Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality

Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality

Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK)
Release Date: March, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 744
ISBN13: 9781522500476|ISBN10: 1522500472|EISBN13: 9781522500483|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0047-6


Diversity in the workforce can be attributed to both a popular, cultural shift and legislative intervention. Despite these forces, discrimination endures in all aspects of Western society from education to employment. Unequal pay and opportunities for promotion are symptoms of a systematic discrimination of individuals based on race and gender.

The Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality provides a critical look at race, gender, and modern day discrimination. Focusing on workplace and educational dynamics, the research found within this book addresses equal opportunity and diversity requirements from a myriad of perspectives. This book is an essential reference source for professionals and researchers working in equality as well as managers and those in leadership roles.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Equality
  • Diversity and Innovation
  • Diversity and Social Media
  • International Students
  • Leadership
  • Media Representation
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Social Capital
  • Workforce Diversity

Reviews and Testimonials

Prescott presents readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on various issues in the ongoing struggle for racial and gender equity in a variety of global contexts. She has organized the twenty-five selections that make up the main body of the text in three parts devoted to the intersection of technology and education, managing diversity, and gendered focus to equality in multiple contexts.

– ProtoView Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Julie Prescott (CPsychol, PhD, MA, BSc, FHEA) is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Bolton, UK. Julie has a research career spanning over ten years in academic and public sector environments (Merseyside Police). Julie’s background is in psychology and women’s studies; she has a particular interest in women’s careers, especially in terms of the experiences of women working in male dominated occupations/industries, in particular the computer games industry. Julie is also interested in Cyberpsychology and has conducted research in the area of Facebook use for learning, computer games and health and blogging as a research methodology. Julie has co-authored two books published by IGI Global ‘Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers’ and is co-editor of ‘Gender Divide and the Computer Gaming Industry’ and is co-editor of another Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry.