Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

by Catharine A. MacKinnon
     
 

When it was published twenty-five years ago, Catharine MacKinnon’s pathbreaking work Sexual Harassment of Working Women had a major impact on the development of sexual harassment law. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted her theory of sexual harassment in 1986. Here MacKinnon collaborates with eminent authorities to appraise what has been

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When it was published twenty-five years ago, Catharine MacKinnon’s pathbreaking work Sexual Harassment of Working Women had a major impact on the development of sexual harassment law. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted her theory of sexual harassment in 1986. Here MacKinnon collaborates with eminent authorities to appraise what has been accomplished in the field and what still needs to be done.

An introductory essay by Reva Siegel considers how sexual harassment came to be regulated as sex discrimination. Contributors discuss how law can best address sexual harassment; the importance and definition of consent and unwelcomeness; issues of same-sex harassment; questions of institutional responsibility for sexual harassment in both employment and education settings; considerations of freedom of speech; effects of sexual harassment doctrine on gender and racial justice; and transnational approaches to the problem. An afterword by MacKinnon assesses the changes wrought by sexual harassment law in the past quarter century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300187557
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
748
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Short History of Sexual Harassment1
1What Feminist Jurisprudence Means to Me43
2Perspective on Sexual Harassment Law47
3Alexander v. Yale University: An Informal History51
4Eradicating Sexual Harassment in Education60
5The Ecology of Justice: The Relationship Between Feminism and Critical Race Theory67
6Consensual Sex and the Limits of Harassment Law77
7Who Says? Legal and Psychological Constructions of Women's Resistance to Sexual Harassment94
8Subordination and Agency in Sexual Harassment Law111
9Sexual Labor129
10Unwelcome Sex: Toward a Harm-Based Analysis138
11Theories of Harassment "Because of Sex"155
12What's Wrong with Sexual Harassment169
13Sexuality Harassment182
14Discriminating Pleasures201
15Gay Male Liberation Post Oncale: Since When Is Sexualized Violence Our Path to Liberation?221
16The Rights of Remedies: Collective Accountings for and Insuring Against the Harms of Sexual Harassment247
17Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors272
18Sex in Schools: Who's Minding the Adults?290
19Nooky Nation: On Tort Law and Other Arguments from Nature307
20Damages in Sexual Harassment Cases324
21The Speech-ing of Sexual Harassment347
22The Collective Injury of Sexual Harassment365
23Sexual Harassment and the First Amendment382
24The Silenced Workplace: Employer Censorship Under Title VII399
25Pornography as Sexual Harassment in Canada417
26Free Speech and Hostile Environments437
27Slavery and the Roots of Sexual Harassment457
28The Racism of Sexual Harassment479
29Coercion in At-Will Termination of Employment and Sexual Harassment496
30Public Rights for "Private" Wrongs: Sexual Harassment and the Violence Against Women Act516
31Why Doesn't He Leave? Restoring Liberty and Equality to Battered Women535
32Dignity, Respect, and Equality in Israel's Sexual Harassment Law561
33Dignity or Equality? Responses to Workplace Harassment in European, German, and U.S. Law582
34French and American Lawyers Define Sexual Harassment602
35Sexual Harassment in Japan618
36The Modesty of Mrs. Bajaj: India's Problematic Route to Sexual Harassment Law633
37Sexual Harassment: An International Human Rights Perspective655
Afterword672
List of Contributors705
Index717

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