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1st Edition

Feminism, Diversity and HRD

  • Available for pre-order on May 30, 2023. Item will ship after June 20, 2023
ISBN 9781138203709
June 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

Feminism, Diversity and HRD aims to enhance critical understandings of feminism, diversity and HRD theorization and practice in the global political economy. This involves addressing race, class and intersectional approaches to evaluating inequalities in society/organizations.

Feminism, Diversity and HRD will bring together cutting-edge analysis to offer a critical interdisciplinary overview of the feminism, diversity and HRD debates that are only just emerging. Crucially, it will offer new insights on the governance and policy-making dimensions of national HRD, and the gender agendas advocated by global institutions which are influenced by social justice themes.

In this respect, the contributions in this volume offer more than just a tried and tested analysis of the political, knowledge and skill gap problems that face organizations and nation states. Rather, they are agenda-setting and forward-looking since they critically consider what the HRD solutions currently on offer are, and how they can be further improved. Thus, the contributions will cover theoretical and policy perspectives not previously covered in a critical text of this kind.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures



Chapter 1: Theorizing gender, diversity and HRD: Chapter 2: National HRD and governance frameworks for equality.

Chapter 3: The role of international organizations in supporting HRD and HD interventions.

Chapter 4: Ethics, equality and social justice.

Chapter 5: Women’s organizations and HRD.

Chapter 6: A critical appraisal of gender, diversity and HRD in MNCs.

Chapter 7: Doing Gender: Bodies, Representation, Performativity and HRD.

Chapter 8: HRD strategies for enhancing women’s capabilities: a global perspective.

Chapter 9: HRD, transnationalism and post-colonialism: Pathways to empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Chapter 10: Future developments for feminisms, equity and HRD.



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Dr Beverly Metcalfe is Senior Lecturer at the School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester, UK