Taking a Postmodern Perspective on Equality at Work: Useful Conception or Useless Misconception?

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In fusing postmodernism and UK equality at work, this paper contends that a postmodern perspective on work generally and equality at work specifically reveals new interpretations of equality and inequality. Commodification, consumerism, oppositional terms and language, multiple realities and rhetoric are all shown to have connections with equality at work. Consequently, key inferences are drawn on taking a postmodern perspective on equality at work and a conclusion is reached on whether this perspective offers a useful conception or useless misconception in scrutiny of equality at work.

Keywords: Equality at Work, UK, Postmodern
Stream: Identity and Belonging; the Politics of Diversity; Globalisation
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Gillian A. Maxwell

Senior Lecturer, People Management and Leadership
Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

An active researcher, Gill Maxwell has published in a number of journals on gender balance in management, managing diversity, race, and work-life balance. Her current research projects include mentoring for female managers. She is currently doing a PhD by prior publication and her conference paper is based on this work.

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