BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: Black women in the academy: ‘inclusion’ or erasure from the social sciences? Date: Tuesday, 20th September 2016, Ballroom, Keele University Keynote speakers: Professor Claire Alexander (University of Manchester) and Professor Kalwant Bhopal (University of Southampton) Event… Read More ›
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This video is part of a really interesting series produced by The School of Life.
By announcing that £20m will be spent to “teach thousands of Muslim women to speak English”, David Cameron’s portrayal of them as linguistically deficient, culturally suppressed and visibly alien is reminiscent of a long line of colonial repression. The prime… Read More ›
Ann Oakley‘s work was the first serious academic study of housework (The sociology of housework, 1974; Housewife, 1974, and Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present, 1976). Previously we had posted an interview from 2013 in which she spoke of her… Read More ›
by Ros Edwards and Val Gillies As the academy becomes further marketised and institutionalised, it grows harder to envisage operating academically outside of traditional organisational forms. Yet the resulting pressures, hierarchies and exclusions are leading many to look for alternatives. Can… Read More ›
An excellent article in the New York Times tells the story of Wall Street Mothers and Stay-Home Fathers, revealing some of the many invisible factors that slow women down on the labour market – by Jodi Kantor and Jessica Silver-Greenberg.
“Katerina Tarnovska is a Ukrainian preschool teacher, a kickboxing world champion and a self-proclaimed descendent of the legendary warrior women of the Amazon. In 2002 she founded Asgarda, a martial art exclusively for women that is inspired by the tribal… Read More ›
This gallery traces the evolution of female Wimbledon fashion, from the floor-length dresses of the 1880s to the skin-tight miniskirts of today: (click on the image to see the full gallery)
See this Chronicle of Higher Education report on the publishing patterns of female academic authors in the last three and a half centuries.
Let’s take the example of historians. How equal are their career paths of women and men historians, our fellow social scientists (humanities scholars)? According to Alexis Coe, writer and journalist based in San Francisco, being married helps professors, but only… Read More ›
As ever, XKCD comics make a good point about women in science, even though they don’t touch on the broader reasons why women have been largely absent from science