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NCJ Number: 157216 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace, 1600 to 1993
Author(s): K Segrave
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 279
Sponsoring Agency: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7864-0007-2
Sale Source: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Box 611
Jefferson, NC 28640
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the history of sexual harassment of women in the workplace from 1600 to 1993; although the emphasis is on the United States, sources from around the world are included.
Abstract: Following an introduction that reviews various studies and perspectives of sexual harassment of women in the workplace, 10 chapters consider sexual harassment in various occupations. Generally, a chapter examines one occupation. The occupations discussed are indentured servants, serfs, and slaves; domestic servants; industrial workers in the 1800's; strikes and trade unions; industrial workers in the 1900's; the trades and blue- collar workers; clerical workers; serving and nurturing roles; wartime work and the military; and professional women. Another chapter focuses on sexual harassment perpetrated by political figures. Laws designed to combat sexual harassment and surveys intended to identify the prevalence of sexual harassment are discussed in one chapter, followed by the final chapter, which assesses how effectively laws have been administered and implemented to punish and deter sexual harassment in the workplace. Chapter references, a 375-item bibliography, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Employer-employee relations; Sexual harassment
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