Gender & Sexuality

  • Gender and Collaboration

    Communication Styles in the Engineering Classroom

    By Sandra Ingram and Anne Parker     January 2002

    As more women enter male-dominated faculties such as engineering, there is a growing need to understand the set of social processes that impact upon them and the continuing need for curriculum reform. This understanding is crucially important for engineering students because of the increasing demand put on them to work in team-based environments in which they will need the collaborative skills of shared interaction, decision-making and responsibility.

  • The Dome of Silence

    Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport

    By Lorraine Greaves, Olena Hankivsky and Sandra Kirby     January 2000

    This book brings violence in sport to life through athletes’ own stories of abuse. The authors scrutinize the values underlying sport by examining the contradictory experiences of Canada’s elite athletes. Values such as competition, compulsory heterosexuality and patriotism are analyzed for their effects on athletes, coaches and the culture of sport. The authors recommend revamping these values in order to create a more ethical and caring sport scene for all. They describe changes that have been made by sports organizations and point to further steps that need to be taken by all who participate in organized sport.

  • Men and Power

    Edited by Joseph Kuypers     January 1999

    Ten men examine how masculinity in contemporary society is connected to power. The questions these authors ask and answer are critical. What is power? Is power always “at someone else’s expense” or can power be healthy and affirming? How is masculinity constructed to include power? Who suffers and who benefits from this gendered power? How are men both beneficiaries and victims of the cultural expectation to be powerful. And what are the alternatives if men seek to reject this power imperative? From their perspectives as philosophers or psychologists, as playwrights or Buddhists, as gender activists or simply curious observers of modern men, the authors unfold a rich ethical and intellectual territory. Individually they struggle to reveal something of the deep reaches that are part of being a man. Individually they face squarely the troublesome and dangerous elements of power. And collectively they leave the reader cautiously optimistic that men can do something substantially different with their attachments to power.

  • Smoke Screen

    Women’s Smoking and Social Control

    By Lorraine Greaves     January 1996

    Smoke Screen looks at the range of ways in which tobacco affects women: the evolution of cultural pressures on women’s smoking; the meanings of smoking to women; the benefits for socities of keeping women smoking; and the impact of health and tobacco policy on women’s smoking prevention and cessation.

  • Politics on the Margins

    Restructuring and the Canadian Women’s Movement

    By Janine Brodie     January 1995

    “Janine Brodie’s thoughtful and insightful analysis of the impact of international restructuring on the women’s movement asks all the right questions. Her challenge to develop new strategies in the face of the destruction of the welfare state should be taken up by feminists everywhere.” - Judy Rebick

  • Man’s Will to Hurt

    Investigating the Causes, Supports and Varieties of His Violence

    By Joseph Kuypers     January 1992

    This book identifies how men code their will to hurt to make it moral, and how they ignore the drastic realities of excessive male violence.