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Sexual Harassment in the United States

Analyzing the Hostile Environment

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Mary Welek Atwell

This work traces the historical and legal developments surrounding the public awareness of sexual harassment in the United States. The book looks at the issue from a theoretical perspective, analyzes relevant Supreme Court decisions, and discusses the reactions to the testimony of Anita Hill. It further examines sexual harassment in academic settings and the special issues that relate to sexual misconduct in the military. After considering the nexus between sexual harassment and politics, the book concludes with thoughts on the lasting impact of the #MeToo movement.

Mary Welek Atwell is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at Radford University in Virginia. She holds a PhD from Saint Louis University and is the author of four other books.