Gender in the workplace

a case study approach

Author: Jacqueline DeLaat

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761914785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 801

The real life cases presented in Gender in the Workplace demonstrate the interaction of various gender issues, and how the issues vary from organization to organization, and from work environment to work environment. The case studies require the reader to analyze a real situation, and make decisions on the basis of their analysis. Issues covered include: gender stereotypes about work; gender discrimination in pay, promotion and benefits; career development and mentoring; balancing work and family and sexual harassment. The concluding chapter examines the connection between the five types of gender discrimination explored in the cases.

Diversity in the Workforce

Current Issues and Emerging Trends

Author: Marilyn Y. Byrd,Chaunda L. Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135122806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5312

Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated teaching resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege. Written from an American perspective, the book not only covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity and social class, but moves beyond this to explore emerging trends around ‘isms’ (racism, sexism), as well as transgender issues, spirituality, intergenerational workforce tensions, cross-cultural teams, physical appearance stigmatizing, visible and invisible disabilities, and racial harassment. The book: Presents theoretical models to help students think critically about the issues that emerge from workforce diversity Includes a historical perspective that explains the roots of the issues in the workplace today Covers potential legal and ethical issues Introduces a social justice paradigm to encourage social action Illustrates strategies organizations are using to leverage diversity effectively With end of chapter questions encouraging students to engage in difficult conversations, and case studies to stimulate students’ awareness of the real problems and issues that emerge from diversity, this book will help students develop the critical, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills they need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as future professionals.

Theory on Gender

Feminism on Theory

Author: Paula England

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839853

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 9872

How do various social theories explain gender inequality? Are these theories infused with masculinist biases that need to be redressed with insights from feminist theory? To address these questions, this collection of original essays features prominent sociologists discussing the strengths and the limitations of the theoretical traditions within which they have worked. Among the theoretical perspectives included are those of Marxism, world system theory, macrostructural theories, rational choice theory, neofunctionalism, psychoanalysis, ethno-methodology, expectation states theory, poststructuralist symbolic interactionism, and network theory. Each of the chapter-length essays of the first two sections provides an overview of the theory, explains its implications for gender inequality, reviews empirical research, and comments upon sexist biases or other limitations of the perspective. The final section contains chapters on feminist debates over methodology, critical commentaries on the preceding papers by four feminist scholars, and replies by the original authors.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

Author: Savita Kumra,Ruth Simpson,Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 2861

The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Lean In

Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370578X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 6325

In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

The State and Women in the Economy

Lessons from Sex Discrimination in the Republic of Ireland

Author: Jean Larson Pyle

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791403808

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 4624

This book examines the effect of state policies on women’s roles in the economy. At the most concrete level it investigates the relative lack of response of women’s labor force activity rates to export-led development in the Republic of Ireland. At a broader level, it provides critical insights into current labor market debates regarding the causes of women’s subordination and the efficacy of state policies designed to alleviate them. The book shows how the state, in addition to and interactively with the workplace and household, can maintain gender inequality. In so doing, Pyle demonstrates the usefulness of a revitalized and broader structural approach to feminist analysis.

Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice

Author: Lori Messinger,Deana F. Morrow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231127431

Category: Political Science

Page: 114

View: 457

This casebook focuses on sexual orientation and gender expression in relation to social work practice. An excellent resource, it offers 29 cases illustrating the variety of issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people and communities in five practice settings-individuals, couples and families, communities and organizations, groups, and policy and research. The book also contains discussion questions, classroom exercises, and suggested readings for each case, so educators can easily integrate GLBT content into the classroom. Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice may be used on its own, in conjunction with another textbook, or as a complement to Deana F. Morrow and Lori Messinger's Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People (Columbia, 2006). Messinger and Morrow are award-winning teachers and their groundbreaking book is key for culturally competent undergraduate or graduate courses in practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, and field education.

Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising

Author: Shirley Diane Gregor,Dennis N. Hart

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942211

Category: Information resources management

Page: 221

View: 9580

Papers presented at the second biennial Information Systems Foundations ('Constructing and Criticising') Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 16-17 July 2004. The focus of the workshop was, as for the first in the series, the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The particular emphasis was on the adequacy and completeness of theoretical underpinnings and the research methods employed.

Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics

Author: Andrew Chadwick,Philip N. Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134087535

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 6916

The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream. From debates about its impact on parties and election campaigns following momentous presidential contests in the United States, to concerns over international security, privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11, post-7/7 environment; from the rise of blogging as a threat to the traditional model of journalism, to controversies at the international level over how and if the internet should be governed by an entity such as the United Nations; from the new repertoires of collective action open to citizens, to the massive programs of public management reform taking place in the name of e-government, internet politics and policy are continually in the headlines. The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics is a collection of over thirty chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Organized in four broad sections: Institutions, Behavior, Identities, and Law and Policy, the Handbook summarizes and criticizes contemporary debates while pointing out new departures. A comprehensive set of resources, it provides linkages to established theories of media and politics, political communication, governance, deliberative democracy and social movements, all within an interdisciplinary context. The contributors form a strong international cast of established and junior scholars. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion to students and scholars of politics, international relations, communication studies and sociology.

Gender and Power in the Workplace

Analysing the Impact of Economic Change

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349270504

Category:

Page: 264

View: 368

Module 1: Leading Groups and Teams

Author: James O'Rourke,Bonnie Yarbrough

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324584172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 1026

Most communication texts cover how to write and present. This second edition of LEADING GROUPS AND TEAMS goes beyond the how and takes students into the why of communication in a business setting, teaching them to apply an understanding of that why in the case format. This module addresses two of the most important functions a manager performs: putting together effective teams and creating conditions for the team's success. This text describes the major theories of group formation and group functioning and explains how to create, lead, and manage teams. A unique team communication model describes strengths and weaknesses in group and team organization, as well as the resources and strategies needed to achieve group success. This text reviews the latest research on small group and team interaction and offers practical advice on managing projects, handling intrateam conflict, and improving results. It contains group and team worksheets, progress reports, sample reporting instruments, as well as classroom discussion questions and case studies. LEADING GROUPS AND TEAMS, 2e, can be customized with any of our best-selling business communication books. You also may combine this text with several other texts in the series to create a course-specific managerial communication text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advancing Gender Equality

Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849291519

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 1815

The Commonwealth Secretariat has been a pioneer in promoting women’s rights and gender equality since the 1976–85 UN Decade for Women, and of gender mainstreaming since the UN 4th World Conference on Women, to which our 1995 Plan of Action on Gender and Development was a Commonwealth contribution. This publication brings together case studies prepared in connection with the end-of-term review of the 2005–15 Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality. The case studies are based on submissions and interviews with government representatives, gender specialists and other stakeholders, including civil society organisations, from 20 countries representing all regions of the Commonwealth. The examples were selected to demonstrate a range of strategies that can be employed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Together they help to show what perpetuates gender inequality and offer approaches that can be adopted to help end unjust discrimination.

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research

Author: Richard Thorpe,Robin Holt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849203415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1230

'This comprehensive work extends general ideas, concepts, and techniques of qualitative research into the realm of management research...This is a crucial reference tool for anyone conducting research in this field of study' - CHOICE With over 100 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research provides full coverage of the field, explaining fundamental concepts and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. This book provides: - Definitions - Examples in the field of management studies - Criticisms and possible future directions Engagingly written by specialists in each area, this dictionary will be the definitive and essential companion to established textbooks and teaching materials in qualitative management research.

The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Author: Susan Ehrlich,Miriam Meyerhoff,Janet Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 7092

Significantly expanded and updated, the second editionof The Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexualitybrings together a team of the leading specialists in the field tocreate a comprehensive overview of key historical themes andissues, along with methodologies and cutting-edge researchtopics. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and managegendered identities through their talk, presenting data and casestudies from interactions in a range of social contexts anddifferent communities Substantially updated for the second edition, including a newintroduction, 24 newly-commissioned chapters, ten updated chapters,and a comprehensive index Includes new chapters on research in non-English speakingcountries – from Asia to South America – andcutting-edge topics such as language, gender, and popular culture;language and sexual identities; and language, gender, andsocio-phonetics New sections focus on key themes and issues in the field, suchas methodological approaches to language and gender, incorporatingnew chapters on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis,corpus linguistics, and variation theory Provides unrivalled geographic coverage and an essentialresource for a wide range of disciplines, from linguistics,psychology, sociology, and anthropology to communication and genderstudies

Two Paths to Equality

Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the ERA Debate, 1921-1929

Author: Amy E. Butler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148887X

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 518

A comprehensive look at the ERA debates of the 1920s.

Diversity Quotas, Diverse Perspectives

The Case of Gender

Author: Dr Junko Takagi,Dr Stefan Gröschl

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409461513

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 624

Legislative and institutional affirmative and positive action policies, intended to increase accessibility and the participation of historically disadvantaged groups in employment and education, have been with us for some time, particularly in Anglo Saxon countries. One of the major issues they are intended to address is gender inequality. Proponents of these policies have hailed quota initiatives as a key to promoting equal opportunities and reducing discrimination. At the same time, affirmative action policies and processes have been challenged in courts and have caused controversy in educational establishments, highlighting the fact that these practices can have negative consequences. Exploring the application of quotas and affirmative action at an institutional or organizational level from a variety of different perspectives, the contributions in Diversity Quotas, Diverse Perspectives provide an understanding of the complexity and controversial nature of policies and actions in different countries. Even within Europe, implementation has varied widely from country to country. For example, while most European countries have employment quotas for people with disabilities, there is little consistency among the European Union's member states when it comes to quotas and other policies relating to ethnic minorities in employment and educational settings. Focussing here particularly on gender-related initiatives, but raising questions pertinent to other aspects of diversity, the contributions from international researchers investigate variances between and differing justifications for policies. The book offers a global perspective on the subject and expands the discussion of it beyond Anglo-Saxon contexts.