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Title Breaking anonymity : the chilly climate for women faculty / the Chilly Collective, editors.
Imprint Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995.

Subject University of Western Ontario -- Faculty.
Women college teachers -- Canada.
Sex discrimination in higher education -- Canada.
Sex discrimination in employment -- Canada.
Alt Name Chilly Collective,
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Across North America a growing body of "chilly climate" research documents the role played by environmental factors in reproducing gender inequality: practices that stereotype, exclude and devalue women are persistently powerful forces in creating "glass ceilings" and maintaining "pink ghettos." Women academics in North American universities and colleges offer an especially striking case for such research. Precisely because of their elite status, the accounts now emerging of the "chilly climate" faced by academic women throw into sharp relief the mechanisms that foster gender inequity throughout North American society. Collected in this volume are a number of reports and commentaries on "climate issues" as they affect women faculty in Canadian universities. They include Sheila McIntyre's Memo, an account of gender harassment in the context of a law school that was first circulated in 1986; two reports by and about women faculty at the University of Western Ontario that were inspired by McIntyre's Memo; accounts of the reactions of male colleagues, the administration and the media to "climate" studies; and several chapters that critically reframe the discussion of chilly climate practices in terms of questions of race and sexual identity. Taken together, these reports and discussions demonstrate the importance of addressing the environmental roots of women's continuing inequity both within and outside contemporary academia. They communicate specific experiences which testify to the existence of a chilly climate in our universities, and call into question any supposition that women and men have achieved equity to the degree that they could be said to work in "the same" environment in these institutions.
Contents Introduction--Surviving the contradictions : personal notes on academia / Patricia A. Monture-OKanee -- The contexts of activism on "climate" issues / Alison Wylie -- An historical perspective : reflections on the Western Employment Equity Award / Constance Backhouse -- The chilly climate for faculty women at Western : postscript to the Backhouse Report / Constance Backhouse, Roma Harris, Gillian Michell, and Alison Wylie -- Epilogue : the remarkable response to the release of the Chilly Climate Report / Gillian Michell and Constance Backhouse -- Reinventing our legacy : the chills which affect women / President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University of Saskatchewan -- Gender bias within the law school : "The Memo" and its impact / Sheila McIntyre -- Ka-Nin-Geh-Heh-Gah-E-Sa-Nonh-Yah-Gah / Patricia A. Monture -- The gender wars : "where the boys are" / Bruce Feldthusen -- "Race relations" policy brought to life : a case study of one anti-harassament protocol / Leela MadhavaRau -- Lesbian perspectives / Claire Young and Diana Majury.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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ISBN 9780889208605 (electronic bk.)
0889208603 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1005664063
Additional Format Print version: Breaking anonymity. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1995 (DLC) 95183488 (OCoLC)30669074