ERIC Number: ED278304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Campus Troublemakers: Academic Women in Protest.
The struggle for sex equity by U.S. academic women in higher education during the early years of the women's movement, based on the experiences of 470 academic women, is addressed in a book suitable for sociology courses. All aspects of the academic employment process are covered, including acquiring degrees, job seeking, promotion, salary, tenure, and part-time employment. Attention is directed to: some aspects of the sexist environment that help raise the consciousness of academic women and lead to their decision to fight discrimination; the major employment disparities between academic women and similarly situated men that lead to sex discrimination charges; working through the system and going outside it; ways in which administrators and colleagues demonstrate their resistance; the kind and degree of support academic women receive when they challenge their employers and the effect of lack of support; the outcome of protest on both women and the institution and reasons the first years of the social movement for sex equality by academic women were largely unsuccessful. Information on methodology and characteristics of the sample of academic women are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Personnel Policy, Sex Discrimination, Women Faculty
Cap and Gown Press, Inc., Box 58825, Houston, TX 77258 ($15.95 paper--ISBN-0-88105-067-9; $23.95 cloth--ISBN-0-88105-066-0).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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