The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity

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Margaret S. Stockdale, Faye J. Crosby
Wiley, 2004 - Business & Economics - 377 pages
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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 Diversity represents a timely addition to current offerings on this growing sub-discipline. The chapters, written by prominent scholars chosen for their expertise in specific domains, provide sophisticated and comprehensive views of the challenges and opportunities that diversity poses for organizations, their leaders, and their members.


The book begins by outlining the demographic forces and legal developments that create the environment in which diversity management is needed. It then presents a series of models that describe and explain the processes involved and 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. The volume concludes with an extended view that provides guidance on how organizations can change to become more multiculturally inclusive, describes diversity management around the globe, and suggests some strategies for managing diversity. Each chapter presents additional, sometimes controversial, issues in boxes to provoke thought and discussion.

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About the author (2004)

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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