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NCJ Number: 148287 Find in a Library
Author(s): G NiCarthy; N Gottleib; S Coffman
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 396
Sponsoring Agency: Seal Press
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878067-35-4
Sale Source: Seal Press
3131 Western Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book describes the problems of sexual harassment in the workplace and offers recommendations for women victims; qualitative data were obtained from focus groups conducted with small groups of diverse women working in the trades, as secretaries, managers, child care workers, nurses, social workers, and legal assistants.
Abstract: In the first section, the authors present their rationale for writing the book and identify sexual harassment as a particular form of emotional abuse on the job. In the second section, workplace abuse of women is placed into a larger historical and social context that emphasizes the changes women have experienced in their economic circumstances. Subsequent sections describe ways in which women can confront workplace sexual harassment, through thinking about themselves in relation to the people they work with, taking individual assertive action to confront abuse by bosses or coworkers, and joining with other women by challenging abuse either internally or through labor unions and the court system. The final section examines women's changing work experiences, both in the U.S. and internationally. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Employee grievances; Employer-employee relations; Sexual harassment
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