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Promoting equity in introductory physics: An identity perspective on learning physics and learning to teach
If the goal of teaching introductory physics is to help every student have successful learning experiences, then we need to answer at least two key questions to achieve this goal. First, what instructional strategies will ...
The Price of Loyalty: A Gendered Analysis of Consumer Surveillance
Consumer surveillance, seen in the social sorting capabilities of loyalty marketing, is gendered. Using Canadian examples, gender is added to the existing literature on social sorting in relation to class (Burrows and Gane ...
Making Hair Matter: Untangling Black Hair/Style Politics
Hair is a remarkably complex material-semiotic entity. Caught on the cusp between self/society, meticulously contrived and purposely styled, hair is crucial in the articulation of identity and difference. However, although ...
Students’ Beliefs About Learning and Intelligence: an Examination of Academic Stream, Gender, LD Status, and Achievement
In the present study, the researcher examined the motivational variables of students within the Ontario Secondary School system, where groups based on course stream, LD status, gender, and achievement level were compared. ...
Applying Feminist and Queer Theories to Gender-Based Violence in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study of the Transition Process in Liberia
This MRP applies Feminist and Queer theories to gender-based violence in Post-Conflict Societies, evaluating specifically the transition process in Liberia.
Health, Appearance and Fitness Practices: How Class and Gender are Represented in Four Young Women’s Understanding of Their Fitness Practices
This thesis presents results from a qualitative study of how young women make sense of their fitness practices. Fitness practices related to diet and exercise are culturally linked to both appearance and health and tend ...
Neighborhood Perception of Safety and the Mobility Gap Between Men and Women in Old Age
Background and Objectives: Mobility limitations are a prevalent issue in older adult populations, and an important determinant of disability and mortality. Neighborhood conditions are key determinants of mobility and ...
Cultivating Governance: The Production of Mushrooms and Mushroom Workers
This thesis examines how the liberalization of United States agriculture has affected the everyday experiences of labor, and laborers. Centered on a case study of mushroom production in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, ...
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 ...
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 ...