Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Research & Action Report: Putting Children First

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http://www.wcwonline.org/Research-Action-Report/Research-Action-Report-Fall/Winter-2012/
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Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners

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FromCenter for Gender in Organizations at Simmons School of Management

Date Published: March 2013

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Over the past decade, U.S. women have increasingly taken up the “breadwinner” role in their homes. This shift hasbeen well documented across different groups of women.Today close to 40% of women with children, includingsingle working mothers, are either the sole breadwinner orbring home as much or more than their workingspouse/partner.

Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners

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http://www.simmons.edu/som/docs/insights_36.pdf
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Saving San Francisco’ probes relief and recovery after the 1906 disaster

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FromThe Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

Author: Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Date Published: April 6, 2012

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(STANFORD, Calif.) As a firefighter in San Francisco, Andrea Rees Davies learned to climb 100-foot ladders and to rescue swimmers from treacherous surf. The job threw her into people’s private lives, bringing her face-to-face with the emotional impact of those crises. 

Saving San Francisco’ probes relief and recovery after the 1906 disaster

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http://www.prlog.org/11843001-saving-san-francisco-probes-relief-and-recovery-after-the-1906-disaster.html
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Making Care Count: A Century of Gender, Race, and Paid Care Work

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FromCenter for Women and Work at University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Author: Mignon Duffy

Date Published: February 12, 2011

 

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There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled need care. Day in, day out, these responsibilities can involve both monotonous drudgery and untold rewards for those performing them, whether they are family members, friends, or paid workers. 

Making Care Count: A Century of Gender, Race, and Paid Care Work

There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled need care. Day in, day out, these responsibilities can involve both monotonous drudgery and untold rewards for those performing them, whether they are family members, friends, or paid workers. These are jobs that cannot be outsourced, because they involve the most intimate spaces of our everyday lives--our homes, our bodies, and our families.

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http://books.google.com/books/about/Making_Care_Count.html?id=3qCRU8opmRAC
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Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights

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FromInstitute for Research on Women at Rutgers University

Author: Dorothy L. Hodgson

Date Published: May 17, 2011

 

An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights.

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An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights. 

Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights

An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights.

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http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14860.html
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Mothers Can’t Win for Losing...

Is it possible to think of your mother without also conjuring up notions of the Great Mother, that archetype so deeply embedded within our cultures and psyches? Richard Stromer doesn’t think so, as he says in his paper, The Good and the Terrible, Exploring the Two faces of the Great Mother: “In exploring the idea of ‘mother,’ it is useful to recognize the existence of both a personal and biographical dimension and a collective and mythic one.”  That mythic mother appears all around us, especially in the stories we consume from an early age.


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