Presentation Type

Powerpoint Presentation

Location

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Start Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

Description

Award for "Best Dimension of the Year Reflection: Think Creatively and Critically".

Abstract:

The submission’s goal is to articulate how students in the 1950s shaped their identity in relationship to gender and gendered work in a clear and concise manner. The submission must not only look at the content provided in the sculpting of this identity, but also it must examine exactly how the sculpting of the identity took place, namely, communications in the student newspaper. One cannot prioritize the arguments for or against female industrialized labor and leave out the dimensions of male and female athletics. Likewise, it cannot leave out any advertisement or event sponsored by men or women associations. The project must demonstrate that identities were shaped in a multitude of ways even when providing a focused look at the contentions of gendered work. When looking into a field like gender, and especially gender discussions of years past, it is of the utmost importance to provide the narrative as the students themselves saw it in the 1950s and not as we would view it today. Therefore, it will be important for any presentation or evaluation of this topic to understand the narrative of “separate spheres”. This concept is a historical consensus of gendered work occurring in one sphere for each gender. The male sphere focused upon the perceived masculine tasks of industry, while the female sphere focused on the feminine tasks of domesticity. It is from this general understanding of separate spheres, and the interpenetration of these spheres, that caused the gendered contentions examined in the newspaper.

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Shaping Student Identities: A Gendered Examination of the College Chronicle in the 1950s

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Award for "Best Dimension of the Year Reflection: Think Creatively and Critically".

Abstract:

The submission’s goal is to articulate how students in the 1950s shaped their identity in relationship to gender and gendered work in a clear and concise manner. The submission must not only look at the content provided in the sculpting of this identity, but also it must examine exactly how the sculpting of the identity took place, namely, communications in the student newspaper. One cannot prioritize the arguments for or against female industrialized labor and leave out the dimensions of male and female athletics. Likewise, it cannot leave out any advertisement or event sponsored by men or women associations. The project must demonstrate that identities were shaped in a multitude of ways even when providing a focused look at the contentions of gendered work. When looking into a field like gender, and especially gender discussions of years past, it is of the utmost importance to provide the narrative as the students themselves saw it in the 1950s and not as we would view it today. Therefore, it will be important for any presentation or evaluation of this topic to understand the narrative of “separate spheres”. This concept is a historical consensus of gendered work occurring in one sphere for each gender. The male sphere focused upon the perceived masculine tasks of industry, while the female sphere focused on the feminine tasks of domesticity. It is from this general understanding of separate spheres, and the interpenetration of these spheres, that caused the gendered contentions examined in the newspaper.