and comprehensive views of the challenges and opportunities that workplace diversity poses for organizations, their leaders, and their members.
  • Examines how diversity has, does, and should work with respect to a series of dimensions, including gender, race or ethnicity, age, disability, obesity, sexual orientation, and social class.
  • Offers guidance on how organizations can change to become more multiculturally inclusive, describes diversity management around the globe, and suggests some strategies for managing diversity.
  • Supplemented with a website - www.blackwellpublishing.com/stockdale - that includes an activity guide and testbank.
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Acknowledgements.

Foreword.

Preface.

Part I: Foundation.

1. Why now?The contemporary interest in managing diversity. (Rosemary Hays-Thomas).

2. The arguments against diversity: Are they valid? (Kecia Thomas , Dan Mack, & Amelie Montagliani).

Part II: Models and Processes.

3. Models and Practice of Diversity Management: A Historical Review and Presentation of a New Integration Theory. (Janet Kottke and Mark Agars).

4. The Influence of Culture on Role-Taking in Culturally Diverse Organizations. (Eugene F. Stone- Romero and Dianna L. Stone).

5. Leadership in a diverse workplace. (Donna Chrobot-Mason and Marian Ruderman).

6. Health Implications of Workplace Diversity. (Lynda Sagrestano).

Part III: Diverse Groups.

7. Shattering the Glass Ceiling in the New Millenium. (Linda Stroh, Christine Langlands and Patricia A. Simpson).

8. Toward the Inclusiveness and Career Success of African Americans in the Workplace. (Kevin Cokley, George Dreher & Margaret S. Stockdale).

9. Age, Disability, And Obesity: Similarities, Differences, And Common Threads. (Myrtle P. Bell , Mary E. McLaughlin and Jennifer M. Sequeira).

10. Diversity and Sexual Orientation Including and Valuing Sexual Minorities in the Workplace. (Micah E. Lubinsky, Sarah L. Holland, Carolyn Wiethoff, & Faye J. Crosby.

11. Class Diversity in the Workplace. (Heather E. Bullock).

Part IV: Further Developments:.

12. Creating and Sustaining Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations: Strategies and Approaches: Evangalina Holvino (Simmons College), Bernardo Ferdman (Alliant International University), and Deborah Merrill-Sands (Simmons College).

13. International Perspectives in Managing Workplace Diversity. (Rana Haq).

14. Looking Back and Heading Forward: Major Themes of The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity. (Margaret S. Stockdale and Feng Cao).

References.

Biographic Summaries.

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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Margaret S. Stockdale is Associate Professor and the Experimental Program Director in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She has published numerous journal articles and several books, including Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (1996, edited) and Women and Men in Organizations: Sex and Gender Issues in the Workplace (2000, with Jeanette N. Cleveland and Kevin R. Murphy). In addition to her academic work Dr. Stockdale is an active applied psychology consultant.

Faye J. Crosby is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published numerous books, reviews, and articles in the area of social justice, including Juggling (1991), still widely cited for its role in influencing employers’ views of working mothers. She is also the editor of Sex, Race and Merit: Debating Affirmative Action in Education and Employment (2000, with Cheryl VanDeVeer) and Spouse, Parent, Worker: On Gender and Multiple Roles (1987).

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  • Provides sophisticated and comprehensive views of the challenges and opportunities that workplace diversity poses for organizations, their leaders, and their members.

  • Examines how diversity has, does, and should work with respect to a series of dimensions, including gender, race or ethnicity, age, disability, obesity, sexual orientation, and social class.

  • Offers guidance on how organizations can change to become more multiculturally inclusive, describes diversity management around the globe, and suggests some strategies for managing diversity.

  • Supplemented with a website that includes an activity guide and testbank.
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"This book will be of major interest to scholars and practitioners interested in learning how to manage diversity in the workplace. The editors have assembled a savvy panel of authors who provide practical, theoretically-based suggestions for creating and sustaining diversity with the goal of strengthening employee relations and organizational effectiveness. Particularly noteworthy are the separate chapters devoted to the unique problems associated with different dimensions of diversity including race and ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and obesity." Samuel L. Gaertner, University of Delaware

“A well-conceived, scholarly treatment of workplace diversity and management. Thorough in its coverage, well-written and edited, this timely volume is a must read for scholars, students and practitioners alike. Excellent!” Robert D. Ridge, Brigham Young University

"This book nicely combines organizational diversity issues with attention to the experience of under-represented groups. This unique combination puts workplace diversity in context." Linda M. Hite, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

"Immigration and globalization, combined with new civil rights laws and changes in public opinion, have resulted in vastly increased workplace diversity in the last 50 years. This collection provides a timely addition to current offerings in the field." Business Horizons, 47/5 September-October 2004 (75-84)

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