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Book Reviews Sex Roles, Vol. 37, Nos. 5/0, 1997 Wonseti/Meii/Management (2nd ed.) By Ann Harriman, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. 1996, 272 pp, $22.95 paperback. The second edition of Ann Harriman's volume addressing issues surround- ing women and men in the context of managerial careers has three primary objectives: (1) to examine real and perceived differences between women and men in organizational settings, (2) to integrate theories of feminism and organizational behavior, and (3) to demonstrate the importance of sex and gender issues in understanding organizational behavior. The book is organized in a manner conducive to accomplishing these goals. Following an introductory chapter that distinguishes this volume from others that tacitly assume a masculine, industrial-based, breadwinner model of work, Harriman offers lucid and informative background discussions of the sociotechnical, economic, and political environments in which women and men have labored prior to, during, and since the Industrial Revolution. These chapters provide a valuable context in which to assess current or- ganizational dynamics and behavior. Especially noteworthy is the clarity that characterizes Harriman's discussion of the ways in which a seemingly objective and scientific human resources procedure—job evaluation—can and does contribute to persistent biases and wage differentials between women and men and the Sex Roles Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1997 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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