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Where I’M From: Internal Manifestations Among Cambodian Women Using The Expressive Arts A Literature Review, Noeun Chhim 2022 Lesley University

Where I’M From: Internal Manifestations Among Cambodian Women Using The Expressive Arts A Literature Review, Noeun Chhim

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Chronic mental illness has affected many Cambodian people, but, culturally, Cambodians aren’t accustomed to opening up and discussing their feelings, rather defining mental illness to craziness and seeking help is presumed taboo. Thus, Cambodians are often reluctant to talk about their experiences and/or their related illnesses. Though Cambodians have experienced inconceivable suffering and violence during the Khmer Rouge era, for the purpose of this thesis, I will be discussing the role of Cambodian women and investigate the extent of what they’ve witnessed and experienced. Cambodian women have suffered through many years of trauma and grief, during and ...


The Shape Of Things: A Theatrical Examination Of The Progression Of Emotional Manipulation, Kylee Lorio 2022 Bridgewater College

The Shape Of Things: A Theatrical Examination Of The Progression Of Emotional Manipulation, Kylee Lorio

Honors Projects

In Neil LaBute's work, The Shape of Things, graduate art student Evelyn Thompson meets security guard and future muse, Adam Sorenson, in an art museum during his late-night shift. Their meeting poses the question of just how far humans are willing to go for love. In less than two hours, LaBute’s insight regarding manipulation between intimate partners calls the integrity of our own interpersonal relationships into question. This project encapsulates the materials of Bridgewater College student Kylee Lorio while directing this production during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Evolution Of The “We Can Do It” Poster And American Feminist Movements, Reina Aguirre 2021 San Jose State University

The Evolution Of The “We Can Do It” Poster And American Feminist Movements, Reina Aguirre

McNair Research Journal SJSU

World War II created mass destruction and economic distress but was also responsible for creating new opportunities for women. The war had torn families apart and had altered family dynamics. The high demands of the wartime economy called for a reevaluation of American women’s roles in society. In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a range of propaganda posters to encourage women to join the war effort.[1] The most iconic was christened “Rosie the Riveter” and further popularized by Norman Rockwell. These images exemplified how ...


The 1848 Declarations Of Sentiments: Usurpations And Incantations, Leah Shafer 2021 Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The 1848 Declarations Of Sentiments: Usurpations And Incantations, Leah Shafer

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

Three video recordings of participants reciting the "1848 Declaration of Sentiments" at the Seneca Falls Dialogues conferences. In the first video titled "Sentiments and Usurpations", an excerpt is repeated over and over until it begins to sound like an incantation. In the second video, "Declaration of Sentiments 2014", still images accompany an audio track featuring the voices of the participants. The third video, "Declaration of Sentiments Wesleyan Chapel" uses the 2014 audio track for an avant-garde exploration of the interior of the Wesleyan Chapel.


The Disproportionate Impact Of Toxins In Consumer Products, Meredith Bollheimer, Elissa Reitz 2021 Mercyhurst University

The Disproportionate Impact Of Toxins In Consumer Products, Meredith Bollheimer, Elissa Reitz

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

The number of chemicals used in everyday products has grown exponentially over the last century. Many of these chemicals are known endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC’s) and they have not been proven to be safe for humans or for the environment. Rather, many of these chemicals have been linked to negative human health outcomes and damage to the environment. Corporate America is responsible for the production and liberal use of these chemicals in consumer and personal care products. The federal government has failed to provide effective or meaningful standards or regulations for the myriad chemicals of concern that make their ...


Confronting Student Resistance To Ecofeminism: Three Perspectives, Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Holly Kent, Colleen Martell 2021 Bard College at SImon's Rock

Confronting Student Resistance To Ecofeminism: Three Perspectives, Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez, Holly Kent, Colleen Martell

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

Teaching ecofeminism is a dynamic, vital practice, demanding a great deal of both educators and students. At the heart of this essay is the question: how can we teach ecofeminism effectively? In this work, we reflect on our successes and failures teaching ecofeminism within various topics and in different settings. While each co-author of this piece brings ecofeminism into our classrooms, we do so in very different ways and have diverse approaches to making ecofeminist theories and ideas feel vital, necessary, and relevant for our students. In our essay, we aim to offer some productive and provocative suggestions and ideas ...


Beyond "Viuda De": Practical Approaches To Promoting Mexican Books Printed At Women-Owned Businesses, Taylor Leigh, Colleen W. Barrett 2021 University of Kentucky

Beyond "Viuda De": Practical Approaches To Promoting Mexican Books Printed At Women-Owned Businesses, Taylor Leigh, Colleen W. Barrett

Library Presentations

Women print shop owners have existed for much longer than most people realize, including those in Latin America, where they have been active since at least the seventeenth century. Unfortunately, these texts are not always clearly cataloged or described in a way that is easy to locate beyond searching “viuda de,” in the publisher field. Though many title-pages describe their businesses in terms of being a widow of their husband, these female business owners deserve credit for their efforts and should be findable in their own right. This poster would highlight the strategies and steps taken by a Hispanic studies ...


Book Review Essay: Women, Urbanization, And Sustainability: Practices Of Survival, Adaptation, And Resistance, Hao Zhang 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review Essay: Women, Urbanization, And Sustainability: Practices Of Survival, Adaptation, And Resistance, Hao Zhang

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review Essay: Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters On Obedience And Rebellion, Khadijah Kanji 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review Essay: Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters On Obedience And Rebellion, Khadijah Kanji

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review Essay: Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance And Survival In America, Isabella Chawrun 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review Essay: Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance And Survival In America, Isabella Chawrun

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Gender And Succession In Medieval And Early Modern Islam, Bilateral Descent And The Legacy Of Fatima, Zahra Hashemiolya 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Gender And Succession In Medieval And Early Modern Islam, Bilateral Descent And The Legacy Of Fatima, Zahra Hashemiolya

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Rights Of Women: The Authoritative Aclu Guide To Women’S Rights (Fourth Edition), Maxcy Grasso 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: The Rights Of Women: The Authoritative Aclu Guide To Women’S Rights (Fourth Edition), Maxcy Grasso

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Syrian Women Refugees: Personal Accounts Of Transition, Aynur Erzenoglu 2021 Bridgewater State University

Book Review: Syrian Women Refugees: Personal Accounts Of Transition, Aynur Erzenoglu

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Does Gender Matter? Job Stress, Work-Life Balance, Health And Job Satisfaction Among University Teachers In India, Sandip Solanki, Meeta Mandaviya 2021 Bridgewater State University

Does Gender Matter? Job Stress, Work-Life Balance, Health And Job Satisfaction Among University Teachers In India, Sandip Solanki, Meeta Mandaviya

Journal of International Women's Studies

This study investigates gender differences in the perceived level of stress of university instructors in India. An online cross-sectional survey was completed with 86 respondents comprised of 51 males and 35 females in the state of Gujarat. Results indicate that job stress on work-life balance is significantly stronger for females. Additionally, male respondents scored higher in managing anger at work compared with female respondents and reveal a stronger detachment with work. Further, male respondents have more health-related issues compared with females due to job stress and imbalance in work life, while females exhibit lower career resilience due to family characteristics ...


Gendering The Public Sector: Women’S Status In Local Administrations. A Case Study From Spain, Eva Bermúdez-Figueroa 2021 Bridgewater State University

Gendering The Public Sector: Women’S Status In Local Administrations. A Case Study From Spain, Eva Bermúdez-Figueroa

Journal of International Women's Studies

Women’s role in political representation has been deeply studied in the administration and political literature, but scarcely researched from an employment point of view. Furthermore, there is a lack of attention to public employment in administrations, specifically municipalities, which are the closest public level to the citizenry. We claim women's employment in public administration presents similar characteristics to private employment—occupational segregation, wage gap, glass ceiling—despite being a traditional niche of protected employment for women in Europe and globally. This fact is contrary to what might be expected, from a guarantor of equality in the public sector.


Women And Local Government Elections In Turkey: Analysis Of Supply And Demand-Side Framework, Abdul -Malik Abdulai, Ayten Ceter, Israel Nyaburi Nyadera 2021 Bridgewater State University

Women And Local Government Elections In Turkey: Analysis Of Supply And Demand-Side Framework, Abdul -Malik Abdulai, Ayten Ceter, Israel Nyaburi Nyadera

Journal of International Women's Studies

How do women perform in Turkish local government elections? Existing studies have delved on the subject of participation and representation of women in political activities and the main concern has been to assess the factors responsible for the underrepresentation of women in politics. However, previous studies have largely focused on the representation of women in national legislative assemblies seemingly to assert that political representation of women is confined to national politics and their representation in local governments is largely overlooked. This paper seeks to fill the lacuna in the literature by focusing on participation and representation of women in local ...


Characterization Of European Female Informal Investors, María De Las Mercedes 2021 Bridgewater State University

Characterization Of European Female Informal Investors, María De Las Mercedes

Journal of International Women's Studies

In recent years, most sectors have benefited from an explosion in the creation of startups in different entrepreneurial environments. Along these lines, there has been a growing interest in the role of informal investors in the creation of new companies with the aim of identifying the characteristics that could help governments and regulators to promote different measures that help economic growth. Various studies identified that informal investments (that is, those that cover the financing needs of business plans in their entrepreneurial stage) contribute to entrepreneurial activity at national level. The objective of this analysis is to identify the factors that ...


'Noble Mothers' And Their Others: Racialized Women Entrepreneurs And Poverty Finance, Heather Montes Ireland 2021 Bridgewater State University

'Noble Mothers' And Their Others: Racialized Women Entrepreneurs And Poverty Finance, Heather Montes Ireland

Journal of International Women's Studies

Microfinance has become standardized within global development policy, disproportionately impacting the lives of women of the global South and, increasingly, in the global North with the dismantling of the welfare state. Poverty finance policies employ an entrepreneurial model to facilitate women’s labor market participation whereby borrowers are extended microcredit, or small loans, to invest in their microbusinesses. Global poverty finance is, however, deeply gendered and racialized in ideology and practice. This paper explores the ways that entrepreneurialism, as a cultural formation, privatizes women’s labor into normative gendered, feminine, and domestic labor sectors alongside the expansion of markets and ...


Quality Of Work And Unpaid Reproductive Labour In The South African Labour Market, Odile Mackett 2021 Bridgewater State University

Quality Of Work And Unpaid Reproductive Labour In The South African Labour Market, Odile Mackett

Journal of International Women's Studies

Since the 1970s and 1980s, women’s increased labour force participation has caught the attention of scholars, governments, labour unions and organisations such as the ILO. The increase in female labour force participation has accompanied the globalisation and liberalisation of product and labour markets around the world. As a result of these changing characteristics around the labour force, particularly as it relates to growing precariousness in the labour market, the ILO developed the Decent Work Agenda to set a standard with which to measure workplace vulnerability. They also listed gender equality as a cross-cutting goal of the Agenda and recognise ...


“Not Women’S Work”: Gendered Labor, Political Subjectivity And Motherhood, Mary E. Wilhoit 2021 Bridgewater State University

“Not Women’S Work”: Gendered Labor, Political Subjectivity And Motherhood, Mary E. Wilhoit

Journal of International Women's Studies

This article challenges broadly applied beliefs about the gendered nature of informality and the marginalization of single mothers to argue that many such women in Ayacucho, Peru routinely sought out formal-sector jobs and used these to exert authority over certain local processes of development. I argue that this situation, influenced in part by the male-dominated nature of the lucrative but completely informal coca economy, may also reflect Andean ideologies of maternal authority and the freedom afforded to single, rather than married, women. This article draws on over sixteen months of fieldwork in rural Ayacucho, during which time I observed women ...


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