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Multiliteracy Is The New Information Literacy, Diane Fulkerson Dec 2014

Multiliteracy Is The New Information Literacy, Diane Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


Gay Straight Alliance (Gsa) Fall 2011 Open Meeting Minutes, Brian Sit Dec 2011

Gay Straight Alliance (Gsa) Fall 2011 Open Meeting Minutes, Brian Sit

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

September 12th 2011
- Introduction and Briefing on "What is the GSA?"

September 19th 2011
- Review of the group Constitution and overview of events for the coming Semester.

September 26th 2011
- National Coming Out Day Planning.

September 29th 2011
- National Coming Out Day Preparation.

October 13th 2011
- Ally Week and the "It Gets Better" Video.

October 27th 2011
- Transgender Vigil of Remembrance.

December 1st 2011
- End of year evaluations


Now That We Do: Same-Sex Couples And Marriage In Massachusetts, A Demographic And Economic Perspective, Randy Albelda, Michael Ash, M.V. Lee Badgett Dec 2011

Now That We Do: Same-Sex Couples And Marriage In Massachusetts, A Demographic And Economic Perspective, Randy Albelda, Michael Ash, M.V. Lee Badgett

Randy Albelda

Gay and lesbian couples can now legally marry in Massachusetts. This article examines the demographics of same-sex couples and concludes that gay marriage will have a relatively small but positive long-term aggregate economic impact on the Commonwealth.


The Gastonia Novels And Ecofeminism: Rereading The Works Of Fielding Burke Grace Lumpkin And Myra Page., Amanda Leigh Aubrey Dec 2011

The Gastonia Novels And Ecofeminism: Rereading The Works Of Fielding Burke Grace Lumpkin And Myra Page., Amanda Leigh Aubrey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines Fielding Burke's Call Home the Heart, Grace Lumpkin's To Make My Bread, and Myra Page's Gathering Storm through the lens of ecofeminism, an interdisciplinary theory that contributes the necessary insight into the link between the abuse of power on personal, political, and economic levels that underlies the human oppression and environmental exploitation experienced by the novels' characters and communities. A resurrection of the Gastonia novels through the framework of ecofeminism will contribute to the scholarly discourse regarding this maturing theory as well as intensify the critical body of work concerning the Gastonia novels themselves ...


The Women Behind The Moves: A Phenomenological Study Of Video Models, Loron Bartlett Dec 2011

The Women Behind The Moves: A Phenomenological Study Of Video Models, Loron Bartlett

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

This research studied three women who have performed in hip hop music videos. Previous literature concerning these women, including memoirs, men’s magazine interviews, and Black feminist scholarship, has situated them as video vixens, terminology that all three participants disputed applied to them. The research was completed in two parts—a face-to-face phenomenological interview and a semi-structured telephone interview. In the phenomenological interview, the initial question—what are your experiences as a woman who dances/models in music videos?—was posed. The answers ranged from musings about professionalism and the lack thereof in the industry to the politics of skin ...


Family Affairs Newsletter 2011-12-15, Zack Paakkonen Dec 2011

Family Affairs Newsletter 2011-12-15, 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/intersexed) community, sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. It covers the State of Maine.


Family Affairs Newsletter Business Directory 2011-12-15, Zack Paakkonen Dec 2011

Family Affairs Newsletter Business Directory 2011-12-15, Zack Paakkonen

FAN: Family Affairs Newsletter

Family Affairs Newsletter Directory of GLBTQIA Businesses.


To Catch Who? Moral Panics In Contemporary Television Media, Crystal L. Baker Dec 2011

To Catch Who? Moral Panics In Contemporary Television Media, Crystal L. Baker

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

My thesis looks at the creation of moral panics surrounding childhood, sexuality, and media proliferation of “stranger danger,” in American culture. I have chosen to analyze the television program “To Catch a Predator” to illustrate the ways in which these “stranger danger” narratives are related to childhood sexual moral panics and how these two phenomena work to encourage viewership and consumerism in American culture. The exacerbation of “predator” moral panics in reality television maintains the fear of invasion of secure suburban space largely due to the portrayal of African American men as threatening and/or violent within “To Catch a ...


Demographic Analysis Of Recovery Act Supported Jobs In Massachusetts, Quarters 1 And 2, 2010, David Sparks, Paige Ransford, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Christian Weller, Meryl Thomson, Robert Turner Dec 2011

Demographic Analysis Of Recovery Act Supported Jobs In Massachusetts, Quarters 1 And 2, 2010, David Sparks, Paige Ransford, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Christian Weller, Meryl Thomson, Robert Turner

Christian Weller

Massachusetts policy makers decided to go beyond existing ARRA federal reporting requirements and collect additional data in order to gauge the effectiveness of ARRA’s fiscal policy by counting the number of individuals who have received an ARRA-funded paycheck. In addition, policy makers wanted to look at some of the demographic characteristics of this population. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the data that the MA Recovery Office collected during the first and second quarters of 2010, with a particular focus on job creation and retention by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, and geographic location. Highlights of the report ...


Objecting Objectification: Finding The Links Between Self-Objectification, Views On Harassment, And Agreement With Traditional Sex Roles, Amy M. Bishop Dec 2011

Objecting Objectification: Finding The Links Between Self-Objectification, Views On Harassment, And Agreement With Traditional Sex Roles, Amy M. Bishop

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships between self-objectification levels, opinions on the impact of non-violent stranger sexual harassment on a personal and societal level, and agreement with traditional gender roles in college women. College women at Western Kentucky University were surveyed using the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale, the Social Roles Questionnaire, and original scales to measure views of street harassment. The hypotheses that viewing stranger harassment as both individually direct and complimentary would be positively correlated with self- objectification, and viewing it as innocuous in society were supported with correlation coefficients of r(103) = .211, p ...


Volume 11, Issue 43: December 5, 2011, Women's Studies & Gender Studies Program Dec 2011

Volume 11, Issue 43: December 5, 2011, Women's Studies & Gender Studies Program

Women's Studies & Gender Studies: Digest Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Legacy Of Crossdressing In Tanci: A Histoire Of Heroic Women And Men, Li Guo Dec 2011

The Legacy Of Crossdressing In Tanci: A Histoire Of Heroic Women And Men, Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This essay studies a tanci work, A Histoire of Heroic Women and Men (1905), as a case which reflects the intersecting themes of crossdressing, gender representation and the literary form of tanci. Written tanci, appropriated and redeveloped by educated women to tell stories of female crossdressers, scholars, and military leaders, offers a meaningful intervention in the dominant social and cultural discourses of womanhood in late imperial China. In the fictional realm, women’s acts of crossdressing transcend the Confucian ideological prescriptions of feminine identity, displaying their heroic efforts to pursue autonomy in a patriarchal culture. This essay will analyze how ...


A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Marketing Of Merck & Co.'S Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Gardasil®, Malika A. Redmond Dec 2011

A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Marketing Of Merck & Co.'S Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Gardasil®, Malika A. Redmond

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

This is a critical discourse analysis research project that examines the print and television advertisements of Merck & Co.’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine GARDASIL®. There are three commercial campaigns identified for this project: “Make the Connection/ Charm4Life,” “Tell Someone,” and “One Less/ I Choose.” Two print and two television commercials per campaign are analyzed. I used black feminist and girls studies theoretical frameworks to address how representations of race, class, “girl power,” and the cooptation of feminist language are both expressed and utilized in the marketing as a method to target consumers. I conclude with “parody/ protest” advertisements of the ...


Michelino: A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino Dec 2011

Michelino: A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

A chapter, a gay short story, about a central character in an as yet unpublished novel.


Total Men!: Literature, Nationalism, And Mascuilinity In Early Canada, Aaron J. Schneider Dec 2011

Total Men!: Literature, Nationalism, And Mascuilinity In Early Canada, Aaron J. Schneider

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis identifies the figure of the totally competent man (a model of early Canadian masculinity distinguished by an unprecedented breadth of competence) as a recurrent feature of early Canadian literary texts, and examines the development and representation of this figure with particular attention to its deployment as a model of national manhood by early Canadian literary nationalists. It argues that the production of a broadly competent model of manhood as an ideal model of national manhood by early Canadian literary nationalists was an anxious work carried out in the face of real and sensible threats to the new nation ...


Writing The Ruins: Rhetorics Of Crisis And Uplift After The Flood, Doreen Piano Dec 2011

Writing The Ruins: Rhetorics Of Crisis And Uplift After The Flood, Doreen Piano

Doreen M Piano

No abstract provided.


Congregating Women: Reading 3rd Wave Feminist Practices In Subcultural Production, Doreen Piano Dec 2011

Congregating Women: Reading 3rd Wave Feminist Practices In Subcultural Production, Doreen Piano

Doreen M Piano

No abstract provided.


T-Cell Responses To Dengue Virus In Humans, Ichiro Kurane, Takaji Matsutani, Ryuji Suzuki, Tomohiko Takasaki, Siripen Kalayanarooj, Sharone Green, Alan L. Rothman, Francis A. Ennis Dec 2011

T-Cell Responses To Dengue Virus In Humans, Ichiro Kurane, Takaji Matsutani, Ryuji Suzuki, Tomohiko Takasaki, Siripen Kalayanarooj, Sharone Green, Alan L. Rothman, Francis A. Ennis

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

Dengue virus (DENV) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Dengue virus infection induces specific CD4+CD8- and CD8+CD4- T cells in humans. In primary infection, T-cell responses to DENV are serotype cross-reactive, but the highest response is to the serotype that caused the infection. The epitopes recognized by DENV-specific T cells are located in most of the structural and non-structural proteins, but NS3 is the protein that is most dominantly recognized. In patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) caused by secondary DENV infection, T cells are highly activated ...


Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama In Eileen Chang's Love In A Fallen City, Li Guo Dec 2011

Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama In Eileen Chang's Love In A Fallen City, Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This essay will explore the narrative mode of feminine melodrama in Love in a Fallen City, a novella by the Shanghainese writer Eileen Chang (1920–1995). Chang has gained international fame for her depiction of Chinese women in the tumultuous transitional period prior to the modern era, especially traditional women figures that are in stark contrast with the New Woman ideal portrayed by her contemporary writers. Born in Shanghai, Chang was a descendant of an eminent late imperial official and received western education in Hong Kong under the influence of her open-minded mother. A literary sensation at the age of ...


Methodological Quality Of Quantitative Nursing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Research From 2000 To 2010, Michael Johnson Dec 2011

Methodological Quality Of Quantitative Nursing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Research From 2000 To 2010, Michael Johnson

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people constitute one of the largest underserved populations in any nursing setting. Despite the large LGBT populations, very little nursing research has been conducted on these populations. Nurse researchers have recommended that nursing researchers end the silence on LGBT research. To accomplish this, the methodological rigor of LGBT nursing research must be evaluated and improved upon. Currently, no literature examines the methodological quality of quantitative nursing LGBT research. Using a cross-sectional design, it was the purpose of this study to evaluate the methodological quality of quantitative nursing LGBT research from 2000 to 2010 using ...


Family Affairs Newsletter 2011-12-01, Zack Paakkonen Dec 2011

Family Affairs Newsletter 2011-12-01, 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/intersexed) community, sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. It covers the State of Maine.


Diversification Or Cotton Recovery In The Malian Cotton Zone: Effects On Households And Women, Jeanne Yekeleya Coulibaly Dec 2011

Diversification Or Cotton Recovery In The Malian Cotton Zone: Effects On Households And Women, Jeanne Yekeleya Coulibaly

INTSORMIL Scientific Publications

This dissertation investigates income diversification alternatives from the cotton economy and compares those initiatives with present policy measures to restore the cotton sector in Mali. It also derives the welfare implications for women of these various policy measures.

During the decade preceding 2011, farmers’ incomes in the cotton zone of Mali have been significantly affected by the downturn of the cotton economy explained by many factors including the low farm gate cotton price, the declining cotton yields and soil fertility concerns. In 2011, the Malian government substantially increased the farm gate cotton price as a result of the world cotton ...


A Study Of The Early American Author Judith Sargent Murray, Her Role In Early American Print Culture And Her Misappropriation By Twentieth-Century Feminism, Robert Allen Fowler Dec 2011

A Study Of The Early American Author Judith Sargent Murray, Her Role In Early American Print Culture And Her Misappropriation By Twentieth-Century Feminism, Robert Allen Fowler

Master's Theses

In 1798, Judith Sargent Murray published a three-volume collection of one hundred miscellaneous essays on topics ranging from social politesse to women’s education to international politics. Her diligence, forethought and manipulation of pseudonyms in the print-hungry post-Revolutionary America create a unique place for her in the history of American letters. However, in the twentieth century, modern feminism has attempted to claim Murray as one of their own, choosing between one and four examples of her work as proof of her forward-looking philosophy, while ignoring significant pieces of those same works as well as much of her oeuvre as a ...


Single Mothers In College: The Effect Of Selected Variables, Rickey Booker Dec 2011

Single Mothers In College: The Effect Of Selected Variables, Rickey Booker

Theses and Dissertations

Single parent mothers who are currently in poverty may find it difficult to find routes out of poverty and/or even to enrolling in college. Little empirical research has been conducted on low-income single parent mothers who attempt to enroll, persist and graduate college. The current research has shown that single parents are at a high risk of dropping out of college because of many barriers including poverty related issues. This study examined women who had at least one child or dependent, were in poverty, and were first time beginners in college. The purpose for conducting this study was to ...


Muslim Women And The West: Faith, Feminism, And The Quest For Gender Equality, Kelly Haller Dec 2011

Muslim Women And The West: Faith, Feminism, And The Quest For Gender Equality, Kelly Haller

Theses and Dissertations

For centuries the West has seen the Muslim woman as an entire group of people in need of saving. Lacking a thorough understanding of Islam and an incredibly diverse Middle Eastern society, Western powers endeavored to shape women of the Middle East into secular, modern examples of "liberated" women. Completely unacknowledged in this pursuit are the grass roots movements that emerged out of nationalist movements in the early twentieth century. An attempt to understand why the West is so incredibly fascinated by Muslim is undertaken in this scholarly pursuit. Additionally, a case study on the nation of Egypt shows not ...


Expanding A Model Of Female Heterosexual Coercion: Are Sexually Coercive Women Hyperfeminine?, Elizabeth Anne Schatzel-Murphy Dec 2011

Expanding A Model Of Female Heterosexual Coercion: Are Sexually Coercive Women Hyperfeminine?, Elizabeth Anne Schatzel-Murphy

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

The present study aimed to replicate a preliminary model of female heterosexual coercion and subsequently expand the model with gender- and race-related variables. The preliminary model, which specified sexual compulsivity, sexual dominance, sociosexuality, and prior sexual abuse, as predictors of female heterosexual coercion, was sufficiently replicated with a racially diverse sample of college women. The model was then successfully expanded by adding rape myth acceptance and hyperfemininity to the model. Hyperfemininity was found to be a core predictor of female heterosexual coercion, challenging the notion that sexual coercion is an inherently "masculine" behavior. Actual minority status, perceived minority status, and ...


Household Water Supply Choice And Time Allocated To Water Collection: Evidence From Madagascar, Christopher Boone, Peter Glick, David E. Sahn Dec 2011

Household Water Supply Choice And Time Allocated To Water Collection: Evidence From Madagascar, Christopher Boone, Peter Glick, David E. Sahn

Articles and Chapters

This article uses household survey data from Madagascar to examine water supply choice and time spent in water collection. We find that the choice of water source is strongly influenced by a number of household characteristics, as well as distance to sources. There are also strong substitution effects across sources. For example, increasing the distance to a public tap by 1 km increases the probability of using a well by 43 per cent in urban areas. With regards to time spent gathering water, we focus on the effects of gender, age, and distance to water. Women and girls spend the ...


Women In Popular Music Media: Empowered Or Exploited?, Jaime Glantz Dec 2011

Women In Popular Music Media: Empowered Or Exploited?, Jaime Glantz

Senior Honors Theses

Are women's lives and freedoms advanced by popular media productions of female sexuality, or do these portrayals restrict women's lives and freedoms by offering false pretenses of empowerment? This presentation examines these questions by investigating the validity of two leading radical feminist theoretical perspectives about the acceptability of popular media's hypersexualized representation of women. Through a combined method of survey response and content analysis, this research aims to bridge the gap between feminist theoretical dialogue and the experiences of women's lives. Research findings emphasize popular media's role as a catalyst for social construction and social ...


Gender Equity And Differences In Support In The Vocational Rehabilitation System, Jennifer Faye Featherston Dec 2011

Gender Equity And Differences In Support In The Vocational Rehabilitation System, Jennifer Faye Featherston

Theses and Dissertations

Women with disabilities have different vocational rehabilitation (VR) experiences than men with disabilities. When they enter the VR system, they tend to be older, divorced, primary caregivers, more dependent on public assistance, and have less education and less work experience than their male counterparts. Given these differences, women may need to receive different treatment than men, yet the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241, July 2, 1964) and the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment state that men and women must be treated equally within the state-federal vocational rehabilitation system. Because they have been ...


The Black Surrogate Mother., Clara A. Smith Dec 2011

The Black Surrogate Mother., Clara A. Smith

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study examines the literary depiction of the black surrogate mother as she is created according to the author’s race, gender, background, experience, biases and goals. Even though she is one of the most successful and popular characters of fiction, she is also controversial. Her reputation is iconic as well as dichotomous. For example, she is credited for the exemplary upbringing of her white charges, while simultaneously blamed for neglecting her own children. Particularly, this paper looks at three black surrogate mothers who conform to the prototypical, often stereotypical, image of the black surrogate mother: Mammy, Aunt Mammy Jane ...