Organizations and institutions use diversity and inclusion mantras to signal opportunity and access for all. However, the real-world results are often underwhelming, and people are demanding that organizations recognize the value that diversity brings to a workplace and be held accountable to the diversity and inclusion mission statements on their websites.
The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of important issues, themes, and research regarding workplace diversity and stratification. The book analyzes present day and future implications of diversity in the workplace and offers concrete ways of developing policies and practices that will make diversity an intrinsic part of any organizational culture. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book covers topics including racism, sexism, socio-economic status, LGBTQ+ workers, education, intersectionality, neurodiversity, religion, and allyship. Practical, contemporary, and relevant, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in understanding what workplace diversity and stratification mean for everyday people, institutions, and society as a whole.
Tsedale M. Melaku, PhD is an assistant professor of management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (CUNY), and author of You Don't Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism. Her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, The Boston Globe, Fortune, and various peer-reviewed journals, including Gender, Work & Organizations, American Behavioral Scientist, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Angie Beeman, PhD is an associate professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College (CUNY), and author of Liberal White Supremacy: How Progressives Silence Racial and Class Oppression. Her research has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes Magazine, The Wire, Counterpunch, Sociological Forum, Gender, Work, and Organization, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Christoph Winkler, PhD is an endowed professor and the founding program director of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona University. His research has been featured in leading entrepreneurship journals such as the Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Development, as well as the Harvard Business Review. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy.
Part I. Theoretical Frameworks within Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research in Organizations
Part II. Key Sites of Contention: Diversity and Stratification Studies
Part III. Diversity in the Larger Context
In an era where diversity and inclusion have evolved from mere buzzwords to critical components of organizational success, the Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification stands as a groundbreaking resource for scholars and practitioners. This comprehensive collection presents an interdisciplinary blend of savvy essays, offering rich conceptual insights and practical implications for workplace diversity. With contributions from renowned experts, the handbook critically examines how diversity, equity, and inclusion impact organizational cultures, power dynamics, and individuals’ experiences. By engaging various fields such as sociology, psychology, and management, and important theories like critical race theory, it delves into the multifaceted aspects of workplace diversity and its significance in modern organizations. Ideal for those seeking to understand and effectively leverage diversity as an organizational resource, the Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification is a catalyst for meaningful change and creation of more inclusive workplaces.
A timely read that takes a deep dive into the numerous factors that inhibit or facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This is the book we have been waiting for from the voices we have been waiting for. It should serve as a catalyst as we continue to battle to achieve diverse and inclusive workplace cultures and practices.
A rigorous, critical, and honest presentation of the current state of workplace diversity and stratification that is a must read for scholars, students, and organization leaders. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification offers a transdisciplinary perspective that will undoubtedly make it a seminal work in the field. The work is courageous, relevant, and inspiring.