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Book Review: Valued Daughters, First Generation Career Women, Madhavi Venkatesan 2018 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Valued Daughters, First Generation Career Women, Madhavi Venkatesan

Madhavi Venkatesan

Review of Valued Daughters, First Generation Career Women, by Alice W. Clark. Sage Publishing India. 2016.


The Role Of Mentoring In The Careers Of Female Airline Transport Pilots, Paul E. Cline 2018 York College

The Role Of Mentoring In The Careers Of Female Airline Transport Pilots, Paul E. Cline

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Women have been a part of aviation since its inception, yet they have been traditionally underrepresented in the ranks of commercial pilots. This study explored what role mentoring played in the lives and careers of female Airline Transport Pilots (ATP).

It was determined that there was no statistically significant difference in self-reported perceptions of success between female ATP who had been mentored and those who had not. Of the female ATP who had been mentored, those who reported an informal mentoring relationship rated their relationship higher than those who reported a formal mentoring relationship when it came to career oriented ...


The Moral Politics Of Infancy: Formation Of A Protestant Maternity In England, Ca. 1550-1650, Katharine Etsell 2018 University of Puget Sound

The Moral Politics Of Infancy: Formation Of A Protestant Maternity In England, Ca. 1550-1650, Katharine Etsell

History Theses

This paper studies a shift in conceptions and responsibilities of maternity during the English Reformation, 1550-1650. A focus on interpersonal family life pushes against and complicates traditional views of the Reformation, and a social historiographical lens furthers this agenda and grants perspective to how certain aspects of religious reform changed the rules of motherhood. In seeking to answer questions about the effects of this new religion on women and family life, it becomes evident that there was an obsession with correcting and directing maternity from a wide variety of authorities, including mothers, medical intellectuals, and members of the clergy; what ...


Notes From A Feminist Killjoy By Erin Wunker, Hannah Brais 2018 Concordia University

Notes From A Feminist Killjoy By Erin Wunker, Hannah Brais

The Goose

Review of Erin Wunker's Notes from a Feminist Killjoy.


For The Cobweb Club: Mottoes, Margaret J. M. Sweat 2018 University of New England

For The Cobweb Club: Mottoes, Margaret J. M. Sweat

Annals of the Cobweb Club

Ribbon-bound booklet containing handwritten mottoes for the Cobweb Club.


Famished: On Finishing Hunger By Roxane Gay, Amber Moore 2018 Bridgewater State University

Famished: On Finishing Hunger By Roxane Gay, Amber Moore

Journal of International Women's Studies

This poem was written in response to Roxane Gay’s extraordinary new memoir Hunger: A memoir of (my) body (2017), which explores her experience(s) with fatness and living with memories of sexual trauma. In reading this memoir, I was struck by Gay’s unflinching confrontation of the violence she endured and current lived experiences, but also, how she uses her vulnerability as a site for resistance. After reading this book in one sitting, I was moved to respond; as such, my offering is the following piece where I aim to capture some of my immediate ruminations after reading the ...


Book Review: Gender And Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses And Symbolic Practices, H. Nanjala Nyabola 2018 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Gender And Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses And Symbolic Practices, H. Nanjala Nyabola

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices, edited by George Frerks, Annelou Ypei, & Reinhilde Konig. Ashgate Publishing, 2014


Book Review: Women And The Informal Economy In Urban Africa: From The Margins To The Centre, Lomarsh Roopnarine 2018 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Women And The Informal Economy In Urban Africa: From The Margins To The Centre, Lomarsh Roopnarine

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa: From the Margins to the Centre by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, Zed Books, London, 2014.


Book Review: Haters: Harassment, Abuse And Violence Online, Shelagh Smith 2018 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Haters: Harassment, Abuse And Violence Online, Shelagh Smith

Journal of International Women's Studies

Review of Haters: Harassment, Abuse and Violence Online by Bailey Poland. Potomac Books. 2016.


Ezidi Women’S Forced Migration To Germany, SeyedehBehnaz Hosseini 2018 Bridgewater State University

Ezidi Women’S Forced Migration To Germany, Seyedehbehnaz Hosseini

Journal of International Women's Studies

Sinjar became the center of the world’s attention when one of the most horrifying cases of genocide took place, and also due to women who suffered from acts of violence, psychological trauma, and torture. A year after the Ezidi genocide in Iraq, many women to fleed from ISIS. Each of the women who managed to escape has a different history of persecution. This research was conducted to examine the problems which these women faced on a daily basis—problems occurring after experiencing sexual violence, persecution, and forced migration to Europe. The costs of forced migration, which is the consequence ...


Maroon Indigenous Women Circle, Jamaica: Historical Recurrences From Indigenous Women’S Perspectives, Gaama Gloria "MaMa G" Simms 2018 Bridgewater State University

Maroon Indigenous Women Circle, Jamaica: Historical Recurrences From Indigenous Women’S Perspectives, Gaama Gloria "Mama G" Simms

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Feminist Voice In The Works Of Indonesian Early Woman Writers: Reading Novels And Short Stories By Suwarsih Djojopuspito, Aquarini Priyatna 2018 Bridgewater State University

Feminist Voice In The Works Of Indonesian Early Woman Writers: Reading Novels And Short Stories By Suwarsih Djojopuspito, Aquarini Priyatna

Journal of International Women's Studies

Suwarsih Djojopuspito is among the most important early Indonesian women/feminist writers. This research intends to emphasize her rightful position among the first Indonesian feminist writers. Focusing on her very important novel Manusia Bebas (published originally in Dutch as Buiten het Gareelin 1940), one collection of short stories, Empat Serangkai (1954), and a novel written in Sundanese, Marjanah (1959), I argue that feminist spirits and ideas have actually been existing and elaborated in works by women writers in the era prior to the Indonesian New Order (1966-1998) as exemplified by Suwarsih’s works. What is important in these works ...


Lost In Translation: The Male Gaze And The (In)Visible Bodies Of Muslim Women - A Response Article, Ewa Glapka 2018 Bridgewater State University

Lost In Translation: The Male Gaze And The (In)Visible Bodies Of Muslim Women - A Response Article, Ewa Glapka

Journal of International Women's Studies

This article explores women’s relationship with the patriarchal surveillance of their bodies – ‘the male gaze’. Going beyond the scholarly tradition of solely critiquing the patriarchal discourse of the female body, the study examines the processes in which individuals relate to the male gaze by means of socio-culturally available meaning-making resources. The analysis is based on interviews with Muslim women in South Africa who talk about their hijab practices and thus position themselves to the patriarchal discourses of Islam and West. The article advances a theoretical and analytical framework in which concepts of ‘hybridity’ and ‘difference’ are harnessed to examine ...


Young Women's Civic Awareness And Public Engagement: A Challenge In A Bahraini Context, Fatima H. Eid 2018 Bridgewater State University

Young Women's Civic Awareness And Public Engagement: A Challenge In A Bahraini Context, Fatima H. Eid

Journal of International Women's Studies

In recent years, growing attention to cultivate civic participation among young citizens has been mounting. In Bahrain, young women receive some attention via their participation in civic, political and public engagement initiatives. This paper presents the theoretical and conceptual background for a field study that intends to examine whether young Bahraini women are equipped with the civic knowledge and understanding necessary to participate effectively in community. It also presents their conception of citizenship, their perception of their identity, their political awareness, and their concern about their community issues.

Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data, this paper analyses the ways in ...


Marxist Feminism Meets Postcolonial Feminism In Organizational Theorizing: Issues, Implications And Responses, Prajna Seneviratne 2018 Bridgewater State University

Marxist Feminism Meets Postcolonial Feminism In Organizational Theorizing: Issues, Implications And Responses, Prajna Seneviratne

Journal of International Women's Studies

In this paper I discuss the issues and implications of simultaneously drawing upon Marxist and Postcolonial feminist approaches to organizational theorizing in developing a theoretical/analytical framework for exploring the multiple interactions of productive and reproductive labour roles of female plantation and apparel workers of Sri Lanka. The paper aims firstly to look at different feminist perspectives to organizational theorizing—laying special empathies on Marxist and Postcolonial approaches—their origins, epistemological and methodological positions, contributions and shortcomings. Secondly it aims to compare and contrast the feminist theoretical approaches of Marxism and Post colonialism along each of these aspects with a ...


Dimensions Of Couples’ Decision-Making At Home: The Ghanian Experience, Ellen Mabel Osei-Tutu, Ernest Ampadu 2018 Bridgewater State University

Dimensions Of Couples’ Decision-Making At Home: The Ghanian Experience, Ellen Mabel Osei-Tutu, Ernest Ampadu

Journal of International Women's Studies

The ability of women to be final decision makers at home to a large extent is dependent on their background characteristics. The aim of this paper is to ascertain who these women are. Data from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey was used to analyze women’s decision-making at home. The five household decision-making variables identified include who decides how to spend respondent’s earnings and the person who usually decides on respondent’s health care. The rest are the person who usually decides on large household purchases, person who usually decides on visits to family or relatives and ...


Women Nationalists In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Ghana And Zimbabwe: Case Studies Of Charwe Nehanda Nyakasikana And Yaa Asentewaa, Abdul Kuba 2018 Bridgewater State University

Women Nationalists In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Ghana And Zimbabwe: Case Studies Of Charwe Nehanda Nyakasikana And Yaa Asentewaa, Abdul Kuba

Journal of International Women's Studies

Nation and nationalism have been associated with masculinity. Nations and states are often envisioned through heroic narratives. According to these narratives, nations are formed through the blood and toil of fore-fathers not fore-mothers. Women’s roles in nation-building are regarded as supportive, relegating them to the background as supporters of their male counterparts. Heroines receive little or no attention in the historiography of national struggles. Pedagogically, heroines are understudied in most African school systems. It is easier for one to encounter names of nationalists like Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana), Nelson Mandela (South Africa), Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya), Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso) among ...


The Challenges Of Women Leaders Of Business Organizations In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, In Balancing Work-Family Responsibilities, Bruktawit Bahiru, Abeba Beyene Mengistu 2018 Bridgewater State University

The Challenges Of Women Leaders Of Business Organizations In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, In Balancing Work-Family Responsibilities, Bruktawit Bahiru, Abeba Beyene Mengistu

Journal of International Women's Studies

Women’s leadership significantly contributes to building high-performing organizations. However, challenges with balancing work and family responsibilities are inhibiting them from exerting their fullest potential towards this end. This study aims at investigating the challenges women leaders in Addis Ababa face in balancing the demands of their organizations with that of their families. A sample of eight women leaders of positions from large and middle scale organizations were taken using a purposive sampling technique. In-depth interviews were used to gather information for the study, and a phenomenological qualitative study was applied to analyze the data. The study identified some organizational ...


Of Struggles, Truces And Persistence: Everyday Experiences Of Women Engineers In Sri Lanka, Deborah Menezes 2018 Bridgewater State University

Of Struggles, Truces And Persistence: Everyday Experiences Of Women Engineers In Sri Lanka, Deborah Menezes

Journal of International Women's Studies

There are more women engineers in road development today then there were two decades ago. This recognition, however, does not necessarily translate into palpable qualitative experiences for women engineers in the sector. Additionally, any problem of discrimination and sexism is hardly acknowledged in the face of numerical justifications. In this paper, the author writes a story about women in road planning and building by developing the importance of their everyday lived experiences. This paper takes as its focus women engineers involved in road development in Sri Lanka. Data used in this paper was gathered through field observations and in-depth interviews ...


Study Of Gender As Social Practice And Tokenism In An Indian It Company, Geetanjali Kaushik, Alison Pullen 2018 Bridgewater State University

Study Of Gender As Social Practice And Tokenism In An Indian It Company, Geetanjali Kaushik, Alison Pullen

Journal of International Women's Studies

This systematic study is focused on examining the women’s gendered identity work in an Indian IT company. The research builds a body of work that explores female tokenism at senior positions and highlights tension in practicing gender. Research was conducted through semi-structured interviews with twenty two women employees utilizing the case study approach. A patriarchal Indian society and social construction of IT as feminine and rewarding for women is responsible for an increase of women participation in it. However, there is evidence of exclusion at all levels of hierarchy in the firm on accounts of gendering and social practices ...


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