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Managing the Organizational Melting Pot
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Managing the Organizational Melting Pot
Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity


May 1997 | 403 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Illuminating the troublesome and disturbing aspects of workplace diversity that tend to be glossed over in most management literature, Managing the Organizational Melting Pot covers key issues such key as: individual and institutional resistance, the effectiveness of diversity change efforts, and the less visible ways in which exclusion and discrimination continue to be practiced in the workplace. To assist the reader in understanding some of these dilemmas, the contributors to this collection adopt an array of theoretical frameworks, that are all striking departures from traditional and more functional perspectives on diversity. The volume also employs a variety of theoretical perspectives, including intergroup relations theory, critical theory, Jungian psychology, feminism, post-colonial theory, cultural history, postmodernism, realism, institutional theory, and class analysis. Further, the authors examine a multitude of organizational situations in which the complications of diversity surface-many of which cross race, gender, ethnic and other socially constructed boundaries. Managing the Organizational Melting Pot draws examples not only from the United States , but also looks at situations from Canada, Britain, and the Middle East. Students, scholars, and managers who want to prepare themselves to deal with the challenges presented by a multicultural workforce will find this beneficial reading. In addition, researchers interested in conducting research in diversity management will find this an up-to-date, thought-provoking resource.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Pushkala Prasad and Albert J Mills
From Showcase to Shadow
Understanding the Dilemmas of Managing Workplace Diversity

 
 
PART TWO: THEORIZING THE DILEMMAS OF WORKPLACE DIVERSITY
J Michael Cavanagh
(In)corporating the Other? Managing the Politics of Workplace Difference
Collette Oseen
The Sexually Specific Subject and the Dilemma of Difference
Re-Thinking the Difference in the Construction of the Non-Hierarchical Workplace

 
Roy Jacques
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Reflections of a Pale, Stale, Male

 
Richard Marsden
Class Discipline
IR/HR and the Normalization of the Workforce

 
Pushkala Prasad
The Protestant Ethic and Myths of the Frontier
Cultural Imprints, Organizational Structuring and Workplace Diversity

 
Michael B Elmes and Debra L Connelley
Dreams of Diversity and the Realities of Intergroup Relations in Organizations
 
PART THREE: DILEMMAS OF DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE
Albert J Mills
Dueling Discourses
Desexualization versus Eroticism in the Corporate Framing of Female Sexuality in the British Airline Industry, 1945-60

 
Pat Bradshaw and David Wicks
Women in the Academy
Cycles of Resistance and Compliance

 
Mark Maier
`We Have To Make a Management Decision'
Challenger and the Dysfunctions of Corporate Masculinity

 
Paula Caproni and Joycelyn Finley
When Organizations Do Harm
Two Cautionary Tales

 
Anshuman Prasad
The Colonizing Consciousness and Representations of the Other
A Postcolonial Critique of the Discourse of Oil

 
E Joy Mighty
Triple Jeopardy
Immigrant Women of Color in the Labor Force

 
Diana J Wong-MingJi and Ali Husain Mir
How International Is International Management? Provincialism, Parochialism, and the Problematic of Global Diversity
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
Anshu Prasad and Michael B Elmes
Issues in the Management of Diversity

On receipt of book, realised it was not suitable for the Masters programme. However, I have given it to a colleague, Senior Lecturer in Management and have asked for feedback. Will post.

Mrs Nicola Sowe
NBS Consultancy and Training, NBS Consultancy and Training (Teaching and Learning)
May 3, 2012

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