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Feminist Critique and Cinematic Counterhistory in the Documentary with Babies and Banners
September 22, 2005... This essay analyzes how the documentary With Babies and Banners employs strategies of realism to counter the dominant history of the 1936 General Motors Sitdown Strike. By visually depicting women strikers' memories, this film challenges contemporary ideologies with regard to women and labor...
Shadows and silences: how women's positioning and unspoken friendship rules in organizational settings cultivate difficulties among some women at work.(Report)
March 22, 2007... This study sheds light on the difficulties some women report in their work relationships, what we call the shadow side. We argue that both our findings and speculation about structural issues suggest that women's role performance and individual behavior mix with masculine organizational...
From hunting magic to shamanism: interpretations of native American rock art and the contemporary crisis in masculinity.(Essay)
March 22, 2007... This essay examines two prominent models for the interpretation of Native American rock art, highlighting projections of Euro-American gender ideologies and tensions over masculinity onto (pre)historic cultures. Specifically, the figure of the Native American shaman models masculine power...
The influence of student sex and instructor sex on student ratings of instructors: results from a College of Communication.(Report)
March 22, 2007... It is important to determine if student ratings of instructors reflect systematic bias due to sex of instructor. We posed research questions as to whether male and female students would rate male or female instructors more highly on five dimensions of student rating forms, one of which was...
Framing domestic violence fatalities: coverage by Utah newspapers.(Essay)
March 22, 2007... This study explores the framing of one year's worth of domestic violence fatality coverage by newspapers in Utah, which are embedded within a strong patriarchal culture. Deductive and inductive framing analyses were used to identify the primary content-related frames and determine whether...