Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Visual representations of female fire fighters, and women in relationship to fire fighting.

2,014 views

Published on

This presentation was designed to share visual representations of females in relationship to fire and fire fighting with female fire fighters attending WAFA 2012. The formal stuff: Dr Merilyn Childs, A/Prof of Higher Education, Charles Sturt University. Presentation to the WAFA Conference 2012 - 'Achieving Success: Courage and Confidence Under Fire’ 26 - 28 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor , Adelaide. The "NSWFB" referred to on slide 2, is the New South Wales Fire Brigades, Australia.

Published in: Education
  • DOWNLOAD THE BOOK INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT (New Update) ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Download Full PDF EBOOK here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... Download Full EPUB Ebook here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... Download Full doc Ebook here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... Download PDF EBOOK here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... Download EPUB Ebook here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... Download doc Ebook here { https://soo.gd/irt2 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................... eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book THE can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader. (An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer THE is used solely as a reading device such as Nuvomedia's Rocket eBook.) Users can purchase an eBook on diskette or CD, but the most popular method of getting an eBook is to purchase a downloadable file of the eBook (or other reading material) from a Web site (such as Barnes and Noble) to be read from the user's computer or reading device. Generally, an eBook can be downloaded in five minutes or less ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBOOK .............................................................................................................................. Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, CookBOOK, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult, Crime, EBOOK, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .....BEST SELLER FOR EBOOK RECOMMEND............................................................. ......................................................................................................................... Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,-- The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company,-- Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,-- StrengthsFinder 2.0,-- Stillness Is the Key,-- She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story THE Helped Ignite a Movement,-- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones,-- Everything Is Figureoutable,-- What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence,-- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money THE the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!,-- The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness,-- Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths THE Will Help You Succeed, ......................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y3nhqquc } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • wow this is great. thank you for putting this together. Its always nice to know that the work produced is appreciated by others and the legacy lives on.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

Visual representations of female fire fighters, and women in relationship to fire fighting.

  1. 1. 1
  2. 2.  Ninna Marni - (A Kaurna phrase for "Hello, how are you?") I would like to acknowledge this land that we meet on today is the traditional lands for Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with the country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. I also want to pay my respects to Kaurna women who are likely to be amongst the first fire management experts using fire sticks on this land. 2
  3. 3.  I provided promotional programs for SFF and SOs in the areas of leadership and decision making to the (then) NSWFB during a 10 year period (1996-2006) and graduated a generation of operational leaders in that fire service. I worked with, but not for, the NSWFB. I was at the time the Co-Director of the Centre for Learning and Social Transformation at the University of Western Sydney. There, I conducted applied research into higher education, workbased learning, and social and labour market participation. I also taught undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the social sciences and adult education. 3
  4. 4.  The absence of women in my work with the NSWFB over a decade troubled me greatly. I resolved this “trouble” by instigating and convening the first WIFF Conference in Sydney in 2005. It was seeded by a small grant from the NSWFB, the support of women in the industry, the FBEU (NSW) and a number of agencies around Australia. As Enarson & Morrow argued (1998): gender matters in disasters. It also matters in fire fighting – not simply as we look at the impact of incidents, but also as we look at the people who respond to them. 4
  5. 5.  The issue of women and fire fighting can be vexed, and sometimes researchers such as myself have to speak publically about difficult issues. Academics should speak with courage and confidence, even when under fire, drawing on sound evidence. I am currently updating my research from 2005 and 2006, and hope to publish again in 2013. If you wish to access my archives, see http://womeninfirefighting.blogspot.com.au/ Robust research related to gender and fire fighting, and gender and disasters remains important, but is lacking in Australia. But note: Cindy Branch-Smith et al’s work eg 2009-2010 http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=308413921879747;res=IELHSS Tyler et al (2012) Gender matters http://www.bushfirecrc.com/managed/resource/gender_matters_working_paper_no- _3.pdf Jim McLennan et al’s 2005-2006 work http://www.bushfirecrc.com/resources/poster- presentation/volunteer-firefighting-suitable-job-woman 5
  6. 6. Delegates – Inaugural Women inFire Fighting Conference, Sydney2005 6
  7. 7.  There are so many research questions that could be asked about the gendered nature of fire fighting (EMS labour, disasters) But for now..... One way is to better understand the larger forces at work in society, in order to imagine new possibilities. C. Wright Mills (1959) called this the “sociological imagination”. I use visual images to better understand the way society might “see” fire fighting labour. 7
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. 19
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. 21
  22. 22. 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. Many of the ranks of the NFS weremade up of women - in March 1943there were 32,200 women servingwith the National Fire Service. Forthe part time fire fighters, men wereon duty every fourth night andwomen every sixth night.http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/afs.html 24
  25. 25. 25
  26. 26. 26
  27. 27. 27
  28. 28. 28
  29. 29. 29
  30. 30. 30
  31. 31. 31
  32. 32. In 1945 a law was passed in Australian that made it illegal for women to beEmployed in many occupations, including as firefighters. This law was not changeduntil the Sex Discrimination Act in 1984. In the post-war period women were shownin sexualised, domesticated and consumerist iconography in relationship to fire fighting. 32
  33. 33. 33
  34. 34. 34
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. 36
  37. 37. 37
  38. 38.  http://girlsonfire.com.au/recruitment/ http://archive.instituteartistmanagement.co m/offer/222 Lauren Greenfield 38
  39. 39.  This presentation was in part a rare visual celebration of representations of women and fire fighting that changed in relationship to historical events and the utility of women in war time. But it was also about the ambiguous encounters that emerges in the social imagination between women and fire fighting as a result of industrial organisation. Would it help if there were iconic portrayal of female firefighters, as there have always been for male fire fighters? Or is the focus on the iconic unhelpful in changing the gendered nature of fire fighting? In 2006 I established that less than 5% of the paid Australian fire fighting workforce in Australia was female (Childs, 2006). Whilst this study now needs to be updated, the facts in 2006 remain interesting. Further research – and social and industrial change – is needed! 39
  40. 40.  Images used in this presentation were drawn from my personal collection of photographs and images over 50 years old, and now in the public domain Please visit my Women in Fire Fighting (Australia) Blog (under development in 2013) at http://womeninfirefighting.blogspot.com.au/ 40

×