Power and Gender: Issues in Sexual Dominance and Harassment

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1996 - Social Science - 460 pages
Most Americans were shocked when Anita Hill charged U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. Not surprisingly, the nation was divided on the Senate hearings on the matter--some believed Hill, others, Thomas. Perhaps the most important result of the hearings was to open the eyes of a majority of the public to the issue of sexual harassment and to begin a dialog on the issue.
This work first defines sexual harassment, including operational, sociological and legal definitions, and then provides a history of the issue in the United States and a theoretical framework of why harassment occurs. This is followed by a look at the legal dimension of the problem, with a discussion of pertinent federal and state laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) decisions. The incidence and settings (e.g., workplace, housing, religious institutions) are next examined, followed by chapters on sexual harassment in the government, the military, and in education. The book concludes with discussions of strategies for the victims and for employers.
 

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Contents

Defining Sexual Harassment
11
The Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
33
Recent Landmark Events
39
and Its Effects
48
Sexual Harassment Allegations Against the President
54
Theoretical Framework
60
Male DominanceFemale Compliance
74
Male Dominance in Education and Exchange Theory
91
Political Consequences of the HillThomas Hearings
216
The President of the United States
224
Conclusions
235
Sexual Harassment in Education
242
Tactics Used to Cope with Harassment in Academic Settings
263
The Role of the Institution
270
Method and Analysis
288
Discussion and Implications
296

SexRole Conditioning
99
Legal Dimensions
105
PrecedentSetting Equal Employment Opportunity
115
Other Legal Issues
144
Incidence and Settings
151
Sexual Harassment in Housing Religious Institutions
159
Conclusion
173
Victims and Harassers
178
Profiles
184
Conclusions
199
Conclusion
302
Tailhook 91
315
Analysis and Conclusions
351
Strategies for the Victim
362
Prevention the Strategy of Choice
375
Implementing the Policy
397
Appendices
411
Glossary
426
Index
449
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