This is an edited volume by leading US scholars from a range of disciplines exploring sex discrimination in the workplace. It highlights the legal, psychological, sociological and economic issues surrounding workplace sex discrimination, particularly from the perspective of the US.
The chapters are all well structured, well written and enlightening. The problems stem from the book's American-centric view. It would have been better had the editors considered inviting some international contributors to help contextualise what is US-specific and what is a generic issue that travels globally. Perhaps the next volume should consist of contributors from different regions of the world.
Who is it for? I would recommend it to academics and doctoral students.
Presentation: A well-organised volume.
Would you recommend it? Even with the above caveat, the book is a great source of academic knowledge in the field by distinguished US researchers.
Cary L. Cooper is professor of organisational psychology and health, Lancaster University, president of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and co-editor of Inspiring Leaders and How to Deal with Stress .
Sex Discrimination in the Workplace. First Edition: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. First Edition
Author - Manuel Mendonca and Rabindra Kanungo
Editor - Faye Crosby, Margaret Stockdale and S. Ann Ropp
Publisher - Blackwell
Pages - 352
Price - £60.00 and £24.99
ISBN - 9781405134491 and 4507