Discrimination against women [electronic resource] :prevalence, consequences, remedies / [edited by] Hope Landrine, Elizabeth A. Klonoff.
Contributor(s): Landrine, Hope | Klonoff, Elizabeth A.Material type: BookPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, �1997Description: 1 online resource (xv, 264 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452249971 (electronic bk.); 1452249970 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- Health aspects -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- Prevention | Stress (Psychology) | Discrimination �a l'�egard des femmes -- �Etats-Unis | Discrimination �a l'�egard des femmes -- Aspect sanitaire -- �Etats-Unis | Discrimination �a l'�egard des femmes -- �Etats-Unis -- Pr�evention | Stress | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Sex discrimination against women | Sex discrimination against women -- Health aspects | Sex discrimination against women -- Prevention | Stress (Psychology) | United States | Vrouwendiscriminatie | Diskriminierung | Frau | USA | USA Diskriminierung FrauGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 305.42/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-249) and index.
Measuring sexual discrimination: the schedule of sexist events -- Social status differences in experiencing sexist discrimination -- Physical and psychiatric correlates of sexist discrimination -- Replication and extension of the schedule of sexist events -- Appraisal versus frequency of sexist discrimination in women's symptoms -- Theoretical model and interim summary -- Coping with sexist discrimination: toward recovery and resistance / Phyllis Bronstein -- Individual and collective action: social approaches and remedies for sexist discrimination / Bernice Lott, Lisa M. Rocchio -- Legal approaches to sex discrimination / Lynne A. Wurzburg, Robert H. Klonoff.
In Discrimination Against Women, authors Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff offer the first empirically validated scale for measuring the health effects of sexism and present their findings from using the scale on a large sample of women they surveyed. The authors report on their studies assessing the frequency of discrimination against women and examining the physical and mental health impact of that discrimination. They found both that sexist discrimination is rampant in America and that it contributes significantly to physical and psychiatric symptoms among women. To make their scientific findings more accessible across disciplines and professions, the authors have included contributions from leading psychologists on what women can do about discrimination in their lives. They then present a review of the laws regarding discrimination against women to provide women with basic information on the legal status of discrimination suits.
An appendix offers a guide through the methodological issues underlying the authors' sexism scale and findings and provides a primer for readers unfamiliar with scientific research and statistics.
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