Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research

Rights and Realities

Author: Laura Beth Nielsen,Robert L. Nelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402034555

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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There is much to understand about employment discrimination law as a social system. What drives the growing trend toward litigation? To what extent does discrimination persist and why does it vary by organizational and market context? How do different groups perceive discrimination and what, if anything, do they do about it? How do employers respond to discrimination law? What is the effect of broader political and legal currents? What is the relationship between anti-discrimination law and social inequality? This book presents answers, from a distinguished group of scholars, and social scientists, offering a broad reconsideration of employment discrimination and its treatment in law.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163543X

Category: Law

Page: 1112

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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.

License to Harass

Law, Hierarchy, and Offensive Public Speech

Author: Laura Beth Nielsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826292

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Offensive street speech--racist and sexist remarks that can make its targets feel both psychologically and physically threatened--is surprisingly common in our society. Many argue that this speech is so detestable that it should be banned under law. But is this an area covered by the First Amendment right to free speech? Or should it be banned? In this elegantly written book, Laura Beth Nielsen pursues the answers by probing the legal consciousness of ordinary citizens. Using a combination of field observations and in-depth, semistructured interviews, she surveys one hundred men and women, some of whom are routine targets of offensive speech, about how such speech affects their lives. Drawing on these interviews as well as an interdisciplinary body of scholarship, Nielsen argues that racist and sexist speech creates, reproduces, and reinforces existing systems of hierarchy in public places. The law works to normalize and justify offensive public interactions, she concludes, offering, in essence, a "license to harass." Nielsen relates the results of her interviews to statistical surveys that measure the impact of offensive speech on the public. Rather than arguing whether law is the appropriate remedy for offensive speech, she allows that the benefits to democracy, to community, and to society of allowing such speech may very well outweigh the burdens imposed. Nonetheless, these burdens, and the stories of the people who bear them, should not remain invisible and outside the debate.

Annual Report

Author: American Bar Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar foundations

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Justice Research in Law

Author: Joseph Sanders,V. Lee Hamilton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306463402

Category: Law

Page: 388

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This handbook provides a comprehensive cross-disciplinary perspective on the role of justice research in studies of the legal system. Leading authorities from sociology, political science, criminology, psychology, and law analyze justice research, including the various dimensions of justice, the interaction among these dimensions, and the relationship between law and culture. Featured are in-depth discussions of retribution/revenge and distributive and procedural justice.

The Constitutional Underclass

Gays, Lesbians, and the Failure of Class-Based Equal Protection

Author: Evan Gerstmann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226288598

Category: Law

Page: 195

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When the Supreme Court struck down Colorado's Amendment 2—which would have nullified all state and local laws protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination—it was widely regarded as a victory for gay rights. Yet many gays and lesbians still risk losing their jobs, custody of their children, and even their liberty under the law. Using the Colorado initiative as his focus, Gerstmann untangles the complex standards and subtle rhetoric the Supreme Court uses to apply the equal protection clause. The Court divides people into legal classes that receive varying levels of protection; gays and lesbians and other groups, such as the elderly and the poor, receive the least. Gerstmann reveals how these standards are used to favor certain groups over others, and also how Amendment 2 advocates used the Court's doctrine to convince voters that gays and lesbians were seeking "special rights" in Colorado. Concluding with a call for wholesale reform of equal-protection jurisprudence, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in fair, coherent, and truly equal protection under the law.

Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights

Author: Laura Beth Nielsen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754625810

Category: Law

Page: 620

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The essays in this volume are based on the premise that the most basic functions of rights requires the empirical study of rights consciousness and claiming behavior. The volume is organized around the social movements and political processes which give rise to rights, the processes by which people come to understand they enjoy a right, the decision to invoke the right either formally or informally, and the organizational and institutional constraints and opportunities for exercising rights. The essays are contributed by political scientists, historians, lawyers, and sociologists.

Research Handbook on EU Labour Law

Author: Alan Bogg,Cathryn Costello,A.C.L. Davies

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471123

Category: Law

Page: 592

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Research Handbook on EU Labour Law features contributions from leading scholars in the field. Part I addresses cross-cutting themes, such as the relationship between EU law and national law, the role of human rights in EU labour law, and the impact of austerity measures. In Part II, the contributors focus on topics in individual and collective labour law at EU level, including working time and job security. Finally, Part III offers a comprehensive overview of the EU’s interventions in equality law.

For Moral Ambiguity

National Culture and the Politics of the Family

Author: Michael J. Shapiro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816638536

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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The Limits to Union

Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights

Author: Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780472030491

Category: Law

Page: 302

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"The idea and possibility of same-sex marriage has, from its legal recognition in Hawai'i in 1993, ignited political controversy across the United States and the world. This controversy sets those forces championing the expansion of court-ordered rights against the conservative and religious partisans who no longer accept the rationale for expanding civil rights. The Limits to Union explains the political discourses and tactics that overturn decisions of state courts favorably inclined toward same-sex marriage and gay rights. The opposition of public majorities to court-mandated rights is shown to be an enduring yet postmodern manifestation of political sovereignty, one with broad implications for how we now must think about civil rights."--BOOK JACKET.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

Women of Steel

Female Blue-collar Workers in the Basic Steel Industry

Author: Kay Deaux,Joseph C. Ullman

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780030620089

Category: Women iron and steel workers

Page: 197

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Prejudicial Appearances

The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law

Author: Robert Post,K. Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822327134

Category: Law

Page: 169

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InPrejudicial Appearancesnoted legal scholar Robert C. Post argues that the true motivation behind anti-discrimination laws should be acknowledged: that they exist not to uphold the inherent dignity of persons but to change society, to make it better and more just. Claiming that the prevailing logic - that of upholding dignity - is misguided, Post lobbies against obscuring the laws' legitimate goals. Each of the four distinguished commentators who respond to Post's evocative essay brings a distinctive perspective to this re-conception. K. Anthony Appiah investigates the logic of stereotyping. Thomas C. Grey examines whether Post's proposal can be reconciled with the values of the rule of law. Questioning whether the law ought to endorse any concept of a social practice that defines persons, Judith Butler explores the tension between post-modern and deconstructive approaches to anti-discrimination. And Reva B. Siegel applies critical race theory to query whether anti-discrimination law's reshaping of race and gender should best be understood in terms of practices of subordination. By representing the variety of views that have been propagated in attempting to reconceive the thrust of anti-discrimination law, both students and scholars interested in the relationships among law, rhetoric, postmodernism, race, and gender will be enriched byPrejudicial Appearances.

The Boston Renaissance

Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

Author: Barry Bluestone,Mary Huff Stevenson

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9780871541253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 461

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This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area, redrawing the map of ethnic relations in the city. While Boston's vaunted mind-based economy rewards the highly educated, many unskilled workers have also found opportunities servicing the city's growing health and education industries. Boston's renaissance remains uneven, and the authors identify a variety of handicaps (low education, unstable employment, single parenthood) that still hold minorities back. Nonetheless this book presents Boston as a hopeful example of how America's older cities can reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization. A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

Author: Alex Gitterman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537018

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

My Baby's Father

Unmarried Parents and Paternal Responsibility

Author: Maureen Rosamond Waller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488061

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 203

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About one-third of births in the United States occur to unmarried parents. Evidence suggests that children who grow up in families headed by single parents have worse socioeconomic outcomes than those raised by married parents. "Fatherlessness" has become a byword in public debate and policymaking, yet fundamental questions about unmarried parents and their ideas of paternal responsibility remain unanswered.In My Baby's Father, Maureen R. Waller draws on interviews with unmarried parents whose children receive welfare to address several basic, vital questions: How do low-income mothers and fathers define the father's obligation to his children and explain irresponsible behavior among fathers? How do they negotiate private arrangements of paternal acknowledgment and support? And how do these informal practices interact with mandatory welfare and child-support regulations?The majority of research on low-income families focuses on single mothers. Waller's book also gives a voice to the fathers, historically either excluded from academic and policy discussions or simply characterized as "deadbeat dads" with no sense of paternal responsibility. By documenting the experiences of African-American and white parents simultaneously, Waller illustrates the extent to which beliefs and practices are likely to cut across racial lines. She also shifts the focus from teenagers to adults, who constitute the largest group of unmarried parents.My Baby's Father provides honest glimpses into the lives of unmarried parents. In addition, it offers specific recommendations for social policies that are both better suited to unmarried parents' socioeconomic situations and more responsive to the practices of responsible fatherhood in low-income families.

Handbook of workplace diversity

Author: Alison M. Konrad,Pushkala Prasad,Judith K. Pringle

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761944225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 551

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"By assembling an international cast of contributors from all walks of research life, Professors Prasad, Pringle and Konrad successfully broaden the scope of scholarly discourse on workplace diversity. This stimulating volume considers how to define this fuzzy construct, what "differences" are more important than others, and how to make best use of alternative research methods at different levels of analysis. It reviews what we have learned about workplace diversity along several important dimensions (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, weight, sexual orientation, disabilities, class), and it offers useful recommendations for how to conduct future research that will expand our knowledge of the implications of diversity for individuals, marginalized groups, work organizations, and societies'" - Gary N Powell, Professor of Management, University of Connecticut "In this much-needed Handbook, an international collection of first-rate scholars deals incisively and perceptively with the problems of diversity, difference, inclusion, and cultural pluralism in organizations.This Handbook will be invaluable for researchers and advanced students - one of those books that stays on the top of the desk, covered with bookmarks'" - Joanne Martin, Stanford University Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging. This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field. Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion. The Handbook of Workforce Diversity is an indispensable resource for students and academics of human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational psychology and organization studies.