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Being And Becoming Visible: Women, Performance, And Visual Culture, Olga M. Mesropova, Stacey Weber-Fève Aug 2010

Being And Becoming Visible: Women, Performance, And Visual Culture, Olga M. Mesropova, Stacey Weber-Fève

World Languages and Cultures Books

Spanning geographical, cultural, and methodological boundaries, the essays in Being and Becoming Visible examine female representation in a variety of performative and visual media. Olga M. Mesropova and Stacey Weber-Fève situate the disciplines of visual culture and performance studies within two conceptual frameworks—multicultural and feminist—through the overarching thematic trope of visibility.

The contributors offer a mix of sociohistorical, ethnographic, ideological, postcolonial, and cultural approaches to the study of female representation in performance, visual, and consumer cultures. They examine curatorship, mythological representation of women, the interrelationship of mother and child, domestic gender roles, domestic abuse, and indigenous female representation ...


The Making And Muting Of An Indigenous Media Activist: Imagination And Ideology In Charles Round Low Cloud's “Indian News”, Grant Arndt Jul 2010

The Making And Muting Of An Indigenous Media Activist: Imagination And Ideology In Charles Round Low Cloud's “Indian News”, Grant Arndt

Anthropology Publications

In this article, I examine an example of American Indian activism through the once-dominant mass medium of the newspaper. I focus on Ho-Chunk author Charles Round Low Cloud and his development of an “Indian News” column into a vehicle for activism against everyday forms of racial oppression in the 1930s and on the ways others involved in publishing his column used the medium to subvert his message. The analysis shows how nonindigenous actors can mute activist messages through practices designed to celebrate indigenous voices. I argue that both indigenous media activism and reactions against such activism rely on the “mediated ...


New Range Record For The Lesser Spot-Nosed Guenon (Cercopithecus Petaurista) In Southeastern Senegal, Jill D. Pruetz, A. Socha, D. Kante Jan 2010

New Range Record For The Lesser Spot-Nosed Guenon (Cercopithecus Petaurista) In Southeastern Senegal, Jill D. Pruetz, A. Socha, D. Kante

Anthropology Publications

The lesser spot-nosed guenon (Cercopithecus petaurista Schreber 1774) was known to range, historically, in the southwestern or Casamance region of Senegal (Dupuy 1971); its status in that country has been questionable in more recent times1 (Figure 1). The recent sightings of a lesser spot-nosed guenon in southeastern Senegal (12º39’N, 12º13’W) to be reported here appear to be the first record for this species in the Kedougou (formerly, Tambacounda) region. The guenon was seen by researchers at the Fongoli study site where chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) have been observed continuously since April 2001. Although Guinea baboons (Papio hamadryas papio ...


Successful Return Of A Wild Infant Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes Verus) To Its Natal Group After Capture By Poachers, Jill D. Pruetz, Dondo Kante Jan 2010

Successful Return Of A Wild Infant Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes Verus) To Its Natal Group After Capture By Poachers, Jill D. Pruetz, Dondo Kante

Anthropology Publications

We report the successful return of an infant chimpanzee, aged approximately nine months, to her mother following the infant’s capture by poachers. The infant received only minor wounds in the incident, but her mother received severe wounds from hunters’ dogs during the capture. One of us (DK) was able to confiscate the infant from the hunters without incident. She was kept in fairly isolated surroundings in order to minimize disease transmission from humans, until the fate of her mother was determined. Following five days in captivity, we successfully returned the infant to her mother. The infant and mother appear ...


A Zooarchaeological Analysis Of The Skadeland Site (13ck402): A Mill Creek Culture Occupation In Northwest Iowa., Hilary Jayne Powell Jan 2010

A Zooarchaeological Analysis Of The Skadeland Site (13ck402): A Mill Creek Culture Occupation In Northwest Iowa., Hilary Jayne Powell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The late prehistoric entity of the Mill Creek cultures underwent extensive research during the 1960s and 1970s to address the effects of climate change on Mill Creek populations in northwest Iowa. Through this research numerous sites have been excavated including the currently unanalyzed site of Skadeland, which is the focus of my research. Previous Mill Creek faunal analyses have examined faunal remains to record abundance and focused on the exploitation of bison as a food resource, which neglects the numerous small mammals, avian and aquatic resources found at these sites. Therefore, the objective of my research is to address Mill ...


Trends In Age At Menarche, Sexual Debut, And Oral Contraceptive Use Among Swedish And Swedish Symi Women, Meghan Gillette Jan 2010

Trends In Age At Menarche, Sexual Debut, And Oral Contraceptive Use Among Swedish And Swedish Symi Women, Meghan Gillette

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The average age of a girl at menarche (onset of first menstrual period) is decreasing worldwide; women now reach sexual maturity at a significantly younger age than their grandmothers. Determining the factors related to this trend is critical, as it is occurring globally and may be markedly different between industrialized and non-industrialized populations. In addition, addressing the consequences of an early age at menarche is essential, as there are many biological, social, and psychological problems related to an early age at menarche. Trends in age at menarche, sexual debut, and oral contraceptive use are compared between and among Swedish and ...


Learning Stories Through Conversations: Gaining Insight Into Women's Knowledge Of And Attitudes Towards Sexual Health And The Implications For The Spread Of Hiv/Aids In Trinidad, Kendra K. Malone Jan 2010

Learning Stories Through Conversations: Gaining Insight Into Women's Knowledge Of And Attitudes Towards Sexual Health And The Implications For The Spread Of Hiv/Aids In Trinidad, Kendra K. Malone

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Women in the African Diaspora generally, and women in Trinidad specifically are contracting HIV/AIDS at a disproportionate rate to men and communities of any other racial and ethnic category. Using feminist ethnographic methodology, this research considers the intersections of gender inequalities, self realized perceptions of sexuality and knowledge of `safer sex' practices among Trinidadian (Trini) women in an effort to deconstruct how these myriad of factors contribute to the disproportionate spread of HIV/AIDS among Trini women. Through conversations with Trini women seeking services at the Family Planning Clinic of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) in Port of Spain, the ...