Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Faye J. Crosby, Margaret S. Stockdale, S. Ann Ropp
Wiley, Jun 11, 2007 - Psychology - 352 pages
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Sex Discrimination in the Workplace is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the various approaches to the study of sex discrimination and explores solutions and interventions. With riveting first-hand accounts from plaintiffs, lawyers and expert witnesses who have mounted battles against discriminatory employers, it is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of precisely what sex discrimination is and what can be done to combat it.

  • Examines sex discrimination through the eyes of law, economics, sociology, and psychology, providing expert descriptions of the fundamental research related to sex discrimination and their field
  • Contains first hand accounts of sex discrimination cases, many of which relate to landmark contemporary incidents
  • Concludes with solutions to the problems of discrimination from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives
  • Written in clear, engaging prose with contributions from eminent scholars

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About the author (2007)

Faye J. Crosby is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an expert on affirmative action. She has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 14 volumes and over 150 articles and chapters in scholarly books. Her most recent books include Affirmative Action Is Dead: Long Live Affirmative Action (2004) and The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity (edited with Margaret S. Stockdale, Blackwell, 2004).

Margaret S. Stockdale is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Applied Psychology Program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her publications include Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (edited, 1996) and Women and Men in Organizations: Sex and Gender Issues in the Workplace (with Jeanette N. Cleveland and Kevin R. Murphy, 2000).

S. Ann Ropp is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Her research examines women’s reactions to sex discrimination and how these reactions may be influenced by women’s interpersonal relationships with men.

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