Description - The Women's Movement against Sexual Harassment by Carrie N. Baker
This book recounts the story of how a diverse social movement placed sexual harassment on the public agenda in the 1970s and 1980s. The collaboration of women from varying racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds strengthened the movement by representing the experiences and perspectives of a broad range of women, and incorporating their resources and strategies for social change. Black women; middle-class feminists; women breaking into construction, coal mining, and other non-traditional occupations; and women in pink-collar and working-class white-collar jobs all helped to convince governments to adopt public policies against sexual harassment in the United States. Based on interviews and original research, this book shows how the movement against sexual harassment fundamentally changed American life in ways that continue to advance women's opportunities today.
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Author Biography - Carrie N. Baker
Carrie N. Baker is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Smith College, on leave from Berry College, where she is an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. and Ph.D. in Women's Studies from Emory University. Dr. Baker was Editor in Chief of the Emory Law Journal while attending law school, and later served as law clerk to United States District Court Judge Marvin Shoob in Atlanta. Dr Baker's primary areas of research are women's legal history, gender and public policy, and women's social movements. Her work has been published in Feminist Studies, Women in Politics, the Journal of Women's History, NWSA Journal, the Journal of Law and Inequality, Emory Law Journal, and Women and Social Movements in the United States. Dr Baker is a member of the National Women's Studies Association and the American Sociological Association.