Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 June 2019

Abstract and Keywords

The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the academic debate on age, ethnicity, and class, in particular their intersectionalities within organizations. Although the social categories of age and ethnicity are well studied by diversity scholars, literature on the combined effects of these dimensions for individuals and organizations is still scarce. This holds even more for the category of class. While there exist scattered analyses of class-related issues within the field of diversity studies, up to now there is no analysis that considers the interplay of class with both age and ethnicity. Against this background the chapter examines the age–ethnicity–class intersectionality by concentrating on the three dyadic relationships: age–ethnicity, age–class, and class–ethnicity. It provides a summary of previous research findings, a critical reflection of thinking that relies on social categories, and a discussion of avenues for future research.

Keywords: intersectionality, class, age, ethnicity, social categories

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.