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Gender Work In A Feminized Profession: The Case Of Veterinary Medicine., Leslie Irvine, Jenny R. Vermilya 2009 University of Colorado Boulder

Gender Work In A Feminized Profession: The Case Of Veterinary Medicine., Leslie Irvine, Jenny R. Vermilya

Leslie Irvine, PhD

Veterinary medicine has undergone dramatic, rapid feminization while in many ways remaining gendered masculine. With women constituting approximately half of its practitioners and nearly 80 percent of students, veterinary medicine is the most feminized of the comparable health professions. Nevertheless, the culture of veterinary medicine glorifies stereotypically masculine actions and attitudes. This article examines how women veterinarians understand the gender dynamics within the profession. Our analysis reveals that the discursive strategies available to women sustain and justify the status quo, and thus preserve hegemonic masculinity. Women use strategies previously used toward female tokens in nontraditional jobs, such as role encapsulation ...


Using A Local Chat Server In Your Library, John Fink 2009 McMaster University

Using A Local Chat Server In Your Library, John Fink

John Fink

No abstract provided.


Whatever You Say, Say Something: Remembering For The Future In Northern Ireland, Margo Shea 2009 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Whatever You Say, Say Something: Remembering For The Future In Northern Ireland, Margo Shea

Margo Shea

The question of how to ‘deal’ with the past in post‐conflict Northern Ireland preoccupies public conversation precisely because it separates a violent history from a fragile peace and an uncertain future. After a brief examination of contemporary Northern Ireland's culture of remembrance, this article provides some analysis of the potentials and dangers of efforts to confront the legacies of the Troubles. I argue here that the challenge for post‐conflict heritage work in Northern Ireland lies in forging practices that permit and facilitate different ways of encountering complex and contradictory histories. These new efforts to remember encourage citizens ...


Review Of Capitalizing On Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex In The Age Of Globalization By Daniel Faber, Marcos Luna 2009 Salem State University

Review Of Capitalizing On Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex In The Age Of Globalization By Daniel Faber, Marcos Luna

Marcos Luna

Te hallmark of environmental injustice is the unequal distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Indeed, researchers and activists have historically focused on the geographic concentration of industrial hazards or nuisances in lower income, non-white communities. Over the last 30 years, however, the definition and scope of environmental justice have broadened considerably. Moreover, what was once regarded as a uniquely American phenomenon, with its close association to American forms of personal and institutional racism, is now juxtaposed with other, non-racial forms of discrimination or oppression in non-American contexts, extending even to trade and military relations between countries. Daniel Faber’s latest ...


Place For Personhood: Individual And Local Character In Lifestyle Migration, Brian A. Hoey 2009 Marshall University

Place For Personhood: Individual And Local Character In Lifestyle Migration, Brian A. Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

While drawing on literature of narrative interpretations of the construction of self and place-based, embodied identity, this article will explore the impact of invasive market forces on intertwined processes of person, self, and place-making. It considers how resources for these projects have changed in the face of translocal market forces and neoliberal ideals. Despite numerous proclamations of an essential placelessness to contemporary American society, place continues to be a basic part of the construction of the person. In fact, a variety of place-making practices are increasingly pursued as ways of negotiating tension between personal experience with material demands in pursuit ...


Lessons Of The Alaska Dividend, Karl Widerquist 2009 Georgetown University-Qatar

Lessons Of The Alaska Dividend, Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, woman, and child in Alaska without any conditions whatsoever. It has helped Alaska maintain one of the lowest poverty rates in the United States. It has helped Alaska become the most economically equal of all 50 states. And it has helped Alaska become the only U.S. state in which equality has risen rather than fallen over the last 20 years. Certainly Alaska is doing something right. As newsletter editor ...


I Have A Basic Income, Karl Widerquist 2009 Georgetown University-Qatar

I Have A Basic Income, Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist

In a period of about eight months, I managed to save and invest enough money to get myself a small personal basic income. It was easy—if you get the kind of lucky breaks I got. I’m telling you this story only because it illustrates how much our economic fortunes are determined by luck, how favorably our laws treat people who own stuff (people who have obtained control of natural resources) and how much unearned income is available for redistribution.


Book Review: The Street Porter And The Philosopher: Conversations On Analytical Egalitarianism, Karl Widerquist 2009 Georgetown University-Qatar

Book Review: The Street Porter And The Philosopher: Conversations On Analytical Egalitarianism, Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist

No abstract provided.


Housing And Community Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr. 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

Housing And Community Development, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

No abstract provided.


Public Policy Phd Program Large-Format Brochure, Michael P. Johnson Jr. 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

Public Policy Phd Program Large-Format Brochure, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

No abstract provided.


What Drives Food Import Refusals?, Kathy Baylis, Andrea Martens, Lia Nogueira 2009 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What Drives Food Import Refusals?, Kathy Baylis, Andrea Martens, Lia Nogueira

Kathy Baylis

No abstract provided.


Trade Diversion From Tomato Suspension Agreement, Kathy Baylis, Jeffrey M. Perloff 2009 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Trade Diversion From Tomato Suspension Agreement, Kathy Baylis, Jeffrey M. Perloff

Kathy Baylis

: Trade barriers can cause output to be diverted to other countries and into other products. We study the effect of a voluntary price restraint (VPR) on Mexican tomatoes entering the United States. The diversion caused by the VPR is statistically and economically significant – representing over four-fifths of the direct effects of the trade barrier. When the VPR was binding, Mexico exported more tomatoes to Canada, the United States cut back on exports while Canada increased their exports to the United States. The VPR also diverted fresh tomatoes in Mexico into paste production, which was then exported to the United States.


Gender And Geography, Ann M. Oberhauser 2009 West Virginia University

Gender And Geography, Ann M. Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

The geographical analysis of gender, or simply gender geography, has experienced significant growth since its origins in the 1970s. This field of study has developed from early research on spatial patterns of women's activities to more recent analyses of how spatial processes are linked to gender identities and feminist methodology. Gender and other social relations have been incorporated into nearly all areas of the discipline and brought feminist perspectives to issues such as urban planning, globalization, and, more recently, geographic information science (GIScience).


(Re)Scaling Gender And Globalization: Livelihood Strategies In Accra, Ghana, Ann M. Oberhauser 2009 West Virginia University

(Re)Scaling Gender And Globalization: Livelihood Strategies In Accra, Ghana, Ann M. Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

Feminist analyses of globalization provide important perspectives on the increasing integration of global political, economic, and social processes. This paper focuses on several themes in feminist scholarship that inform our
understanding of globalization as a dynamic and contested process in contemporary society. The discussion encompasses an analysis of scale that incorporates the intersection of diverse economic processes from the level of the body to the global arena. This paper also offers feminist insight on spaces of resistance that have
formed alongside neoliberal globalization. The empirical component of this analysis draws from research conducted in the West African nation of Ghana ...


Acquisition Of Spanish Gender Agreement In Two Learning Contexts: Study Abroad And At Home, Christina Isabelli 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Acquisition Of Spanish Gender Agreement In Two Learning Contexts: Study Abroad And At Home, Christina Isabelli

Christina Isabelli

The goal of this study is to describe the acquisition rate for gender acquisition in Spanish and to show whether individual variability and language contact may affect this rate. The participants were intermediate second language Spanish (first language English) learners in the study abroad and at-home contexts over a 4-month period. The participants received grammaticality judgment tests coded for morphological class of the modified noun as well as attributive and predicative adjectives. Data were also collected on social behavior and language contact in Spanish and English in order to explain data outcome. The findings suggest that no difference exists between ...


Support Letters & Role Statement, Angela Dresselhaus 2009 Utah State University

Support Letters & Role Statement, Angela Dresselhaus

Angela Dresselhaus

No abstract provided.


Mining And Civilization, An Illustrated History, Fathi Habashi 2009 Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Mining And Civilization, An Illustrated History, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Mining and Civilization has been conceived to compliment the author's two books History of Metallurgy and Readings in Historical Metallurgy and to fill a gap in the literature. It is difficult to study the history of metallurgy without studying the history of mining at the same time. Each time the author visits ancient ruins or examines an ancient stone statue he recalls the work of miners who brought the material from a quarry so that the sculptor can create a work of art. History of mining, quarrying, and stone carving is history of civilization.


Salud Y Felicidad En Uruguay, Maximo Rossi, Todd Jewell, Mariana Gerstenblüth 2009 Universidad del Uruguay - Departamento de Economía (dECON)

Salud Y Felicidad En Uruguay, Maximo Rossi, Todd Jewell, Mariana Gerstenblüth

Maximo Rossi

In this paper we study the relationship between individual happiness and self reported health status, using the Religion, Health and Young Emancipation ISSP survey for Uruguay in 2008. Probit estimates suggests that health status has the highest correlation with happiness. In order to control for the observed heterogeneity of this variable, we estimate using matching methods. Results show that reporting a good health rises the probability of being happy between 18 an 29 percentage points. Previous literature support this findings.


Systems Theory And Structural Functionalism, John Fisher 2009 Utah Valley University

Systems Theory And Structural Functionalism, John Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

Although structural functionalism finds its roots much earlier than systems theory, as researchers use it today, it is based on systems theory. This book chapter sets forth an approach for using systems theory and structural functionalism as frameworks and models for research.


Mass Media Coverage Of Global Warming: An Update., John Fisher 2009 Utah Valley University

Mass Media Coverage Of Global Warming: An Update., John Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

A consensus may no longer exist about the causes of climate change. Only last year most media and many people supported the view that climate change was caused by people’s use of fossil fuels. However, the public view of global warming appears to have changed. Much of this change in people’s attitudes came from media coverage. This was augmented by concern for the economy and the effect of global warming legislation on the economy.

While few studies exist of mass media saturation using the diffusion of innovation model, research of global warming coverage by Dispensa and Brulle (2003 ...


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