Sex and the Office

Sex and the Office

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In this engaging booka€”the first to historicize our understanding of sexual harassment in the workplacea€”Julie Berebitsky explores how Americansa€™ attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed from the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U.S. Treasury office, to the present. Berebitsky recounts the actual experiences of female and male office workers; draws on archival sources ranging from the records of investigators looking for waste in government offices during World War II to the personal papers of Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown and Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem; and explores how popular sourcesa€”including cartoons, advertisements, advice guides, and a wide array of fictional accountsa€”have represented wanted and unwelcome romantic and sexual advances. By giving sex in the office a history, she provides valuable insights into the nature and meaning of sexual harassment today.Kennedy, a€ Mad Men (AMC, season 1, episode 12, 2007). ... Ehrenreich, Bright- Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (New York: Metropolitan, 2009), 60-73. ... 1. Letty Cottin Pogrebin, How to Make It in a Man a#39;5 World (New York: Doubleday, 1970), 178-81, 148. 2. Ibid., 127anbsp;...

Title:Sex and the Office
Author:Julie Berebitsky
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2012-03-27


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