[eDebate] research request: gender bias in debate/persuasion overall
Sun Nov 9 21:23:53 CST 2003
You probably won?t remember me, but I used to debate for William Jewell. Anyway, I?m now debating parli in the UK and am considering writing my master?s thesis on sex/gender bias in British debate. However, this research has never been done in Britain, so I need research done elsewhere to use as a lit review. I?m also interested in this at a personal level.
So, I think I remember from being on the list that a couple people have done some research on sex/gender bias in debating in the US or elsewhere. If anyone knows how I could get ahold of this information--that would be great. I?m also interested in any research done on sex/gender bias in persuasion overall. This is not only information on sex discrimination (i.e. womyn being excluded from debating or losing rounds because they?re womyn), but also on gender discrimination (i.e. the bias against ?aggressive womyn? for example). Even if some books written about debating have a small section on sex/gender in debate, that would be helpful as well. Also, information that says that ?objectivity? is an illusion in debate judging (or in persuasion overall), etc., and that people?s personal beliefs and assumptions do influence their decisions, even if at a subconscious level.
Thanks ever so much,
Formerly William Jewell Debate now London School of Economics (Master?s in Gender Studies)
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