Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook

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Merril D. Smithauthor

Merril D. Smith, PhD, is an independent scholar in New Jersey. She is author or editor of several books, including Encyclopedia of Rape, Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence, and Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective.

Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook

20200331

ABC-CLIO

Pages 384
Topics Burke, Tarana;Catcalling;Cyber Harassment;Hill, Anita;Hostile Workplace Environment;Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986);#MeToo;The Silence Breakers;Tailhook Scandal;Time's Up;Title IX;Weinstein, Harvey;Current Events and Issues: Gender;Crime

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Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Smith, Merril;
Contributors: Smith, Merril;
Abstract:

Providing an indispensable resource for high school and college readers investigating sexual harassment in the United States, Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook is a comprehensive summary of history, current events, possible solutions, and resources.

Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the topic and connected issues. In addition to discussing the background and history of sexual harassment, it analyzes related problems and controversies and gives possible solutions. It also provides additional perspectives on sexual harassment by contributors and sketches of people and organizations, as well as documents, resources, and a timeline.

This volume covers workplace harassment; street harassment; harassment in schools, the military, and prisons; and cyber harassment. The format gives readers a well-balanced perspective on this timely topic with multiple viewpoints showcased in essays by contributors who have experienced sexual harassment, adding depth and relevance. The volume discusses the history of sexual harassment and brings the topic to the present day, and additionally covers recent events and people who have been in the news while putting them in context. Readers can see how laws and awareness of sexual harassment have changed. Additional resources are provided to guide those who wish to further investigate the topic.


  • Provides readers with an understanding of what sexual harassment is, enabling a deeper understanding of the issue and how prevalent it is within American society, workplaces, and institutions.
  • Suggests possible solutions to reduce sexual harassment, including educating people and giving women more opportunities in leadership positions, which can benefit the U.S. society and economy.
  • Provides additional perspectives in personal essays on how sexual harassment affects people and how people handle their experiences, giving an additional relevance to the topic.
  • Provides resources so readers can find additional information on the topic or seek help for themselves or others.

SortTitle: sexual harassment: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Burke, Tarana; Catcalling; Cyber Harassment; Hill, Anita; Hostile Workplace Environment; Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986); #MeToo; The Silence Breakers; Tailhook Scandal; Time's Up; Title IX; Weinstein, Harvey; Current Events and Issues: Gender; Crime
Author Info:
Merril D. Smithauthor

Merril D. Smith, PhD, is an independent scholar in New Jersey. She is author or editor of several books, including Encyclopedia of Rape, Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence, and Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective.

eISBN-13: 9781440867705
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440867699
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20200331
Series: Contemporary World Issues