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The Resource Inventing equal opportunity, Frank Dobbin

Inventing equal opportunity, Frank Dobbin

Label
Inventing equal opportunity
Title
Inventing equal opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dobbin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Equal opportunity in the workplace is thought to be the direct legacy of the civil rights and feminist movements and the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yet, as Frank Dobbin demonstrates, corporate personnel experts--not Congress or the courts--were the ones who determined what equal opportunity meant in practice, designing changes in how employers hire, promote, and fire workers, and ultimately defining what discrimination is, and is not, in the American imagination. Dobbin shows how Congress and the courts merely endorsed programs devised by corporate personnel. He traces how the first measures were adopted by military contractors worried that the Kennedy administration would cancel their contracts if they didn't take "affirmative action" to end discrimination. These measures built on existing personnel programs, many designed to prevent bias against unionists. Dobbin follows the changes in the law as personnel experts invented one wave after another of equal opportunity programs. He examines how corporate personnel formalized hiring and promotion practices in the 1970s to eradicate bias by managers; how in the 1980s they answered Ronald Reagan's threat to end affirmative action by recasting their efforts as diversity-management programs; and how the growing presence of women in the newly named human resources profession has contributed to a focus on sexual harassment and work/life issues. Inventing Equal Opportunity reveals how the personnel profession devised--and ultimately transformed--our understanding of discrimination."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobbin, Frank
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Sexual harassment of women
  • Civil rights
  • Personnel management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Personnel management
  • Sexual harassment of women
  • United States
Label
Inventing equal opportunity, Frank Dobbin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Regulating discrimination: the paradox of a weak state -- Washington outlaws discrimination with a broad brush -- The end of Jim Crow: the personnel arsenal put to new purposes -- Washington means business: personnel experts fashion a system of compliance -- Fighting bias with bureaucracy -- The Reagan revolution and the rise of diversity management -- The feminization of HR and work-family programs -- Sexual harassment as employment discrimination -- How personnel defined equal opportunity
Control code
ocn438771973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400830893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttxnkg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438771973
Label
Inventing equal opportunity, Frank Dobbin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Regulating discrimination: the paradox of a weak state -- Washington outlaws discrimination with a broad brush -- The end of Jim Crow: the personnel arsenal put to new purposes -- Washington means business: personnel experts fashion a system of compliance -- Fighting bias with bureaucracy -- The Reagan revolution and the rise of diversity management -- The feminization of HR and work-family programs -- Sexual harassment as employment discrimination -- How personnel defined equal opportunity
Control code
ocn438771973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400830893
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttxnkg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438771973

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