Telling Stories Out of Court : Narratives about Women and Workplace Discrimination / Ruth O'Brien.

Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
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Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
Sex discrimination in employment -- United States.
Sexual harassment of women -- United States.
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In English.
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"Few of the countless real-life stories of workplace discrimination suffered by men and women every day are ever told publicly. This book boldly and eloquently rights that wrong, going where no plaintiff testimony could ever dare because these stories are often too raw, honest, ambiguous, and nuanced to be told in court or reported in a newspaper."-from the Foreword Telling Stories Out of Court reaches readers on both an intellectual and an emotional level, helping them to think about, feel, and share the experiences of women who have faced sexism and discrimination at work. It focuses on how the federal courts interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offering insights that law texts alone cannot, the short stories collected here-all but two written for this volume-help readers concentrate on the emotional content of the experience with less emphasis on the particulars of the law. Grouped into thematic parts titled "In Their Proper Place," "Unfair Treatment," "Sexual Harassment," and "Hidden Obstacles," the narratives are combined with interpretive commentary and legal analysis that anchor the book by revealing the impact this revolutionary law had on women in the workplace.At the same time, the stories succeed on their own terms as compelling works of fiction, from "LaKeesha's Job Interview," in which a woman's ambition to move from welfare to work faces an ironic obstacle, to "Plato, Again," in which a woman undergoing treatment for cancer finds her career crumble under her, to "Vacation Days," which takes the reader inside the daily routine of a nanny who works at the whim of her employer.
Foreword / Featherstone, Liza
Introduction / O'Brien, Ruth
In Their Proper Place
Dream Man / Warrner, Susan Oard
Lakeesha' S Job Interview / Campbell, Bebe Moore
Games Women Play / Nowak, Achim
Gender Roles / Lieberwitz, Risa L.
Unfair Treatment
Getting Even / Kriegel, Harriet
Trading Patients / Atkins, C. G. K.
Flint / Dannin, Ellen
Bad Intentions / Lieberwitz, Risa L.
Sexual Harassment
Plato, Again / Kuusisto, Stephen
Be Who You Are / Sheehan, Aurelie
Hwang's Missing Hand / Pollack, Eileen
Sexual Harassment Gaining Respect And Equality / Lieberwitz, Risa L.
Hidden Obstacles
Artifact / Lewis, Catherine
Final Cut / Iversen, Kristen
Vacation Days / Dark, Alice Elliott
It's All In The Numbers The Toll Discrimination Takes / Lieberwitz, Risa L.
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Featherstone, Liza.
O'Brien, Ruth, editor.
De Gruyter.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501724459 doi
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