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The Artistry And Activism Of Shirley Graham Du Bois: A Twentieth Century African American Torchbearer, Alesia Elaine Mcfadden May 2009

The Artistry And Activism Of Shirley Graham Du Bois: A Twentieth Century African American Torchbearer, Alesia Elaine Mcfadden

Open Access Dissertations

This dissertation traces the early origins of Shirley Graham Du Bois, a well known Negro achiever in the 1930s and 1940s, from the decades preceding her birth in 1896 up through the mid-twentieth century when she has reached mid life and achieved a number of successes. It attempts to reclaim from obscurity the significant cultural production that Shirley Graham contributed to American society. Her artistry and activism were manifested in many ways. As a very young woman she conducted, throughout the northern and eastern parts of the U. S., musical concerts extolling the beauty and significance of spirituals. While attending ...


Before The Second Wave: College Women, Cultural Literacy, Sexuality And Identity, 1940--1965, Babette Faehmel May 2009

Before The Second Wave: College Women, Cultural Literacy, Sexuality And Identity, 1940--1965, Babette Faehmel

Open Access Dissertations

This dissertation follows career-oriented college women over the course of their education in liberal arts programs and seeks to explain why so many of them, in departure from original plans of combining work and marriage, married and became full-time mothers. Using diaries, personal correspondences, and student publications, in conjunction with works from the social sciences, philosophy, and literature, I argue that these women's experiences need to be understood in the context of cultural conflicts over the definition of class, status, and national identity. Mid twentieth-century college women, I propose, began their education at a moment when the convergence of ...


On Becoming Virginia: The Story Of A Man Who Crashed A Woman's Body: A Translation Of Alejandro Tapia Y Rivera's Postumo El Envirginiado [1882], Aaron M. M. Suko Jan 2009

On Becoming Virginia: The Story Of A Man Who Crashed A Woman's Body: A Translation Of Alejandro Tapia Y Rivera's Postumo El Envirginiado [1882], Aaron M. M. Suko

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis establishes a biographical and critical context pertaining to the life and work of the nineteenth-century Puerto Rican author Alejandro Tapia y Rivera (1826-1882), and presents a proposed translation of his final novel, Póstumo el envirginiado o la historia de un hombre que se coló en el cuerpo de una mujer (1882). In a discussion of Tapia’s life and work, I highlight important historical factors for comprehending the text’s and Tapia’s relatively obscure status. Then I turn to the text itself to analyze key themes and narrative techniques, referring to literary scholars of Póstumo in order ...


The Pursuit And Dispelling Of Holy Heterosexual Love: From "Love Must Not Be Forgotten" To Wu Zi, Li Li Jan 2009

The Pursuit And Dispelling Of Holy Heterosexual Love: From "Love Must Not Be Forgotten" To Wu Zi, Li Li

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

My thesis is going to include three sections as follows:

1.A brief biography of Zhang Jie 张洁 (1937 - ).

Zhang Jie began to publish in the post-Cultural Revolution era, and became well-known in the early 1980s for her fictional depiction of the problems of the urban intellectual women attempting to resolve conflicts between love and career, love and marriage, and ideals and reality.

The main part of this section is going to be the deep influence of her eventful fatherless life experience, traditional Chinese culture, as well as that of former Russian literary masters, especially Chekhov and Tolstoy, on her ...


Tainted Gender: Sexual Impurity And Women In Kankyo No Tomo, Yuko Mizue Jan 2009

Tainted Gender: Sexual Impurity And Women In Kankyo No Tomo, Yuko Mizue

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis consists of research on women and Buddhism in light of a medieval Japanese Buddhist tales collection called Kankyo no Tomo. This collection reveals the predicament in which women in medieval Japan found themselves. As the focus of sexual desire (towards them and by them), they were also inherently polluted due to their connection with blood (kegare).


After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg Mar 2008

After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry Jan 2008

Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Integrated Development: Best Practices For Girls’ Education, Rebecca Paulson Jan 2008

Integrated Development: Best Practices For Girls’ Education, Rebecca Paulson

Master's Capstone Projects

Integrated development takes into consideration the multidimensional nature of every issue. This thesis focuses on the issue of girls’ education and examines the many interconnected barriers which prevent girls from attending school specifically in the context of Niger, but also on a broader level. There must exist a supportive environment which enables girls to be able to access, attend and succeed in school, and this supportive environment must be created across sectors by addressing the many issues which prevent girls’ schooling: cost, health, physical access, culture and tradition etc. Multi-level and multisectoral partnerships of local and international NGOs and the ...


Archaeology, Language, And The African Past, Roger Blench Mar 2007

Archaeology, Language, And The African Past, Roger Blench

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


We’Re Coming Out! – “Home” And “Away” Identities In The Field Of International Education: An Emotional Construction And Negotiation Of The Self, Paul St. John Frisoli Jan 2007

We’Re Coming Out! – “Home” And “Away” Identities In The Field Of International Education: An Emotional Construction And Negotiation Of The Self, Paul St. John Frisoli

Master's Capstone Projects

Once upon a time, there was a young man from the country of Federation. In this era of postmodernism, Paul St. John Frisoli held fragmented and multiple identities that were at times complimentary and contradictory. He believed that whether he was angry, happy, frustrated, or satisfied that emotions offered clues to these identities. One day, Paul left for the islands of Banga Sharini where he worked on the WEZAP radio project that was funded by the Federation Agency for International Development (FAID). During his stay, he developed new Consultant and Foreign Identity selves while leaving his “home” identities of the ...


On The Transportation Of Material Goods By Enslaved Africans During The Middle Passage: Preliminary Findings From Documentary Sources, Jerome S. Handler Dec 2006

On The Transportation Of Material Goods By Enslaved Africans During The Middle Passage: Preliminary Findings From Documentary Sources, Jerome S. Handler

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Gender And Resistance At North Bend Plantation: The Beginnings Of An Interdisciplinary Study Of An Enslaved Community, Kelley Deetz Mar 2006

Gender And Resistance At North Bend Plantation: The Beginnings Of An Interdisciplinary Study Of An Enslaved Community, Kelley Deetz

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Writing African History, Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia Mar 2006

Writing African History, Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Needles Eye: Women And Work In The Age Of Revolution, Marla R. Miller Jan 2006

The Needles Eye: Women And Work In The Age Of Revolution, Marla R. Miller

University of Massachusetts Press Books

Among the enduring stereotypes of early American history has been the colonial Goodwife, perpetually spinning, sewing, darning, and quilting, answering all of her family’s textile needs. But the Goodwife of popular historical imagination obscures as much as she reveals; the icon appears to explain early American women’s labor history while at the same time allowing it to go unexplained. Tensions of class and gender recede, and the largest artisanal trade open to early American women is obscured in the guise of domesticity.

In this book, Marla R. Miller illuminates the significance of women’s work in the clothing ...


When The Girls Came Out To Play: The Birth Of American Sportswear, Patricia Campbell Warner Jan 2006

When The Girls Came Out To Play: The Birth Of American Sportswear, Patricia Campbell Warner

University of Massachusetts Press Books

A study of the evolution of American women’s clothing, When the Girls Came Out to Play traces the history of modern sportswear as a universal style that broke down traditional gender roles. Patricia Warner shows how this profound cultural shift, which did not reach fruition until World War II, originated during the previous century with the gradual expansion of socially acceptable physical activity for women. Behind this development was a growing interest in sports and exercise that was further nurtured by the establishment of schools of higher education for women.The participation of women in athletic pursuits previously reserved ...


Cemetery Of The Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, And Ingeborg Bachmann, Sara Lennox Jan 2006

Cemetery Of The Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, And Ingeborg Bachmann, Sara Lennox

University of Massachusetts Press Books

Although Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973) is widely regarded as one of the most important twentieth-century authors writing in German, her novels and stories have sometimes been viewed narrowly as portraits of women as victims. In this innovative study, Sara Lennox provides a much broader perspective on Bachmann’s work, at the same time undertaking an experiment in feminist methodology.Lennox examines Bachmann’s poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the varied feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of more than three decades. Lennox then places her ...


Blacks Pin Hope On Dna To Fill Slavery's Gaps In Family Trees, Amy Harmon Aug 2005

Blacks Pin Hope On Dna To Fill Slavery's Gaps In Family Trees, Amy Harmon

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


African-American History Museum Opens Doors, Margaret Horton Edsall Aug 2005

African-American History Museum Opens Doors, Margaret Horton Edsall

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Foul Means: The Formation Of A Slave Society In Virginia", Michelle Lemaster Aug 2005

Review Of "Foul Means: The Formation Of A Slave Society In Virginia", Michelle Lemaster

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Digging City's History: Finds Show A Black Middle Class Had Once Thrived On Beacon Hill, Jenna Russell Aug 2005

Digging City's History: Finds Show A Black Middle Class Had Once Thrived On Beacon Hill, Jenna Russell

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Free Frank Leaves Descendants A Legacy Of Freedom, Deborah Gertz Husar Aug 2005

Free Frank Leaves Descendants A Legacy Of Freedom, Deborah Gertz Husar

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Online Exhibition By The Museum Of African Diaspora, Modou Dieng, Lauren Woods Aug 2005

Online Exhibition By The Museum Of African Diaspora, Modou Dieng, Lauren Woods

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Pan-African History: Political Figures From Africa And The Diaspora Since 1787, Hakim Adi, Marika Sherwood, Robert Trent Vinson Jul 2005

Pan-African History: Political Figures From Africa And The Diaspora Since 1787, Hakim Adi, Marika Sherwood, Robert Trent Vinson

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


From Betty Crocker To Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives On Women And Food, Arlene Voski Avakian, Barbara Haber Jan 2005

From Betty Crocker To Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives On Women And Food, Arlene Voski Avakian, Barbara Haber

University of Massachusetts Press Books

In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have turned their attention to food to gain a better understanding of history, culture, economics, and society. The emerging field of food studies has yielded a great deal of useful research and a host of publications. Missing, however, has been a focused effort to use gender as an analytic tool. This stimulating collection of original essays addresses that oversight, investigating the important connections between food studies and women’s studies.

Applying the insights of feminist scholarship to the study of food, the thirteen essays in this volume are arranged under four ...


Review Of Soulfires: Young Black Men On Love And Violence, Amilcar Shabazz Jul 1997

Review Of Soulfires: Young Black Men On Love And Violence, Amilcar Shabazz

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

A review of a literary and cultural anthology on African American males on love and violence.


An Exploration Of Gender Issues And The Role Of The Outsider In Women's Education Programs In Muslim Communities Case Studies In Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Senegal, And Yemen, Jode Lynne Walp Jan 1995

An Exploration Of Gender Issues And The Role Of The Outsider In Women's Education Programs In Muslim Communities Case Studies In Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Senegal, And Yemen, Jode Lynne Walp

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Women's Work And Women's Households: Gender Bias In The U.S. Census, Nancy Folbre, Marjorie Abel Jan 1989

Women's Work And Women's Households: Gender Bias In The U.S. Census, Nancy Folbre, Marjorie Abel

Economics Department Faculty Publications Series

No abstract provided.