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Cecilia Ridgeway - "Framed By Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World"

March 10, 2011 - 4:15pm
Oak Room West - Tresidder Union
459 Lagunita Drive

Free and open to all.

JUST ADDED TO THE CLAYMAN INSTITUTE WINTER SERIES! In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Professor Cecilia Ridgeway argues that people confront uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too-convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize new ways of doing things, thereby re-inscribing trailing gender stereotypes into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization. This dynamic does not make equality unattainable, but suggests a constant struggle with uneven results. Demonstrating how personal interactions translate into larger structures of inequality, Framed by Gender is a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality.

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Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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