Martha McCaughey Ph.D.

There are 14 included publications by Martha McCaughey Ph.D.:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Changing the Hidden Curriculum of Campus Rape Prevention and Education: Women’s Self- Defense as a Key Protective Factor for a Public Health Model of Prevention 2015 3426 Recent activist, policy, and government efforts to engage in campus rape prevention education(RPE), culminating in the 2014 White House Task Force recommendations to combat campussexual assault, prompt a need to examine the concept of “prevention” in...
Copyright for Academics in the Digital Age 2012 597 The article presents the authors' insights on the copyright issue in the digital age, which concerns the academic field. The authors say that instead of promoting knowledge, the act of putting materials for teaching on the web can undermine such goal...
Can Unscrewed be Unskewed? Television Coverage of the Internet 2006 530 This paper documents one way the Internet is presented to the public by analyzing a late–night TV talk show about the Internet called Unscrewed on the TechTV cable network. I gained the opportunity to study Unscrewed, and attempt to influence its foc...
Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and (Male) Hysteria over John Bobbitt's Missing Manhood 1998 2401 This article draws on feminist theory and psychoanalysis to analyze the media discourse surrounding the 1993 incident in which Lorena Bobbitt severed her husband's penis after he allegedly raped her. Touted as the ultimate example of "male bashing," ...
The Fighting Spirit: Women's Self-Defense Training and the Discourse of Sexed Embodiment 1998 1583 This article presents ethnographic research on women’s self-defense training and suggests that women’s self-defense culture prompts feminists to refigure our understanding of the body and violence. The body in feminist discourse is often construed as...
Got Milk?: Breastfeeding as an 'Incurably Informed' Feminist STS Scholar 2010 1307 'Got Milk?' considers the author's own commitment to and experience of breastfeeding as a mother/intellectual, examining ways of theorizing embodiment and complex bio-social practices while also showing just how complicated living/ embodying feminist...
Partying With A Purpose 2012 648 Reviews the book, Women at Work: Tupperware, Passion Parties, and Beyond by L. Susan Williams and Michelle Bemiller (2011). Women at Work considers the many in-home marketing plans directed at women. Using Dorothy Smith's The Everyday World as Proble...
Perverting Evolutionary Narratives of Heterosexual Masculinity Or, Getting Rid of the Heterosexual Bug 1999 1168 Focuses on the characters of evolutionary stories about male sexuality. Cause of male grief; Discussion on heterosexual masculinity; Information on gay men.
Rape Education Videos: Presenting Mean Women Instead of Dangerous Men 1995 1115 This paper examines two ways to use visual images while teaching about sexual violence. We first present and critique the conventional approach, which employs images of men doing violence to women. We then discuss our approach, which employs images o...
Redirecting Feminist Critiques of Science 1993 832 Reviews and discusses Sandra Harding's tripartite model of feminist critiques of science. Relationship between scientific inquiry, objectivity, and values; Application of Donna Haraway's and Helen Longino's insights; Feminist scientists as postmodern...
Review Essay – Bodymakers - A Cultural Anatomy of Women’s Bodybuilding 1999 1747 Book Review
Review of TechnoFeminism by Judy Wajcman 2006 3573 Book Review
Windows Without Curtains - Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom 2003 682 Focuses on the computer privacy of professors at public universities in the U.S. Details of a university police investigation using a professor's computer; Assessment of the moral limitation of computer searches on ownership grounds; Application of t...
Women’s Sex-Toy Parties: Technology, Orgasm, and Commodification 2001 3590 This article presents participant-observation research from five female-only sex-toy parties. We situate the sale of sex toys in the context of in-home marketing to women, the explosion of a sex industry, and the emergence of lifestyle and body polit...