The Women's Movement Against Sexual Harassment

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November 2007



Sex, power, and politics converge in the story of a diverse social movement against sexual harassment.


Introduction: enter at your own risk; Part I. Raising the Issue of Sexual Harassment: 1. Articulating the wrong: resistance to sexual harassment in the early 1970s; 2. Speaking out: collective action against sexual harassment in the mid-1970s; 3. A winning strategy: early legal victories against sexual harassment; Part II. Growth of a Movement Against Sexual Harassment: 4. Blue-collar workers and the hostile environment of sexual harassment; 5. Expansion of the movement in the late 1970s: activism, theory, and the media; Part III. The Movement's Influence on Public Policy: 6. Government policy develops; 7. Fighting the backlash: feminist activism in the 1980s; 8. Legal victory: the Supreme Court and beyond; Conclusion: entering the mainstream.


Carrie N. Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College in Mount Berry, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. and Ph.D. in Women's Studies from Emory University. Her primary areas of research are women's legal history, gender and public policy, and women's social movements. The Women's Movement Against Sexual Harassment (2008) won the National Women's Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Prize.


'Baker's book adds important concrete detail and facts to the narrative of sexual harassment. Moving away from the theoretical legal abstraction, she engages in a necessary descriptive and explanatory account of how the change in law really happened. ... The book provides a fresh perspective on the issue of sexual harassment, adding the historical background and foundation necessary to understand the contours of the existing law, and the pre-existing concerns that drove the movement for a law responsive to the needs of women.' Political Studies Review
EAN: 9780521704946
ISBN: 0521704944
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2007
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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