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Managing Equality and Diversity

Theory and Practice

Savita Kumra and Simonetta Manfredi
Lucy Vickers

January 2012

ISBN: 9780199591404

320 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £52.99

This much-needed text provides a clear exposition of the key theoretical perspectives of diversity management and equal opportunities approaches; combined with practice-based experience. Taking a business, rather than sociological slant on the subject, the chapters cover age, gender, legal framework and more.

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This much-needed text provides a clear exposition of the key theoretical perspectives of diversity management and equal opportunities approaches; combined with practice-based experience. Taking a business, rather than sociological slant on the subject, the chapters cover age, gender, legal framework and more.

  • Real-life case studies are incorporated extensively throughout the text, underpinned by a strong academic foundation and linked by signposts across chapters enabling students to understand both the theory and practice of the subject.
  • Each chapter considers the theoretical, conceptual and policy related issues in the areas of Ethnicity, Gender, Disability, Work-Life balance, Sexual Orientation and Transgender, Religion or Belief and Age with a focus on organisational implementation giving students a well-rounded and comprehensive appreciation of the subject area.
  • The wide range of pedagogic features, including real-life organisational case studies, debates on topical issues and other student activities bring the reality of managing equality and diversity in the workplace to life and appeals to diverse learning styles.
  • An Online Resource Centre allows access to a wealth of supplementary tools for both students and registered lecturers including policy updates, changes in the law and an RSS feed of up-to-date and relevant material from newspapers and journals.

About the Author(s)

Savita Kumra, Senior Lecturer, Brunel Business School, and Simonetta Manfredi, Reader in Equality and Diversity and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University.

Lucy Vickers, Professor of Law, Oxford Brookes University

Table of Contents

    Theoretical perspectives
    1:Equality and diversity issues in the Labour market
    2:An outline of European and UK equality legislation
    3:From equal opportunities to managing diversity
    4:Implementing diversity management
    Equality and diversity in practice
    5:Managing ethnic diversity in the workplace
    6:Managing gender diversity in the workplace
    7:Managing disability in the workplace
    8:Managing work-life balance
    9:Managing sexual orientation and transgender in the workplace
    10:Managing religion or belief in the workplace
    11:Managing age diversity in the workplace
    12:Conclusion and emerging themes

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