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The Gendered Workplace

Content Questions

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1. How did male nurses and female nurses in Evans’ study differ in their use of touch in their work?


2. Why did the male nurses studied by Evans use humour as a caring tactic with male patients?


3. Why did male nurses express a preference for wearing uniforms to work?


4. Is hegemonic masculinity the only form of masculinity in a particular place at a particular time?


5. Did the firefighters in Pacholok’s study embrace the idea that the narrative of heroism put forward in the media?


6. In Lee’s study, why did Larissa believe she was only a token in the workforce?


7. How did the employers of the women in Lee’s study react to requests for accommodation in the workplace?


8. In Lee’s study, why did Margaret refer to the money she received for her work as an “honorarium” rather than a salary?


9. What is the key element in the racialization of live-in domestic work, according to Stiell and England?


10. Why do Stiell and England regard “personalism” in live-in domestic work as primarily to the advantage of the employer?




Multiple Choice Questions for Part VIII

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Question 1:

a) They believed men and women had the same caring styles.
b) They believed men were less competent caregivers than women.
c) They had mixed opinions on whether men and women had similar styles.
d) They downgraded men’s styles of caring.
e) They believed men and women were very different.

Question 2:

a) They had not been trained in appropriate touch.
b) Male nurses feared that their touch was too rough.
c) Female patients preferred female nurses.
d) They feared their touch would be interpreted as sexual.
e) They were not permitted to touch female patients.

Question 3:

a) Maintaining formality
b) Withholding care from patients who appeared nervous
c) Working in teams with female colleagues
d) Delegating tasks
e) Spending time establishing rapport

Question 4:

a) To diffuse suspicions that the nurses were gay
b) To establish heterosexualized male bonding
c) To exclude female patients
d) To reduce the status differential between nurses and patients
e) To appear more friendly than their female colleagues

Question 5:

a) The media did not understand the scale of the fire.
b) The media overstated the contribution of structural firefighters to putting out the fire.
c) The media did not provide respectful coverage of the fire chief.
d) The media neglected the contributions of the wildland firefighters.
e) The media would not interview wildland firefighters.

Question 6:

a) Willingness to delegate
b) Domination over all competitors
c) Courage in the face of danger
d) Co-operation and negotiation
e) Domination by older men over younger ones

Question 7:

a) They believed the wildland firefighters had done more heroic work than they had.
b) Being a hero had negative connotations in the fire.
c) They distrusted media accounts of the fire.
d) They had remained outside the town during the fire.
e) They believed risk-taking and danger were simply part of their job.

Question 8:

a) Disability resides in the social and physical barriers people face, not in individuals.
b) Disabled individuals are entitled to special accommodations and treatment.
c) Disability is not limited to physical or mental impairment.
d) Disabled individuals can be as successful as able-bodied ones if they receive the right supports.
e) Disability is a human rights issue as well as a social problem.

Question 9:

a) Domestic workers are regarded as members of their employers’ families.
b) Domestic workers are hired through private connections and personal networks.
c) Domestic workers have no physical distinction between their home and their place of work.
d) Employers regard domestic workers as second-class employees.
e) Employers prefer to hire members of their own family rather than going through public search agencies.

Question 10:

a) White Anglophones were more likely to have symmetrical relations with their employers.
b) White Anglophones were more likely to extend their contracts with employers.
c) White Anglophones were less likely to regard their employers as family members.
d) Non-white workers were more likely to develop independent relationships with workers’ children.
e) Non-white workers were more likely to be treated with respect.?