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Advocating For Gender Equality In A "Conservative Christian" Nation: An Exploration Of The Bahama's 2016 Referendum, Melinda Andrews May 2018

Advocating For Gender Equality In A "Conservative Christian" Nation: An Exploration Of The Bahama's 2016 Referendum, Melinda Andrews

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Gender expectation plays a significant role in a variety of human interactions, but this is perhaps seen best in the interactions between men and women. This study seeks to understand the way that the effect of gender expectation plays out in the youth of The Bahamas, particularly in the way these expectations affect teenagers understanding of their roles within a sexual or romantic relationship. One way this study seeks to explore this topic is through the examination of the broader religious and cultural history of The Bahamas providing context for its current understanding of gender roles.


Gender Discrepancy In Asexual Identity:The Effect Of Hegemonic Gender Norms On Asexual Identification, Tori Bianchi May 2018

Gender Discrepancy In Asexual Identity:The Effect Of Hegemonic Gender Norms On Asexual Identification, Tori Bianchi

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How do gender roles and expectations affect individuals identifying as asexual? Why do more women and genderqueer people identify as asexual? What about masculine stereotypes dissuades individuals from identifying as asexual? In this study I investigate how the cultural and societal expectations of different genders, both assigned and actualized, affect the perception and performance of an individual’s sexual identity. In particular I examine ideals of prescribed and hegemonic masculinity and femininity and how those ideals are upheld or broken by an asexual identity, and how those holding diverse gender identities feel their gender identity interacts with their asexual orientation.


Reconstructing Late Holocene Paleofloods Along The Middle Tennessee River And Exploring Links With Climate And Land Use, Lance Stewart Apr 2018

Reconstructing Late Holocene Paleofloods Along The Middle Tennessee River And Exploring Links With Climate And Land Use, Lance Stewart

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Sediment stored in floodplains and low alluvial terraces along the middle Tennessee River reflects flood frequency and magnitude during the past ca. 2800 years. This study uses the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and geochronology of three alluvial terraces to infer past flooding and explore links with climate change and anthropogenic land-use practices. Four sites located on different geomorphic landforms adjacent to the Tennessee River preserve records of at least 11 major flood events from 2780 ± 185 BP to 100 ± 10 BP. Buried soils at three sites are older than ca. 1380 BP and suggest a relatively recent period of landscape stability compared ...


Presence Of Daubentonia Madagascariensis In Vatoharanana At Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, Alexandra Rose May 2017

Presence Of Daubentonia Madagascariensis In Vatoharanana At Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, Alexandra Rose

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Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye) population numbers are declining across the island of Madagascar. This species evolved with truly unique adaptations such as continuously growing incisors, an unusual finger joint and use of echolocation, all supporting an early separation of the aye-aye from its closest relatives the lemurs. Local beliefs associate this species with death, causing them to be killed. Additionally, habitat destruction hastens their disappearance from much of Madagascar. The goal of this study was to gather direct or circumstantial evidence using first-hand accounts to locate their presence in Ranomafana National Park. Sightings are rare but their dietary habitats indicate their ...


The Gatekeeper Project: Crowdsourced Examination Of The Gender Composition Of Anthropology Journals, Giselle Király May 2017

The Gatekeeper Project: Crowdsourced Examination Of The Gender Composition Of Anthropology Journals, Giselle Király

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The editorial boards of academic journals act as gatekeepers to maintain the scientific integrity and standards of journals while identifying emerging and innovative research. We introduce The Gatekeeper Project (Bruna 2017, http://brunalab.org/gatekeepers/) as an attempt to crowdsource data collection on the composition of the boards. We seek to understand how and why board composition varies within and across disciplines and use these data to help scholars, academic societies, editors, and publishers in their efforts to make the boards of our journals more inclusive and diverse. In this presentation we address findings from an examination of 40 years ...