You are here

Subtle Sexism
Share

Subtle Sexism
Current Practice and Prospects for Change

Edited by:

February 1997 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Subtle Sexism--often accepted as normal, customary, "good natured," or disguised as "tradition"--has replaced much of the blatant sex discrimination of the past. And, although we often hear the phrase "subtle sex discrimination," there has been almost no research on the topic. Subtle Sexism breaks new ground in this area by documenting the range of "just below the surface" discriminatory behavior that many women, (and some men) experience on a daily basis. The chapters in this reader demonstrate how subtle sexism devalues women, dismisses many of their accomplishments, and limits their effectiveness in a variety of settings--including higher education, the workplace, family therapy, the criminal justice system, and popular culture. The contributors to this insightful work hail from both the United States and Canada and include faculty from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, (social work, administrators, clinicians, and attorneys). The book is written to be a catalyst for stimulating class discussion and will encourage students and faculty to view gender inequity through wider lenses, and, because Subtle Sexism is targeted at students, each chapter is eminently readable and jargon-free. This reader can be used in a range of courses including, women's studies, social work, political science, public administration, business administration, communication, criminal justice and human resources.

 
PART ONE: THE CONTINUING SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXISM
Nijole V Benokraitis
Sex Discrimination at the Turn of the Century
Beth Bonniwell Haslett and Susan Lipman
Micro Inequities
Up Close and Personal

 
Judith E Owen Blakemore et al
Exploring the Campus Climate for Women Faculty
Ann Marshall
Who's Laughing? Hillary Clinton in Political Humor
 
PART TWO: SUBTLE SEXISM IN ORGANIZATIONAL SETTINGS
Regina F Bento
When Good Intentions Are Not Enough
Unintentional Subtle Discrimination against Latinas in the Workplace

 
Lisa M Frehill
Subtle Sexism in Engineering
Susan B Murray
It's Safer This Way
The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Exclusion of Men in Child Care

 
Richard J Harris and Juanita M Firestone
Subtle Sexism in the US Military
Individual Responses to Sexual Harassment

 
 
PART THREE: SUBTLE SEXISM AS SOCIAL CONTROL
Yanick St Jean and Joe R Feagin
Racial Masques
Black Women and Subtle Gendered Racism

 
Carolyn I Wright and Linda Stone Fish
Feminist Family Therapy
The Battle against Subtle Sexism

 
Lynn Hecht Schafran
Credibility in the Courts
Why Is There a Gender Gap?

 
Richard C Monk
Some Unanticipated Consequences of Women Guarding Men in Prisons
 
PART FOUR: HOW TO CHANGE SUBTLE SEXISM PRACTICES
Melissa Kesler Gilbert
Transforming the Classroom
Teaching Subtle Sexism through Experiential Role-Playing

 
Mary E Kite and Deborah Ware Balogh
Warming Trends
Improving the Chilly Campus Climate

 
Janice L Ristock
The Cultural Politics of Abuse in Lesbian Relationships
Challenges for Community Action

 
Carolyn Aman and Paula England
When Do Two Jobs Deserve the Same Pay?

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780761903864
$80.00
ISBN: 9780761903857
$140.00