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Sexual harassment as an exercise of power

Wilson, F. and Thompson, P. (2001) Sexual harassment as an exercise of power. Gender, Work and Organization, 8 (1). pp. 61-83. ISSN 0968-6673

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Abstract

This article argues that the key to the explanation as to why sexual harassment is a feature of organizational life lies in the issue of power. Yet there has been little attempt to link sexual harassment with theories or explanatory models of power. This article first takes Lukes's (1986) three-dimensional model as a framework to explore how harassment may be understood as an exercise of power at different levels then shows how radical feminist and post-structuralist analyses overlap with and are distinct from Lukes's third dimension of power.