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Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Nov 2010

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


Kinchlow, Gina Lloyce (Fa 4), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2010

Kinchlow, Gina Lloyce (Fa 4), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 4. Interviews conducted by Gina Kinchlow for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes interviews with Carolyn Alexander and Vivian Glass about their lives as African American women.


"The World Is Upside Down": Women's Participation In Religious Movements In Mozambique, Christy K. Schuetze May 2010

"The World Is Upside Down": Women's Participation In Religious Movements In Mozambique, Christy K. Schuetze

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In recent years, new Pentecostal-style churches have proliferated around the world. Expanding at astonishing rates in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the growth of Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches has shifted the global center of gravity of Christianity from the West to the global South. This dissertation takes a new approach to studying the impacts of such powerful new religious developments. Rather than study a single type of religious group, the study follows women, the striking majority of participants in Pentecostal churches and in emergent forms of “traditional” religion, through new networks of spiritual healing. Drawing on over ten years of personal connections ...


Stitching Together: An Exploration Of Women's Sociality Through An Urban Knitting Group, Gillian Barbara Ruland Apr 2010

Stitching Together: An Exploration Of Women's Sociality Through An Urban Knitting Group, Gillian Barbara Ruland

Anthropology Theses

The phenomenon of knitting groups is an increasingly widespread trend in urban settings. In this thesis, I argue that the resurgence of knitting groups in contemporary urban areas is the result of a nostalgic search for a sense of community within an otherwise complex and sometimes alienating urban landscape. Through ethnographic research in Atlanta, GA, I examine how women knitters whom I interviewed theorize their own interactions in the knitting community and the ways in which technology serves to facilitate these interactions. With lives revolving mainly around family and careers, the women who join knitting groups seek an escape from ...


Understanding The Female Conceptualization Of Sexual Addiction And The Role Of Addiction Treatment, Megan Douglass Jan 2010

Understanding The Female Conceptualization Of Sexual Addiction And The Role Of Addiction Treatment, Megan Douglass

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Beginning with the diagnosis of nymphomania in the 19th Century, there has been widespread and continued interest across the mental health and bio-medical realm of what constitutes normality of female sexual behavior, and of the boundary at which sexual desire is deemed to be excessive, and thus abnormal. However, research questions that specifically investigate the subjective female voice and perspective in considerations of so-called hypersexuality or sex addiction remain understudied. This research project proposes to examine the cultural pathways and systemic foundations which have historically in the West problematized female sexuality by investigating women's own perceptions of sexual addiction ...


The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler Jan 2010

The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler

Faculty Publications

Recent research argues that globalization in Latin America sometimes results in the homogenization of culture and loss of indigenous identity. This paper, however, explores how Q’eqchi’-Maya market women in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, generate Q’eqchi’ personhood by embracing the conflicts of value introduced by the confrontation of globalization with longstanding Q’eqchi’ values. I argue that in Chamelco, market women are mediators of value who participate in global capitalism to reinforce the categories that structure indigenous life. Q’eqchi’ women engage in marketing activities not only to accrue capital resources, but also to maintain local values, centered ...


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 ...