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  • August 14, 2012
  • 09:56 AM

James Joyce, Intertextuality and Memoir

by Janine Utell in The Comics Grid. Journal of Comics Scholarship

Janine Utell examines James Joyce, intertextuality, and the transgressive figure of the daughter in two recent graphic memoirs: Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (2006) and Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary and Bryan Talbot (2012). ... Read more »

  • March 6, 2010
  • 02:24 PM

Black men in women’s work do not get to ride the glass escalator

by Christina Pikas in Christina's LIS Rant

This post reviews a fairly recent article that examines the experiences of black men in nursing and asks whether they experience the "glass escalator" effect or if the work is racialized as well as gendered.

As requested by some fellow Sciblings, I recently blogged about an older article* that coined the term glass escalator. In my post I was uncertain about how the findings from the study were viewed by experts familiar with that body of work. In the comments, Kris D, who identifies........ Read more »

  • February 3, 2010
  • 11:10 AM

Girls and Math - Part II : Teacher Anxiety

by Daniel Hawes in Ingenious Monkey | 20-two-5

A study in PNAS looks at the link between teacher anxiety and the gender gap in math achievement...... Read more »

Beilock, S., Gunderson, E., Ramirez, G., & Levine, S. (2010) Female teachers' math anxiety affects girls' math achievement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(5), 1860-1863. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0910967107  

  • September 20, 2008
  • 05:00 AM

A Brief History of Blame

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

We tend to think of vicarious liability as a modern product of a society we believe is becoming more and more litigious. However, continuing my reading around case studies and their historical use, I’ve come across a portrait of how blame and fear of blame was heaped upon medical personnel delivering babies in 17th century [...]... Read more »

Lianne McTavish. (2006) Blame and vindication in the Early Modern birthing chamber. Medical History, 447-464. DOI/PMC1592634

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