ERIC Number: ED351917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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Ivory Power: Sexual Harassment on Campus.
Paludi, Michele A., Ed.
This book brings together extensive research and writing on sexual harassment in higher education examining it as a misuse of authority by male faculty members and as a confluence of power relations and sexism in institutions stratified by sex. The thirteen contributions are grouped into four sections the first of which, "Sexual Harassment: Conceptual and Methodological Issues" contains three papers on definition and measurement; racism and sexism on campuses; and issues of studying sexist discrimination, respectively. The second section looks at the impact of sexual harassment on individuals, the psychological effects, the victimization of women and how victims come to understand and cope with their experiences. The third section presents data on men who harass including contrasts between male and female views of sexual harassment, the role of authority and power in relations with students, and similar issues. The fourth section discusses institutional strategies for handling complaints of sexual harassment including investigation, prevention and change, creating a sexual harassment panel, and legal issues. An appendix contains extensive resources including organizations concerned with sexual harassment, audiovisual material, training materials and resources, a sexual harassment committee support counselor manual, information on the contributors, and an index. Individual papers offer extensive references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Power Structure, School Policy, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Student College Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12247 ($69.50 hardcover--ISBN-0-7914-0458-7, $24.95 papercover, ISBN-0-7914-0457-9).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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