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The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2016 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

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Gender Inequity In The Representation Of Women As Superintendents In Mississippi Public Schools: The "No Problem Problem", Deidre Joy Seale Smith 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Gender Inequity In The Representation Of Women As Superintendents In Mississippi Public Schools: The "No Problem Problem", Deidre Joy Seale Smith

Dissertations

This qualitative study investigated the phenomenon of continuing underrepresentation of female superintendents in Mississippi K-12 public schools. The study was conducted during the 2014-2015 school year. At the time of the study, women represented 23% of the overall population of superintendents in Mississippi public schools. Fourteen women who were serving as superintendents in Mississippi during the 2014-2015 school year participated. Interviews were conducted, and the qualitative data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. The data were analyzed using constructs associated with feminist theory, feminist postsructural and feminist standpoint theoretical frameworks. Two primary themes emerged as a result of this ...


Book Review: (Re)Thinking Orientalism: Using Graphic Narratives To Teach Critical Visual Literacy, Antonio Lopez 2015 John Cabot University

Book Review: (Re)Thinking Orientalism: Using Graphic Narratives To Teach Critical Visual Literacy, Antonio Lopez

Journal of Media Literacy Education

(Re)Thinking Orientalism’s primary aim is to offer a pedagogical model for using graphic narratives in the classroom to explore and contest what Jones calls a dominant “visual Orientalist” discourse in Western media. Graphic narratives are fiction and nonfiction stories told in comic form, and can range from graphic novels to comic journalism. The book also examines news media, photography, comic books and television in post-9/11 USA. In particular Jones focuses on several works that deal with the representation of the Islamic Other, especially Muslim women and their primary sign of difference in Western culture, the veil. As ...


Gender And Capital Punishment: The Case Of Gaile Owens, Jenna Brashear 2015 University of Kentucky

Gender And Capital Punishment: The Case Of Gaile Owens, Jenna Brashear

Kaleidoscope

The United States’ use of capital punishment is a practice oft-debated in many disciplines, but the gender imbalance of the death penalty in favor of women makes feminists one group hesitant to discuss the practice. Although females account for one in ten murder arrests, they are only one percent of the criminals actually executed. This paper examines the implications of capital punishment for women, and attempts to explain why women are executed at a disproportionately low rate. Trends that emerge include institutional structures, such as aggravating or mitigating factors, which are constructed in a manner that dictates the severest punishments ...


Contesting Gender Concepts, Language And Norms: Three Critical Articles On Ethical And Political Aspects Of Gender Non-Conformity, Stephanie Julia Kapusta 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Contesting Gender Concepts, Language And Norms: Three Critical Articles On Ethical And Political Aspects Of Gender Non-Conformity, Stephanie Julia Kapusta

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In chapter one I firstly critique some contemporary family-resemblance approaches to the category woman, and claim that they do not take sufficient account of dis-semblance, that is, resemblances that people have in common with members of the contrast category man. Second, I analyze how the concept of woman is semantically contestable: resemblance/dissemblance structures give rise to vagueness and to borderline cases. Borderline cases can either be included in the category or excluded from it. The factors which incline parties in a dispute about membership to include or exclude depend on metaphysical, ethical, or political background assumptions.

In chapter two ...


"More Or Less" Refugee?: Bengal Partition In Literature And Cinema, Sarbani Banerjee 2015 The University of Western Ontario

"More Or Less" Refugee?: Bengal Partition In Literature And Cinema, Sarbani Banerjee

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In this thesis, I problematize the dominance of East Bengali bhadralok immigrant’s memory in the context of literary-cultural discourses on the Partition of Bengal (1947). By studying post-Partition Bengali literature and cinema produced by upper-caste upper/middle-class East Bengali immigrant artists, such as Jyotirmoyee Devi’s novel The River Churning (Epar Ganga Opar Ganga 1967, Bengali) and Ritwik Ghatak’s film The Cloud-Capped Star (Meghe Dhaka Tara 1960, Bengali), I show how canonical artworks have propounded elitist truisms to the detriment of the non-bhadra refugees’ representations. To challenge these works, I compare them with perspectives available in Other ...


Giving A Voice To The Powerless: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation As A Tool For Inclusive Development Through Microfinance, Evan T. Burke 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Giving A Voice To The Powerless: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation As A Tool For Inclusive Development Through Microfinance, Evan T. Burke

Capstone Collection

The greatest experts on the situation of the marginalized peoples of the world are the marginalized communities themselves. This paper explores how participatory monitoring & evaluation can be a powerful tool for giving voices to marginalized communities, ensuring that the voices of beneficiaries and local stakeholders are heard and inform sustainable project design. It analyzes a participatory monitoring and evaluation methodology implemented for women’s credit cooperatives in Gujarat, India by the Human Development & Research Centre, and examines lessons to be learned to design evaluations facilitating inclusive development.

Strategies for the monitoring and evaluation of microfinance have evolved along with the ...


Implementation Of A Participatory Approach To Monitoring And Evaluation: Literature Review & Case Study Application, Lucas Sokol-Oxman 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Implementation Of A Participatory Approach To Monitoring And Evaluation: Literature Review & Case Study Application, Lucas Sokol-Oxman

Capstone Collection

A literature review is presented drawing from a variety of experts and practitioners who discuss their knowledge and experience with participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E). The findings suggest that the broader participation of stakeholders further enhances the quality and credibility of monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Collaboration and engagement between implementors and beneficiaries enhances the sustainability of program outcomes after the program’s involvement ends. Recommendations are made about how participation could be incorporated into the implementation of an M&E system for Women Thrive Worldwide. Additional resources to facilitate the development of a PM&E system are offered ...


Resilient Russian Women In The 1920s & 1930s, Marcelline Hutton 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Resilient Russian Women In The 1920s & 1930s, Marcelline Hutton

Zea E-Books

The stories of Russian educated women, peasants, prisoners, workers, wives, and mothers of the 1920s and 1930s show how work, marriage, family, religion, and even patriotism helped sustain them during harsh times.

The Russian Revolution launched an economic and social upheaval that released peasant women from the control of traditional extended families. It promised urban women equality and created opportunities for employment and higher education. Yet, the revolution did little to eliminate Russian patriarchal culture, which continued to undermine women’s social, sexual, economic, and political conditions. Divorce and abortion became more widespread, but birth control remained limited, and sexual ...


Family Affairs Newsletter 2015-08-15, Zack Paakkonen 2015 University of Southern Maine

Family Affairs Newsletter 2015-08-15, Zack Paakkonen

FAN: Family Affairs Newsletter

FAMILY AFFAIRS is a free, twice-a-month, social activities newsletter for the GLBTQI (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans/queer/intersex) community, sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. It covers the State of Maine only.


The Unheard New Negro Woman: History Through Literature, Shantell Lee 2015 University of New Orleans

The Unheard New Negro Woman: History Through Literature, Shantell Lee

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Many of the Harlem Renaissance anthologies and histories of the movement marginalize and omit women writers who played a significant role in it. They neglect to include them because these women worked outside of socially determined domestic roles and wrote texts that portrayed women as main characters rather than as muses for men or supporting characters. The distorted representation of women of the Renaissance will become clearer through the exploration of the following texts: Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun, Caroline Bond Day’s “Pink Hat,” Dorothy West’s “Mammy,” Angelina Grimke’s Rachel and “Goldie,” and Georgia Douglas Johnson’s ...


Perilous And Fair: Women In The Works And Life Of J.R.R. Tolkien (2015) Ed. Janet Brennan Croft And Leslie A. Donovan, Deidre A. Dawson 2015 Valparaiso University

Perilous And Fair: Women In The Works And Life Of J.R.R. Tolkien (2015) Ed. Janet Brennan Croft And Leslie A. Donovan, Deidre A. Dawson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien (2015), ed. by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan


Women's Entrepreneurship Development In Ethiopia A Case Study Of Women In Self Employment (Wise), Melat Tekletsadik Haile Ms 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Women's Entrepreneurship Development In Ethiopia A Case Study Of Women In Self Employment (Wise), Melat Tekletsadik Haile Ms

Capstone Collection

The objective of the study is to assess the level of effectiveness and impact of a civil society organization in addressing challenges of women’s entrepreneurs in the informal sector in Ethiopia, particularly in the city of Addis Ababa in their efforts to grow their businesses.

A qualitative case study of a civil society organization named Women in Self Employment Organization (WISE) was used. Desk reviews of the organization’s strategic plans and reports including evaluation reports are made. Questionnaire was administered to the organization’s executive director as a context builder. This is critically examined against theories on gender ...


The Masculine Mystique, Michael W. Chancellor Jr. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

The Masculine Mystique, Michael W. Chancellor Jr.

Master's Theses

This textual analysis explores the rhetoric of exclusion among homosexual men by analyzing DouchebagsofGrindr.com. The rhetoric of exclusion is used by some homosexual men in order to achieve hegemonic masculinity based on performance of gender, age, race, and physical characteristics to conquer stereotypes of femininity. The gay community utilizes civil rights rhetoric in order to create a dialogue about equality; unfortunately a disturbing number of gay community members frequently discount homosexual male minorities, perpetuating the notion that homosexual minorities are unattractive because they violate heteronormative gender performances. Analyzing the artifact DouchebagsofGrindr.com allows for a glimpse into the self-deprecating ...


Family Affairs Newsletter 2015-08-01, Zack Paakkonen 2015 University of Southern Maine

Family Affairs Newsletter 2015-08-01, Zack Paakkonen

FAN: Family Affairs Newsletter

FAMILY AFFAIRS is a free, twice-a-month, social activities newsletter for the GLBTQI (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans/queer/intersex) community, sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. It covers the State of Maine only.


The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, McClane Gill 2015 Iowa State University

The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

As a British exchange student here at Iowa State, I frequently tackle the question, “What’s most different about your home university, compared to us?” Often falling upon surprised ears, my answer is feminism—or rather, the lack of it here in Ames. Am I looking nostalgically back across the Atlantic with rose-tinted glasses while criticising the students of ISU more than deserved? Almost certainly—we exchangers love doing that.


Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber 2015 Iowa State University

Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This Special Issue on Gender and Social Justice comes at a time when women and LGBTQ people across the world are facing many issues. Many of our own editorial board members have experienced social injustices related to gender, and have expressed frustration with what is happening around the world.

We see many struggling with social justice issues including:

  • Discrimination
  • Unequal pay
  • Sexual violence
  • Physical violence
  • A lack of educational opportunities

This special issue attempts to address some of these complex issues.


Book Review: The Symbolic Representation Of Gender: A Discursive Approach, Lindiwe D. Makhunga 2015 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: The Symbolic Representation Of Gender: A Discursive Approach, Lindiwe D. Makhunga

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of The Symbolic Representation of Gender: A Discursive Approach, by Emanuela Lombardo and Petra Meier. Ashgate, 2014


Book Review: 'Honour' Killing And Violence: Theory, Policy & Practice, Wendy Aujla 2015 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: 'Honour' Killing And Violence: Theory, Policy & Practice, Wendy Aujla

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of ‘Honour’ Killing and Violence: Theory, Policy & Practice, edited by Aisha K. Gill, Carolyn Strange, & Karl Roberts. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Book Review: Gender Responsive Investment Handbook Addressing The Barriers To Financial Access For Women's Enterprise, Nitasha Moothoo-Padayachie 2015 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Gender Responsive Investment Handbook Addressing The Barriers To Financial Access For Women's Enterprise, Nitasha Moothoo-Padayachie

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Gender Responsive Investment Handbook Addressing the Barriers to Financial Access for Women’s Enterprise by Vanessa Erogbogbo, Esther Eghobamien and Elizabeth Pimentel. Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013.


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