Ritically appraise the value of the concept of  inequality regimes for understanding workplace inequalities.

The Essay MUST not cross 1200 words.

Your coursework will be judged on how well you do each of the following:

Provide a clear introduction. In the paper this should be brief and succinct. In other words, the introduction to should give the reader an initial understanding of what the discussion is about and what it will cover.


Provide evidence of research and reading. In the final year you should be reading beyond the main course textbook, including making use of recent journal articles. This is a very important aspect of the coursework  if you simply regurgitate sections of the textbook, you will not score highly on this criterion. You will also need to demonstrate that you have reflected on what you have read and that you have understood the main arguments/debates in the literature.


Substantiate propositions and arguments. You need to gather empirical evidence (from the literature and available data sources) and present theories where appropriate. Where relevant and appropriate, you should consider alternative and competing perspectives so that you can demonstrate an ability to think critically and evaluate different arguments. Although your own reflections are important, these must be informed and supportable with proper academic argument and evidence.


Provide a clear conclusion. This must summarise the key points and arguments made, but also draw conclusions about the topic you have discussed.
Reference all cited sources and provide a comprehensive  Harvard style bibliography. It is very important that you do not attempt to present the ideas of published or unpublished authors as your own. You must be careful to reference throughout the writing and not simply provide a bibliography at the end. Include all Internet-only sources  provide full web link and date accessed.
These books must be used in my essay. Its mandatory from my university. If you do not have these books with you please let me know, i can try to get some scanned pages from the books.

Essential reading:

Healy, G. (2009)  Reflections on researching intersectionality and inequality regimes in Ozbilgin, M. (ed) Theory and Scholarship in Equality and Diversity Research, Edward Elgar.

Acker, J. (2006). Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class and Race in Organizations.Gender and Society 20(4): 441-464.