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GENDER, CHRISTIANITIES, AND NEO/LIBERAL HEGEMONY: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF GENDER DISCOURSE IN A UNITED CHURCH WOMEN’S GROUP
This thesis explores the potential for ethico-politically committed cultural critique in investigating lived experiences of gender in the hegemonic global north, where the neo/liberal rhetoric of sexual equality tends to ...
Author of Prodigies: Representing the Female Letter-Writer in English Renaissance Literature
This dissertation seeks to show that the figure of the female letter-writer in English Renaissance literature, rather than reflecting the culture’s desire to contain, undermine, or destroy the notion of women’s textual ...
The Politics of Legibility: Writing and Reading Contemporary Arab American Women's Literature
This dissertation focuses on contemporary literature produced by Arab American women authors. My study utilizes the works of Diana Abu-Jaber, Mohja Kahf, Suheir Hammad, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Laila Halaby, to raise questions ...
ENSC 420: Gender and Environments
ENSC 420* Gender and Environments. Course Outlines, Notes, Handouts
Reconsidering Gender in the Multi-level Governance of Land in East Africa: Governing the “Global Land Grab”?
In the twenty-first century, there is a global rush for agricultural land. This rush is extremely profitable and extremely destabilizing, nowhere more so than in low-income countries with large reserves of arable agricultural ...
GENDER DIFFERENCES AND THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON FUNCTIONAL DECLINE IN OLDER PERSONS LIVING WITH HEART FAILURE IN THEIR COMMUNITY
Background. Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent chronic cardiovascular disease that is characterized by progressive functional decline. Given the known links between high levels of support and positive health outcomes the ...
Fitness, fertility and femininity: Making meaning in the tying of tubes: A feminist discourse analysis of women's sterilization
As a contraceptive technology, women’s sterilization is a medical event that is uniquely situated in relation to the dominant discursive link between women and reproduction. Intended as a contraceptive option that permanently ...
Gender, Politics and Social Medicine in South Africa, 1940 - 1959
This thesis is a first step to a gender analysis of South Africa’s social medicine experiment of the 1940s. The research focused on the work of the Health Centres, in particular Grassy Park and Polela, which were established ...
Sexual Scripts and Structured Action: Exploring Gendered Language in Cases of Female Sexual Offending
Few research studies have examined female sexual offending. Furthermore, most of what we know about sexual offending is based on male perpetrators. Our conceptions of female criminals who act outside their designated sexual ...
Associations between abdominal adiposity, exercise, morbidity and mortality
The increasing prevalence of abdominal obesity worldwide poses a serious public health problem and hence, presents a target for research designed to improve the assessment or treatment of abdominal obesity. Specifically, ...