Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gender Shrapnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 3-17
    3. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 19-26
    4. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 27-52
  3. Gender Problems in the Workplace

  4. Solutions

  5. Case Studies in Gender Shrapnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 205-208
  6. Clearing the Shrapnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 211-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-244

About this book


This book employs the image of “shrapnel,” bits of scattered metal that can hit purposeful targets or unwitting bystanders, to narrate the story of workplace power and gender discrimination. The project interweaves stories of gender shrapnel with an examination of national rhetoric surrounding business, education, and law to uncover underlying phenomena that contribute to discourse on privilege and gender in the academic workplace. Using concrete examples that serve as case studies for subsequent discussion of data about women in the workforce, language use and misuse, sexual harassment, silence and shutting up, and hiring, training, promotion, and the glass ceiling, Mayock explores the deeper implications of gender inequity in the workplace. 


Gender workplace Intersectionality Sexual discrimination Sexual assault Glass ceiling Pregnancy Workplace solutions Mothers at work

Authors and affiliations

  • Ellen Mayock
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington and Lee UniversityLEXINGTONUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51462-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50830-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site