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Sexual Harassment in America: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues)

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The controversial topic of sexual harassment in the United States is explored in this unique collection of over 90 documents. The political and social aspects of the concept of sexual harassment are examined through such documents as legal cases that defined and prohibited sexual harassment, government documents, major studies, and newspaper accounts of major developments concerning sexual harassment. Each document is accompanied by an explanatory introduction to help high school and college students understand how that particular document fits into larger trends, while also making it more accessible to the reader.

The question of what sexual harassment is and how we have developed an awareness of the concept in the late twentieth century is explored in detail in six separate sections. The first section reviews the definition of sexual harassment and why it is considered illegal. The next three sections investigate sexual harassment as it has arisen in three contexts: employment, the military, and education. The fifth section examines the ways laws have been expanding beyond the areas of employment, the military and education. The final section provides the most current rulings of the Supreme Court involving sexual harassment. These six sections provide a comprehensive history that explores legal prohibitions on sexual harassment, setting forth important historical cases, while focusing on current areas of controversy, such as same-sex sexual harassment and free speech issues.

Book News Annotation:

Through a collection of 96 legal cases from 1964-1997, Stein (formerly at New York Law School), presents the controversies and recent Supreme Court decisions over this volatile issue to aid high school and college students understand definitions, trends, and the role of each case in the historical context of how sexual harassment in employment and beyond became illegal. Paula Jones, Hill vs. Thomas, Sen. Packwood, same-sex harassment, and the case of the second grader sued for kissing a classmate are all here. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The controversial topic of sexual harassment in the United States is explored in this unique collection of over 90 documents. The political and social aspects of the concept of sexual harassment are examined through such documents as legal cases that defined and prohibited sexual harassment, government documents, major studies, and newspaper accounts of major developments concerning sexual harassment. Each document is accompanied by an explanatory introduction to help high school and college students understand how that particular document fits into larger trends, while also making it more accessible to the reader.

Synopsis:

A breakthrough collection of key documents on sexual harassment, providing an overview of the development of the concept in America.

About the Author

LAURA W. STEIN is Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313301841
Author:
Stein, Laura W.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Author:
Stein, Laura
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Sexual harassment
Subject:
Gender & the Law
Subject:
Sex discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Subject:
Sexual harassment -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Sex discrimination in employment
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.48x6.40x.81 in. 1.39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The controversial topic of sexual harassment in the United States is explored in this unique collection of over 90 documents. The political and social aspects of the concept of sexual harassment are examined through such documents as legal cases that defined and prohibited sexual harassment, government documents, major studies, and newspaper accounts of major developments concerning sexual harassment. Each document is accompanied by an explanatory introduction to help high school and college students understand how that particular document fits into larger trends, while also making it more accessible to the reader.
"Synopsis" by , A breakthrough collection of key documents on sexual harassment, providing an overview of the development of the concept in America.
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