In the Company of Men: Male Dominance and Sexual Harassment

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James Gruber, Phoebe Morgan
UPNE, 2005 - Law - 330 pages
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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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Contents

MEN DOMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
1
Toward a Criminology of Sexual Harassment
26
The Conflation of Firefighting Male Domination
45
Structural
65
Recognition Processes in Sexual Harassment Bullying
92
Articulating
117
and Response Items
130
The Impact of Male Domination on the Prevalence of Sexual
170
Sexual Harassment and Violence Toward Policewomen
195
Institutional Homophobia and Sexual
215
The Link Between Male Domination
243
The Architecture of Sexual Harassment
271
Racialized Sexual
294
Index
321
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About the author (2005)

Gruber is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has researched sexual harrassment for over twenty years.

Morgan is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University and cofounder of the International Coalition Against Sexual Harrassment.

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