Subtle Sexism: Current Practice and Prospects for Change

Subtle Sexism: Current Practice and Prospects for Change

by Nijole V. Benokraitis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761903852

ISBN-13: 9780761903857

Pub. Date: 02/24/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The chapters in this reader demonstrate how subtle sexism devalues women, dismisses many of their accomplishments, and limits their effectiveness in a variety of social and professional settings. The contributors to this insightful work hail from both the United States and Canada and include faculty from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. This book is written…  See more details below

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The chapters in this reader demonstrate how subtle sexism devalues women, dismisses many of their accomplishments, and limits their effectiveness in a variety of social and professional settings. The contributors to this insightful work hail from both the United States and Canada and include faculty from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. This book is written to be a catalyst for stimulating class discussion as it encourages students and faculty to view gender inequity through wider lenses. Its accessibility and avoidance of excessive jargon makes Subtle Sexism an ideal choice for a wide number of courses including women's studies, social work, political science, business administration, sociology, and communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761903857
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/24/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IThe Continuing Significance of Sexism1
1Sex Discrimination in the 21st Century5
2Micro Inequities: Up Close and Personal34
3Exploring the Campus Climate for Women Faculty54
4Who's Laughing? Hillary Rodham Clinton in Political Humor72
Pt. IISubtle Sexism in Organizational Settings91
5When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Unintentional Sublte Discrimination Against Latinas in the Workplace95
6Subtle Sexism in Engineering117
7It's Safer This Way: The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Exclusion of Men in Child Care136
8Subtle Sexism in the U.S. Military: Individual Responses to Sexual Harassment154
Pt. IIISubtle Sexism as Social Control173
9Racial Masques: Black Women and Subtle Gendered Racism179
10Feminist Family Therapy: The Battle Against Subtle Sexism201
11Credibility in the Courts: Why Is There a Gender Gap?216
12Some Unanticipated Consequences of Women Guarding Men in Prisons226
Pt. IVHow to Change Subtle Sexism Practices241
13Transforming the Classroom: Teaching Subtle Sexism Through Experiential Role-Playing245
14Warming Trends: Improving the Chilly Campus Climate264
15The Cultural Politics of Abuse in Lesbian Relationships: Challenges for Community Action279
16Comparable Worth: When Do Two Jobs Deserve the Same Pay?297
Epilogue: The Mermaid315
Index316
About the Contributors331

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