Professor of Marketing shortlisted for WES 2017 SAGE Prize

Lloyd C Harris

We offer our congratulations to Professor Lloyd C. Harris, Professor of Marketing who’s co-authored paper with Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna (University of Cardiff) ‘Ethnic gatekeeping on the shopfloor: a study of bases, motives and approaches’ has been nominated for the WES 2017 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence.  

The SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence is awarded annually to one paper in each of the BSA's prestigious journals: Cultural Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Sociology and Work, Employment and Society. This is recognition by the Editors from all of the papers published by Work, Employment and Society in 2016.

The paper explores the limitations of identifying different ‘modern’ forms of discrimination and debates that it may be premature and potentially counterproductive to celebrate the demise of overt discrimination in that such binary classification (‘old-fashioned’ and ‘modern’) may discourage efforts to investigate the full gamut of experiences of BME groups.

Furthermore, through the theoretical lens of gatekeeping, the article presents evidence of shopfloor discrimination against BME groups that is neither fully overt nor entirely covert.

Professor Harris comments: “We are both very pleased to have our work shortlisted by the Editors WES (Work, Employment and Society). The Editors are the leading scholars in the field and for our work to be acknowledged by them is especially gratifying.  As the leading four-rated journal in the area WES is a journal of international renown that publishes cutting-edge and discipline-driving research.”   

This prize is awarded to the paper judged to be the most innovative and/or exceptional in the past year’s volume of the journal.  The winner will be announced later on this year.

A full abstract and the paper can be viewed via:
Lloyd C Harris and Emmanuel Ogbonna, Ethnic gatekeeping on the shopfloor: a study of bases, motives and approaches, 30(1), 59

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