Rosenthal et al - Gendered Discourse in Political Behavior of Adolescents (Methods)

Rosenthal et al - Gendered Discourse in Political Behavior of Adolescents (Methods)

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Gendered Discourse in the Political Behavior of Adolescents ,” Rosenthal, Cindy Simon, et al (2003). Summary : It has been established that the roots of adult civic and political participation originate in adolescence (and adolescents can develop leadership/civic skills through extracurricular activities). Rosenthal et al want to know if adolescents learn gendered norms of political discourse when participating in these extracurricular activities (ex: mock U. N. conferences). They thus monitor a 1999 Model United Nations of the Southwest (MUNSW) of high-school aged kids to assess gender differences in participation. Findings: Even though there was an equal number of girls and boys participating at this conference, other contextual factors significantly influenced male- female participation, suggesting the existence of norms dominated by males. Research Questions : Is gender discourse at activities like the Mock U.N. Conference highly masculinized? What effect, if any, do institutional factors have on the discourse? Pretext : Kanter (1977) explored the hypothetical that as women’s numbers increase, women’s participation in the political debate will increase as well. However, she found that actually, men, rather than women, became more vocal when the numbers of women participating increased. She thus suggests that even if the numbers of men and women are equal, contextual norms still prevent women from equal participation. Thus
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Rosenthal et al - Gendered Discourse in Political Behavior of Adolescents (Methods)

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