In the Way of Women: Men's Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations

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Cornell University Press, 1991 - Social Science - 260 pages

How are men responding to feminism? In particular, at work dealing with the challenge to their power and privilege represented by positive action for sex equality? The 1980s saw many organizations, from major companies to left-wing local councils, take action to improve women's chances. The research on which this book is based evaluates the part of men in the equality process. The author demonstrates the social mechanisms through which women's aspirations for change are thwarted and draws lessons from experience for feminist activism in organizations in the 1990s.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
rights and wrongs
16
Room at the top
46
Defined in domesticity
76
Womans worth
105
on whose terms?
138
Of men and monsters
171
Towards parity
215
References
242
Index
256
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About the author (1991)

Cynthia Cockburn is a researcher and writer based in the Department of Social Sciences, the City University, London. Her main interest is in the patterns of equality and domination at work and in trade unions. During the 1980s she carried out a succession of research projects on technological change, skill, training and related gender issues.

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