Revisiting the eye of the storm: The subtleties of gender bias

Robert W. Volk, Mark A Beeman

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Abstract

The award-winning documentary "The Eye of the Storm" has been used in the classroom to sensitize students to the dynamics of discrimination and prejudice. We argue that instructors can guide their classes beyond the conventional approach to this important teaching tool. While intending to focus on discrimination based on color, the video unintentionally provides a documented classroom experience that is valuable to discussions of gender interaction and gender discrimination. In our alternative reading of "The Eye of the Storm," we utilize content analysis as a point of departure to explore the subtle nature of prejudice and discrimination against females. The exercise also provides a perspective that challenges instructors to critically evaluate their teaching materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalTeaching Sociology
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998

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Revisiting the eye of the storm : The subtleties of gender bias. / Volk, Robert W.; Beeman, Mark A.

In: Teaching Sociology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 38-48.

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