Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University Classroom is the first interdisciplinary collection of activities devoted entirely to teaching about gender and sexuality. It offers both new and seasoned instructors a range of exciting exercises that can be immediately adapted for their own classes, at various levels, and across a range of disciplines. Activities are self-contained, classroom-tested, and edited for ease of use and potential to remain current.
Elizabeth Ribarsky (PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is an assistant professor in the communication department at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in interpersonal communication. Dr. Ribarsky's research focuses on the construction of individual and relational identities. Specifically, much of her research is devoted to understanding the gendered communication surrounding dating and sexual communication. Her research has been published in various academic journals and books, including Communication Quarterly, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, and Fix Me Up, a book examining the reality of reality television. She also has made numerous presentations at regional and national communication conferences and has won top paper awards. Michael J. Murphy is assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Iowa, and masters and doctoral degrees in the history of American art and visual culture from Washington University in St. Louis. He was the first male-bodied graduate of that institution to earn the doctorate with a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. He has published on the history of men's clothing in the U.S., rape prevention social marketing efforts, and the place of masculinities in academic women's studies. For several years he has taught introductory and advanced courses in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.
Preface How to Use this Book Acknowledgements I. Exploring Ethics, Values, Beliefs 1. Where Do You Stand: Assessing Students' Values and Beliefs-Hazel Rozema 2. Femininity and Masculinity: An Exploration of the Relative Elements of Gender Identity-Evangeline Weiss and Kerry Poynter 3. Is it Theft?: Using the Ethics of Crime to Frame a Discussion of Sexual Consent and Sexual Assault-Mara K. Berkland 4. Bringing the Gender Movements Alive through Role Play-Sherianne Shuler 5. Arguing Over Theories of Gender Development-Shelly Schaefer Hinck and Edward A. Hinck 6. Same-Sex Marriage Debate: Gay/Lesbian Rights vs. Queer Critiques of Marriage-Elizabeth Currans II. Sexuality 7. Sexual Secret Cards: Examining Social Norms and Cultural Taboos around Sexuality-Shawn Trivette 8. Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality-Robyn Ochs and Michael J. Murphy 9. Dancing in Class: Choreographing Gendered Sexuality-Susan E. Stiritz 10. Discussing Gender and Sexuality 'Hot Button' Issues: Considering the Role of Religion and Religious Beliefs-Navita Cummings James III. Friendship and Romantic Relationships 11. Choose Your Own Adventure: Examining Social Exchange Theory and Gendered Relational Choices-Elizabeth Ribarsky 12. Perceptions of Conversations and Gendered Language in Same- and Cross-sex Friendships-Allison R. Thorson 13. Let's Talk About Sex: Teaching College Students How to Navigate Sexual Communication Conversations with Relational Partners-Jessica A. Nodulman IV. Literature 14. Encouraging Reader Identification with LGBT Literary Characters through Role-play-David Hennessee 15. Designing Utopia: Teaching Gender through the Creation of 'Hisland'-Christin L. Munsch 16. The Big Bad Wolf Carries a Purse: Restorying Gender Roles in Popular Children's Stories-Stacy Tye-Williams V. Media and Artifacts 17. Marlboro Men, Virginia Slims & Lucky Strikes: The Social Construction of Reality in Tobacco Advertising-Amie Kincaid 18. Writing A Non-Sexist Television Advertisement-David Bobbitt 19. Being a Man: Challenging or Reinforcing Embodied Masculinities in the University Classroom-Jessica J. Eckstein 20. Communicating Gender Expectations: An Analysis of Boys' and Girls' Toys and Games-Elizabeth Tolman 21. Engendering Material Culture: The Gendered Packaging of Bath and Beauty Products-Michael J. Murphy VI. Body 22. Voicing Gender: Critically Examining Expectations about Gender and Vocalics-Lisa K. Hanasono 23. Performing and Analyzing Gendered Nonverbal Communication-Deborah Cunningham Breede 24. Gender-Norm Violation and Analysis-Tamara Berg VII. Work 25. Gender at Work: Revealing and Reconciling the Influence of Gender Norms on Perceived Occupational Roles-Jessica Furgerson 26. Analyzing Media Representations of Powerful Women in the Workplace-Sarah Stone Watt 27. Let's Go to Work: Discovering the Prevalence and Place of Gender and Sexuality Expectations in Organizations-Jeanette Valenti 28. What's the policy?: Exploring Sexual Harassment Policies in Organizations-Joy Daggs VIII. Global/Intersectional Issues 29. Crash: Seeing the Power of Intersectional Analyses-Sal Renshaw 30. Us and Them: Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Gender in a Global Context-Amy Eisen Cislo 31. Claiming Your Baggage: Gender, Sexuality, and Nation in American Popular Culture-Christina Holmes List of Contributors
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