Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies

edited by Patricia Freitag Ericsson

Practices & Possibilities Series
Copublished with CSU Open Press


This collective project provides vital groundwork for understanding sexual harassment as well as encouraging the difficult conversations that are steps to awareness, action, and prevention. The project mandates a heightened consciousness of sexual harassment in American culture and underscores the profound commitment to cultural change necessary to eradicate this toxic social issue. Focusing on writing studies but applicable to other areas of higher education, the authors provide history, definitional backgrounds, best-practice approaches to prevention, scenarios for anti-sexual harassment training, and an extensive bibliography. The contributors have created a dynamic resource for a wide variety of audiences, including those who are leading programs, training new faculty and graduate students, preparing peer tutors, designing workshops, and teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes. This book can be used to start conversations, construct training, and improve policy—all of these in the contexts of local situations and constraints.

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Patricia Freitag Ericsson is associate professor emeritus at Washington State University, where she served as director of Composition and director of the Digital Technology and Culture Degree Program. She has published widely in journals, including Journal of Teaching Writing, English Education, The Clearing House, and Computers and Composition, as well as edited collections. She is editor of Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies and coeditor of Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences with Rich Haswell.

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Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $14.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-104-6
  • Publication Month: September
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Pages: 102
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Patricia Freitag Ericsson
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-104-6