A postmodern perspective on race equality at work in the UK: positing an explanation for the rhetoric-reality divide

Gillian A. Maxwell

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    Abstract

    Management orientated literature on contemporary race equality at work in the UK is, arguably, implicitly connected to postmodernism. By making the connections explicit, an explanation for the rhetoric-reality divide can be formulated. The basis of the proffered explanation is that race equality policies are simular words that feign reality to employees who often experience racial inequality at work. Policies, in short, constitute verisimilitude in that they are truth-like but not truthful.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-114
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

    Keywords

    • race equality at work
    • UK
    • management
    • postmodernism

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