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A Seat At The Table? Racial/Ethnic & Gender Diversity On Corporate, Hospital, Education, Cultural & State Boards, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Donna Stewartson 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

A Seat At The Table? Racial/Ethnic & Gender Diversity On Corporate, Hospital, Education, Cultural & State Boards, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Donna Stewartson

Donna Stewartson

As part of its larger Diversity Initiative, the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston has undertaken a number of projects. The first was a public opinion survey conducted around the time of the November 2006 elections. The report, Transformation and Taking Stock: A Summary of Selected Findings from the McCormack Graduate School Diversity Survey, included a comprehensive look at race relations in the Commonwealth at a time of significant transition—demographically and politically. This report was followed by A Benchmark Report on Diversity in State and Local Government, which focused on the percentage of positions filled by ...


Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford

Paige Ransford

Since its launch in 2008, Commonwealth Compact has grown steadily, employing several strategies to promote diversity statewide. The Benchmarks initiative has collected data, analyzed in this report, on a significant portion of the state workforce. Guided by Stephen Crosby, dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, Commonwealth Compact has conducted newsmaking surveys of public opinion and of boards of directors statewide. In addition, it has convened ongoing coalitions with its higher education partners, and established a collaborative of local business schools aimed specifically at increasing faculty diversity. The Compact has sponsored or co-sponsored ...


Information Placed In Trust: Older Gay Men And Social Workers On Talking About Sexual Identity In Aged Care, Mark Hughes 2011 Southern Cross University

Information Placed In Trust: Older Gay Men And Social Workers On Talking About Sexual Identity In Aged Care, Mark Hughes

Professor Mark Hughes

As more men who openly identify as gay approach older age, it is important for health and aged care professionals to consider the appropriateness of talking with these men about their sexual identity. This paper reports findings from a pilot study that examined how sexual identity should be acknowledged in aged care practice. The paper draws on qualitative data from two focus groups; one with older gay men and one with social workers. An analysis of the themes that overlapped the two groups highlighted the extent to which participants thought sexual identity should be discussed openly, the value placed on ...


The Effect Of Gender On Awards In Employment Arbitration Cases: The Experience In The Securities Industry, David B. Lipsky, J. Ryan Lamare, Abhishek Gupta 2011 Cornell University

The Effect Of Gender On Awards In Employment Arbitration Cases: The Experience In The Securities Industry, David B. Lipsky, J. Ryan Lamare, Abhishek Gupta

Conference Proceedings, Presentations, and Speeches

[Excerpt] In this paper we use quantitative techniques to assess whether gender makes a difference in employment arbitration. Specifically, we focus on the experience in the securities industry where employment arbitration was introduced in 1986. Over the period 1986-2008, approximately 3,200 arbitration awards were issued in employment disputes arising in the industry. In every case the employee (and his or her attorney) presented the arbitrator with a monetary figure representing the damages associated with the claim; the figure presented to the arbitrator usually included the claimant’s demand for back pay and often included punitive damages as well. The ...


Fathering In The First Few Months, Jan Thomas, Ann-Kathrine Bonér, Ingegerd Hildingsson 2011 Kenyon College

Fathering In The First Few Months, Jan Thomas, Ann-Kathrine Bonér, Ingegerd Hildingsson

Jan Thomas

No abstract provided.


Gender, Work Time, And Care Responsibilities Among Faculty, Joya Misra, Jennifer Lundquist 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Gender, Work Time, And Care Responsibilities Among Faculty, Joya Misra, Jennifer Lundquist

Dr. Jennifer H. Lundquist

This study explores how faculty at one research-intensive university spend their time on research, teaching, mentoring, and service, as well as housework, childcare, care for elders, and other long-term care. Drawing on surveys and focus group interviews with faculty, the article examines how gender is related to time spent on the different components of faculty work, as well as on housework and care. Findings show that many faculty report working more than 60 hours a week, with substantial time on weekends devoted to work. Finding balance between different kinds of work (research, teaching, mentoring, and service) is as difficult as ...


A Girl Amongst Men: A Sociological Analysis Of My Identity Formation And The Creation Of My Personal Feminine Ideal, Ann Barnes 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

A Girl Amongst Men: A Sociological Analysis Of My Identity Formation And The Creation Of My Personal Feminine Ideal, Ann Barnes

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Adolescence is normally a period of self-discovery, experimentation and identity formation. It can also be a period of significant turmoil and alienation. My adolescence was spent trying to navigate relationships in an all male household; my parents divorced when I was young, leaving me as the only female in a home with my father and two brothers. As the only female, I often felt alienated; I was considered an “outsider” in many situations. This “outsider” label led to other negative labels; not feminine enough, not obedient enough, basically not good enough and my self-image suffered. It was not until the ...


An Exploration Of The X-Rated World And Its Related Consequences, Rose Bautista 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

An Exploration Of The X-Rated World And Its Related Consequences, Rose Bautista

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This paper explores how the widespread use of pornography came to be. It starts with exploring how our bodies influence our genders and that our genders shape our sexuality and finally how we interact with the opposite sex. The paper investigates how expectations for a certain gender can have a direct influence on our relationships with the opposite sex. It stresses that to have a healthy relationship is to have a healthy understanding of sex by gaining information about our body, gender, and sexuality from reliable sources. The investigation touches upon the reasons why individuals cannot obtain reliable information, perhaps ...


War, Masculinity And Gaming In The Military Entertainment Complex: A Case Study Of Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Kyle Kontour 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

War, Masculinity And Gaming In The Military Entertainment Complex: A Case Study Of Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Kyle Kontour

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Over the last decade, critical scholars have pointed to the acceleration of the cultural, aesthetic, technological and political economic ties between the military and entertainment industries, noting both its synergistic nature and the purported effects of militarism on an already masculinized, technophilic culture of gaming. This may have deleterious effects on society, where videogame players may be trained to think like soldiers—both in terms of combat performance and hegemonic military masculinity. Utilizing game studies methods of textual analysis and cyberethnography, and drawing on critical work concerning war and masculinity, this dissertation argues that while it is true that games ...


Intimate Allies: Identity, Community, And Everyday Activism Among Cisgender People With Trans-Identified Partners, Avery Brooks Tompkins 2011 Syracuse University

Intimate Allies: Identity, Community, And Everyday Activism Among Cisgender People With Trans-Identified Partners, Avery Brooks Tompkins

Sociology - Dissertations

This dissertation blends traditional ethnographic data from interviews and observations with digital ethnographic data from blogs and YouTube videos to present stories of identity, community, and activist-oriented experiences from white cisgender women who are partnered with trans-identified people on the FTM spectrum. The project addresses the following broad questions: How does being the cisgender partner of a trans person inform complexities around the ability to articulate sexual identity? How are cisgender partners finding community and organizing themselves into new forms of community when they often lack language with which to describe their relationships? In what ways are cisgender people allies ...


Examining Gender Stereotypes In New Work/Family Reconciliation Policies: The Creation Of A New Paradigm For Egalitarian Legislation, Rangita de Silva de Alwis 2011 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Examining Gender Stereotypes In New Work/Family Reconciliation Policies: The Creation Of A New Paradigm For Egalitarian Legislation, Rangita De Silva De Alwis

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Karma As An "Apparatus": The Etiology Of Non-Normative Sexualities In Classical Āyurveda, Lisa Allette Brooks 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Karma As An "Apparatus": The Etiology Of Non-Normative Sexualities In Classical Āyurveda, Lisa Allette Brooks

Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis examines the Hindu notion of karma as an etiological factor in the development of individuals of non-normative sexualities in classical Indian medicine. Sweet and Zwilling (1993) argue that Foucault was mistaken in arguing that the notion of homosexuals as a distinct "species" of human being originated in the nineteenth century West, locating a similar phenomenon in Ayurvedic texts penned two millennia earlier. Here, I suggest that their analysis overlooks the critical etiological factor of karma, and that to understand the formation of sexualized subjectivity in an early Indian context we may productively use Giorgio Agamben's discussion of ...


Reality Television And Its Impact On Women's Body Image, Ayarza Manwaring 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Reality Television And Its Impact On Women's Body Image, Ayarza Manwaring

Online Theses and Dissertations

Previous research has found that both print media and television may affect the body image of young women. Tiggerman and Pickering (1996) found that it was not just the amount of television viewed, but the viewing of appearance focused shows that affected body image. Schooler, Ward, Merriwether and Caruthers (2004) came to the conclusion that women's viewing of shows with predominantly white casts lead to greater body dissatisfaction. To date, no investigations have looked at a new and popular genre, categorized as, `reality television'. The purpose of this study was examine the effects of viewing this new genre and ...


Systematic Sexual Violence By U.S. State Agencies: A Victimology Approach, Sarah Brightman 2011 Western Michigan University

Systematic Sexual Violence By U.S. State Agencies: A Victimology Approach, Sarah Brightman

Dissertations

Women experience sexual violence at the hands of the United States military, police, corrections officers and border patrol agents. The study of state crime has been expanding rapidly in criminological research, however there has been little attention paid to its victims, particularly women, and especially to women's sexual victimization. The purpose of this research is to expand current research to develop a gendered analysis of state crimes in the context of sexual violence against women. This research applies Kauzlarich, Matthews and Miller's (2001) six propositions of a Victimology of State Crime to four cases of sexual victimization by ...


Transmen: The Hiv Risk Of Gay Identity, Stefan Rowniak, C Chesla, C D. Rose, W L. Holzemer 2011 University of San Francisco

Transmen: The Hiv Risk Of Gay Identity, Stefan Rowniak, C Chesla, C D. Rose, W L. Holzemer

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

Many female-to-male transgender individuals, or transmen, are situated within the gay community, one of the highest risk communities for HIV, yet there has been little research regarding the experience of risk for these transmen. Seventeen transmen were interviewed regarding their sexuality and HIV risk behavior. Fourteen of the 17 reported having non-trans gay men as sexual partners. Risk behaviors included not using condoms with multiple partners who were HIV-positive, or of unknown HIV status. Aspects of risk included the unfamiliarity of the gay community and the lack of safe sex negotiating skills. The dynamics of acceptance and rejection between transmen ...


Social Equity In The New 21st America: A Case For Transgender Competence Within Public Affairs Graduate Programs, Richard Greggory Johnson 2011 University of San Francisco

Social Equity In The New 21st America: A Case For Transgender Competence Within Public Affairs Graduate Programs, Richard Greggory Johnson

Public and Nonprofit Administration

This paper focuses on the importance of transgender education in public affairs programs, particularly as its students prepare to enter an increasingly diverse workforce in the 21st century. The paper first connects transgender awareness and education to the social equity literature. To date, attention within the social equity literature has primarily focused on race/ethnicity and, to a lesser extent, on women. However, issues of gender identity and sexual orientation have largely been missing from the social equity dialogue. This paper aims to fill the void. Next, the paper examines the transgender movement as a means to eliminate transgender oppression ...


Bound In Theory And Practice: A Mixed-Methods Exploration Of Consensual Sadomasochism, Katherine Martinez 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Bound In Theory And Practice: A Mixed-Methods Exploration Of Consensual Sadomasochism, Katherine Martinez

Sociology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This mixed-methods dissertation is an exploration of bodily experiences of difference and contradiction for consensual sadomasochists. With the data from an on-line survey completed by 259 self-identified consensual sadomasochists and 25 in-depth, semi-structured interviews, I explore the ways in which these participants explain their participation in consensual sadomasochism (CS) in three different, but related facets of their lives. First, I test the relationships between participants' genders, sexual orientations, and CS role performances to try and elucidate how consensual sadomasochists use their bodies to perform masculinity and femininity outside of heteronormative standards. Here, I specifically use feminist and queer theoretical perspectives ...


Individualism In Action: An Investigation Into The Lived Experiences Of Peace Corps Volunteers, Leith Lombas 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Individualism In Action: An Investigation Into The Lived Experiences Of Peace Corps Volunteers, Leith Lombas

Sociology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Over the last 50 years, the United States Peace Corps has remained a symbol of the democratic ideals and humanitarianism core to U.S. citizen's collective identity. Peace Corps volunteers offer the people of the United States and the larger world a vision of hope and justice. In this dissertation, I unpack these nationalistic and benevolent discourses through exploring returned volunteers' reflections on their service with the Peace Corps. I problematize the notion that altruism is central to their commitment to living and working among the poorest of the poor around the world. I call for an understanding of ...


Fantastic Realities: Solid And Virtual Resonance In Mmorpgs, Zek Cypress Valkyrie 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Fantastic Realities: Solid And Virtual Resonance In Mmorpgs, Zek Cypress Valkyrie

Sociology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation is a qualitative study that examines how game worlds and positive game experiences are neither equally accessible nor equally enjoyable to many who wish to participate in them. Newer research on games argues that those who master them are fulfilled socially, are highly productive, are motivated, and are invigorated by participation in grand narratives. Using a mixed methods approach, I drew on seventy in-depth interviews with gamers coupled with observational data from my membership role in several virtual worlds. Through these data I examined the social barriers deployed to fracture game world communities and arguably disperse the positive ...


When Couples Become Parents: The Creation Of Gender In The Transition To Prenthood, Medora W. Barnes 2011 John Carroll University

When Couples Become Parents: The Creation Of Gender In The Transition To Prenthood, Medora W. Barnes

Sociology

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