What Is Sexual Harassment?: From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne / Edition 1

What Is Sexual Harassment?: From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne / Edition 1

by Abigail C. Saguy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520237412

ISBN-13: 9780520237414

Pub. Date: 08/13/2003

Publisher: University of California Press


In France, a common notion is that the shared interests of graduate students and their professors could lead to intimate sexual relations, and that regulations curtailing those relationships would be both futile and counterproductive. By contrast, many universities and corporations in the United States prohibit sexual relationships across hierarchical lines and

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In France, a common notion is that the shared interests of graduate students and their professors could lead to intimate sexual relations, and that regulations curtailing those relationships would be both futile and counterproductive. By contrast, many universities and corporations in the United States prohibit sexual relationships across hierarchical lines and sometimes among coworkers, arguing that these liaisons should have no place in the workplace. In this age of globalization, how do cultural and legal nuances translate? And when they differ, how are their subtleties and complexities understood? In comparing how sexual harassment—a concept that first emerged in 1975—has been defined differently in France and the United States, Abigail Saguy explores not only the social problem of sexual harassment but also the broader cultural concerns of cross-national differences and similarities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520237414
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/13/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Making of a Concept
1. Sexual Harassment Law on the Books: Opportunity Loss v. Violence
2. Sexual Harassment Law in Action: Legitimacy and Liability
3. Sexual Harassment in the Press: National Scandal, Pride, or Superiority?
4. Discrimination, Violence, Professionalism, and the Bottom Line: How Interview Respondents Frame Sexual Harassment
Conclusion: Institutions, Framing, and Political Power
Epilogue: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Appendix: Methodological Details
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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