Recent large-scale protests highlighted structural inequalities, challenging our assumptions about -isms like racism, disableism, and ageism. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these inequalities, disproportionately affecting marginalized communities. The pandemic also intensified (dis)ableism, reducing healthcare access for disabled individuals and reversing anti-sexism progress. In this mid-range review, we looked at six leading management journals and 19 books to understand the status quo of diverse “#isms” and their links As we pivot to post-COVID workplaces, understanding identity's role in shifting from resisting internalized to representing externalized ableism is crucial. This comprehension can help organizations redraw inclusion lines and recast diversity, accelerating progressive change and addressing multiple, fragmented identities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Companion to Disability and Work
EditorsOana Branzei, Anica Zeyen
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Jun 2024


  • disability
  • racism
  • sexism
  • discrimination
  • marginlization

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