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Selective incivility: an insidious form of discrimination in organizations

Dana Kabat-Farr (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Isis H. Settles (Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
Lilia M. Cortina (Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) (Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

ISSN: 2040-7149

Article publication date: 12 March 2020

Issue publication date: 7 April 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

This article serves as an introduction to four articles featured in a special issue on selective incivility in the workplace. This collection of papers addresses pressing issues around unpacking and tackling selective incivility in organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

This introductory article first highlights research in this area to date, provides a summary of the papers included in this special issue and ends with intriguing themes from the papers and ways in which they advance the field.

Findings

These papers reveal contextual factors that help us better understand selective incivility: group processes, workplace gender composition, status and power and modality (in-person or online incivility).

Originality/value

By bringing together four approaches to studying selective incivility, this special issue pushes the field forward, providing empirically based insights as well as compelling new research directions.

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Citation

Kabat-Farr, D., Settles, I.H. and Cortina, L.M. (2020), "Selective incivility: an insidious form of discrimination in organizations", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 253-260. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-09-2019-0239

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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