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The Resource Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights, Lauren B. Edelman

Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights, Lauren B. Edelman

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Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights
Title
Working law
Title remainder
courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Lauren B. Edelman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, virtually all companies have antidiscrimination policies in place. Although these policies represent some progress, women and minorities remain underrepresented within the workplace as a whole and even more so when you look at high-level positions. They also tend to be less well paid. How is it that discrimination remains so prevalent in the American workplace despite the widespread adoption of policies designed to prevent it? One reason for the limited success of antidiscrimination policies, argues Lauren B. Edelman, is that the law regulating companies is broad and ambiguous, and managers therefore play a critical role in shaping what it means in daily practice. Often, what results are policies and procedures that are largely symbolic and fail to dispel long-standing patterns of discrimination. Even more troubling, these meanings of the law that evolve within companies tend to eventually make their way back into the legal domain, inconspicuously influencing lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants and even judges. When courts look to the presence of antidiscrimination policies and personnel manuals to infer fair practices and to the presence of diversity training programs without examining whether these policies are effective in combating discrimination and achieving racial and gender diversity, they wind up condoning practices that deviate considerably from the legal ideals. --
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Edelman, Lauren B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Chicago series in law and society
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  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate governance
  • Sociological jurisprudence
Label
Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights, Lauren B. Edelman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The interplay of law and organizations. Introduction -- The endogeneity of law -- Ambiguous law and the erosion of the progressive vision in the courts -- Part II. Law in the workplace. Professional framing of the legal environment -- The diffusion of symbolic structures -- The managerialization of law -- Part III. The workplace in law. The mobilization of symbolic structures -- Legal deference to symbolic compliance -- Symbolic civil rights and the endogeneity of law
Control code
ocn944087657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780226400761
Lccn
2016020355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087657
Label
Working law : courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights, Lauren B. Edelman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The interplay of law and organizations. Introduction -- The endogeneity of law -- Ambiguous law and the erosion of the progressive vision in the courts -- Part II. Law in the workplace. Professional framing of the legal environment -- The diffusion of symbolic structures -- The managerialization of law -- Part III. The workplace in law. The mobilization of symbolic structures -- Legal deference to symbolic compliance -- Symbolic civil rights and the endogeneity of law
Control code
ocn944087657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780226400761
Lccn
2016020355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087657

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