Diversity in Practice : Race, Gender, and Class in Legal and Professional Careers

Diversity in Practice : Race, Gender, and Class in Legal and Professional Careers

Description

Expressions of support for diversity are nearly ubiquitous among contemporary law firms and corporations. Organizations back these rhetorical commitments with dedicated diversity staff and various diversity and inclusion initiatives. Yet, the goal of proportionate representation for people of color and women remains unrealized. Members of historically underrepresented groups remain seriously disadvantaged in professional training and work environments that white, upper-class men continue to dominate. While many professional labor markets manifest patterns of demographic inequality, these patterns are particularly pronounced in the law and elite segments of many professions. Diversity in Practice analyzes the disconnect between expressed commitments to diversity and practical achievements, revealing the often obscure systemic causes that drive persistent professional inequalities. These original contributions build on existing literature and forge new paths in explaining enduring patterns of stratification in professional careers. These more realistic assessments provide opportunities to move beyond mere rhetoric to something approaching diversity in practice.


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Details

Author(s)
Spencer Headworth, Robert L. Nelson, Ronit Dinovitzer, David B. Wilkins
Format
Hardback | 454 pages
Dimensions
158 x 235 x 30mm | 790g
Publication date
14 Apr 2016
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
33 Tables, black and white
ISBN10
1107123658
ISBN13
9781107123656
Bestsellers rank
2,048,084