In the Way of Women

Men’s Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations

  • Authors
  • Cynthia Cockburn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Cynthia Cockburn
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  3. Cynthia Cockburn
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  4. Cynthia Cockburn
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  9. Cynthia Cockburn
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 242-260

About this book


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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