Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies

  • DEI, Pedagogy, Gender, Writing

Edited by Patricia Freitag Ericsson
Copy edited by Aimee McClure. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverThis 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.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter


Introduction, Patricia Freitag Ericsson
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.1.3

Chapter 1. Digging In, Ti Macklin, Craig A. Meyer, and Patricia Freitag Ericsson
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.2.01

Chapter 2. Defining It—Terms and Definitions, Craig A. Meyer, Kefaya Diab, Mark Shealy, Aaron Barlow, and Patricia Freitag Ericsson
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.2.02

Chapter 3. Baking It In, Patricia Freitag Ericsson
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.2.03

Chapter 4. Talking About It, Aaron Barlow, Darsie Bowden, Kefaya Diab, William Duffy, Patricia Freitag Ericsson, Whitney Myers, Dianna Winslow, Mark Shealy, and Kathleen Blake Yancey
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.2.04

Chapter 5. Learning More About It, Mark Shealy
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988.2.05



About the Editor

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 co-edited Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences with Rich Haswell.

Publication Information: Ericsson, Patricia Freitag (Ed.). (2020). Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. 

Digital Publication Date: April 17, 2020
Print Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN: 978-1-64215-098-8 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-099-5 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-104-6 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PRA-B.2020.0988

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Practices & Possibilities

Series Editors: Nick Carbone, Carbone Research and Writing; Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University; Aimee McClure, Clarke University; and Aleashia Walton, University of Cincinnati
Associate Editor: Karen-Elizabeth Moroski, Michigan State University

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