Sexual Harassment and Social Change in American Society

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Austin & Winfield, Jan 1, 1996 - Law - 498 pages
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A major contribution to the existing literature on sexual harassment, this analysis offers many new insights into the role that public recognition of sexual harassment played in the social and economic lives of American women and men. The recent identification of sexual harassment as a distinct social phenomenon often obscures earlier recognitions of the centrality of the issue. Stephen Morewitz's new study traces current concerns through the various societal trends and reform movements beginning in the late nineteenth century, exploring responses to sexual immorality at the turn of the century, sexual coercion and patriotism during World War II, sexual harassment in the family after World War II, sexual pressure in higher education and liberal professions, as well as sexual exploitations in the work place and prisons. Also including an investigation of the law, particularly as it relates to employment and landlord/tenant relations, this new investigation of sexual harassment is addressed to all those interested in understanding better how both law and society responded to the pressure for public recognition of sexual harassment.

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SEXUAL IMMORALITY IN THE LATE NINETEENTH
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LABOR PROTESTS THE WORKPLACE
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WORLD WAR II SEXUAL COERCION
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