ERIC Number: EJ1022647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Rethinking Adolescent Peer Sexual Harassment: Contributions of Feminist Theory
Conroy, Nicole E.
Journal of School Violence, v12 n4 p340-356 2013
This article provides an integrative review of the literature on adolescent sexual harassment and highlights potential contributions of feminist theory for research. Although developmental theories for studying sexual harassment are useful in their own right, the discussion focuses on how they fail to address the ways in which sexual harassment serves to reinforce the socially constructed, privileged notions of heterosexual masculinity and femininity. The highlights and benefits of utilizing feminist theories for understanding how sexual harassment is deeply rooted in dominant definitions and expected performances of gender and sexuality are discussed. Considering a feminist perspective provides a nuanced understanding of this phenomenon, and suggestions for educational institutions and personnel are provided as well as suggestions for future research.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Peer Relationship, Adolescent Attitudes, Literature Reviews, Violence, School Safety, Feminism, Sexuality, Masculinity, Social Behavior, Power Structure, Sex Role, Social Theories, Secondary Schools, School Responsibility
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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