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The Resource Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire, Julie Berebitsky

Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire, Julie Berebitsky

Label
Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire
Title
Sex and the office
Title remainder
a history of gender, power, and desire
Statement of responsibility
Julie Berebitsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
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Berebitsky, Julie
Dewey number
331.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6053
LC item number
.B47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Society and the sexes in the modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women employees
  • Sex role
Label
Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire, Julie Berebitsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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"
Control code
ocn739646477
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 359 p.
Isbn
9780300118995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011026337
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300118995
  • (OCoLC)739646477
Label
Sex and the office : a history of gender, power, and desire, Julie Berebitsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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"
Control code
ocn739646477
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 359 p.
Isbn
9780300118995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011026337
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300118995
  • (OCoLC)739646477

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