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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

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


Book Review: Complex Inequality And 'Working Mothers', Megan M. Connerly 2015 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Complex Inequality And 'Working Mothers', Megan M. Connerly

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Complex Inequality and ‘Working Mothers’ by Clare O’Hagan. Cork University Press, 2015.


Book Review: Ada English: Patriot And Psychiatrist, Megan M. Connerly 2015 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Ada English: Patriot And Psychiatrist, Megan M. Connerly

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist by Brendan Kelly. Irish Academic Press, 2014.


My Mother, The Doctor - A Memoir, Mimi S. Daitz 2015 Bridgewater State University

My Mother, The Doctor - A Memoir, Mimi S. Daitz

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Women's Rights Movements In The 'Arab Spring': Major Victories Or Failures For Human Rights?, Hayat Alvi 2015 Bridgewater State University

Women's Rights Movements In The 'Arab Spring': Major Victories Or Failures For Human Rights?, Hayat Alvi

Journal of International Women's Studies

With the 2011 “Arab Spring”, the issue of women’s empowerment has emerged as a parallel movement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). What are the implications of the women’s empowerment movements in the MENA for improved political representation and rights? Do these developments contribute to long-term socio-political, legal, judicial, and economic reforms that would improve overall human rights, and especially women’s rights in the MENA? This paper is a comparative survey of women’s empowerment and rights, especially in terms of general human rights principles, as well as in terms of political representation in post-revolution ...


Love Experiences Of Older African Americans: A Qualitative Study, Rashmi Gupta, Vijayan Pillai, Deepa Punetha, Andrea Monah 2015 Bridgewater State University

Love Experiences Of Older African Americans: A Qualitative Study, Rashmi Gupta, Vijayan Pillai, Deepa Punetha, Andrea Monah

Journal of International Women's Studies

The purpose of this study was to explore the romantic love experiences of African American older adults. Popular views on love among older African Americans remain highly subjective, open to the imaginations of other individuals and groups. This study attempts to challenge the popular descriptions of the nature of love among African American elderly by gathering narratives on various aspects of love as told by a sample of African-American elderly. A qualitative design is used to sample, gather and analyze data on love among African-American elderly. Our findings reveal that African American older adults value emotional intimacy. Cultural and historical ...


Issues In Women's Liberation Struggles In Contemporary Nigeria: A Study Of Ezeigbo's Hands That Crush Stone (2010), Osita C. Ezenwanebe 2015 Bridgewater State University

Issues In Women's Liberation Struggles In Contemporary Nigeria: A Study Of Ezeigbo's Hands That Crush Stone (2010), Osita C. Ezenwanebe

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper evaluates some contentious issues in women’s liberation struggles in Nigeria as recreated in Ezeigbo’s play, Hands that Crush Stone. The particularities of gender are neglected in the anti-colonial struggle for Nigerian independence, and women’s issues are subsumed within the nationalist literatures of cultural regeneration. With the influence of feminism, many Nigerian women embark on the identification of women’s personhood by controverting the representations of Nigerian women in male-centered works. African theatre, in particular, is very skeptical about the feminist ideology aimed at changing the status of women in society. Similarly, many people are suspicious ...


Gender Parity In Media Coverage Of Athletes Wıth Disabilities In Turkey, Nalan R. Ayvazoglu 2015 Bridgewater State University

Gender Parity In Media Coverage Of Athletes Wıth Disabilities In Turkey, Nalan R. Ayvazoglu

Journal of International Women's Studies

This study examines the portrayal of female athletes with disabilities in a Turkish daily sports newspaper. A content analysis was conducted on 486 articles published in a popular sports newspaper between the years of 2007 and 2011. Female athletes with disabilities had less media coverage than male athletes with disabilities in Turkish sports media. While male athletes with disabilities were depicted more in team sports, female athletes were depicted mostly in individual sports. However, the individual sports female athletes participated in this study were sports that are considered ‘masculine’. Female athletes with disabilities were depicted as passive in most of ...


Women's Human Capital And Economic Growth In The Middle East And North Africa, Fatemeh Torabi, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi 2015 Bridgewater State University

Women's Human Capital And Economic Growth In The Middle East And North Africa, Fatemeh Torabi, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi

Journal of International Women's Studies

The process of demographic transition has increased the share of the working-age population in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This situation has created an opportunity for economic growth, called the demographic dividend. Global comparisons show that a favorable age structure has not always resulted in a boost in economic growth. In order to take a full advantage of the MENA’s demographic dividend, it is important to identify different factors contributing to economic growth in this region. Investment in women’s human capital is expected to have important implications for the region’s economic growth and for maximizing the ...


Women Councilors For Women's Empowerment In Pakistan, Iqtidar Ali Shah, Arshad Aziz, M. Shakil Ahmad 2015 Bridgewater State University

Women Councilors For Women's Empowerment In Pakistan, Iqtidar Ali Shah, Arshad Aziz, M. Shakil Ahmad

Journal of International Women's Studies

There are considerable disparities between the status of men and women in Pakistan. In Global Gender Gap Report 2014, Pakistan is ranked at 141 among 142 countries of the world and the overall gender gap calculated is 44.78%. Pakistan occupies the last place in the regional ranking of gender gap. In order to reduce this gap, empower women and reduce poverty, the government of Pakistan has adopted various social, economic, legal and political strategies and policies. The reservation of 33% seats for women at union council (village level), tehsil council (sub-district level) and district council level under the new ...


Unveiling The Mysteries Of Aceh, Indonesia: Local And Global Intersections Of Women's Agency, Siti Kusujiarti, Elizabeth W. Miano, Annie L. Pryor, Breanna R. Ryan 2015 Bridgewater State University

Unveiling The Mysteries Of Aceh, Indonesia: Local And Global Intersections Of Women's Agency, Siti Kusujiarti, Elizabeth W. Miano, Annie L. Pryor, Breanna R. Ryan

Journal of International Women's Studies

Forces of globalization, local culture, and Islam continuously inform one another and dynamically manifest in cultures across the world. Scholars often assume that these influences may have distinct and independent effects. However, we argue that these global forces occur simultaneously and they may contradict or complement each other along a spectrum within Aceh, Indonesia. The manifestations and responses vary depending on the nature of the interactions of global and local factors. This spectrum represents various ways in which women negotiate identity and agency, specifically within the context of the implementation of Shari’ah Law. This research investigates the specific ways ...


East Indian Women And Leadership Roles During Indentured Servitude In British Guiana 1838-1920, Lomarsh Roopnarine 2015 Bridgewater State University

East Indian Women And Leadership Roles During Indentured Servitude In British Guiana 1838-1920, Lomarsh Roopnarine

Journal of International Women's Studies

The following article examines leadership roles among indentured East Indian women in British Guiana (now Guyana). The research shows that leadership roles among indentured East Indian women were not as broad as those among indentured East Indian men. The main reasons for this are that Indian women were recruited from the lower ranks of Indian society, which stymied leadership roles, and the authoritarian structure of the plantation system, which supported patriarchal trends. Moreover, the colonial records do not reveal leadership roles among Indian women because the records are based on imperial domination and exploitation, reflecting anecdotal rather than analytical evidence ...


An Assessment Of The Constitutional, Legislative And Judicial Measures Against Harmful Cultural Practices That Violate Sexual And Reproductive Rights Of Women In South Africa, John Cantius Mubangizi 2015 Bridgewater State University

An Assessment Of The Constitutional, Legislative And Judicial Measures Against Harmful Cultural Practices That Violate Sexual And Reproductive Rights Of Women In South Africa, John Cantius Mubangizi

Journal of International Women's Studies

Sexual and reproductive rights of women are widely violated and abused in Africa, partly because of numerous gender-based cultural and traditional practices. All these practices exist to varying extents in many African countries—including South Africa. The Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution has several provisions that relate to the protection of sexual and reproductive rights of women, but the Constitution also provides for the right to culture, which allows for traditional and cultural practices—some of which violate certain human rights norms including the sexual and reproductive rights of women. International and constitutional protection notwithstanding, such rights ...


Textually Mediated Labour Activism: An Examination Of The Ladies Auxiliary Of The Canadian Mine Mill & Smelter Workers Union, 1940s-1960s, Elizabeth Quinlan, Andrea Quinlan 2015 Bridgewater State University

Textually Mediated Labour Activism: An Examination Of The Ladies Auxiliary Of The Canadian Mine Mill & Smelter Workers Union, 1940s-1960s, Elizabeth Quinlan, Andrea Quinlan

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper examines the activism of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union – Canada (MMSW) in the 1940s and 1950s. Drawing on Institutional Ethnography (IE), this paper examines the work of individual MMSW Auxiliary locals across Canada and the ways in which localized political action was coordinated through texts. The paper focuses on how Ladies Auxiliary locals activated two kinds of texts, the MMSW Ladies Auxiliary (LA) Constitution and the district and national Auxiliary newsletters, and examines how these texts coordinated Ladies Auxiliary members’ union work. The paper reveals the political organizing efforts of the LA ...


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