Robert Brooks (Criminal Justice) and Alain Blunt of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth presented a paper at the International Visual Sociology Association’s annual conference in Pittsburgh in June 2014.
The paper is titled “Flyaway Girls and Grounded Boys: Gendered Text and Image in Infant Clothing.” It is based on a qualitative content analysis of infant clothing offered by major retailers.
Overall, Brooks and Blunt found that the clothing demonstrates what amounts to a practice of “gender branding” that almost invariably constructs and reinforces rigid, essentialist notions of gender.
Three Worcester State Students Assist with Play Directed by Zahler
Adam Zahler (Visual and Performing Arts) is directing the Titanic Theatre Company's play, "Wonder of the World," written by David Lindsay-Abaire, which will run July 24 through August 8 at The . . .