Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism

#MeToo, Victim Politics and Predators in Neoliberal Times

Authors: Lazard, Lisa

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  • Provides a feminist psychological analysis of contemporary resistance to sexual harassment in and around #MeToo
  • Explores how feminist discourses have shaped understandings of sexual harassment and social responses to it
  • Addresses the gendered binary of female victims and male perpetrators in contemporary victim politics
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This book provides a feminist psychological analysis of contemporary resistance to sexual harassment in and around #MeToo. It explores how women’s assumed empowerment in postfeminist and neoliberal feminist discourses has shaped understandings of sexual harassment and social responses to it. This exploration is grounded in the trajectories of feminist activism and psychological theory about sexual harassment. Lazard addresses the gendered binary of female victims and male perpetrators in contemporary victim politics and the treatment of perpetrators within postfeminist and neoliberal frames. In doing so, the author unpacks the cultural conditions which support or deny who gets to speak and be heard in #MeToo politics. 

This book will be a valuable resource not only for scholars and students from within the psychological sciences and gender studies, but for the wider social sciences and anyone interested in the psychological grounding of the #MeToo movement.

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Lisa Lazard is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University, UK. Lisa is a social psychologist whose research areas include gender, subjectivity, sexual violence and digital cultures.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism
Book Subtitle
#MeToo, Victim Politics and Predators in Neoliberal Times
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55255-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55255-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55254-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 129
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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