Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire
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|Kirtland Community College Library||HD 6053 .B47 2012||30775305483654||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780300118995 (cloth : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0300118996 (cloth : alk. paper)
x, 359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Dangers, desires, and self-determination : competing narratives of the sexual culture of the new, gender-integrated office -- White-collar casanovas : gender, class, and (hetero)sexuality in the office, 1861 to World War II -- Betwixt and between : new freedoms and new risks in the sexually and psychologically modern office -- Gold diggers, innocents, and tempted wives : the skyscraper in fiction and film -- Morals and morale : managing sex in business, World War II to the early 1960s -- The white-collar revolution : Helen Gurley Brown, sex, and a new model of working womanhood -- Desire or discrimination? : old narratives meet a new interpretation -- Two steps forward, one step back : wanted and unwelcome advances after "sexual harassment."|
|Summary, etc.:||In this engaging book--the first to historicize our understanding of sexual harassment in the workplace--Julie Berebitsky explores how Americans' attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed since the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U.S. Treasury office. 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 sources--including cartoons, advertisements, advice guides, and a wide array of fictional accounts--have represented wanted and unwelcome romantic and sexual advances. This range of evidence and the study's long scope expose both notable transformations and startling continuities in the interplay of gender, power and desire at work.|
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