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Title: A post modern perspective on gender, working-life balance and race equality at work in the UK: Utility in explaining the rhetoric-reality divide?.
Author: Maxwell, Gillian A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3621 8501
Awarding Body: The Manchester Metropolitan University
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis adopts a postmodern perspective on gender, work-life balance and race equality at work in the UK. A key feature of equality at work in the UK is the persistent divide between policy rhetoric and practised reality. The line of argument in the thesis is that management orientated research on contemporary equality at work in the UK is implicitly connected to postmodernism and, by making the connections explicit, an explanation for the rhetoric-reality divide can be constructed. The postmodern motifs of language devices, power relations, multiple realities, and commodification and consumerism are used to explore the equality rhetoric-reality divide. Also, the postmodern epistemological and methodological emblems of interpretivist, qualitative research approaches and methods are used in the thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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