Sexual Harassment
An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues
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  • Publication Date: March 30, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781554810109 / 1554810108
  • 172 pages; 6" x 9"

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Sexual Harassment

An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues

  • Publication Date: March 30, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781554810109 / 1554810108
  • 172 pages; 6" x 9"

Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues covers the most important normative, conceptual, and legal issues associated with sexual harassment. Keith Dromm provides an insightful introduction to the theoretical and practical discussion, examining the most influential approaches to sexual harassment and offering his own analyses. Each chapter ends with review questions, discussion questions, and suggestions for group activities.

Comments

“The best book currently available on the subject. Essential reading for anyone teaching or thinking about sexual harassment in the contemporary philosophical, legal, and business professions.” — Martin Clancy, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“Dromm provides a thorough and insightful treatment of the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues offers a rare combination of rigor and accessibility that makes it ideal for classroom use; students will find a clear and fair treatment of the topic, but one that also advances the debate on several fronts.” — J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Hartwick College

“More than a sexual harassment training manual, [Dromm’s] philosophical approach encourages independent and creative thought about the issues. … for those who are looking for an accessible introduction to the issues for use in undergraduate courses in business and professional ethics, this one is worth checking out.” — Debra Jackson, Teaching Philosophy

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: What Is Sexual Harassment?

  • History and Public Awareness of Sexual Harassment
    Defining the Term
    Applying the Term
    Summary

Chapter 2: What Is Wrong with Sexual Harassment?

  • Sexual Harassment as Wrongful Communication
    Sexual Harassment as Discrimination
    Sexual Harassment and the At-Will Doctrine
    Summary

Chapter 3: Where Can Sexual Harassment Occur?

  • Sexual Harassment in the Professions
    Power and Coercion
    Coercion in the Professions
    Sexual Harassment in Public
    Power and Sexual Harassment
    Summary

Chapter 3: Where Can Sexual Harassment Occur?

  • Sexual Harassment in the Professions
    Power and Coercion
    Coercion in the Professions
    Sexual Harassment in Public
    Power and Sexual Harassment
    Summary

Chapter 4: How Can Sexual Harassment Occur?

  • Consensual Relationships
    Love and Prohibited Relationships
    Types of Threat
    Context and Coercion
    Relationships between Faculty and Students
    Self-Assessments and the Judgments of Others
    Summary

Conclusion: How Do We Prevent Sexual Harassment? Five Recommendations

  1. Understand Sexual Harassment
  2. Develop and Implement Sexual Harassment Initiatives
  3. Advocate for Changes in the Law
  4. Understand the Difficulties in Assessing Consent
  5. Appreciate Sexual Harassment as a Serious, Pervasive Harm

Appendix A: Legal Definitions of Sexual Harassment

Appendix B: Websites

Appendix C: Sexual Harassment in Film and Television

Glossary

References

Index

Keith Dromm is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University.