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2013

Gender

Political Science

University of Texas at El Paso

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The Construction Of Gender Occupations In Mexico: Government Issued Elementary Textbooks, Anna V. Haro Jan 2013

The Construction Of Gender Occupations In Mexico: Government Issued Elementary Textbooks, Anna V. Haro

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Historically, gender occupational stereotyping has mainly affected women across numerous social areas. Given that political socialization plays a key role in the classroom, analyzing the gendered language and images in textbooks can help determine social expectations and the efficacy of gendered policies. Previous works suggest that elementary textbooks (through gendered words and images) structure children's perceptions of women's and men's occupations. In addition, much work remains with respect to exploring how such depictions may contribute to the gendered stereotyping that continues to permeate across certain Mexican communities, specifically in the private and public sphere. To fill this ...