by James E Gruber & Phoebe Morgan (eds) - £25.95 Northeastern University Press (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781555536374 | ISBN 10: 1555536379
This interdisciplinary collection of original essays provides cutting edge research from an international perspective on the links between male domination and the perpetuation of sexual harassment.
Despite over twenty years of discussion and study, sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the workplace. Current research focusing on organizational policy and women's career development often ignores the reality of male dominance, prevalent in areas such as the military, the police, and firefighting-occupations that see not only more frequent but also more severe harassment, even sexual assault. Meanwhile, new evidence points to the fact that men are largely responsible not only for the harassment of women but for most harassment of other men as well.
This landmark collection of original essays investigates the links between male dominance and sexual harassment in light of new research and more complex understandings of masculinity. Treated not merely as a matter of worker sex ratios but as an inherent element of workplace culture, male dominance is observed from a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from criminology and sociology to psychology and gender studies. Integrating both men's and women's viewpoints, research across occupational groups, and studies from both the United States and Europe, the chapters provide an invaluable international perspective into two inextricably intertwined problems rooted in cultural constructions of gender and institutional roles and processes.
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In booklists: Patriarchy & Sexism, Masculinity & Violence, Sexual Harassment, In categories: Feminism & Women, Men & Masculinity, Violence & Abuse, Society, Welfare, Justice & the State, Sexuality / Relationships, Work & Workers Rights,