gender

Thoughts on Gender in the 21st Century University Environment

In May 2017 a small band of researchers at Bournemouth University organized a workshop on “Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century.” The participants’ openness to a discussion on sexuality, gender, and emotion began to expose this latest generation’s “ambivalence,” even “dissonance,” regarding concepts such as “gender” and “sexuality.”

6 months ago
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Tackling Gender Stereotypes With the Power of Words

Gendered language shapes how we think about the appropriate roles for men and women, especially when we are children and just beginning to form our understanding of the world. That might not sound like a problem, but it can reinforce stereotypes we are trying to tear down.

4 years ago
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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Kristin Hübner

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Kristin Hübner’s discussion on how feminist theory may erase socially constructed ideas about what gender is and how it functions.

4 years ago
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Intelligender kit

Picking a Descriptor Also Picks a Gender

A recent data-mapping project reveals that women professors are consistently more likely to be described as feisty, bossy, aggressive, shrill, condescending, rude — and nice.

5 years ago
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Gangster Anthropologist

Jorja Leap immersed herself in the culture of Los Angeles’ notorious street gangs for over 10 years, interviewing and working with hundreds of active and former gang members.

7 years ago
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Paul Seabright on the Relationship Between the Sexes

There is still a great deal of inequality between the sexes in the workplace. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Paul Seabright combines insights from economics and evolutionary theory to shed light on why this might be so.

7 years ago
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When the Boys Fit in Better Than the Girls

Racially integrated schools offer a number of benefits for students: they are able to expand their cultural outlooks, gain new friends, learn about those who are different, and get better educations at schools with better resources than they would otherwise attend. However, students may struggle with making friends, interacting across racial lines, developing an ethnic identity and with academic achievement

7 years ago
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