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Thinking about sexual harassment [electronic resource] : a guide for the perplexed /
Margaret A. Crouch.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001.
description
315 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0195140303
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001.
isbn
0195140303
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8719636
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-308) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2001-09-01:
Perhaps, as Crouch suggests, everything written since Catharine MacKinnon's 1979 Sexual Harassment of Working Women (CH, Nov'79) is a footnote to MacKinnon, but Crouch's book could just as accurately be characterized as a matching bookend, a definitive work that takes account of almost everything written since MacKinnon's pioneering book. Crouch admirably accomplishes her purpose of clarifying the numerous controversial issues and conflicting perspectives that still plague the subject of sexual harassment; for example, her analysis of the reasonable woman versus reasonable person standard is refreshingly insightful. She excels in presenting and assessing alternative definitions of sexual harassment, noting their similarities and differences, and relating conceptual definitions to empirical research on the topic. Her presentation of three theoretical models helps categorize and synthesize the voluminous arguments and legal opinions that often appear fragmentary or contradictory. Emphasizing the legal and social science literatures, she provides a well-versed and comprehensive examination of the topic from several disciplinary perspectives. Although the issues are complex and Crouch's treatment subtle and sophisticated, her logic and prose are straightforward and graspable by undergraduate and lay readers who, along with experts in the field, will learn much from her exercise in clear analysis. Highly recommended at all levels. A. B. Cochran Agnes Scott College
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Margaret A. Crouch's study explores the concept of sexual harassment in the law. The author progresses on to philosophical definitions and contemporary issues including whether same sex harassment should be considered as sex discrimination.
Long Description
Thinking About Sexual Harassment aims to provide the information necessary for careful, critical thinking about the concept of sexual harassment. Part I traces the construction of the concept of sexual harassment from the first public uses of the term through its definitions in the law, in legal cases, and in empirical research. Part II analyses philosophical definitions of sexual harassment and a number of issues that have arisen in the law, including the reasonable woman standard and whether same-sex harassment should be considered sex discrimination.
Long Description
This illuminating work on one of today's most provocative issues provides all the necessary information for careful, critical thinking about the concept of sexual harassment. Consisting mainly of two parts, it first traces the construction of the concept of sexual harassment from the original public uses of the term to its definitions in the law, in legal cases, and in empirical research. It then analyzes philosophical definitions of sexual harassment and a number of issues that have arisen in the law, including the reasonable woman standard and whether same-sex harassment should be considered sex discrimination.
Main Description
This illuminating work on one of today's most provocative issues provides all the necessary information for careful, critical thinking about the concept of sexual harassment. Consisting mainly of two parts, it first traces the construction of the concept of sexual harassment from the originalpublic uses of the term to its definitions in the law, in legal cases, and in empirical research. It then analyzes philosophical definitions of sexual harassment and a number of issues that have arisen in the law, including the reasonable woman standard and whether same-sex harassment should beconsidered sex discrimination.
Main Description
This illuminating work on one of today's most provocative issues provides all the necessary information for careful, critical thinking about the concept of sexual harassment. Consisting mainly of two parts, it first traces the construction of the concept of sexual harassment from the original public uses of the term to its definitions in the law, in legal cases, and in empirical research. It then analyzes philosophical definitions of sexual harassment and a number of issues that have arisen in the law, including the reasonable woman standard and whether same-sex harassment should be considered sex discrimination. Sure to spark intense discussion, this book explains a complex notion in a lucid and engaging manner appropriate for anyone broadly curious about the notion of sexual harassment.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
The History of Sexual Harassment
The Conception of Sexual Harassmentp. 25
The Legal Conception of Sexual Harassmentp. 37
Sexual Harassment and Empirical Researchp. 101
Theoretical Issues
Philosophical Conceptions of Sexual Harassmentp. 141
Legal Issuesp. 175
Conclusionp. 221
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 309
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