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Journal article

Examining the sexual harassment experiences of Mexican immigrant farmworking women

Date

2010

Authors

Irma Morales Waugh

Abstract

Presents the results of a study with immigrant Mexican farmworkers in California re: their experiences of and responses to sexual harassment on the job. She shows how different factors, statuses, and oppressions combine in complex ways to construct women's vulnerability to WSH as well as their responses (she emphasizes their agency here). Outlines some specific job-related factors that encourage WSH in agriculture. Emphasizes that these women's experiences are different than the White middle-class women, who constitute the focus of most writing on WSH. Also provides a useful categorization of types of SH - 3 types (although the first two may not be mutually exclusive)

Journal title

Violence Against Women

Volume

16

File Attachments

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers and General farm workers

Content types

Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

United States and México

Spheres of activity

Gender and sexuality studies

Languages

English