Stigmatization, subordination, or marginalization? The complexity of social disadvantage across gender and race

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The central assumption of this chapter is that a focus on the comparative degree of hardship among socially disadvantaged groups does little to advance our understanding of the persistence of disadvantage in general, or the ways in which organizations can create greater inclusion toward a variety of socially disadvantaged groups. A more productive approach to understanding inclusive leadership involves a nuanced investigation of the distinctions that exist among socially disadvantaged groups (e.g., White women, Black men, Black women), in addition to considering the mechanisms that regulate the dynamics between the dominant group (i.e., White men) and the various socially disadvantaged groups that must interact with it to access power and leadership.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Livingston, RW; Rosette, AS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2020

Book Title

  • Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Diverse Lives, Workplaces, and Societies

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 59

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780429831393

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4324/9780429449673-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus