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Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research


Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research

Rights and Realities

von: Laura Beth Nielsen, Robert L. Nelson

107,09 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 06.06.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780387094670
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 461

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This volume contains a collection of original papers by leading legal scholars and social scientists that develop new perspectives on anti-discrimination law, with an emphasis on employment discrimination. The articles were written for a conference held at Stanford Law School in Spring 2003 that was sponsored by the American Bar Foundation and Stanford Law School. The purpose of that conference, this volume, and ongoing work by the Discrimination Research Group based at the American Bar FoundationandtheCenterforAdvancedStudyintheBehavioralSciencesistoadvance the social scienti?c understanding of employment discrimination and the operation of employment discrimination law as a social system, and to consider the legal and policy implications of this emerging body of social science. Now is a pivotal moment for an attempt at a deeper understanding of discrimi- tion and law. After three decades of theoretical development and empirical research onemploymentdiscriminationanditstreatmentinlaw,itiscrucialthatlawyers,social scientists,andpolicymakersassesswhatweknowanddonotknowaboutemployment discrimination and its treatment by law. To date, there are several streams of active research that only occasionally engage with each other. Economists and sociologists continue to debate the extent to which women, minorities, and other traditionally disadvantagedgroupsfacediscriminationinlabormarketsandorganizations. Orga- zation scholars and legal scholars have begun to map the effect of anti-discrimination law on organizational structures and processes, and to raise questions about the extent to which the legalization of organizational employment systems represents symbolic or substantive changes in employment practices.
Now in soft cover, this book explores a multitude of issues pertaining to employment discrimination. It is a compilation of articles written by eminent legal scholars, economists, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and historians.
This volume contains a collection of original papers by leading legal scholars and social scientists that develop new perspectives on anti-discrimination law, with an emphasis on employment discrimination. The articles were written for a conference held at Stanford Law School in Spring 2003 that was sponsored by the American Bar Foundation and Stanford Law School. The purpose of that conference, this volume, and ongoing work by the Discrimination Research Group based at the American Bar FoundationandtheCenterforAdvancedStudyintheBehavioralSciencesistoadvance the social scienti?c understanding of employment discrimination and the operation of employment discrimination law as a social system, and to consider the legal and policy implications of this emerging body of social science. Now is a pivotal moment for an attempt at a deeper understanding of discrimi- tion and law. After three decades of theoretical development and empirical research onemploymentdiscriminationanditstreatmentinlaw,itiscrucialthatlawyers,social scientists,andpolicymakersassesswhatweknowanddonotknowaboutemployment discrimination and its treatment by law. To date, there are several streams of active research that only occasionally engage with each other. Economists and sociologists continue to debate the extent to which women, minorities, and other traditionally disadvantagedgroupsfacediscriminationinlabormarketsandorganizations. Orga- zation scholars and legal scholars have begun to map the effect of anti-discrimination law on organizational structures and processes, and to raise questions about the extent to which the legalization of organizational employment systems represents symbolic or substantive changes in employment practices.
Overview: Socio-Legal Approaches to Anti-Discrimination Law.- Scaling the Pyramid: A Sociolegal Model of Employment Discrimination Litigation.- Law’s Role in Addressing Complex Discrimination.- What We Know about the Problem of the Century: Lessons from Social Science to the Law, and Back.- Debating the Prevalence and Character of Discrimination.- Including Mechanisms in our Models of Ascriptive Inequality.- Understanding the Sources of Ethnic and Racial Wage Gaps and Their Implications for Policy.- Discrimination in Consummated Car Purchases.- Racial Equality Without Equal Employment Opportunity? Lessons from a Labor Market for Professional Athletes.- Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: Dimensions of Difference.- Occupational Mobility Among African-Americans: Assimilation or Resegregation.- Changing Boundaries: Historical and Social Development of Anti-Discrimination Law.- Discrimination and Diplomacy: Recovering the Fuller National Stake in 1960s Civil Rights Reform.- Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth: Materialization in Lesbian and Gay Anti-discrimination Rights.- Rights or Quotas? The ADA as a Model for Disability Rights.- Mobilizing Law: Rights Consciousness, Claiming Behaviour, and the Dynamics of Litigation.- The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Law in the 1990s: A Preliminary Empirical Investigation.- Perceiving and Claiming Discrimination.- Mobilizing Employment Rights in the Workplace.- The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-discrimination Empirical Research.- Law at Work: The Endogenous Construction of Civil Rights.- Discrimination against Caregivers? Gendered Family Responsibilities, Employer Practices, and Work Rewards.- Social Psychology of Bias.- Aversive Racism: Bias without Intention.- Applying Social Research on Stereotyping and Cognitive Bias to Employment Discrimination Litigation: The Case of Allegations of Systematic Gender Bias at Wal-Mart Stores.
There is still much to learn about fundamental aspects of employment discrimination law as a social system. What drives the growing demand for litigation? To what extent does discrimination persist in subtle but pervasive forms and what explains how it varies by organizational and market context? How do different groups of workers perceive the extent to which they are discriminated against and what, if anything, do they do about it? How have employers responded to discrimination law? How is employment discrimination law affected by broader political and legal currents? What is the relationship between anti-discrimination law and patterns of social inequality?
The chapters in this unique collection grapple with many of these issues. Questions of this scope require interdisciplinary scholarship; and this book includes original contributions from many of the legal scholars, economists, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and historians who are at the forefront of new research on discrimination and law. The Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research encompasses critical discussions across different social science disciplines, as well as between legal scholars and social scientists. As a collection, it suggests a broad reconsideration of employment discrimination and its treatment in law.
High standard collection of articles and essays on the topic of employment discrimination, according to our reviewers it will be the best collection
Each of the pieces is of exceptionally high quality; in terms of contributors the manuscript has almost all of the big stars in the area

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