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Women's Protest In Mexico: Investigating Performative Tactics And Cultural Conceptions Of Gender, Bonnie Evans Jan 2019

Women's Protest In Mexico: Investigating Performative Tactics And Cultural Conceptions Of Gender, Bonnie Evans

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study examined the relationship between Mexican women’s protest with gender and performance. I used mixed qualitative methods of semi-structured interviews with three Mexican women activists and the collection of primary source data from three Facebook group pages for Mexican women’s protest groups. I analyzed the data using two main, deductive codes: Instances of Performance and Gender Issues. The inductive sub-codes that emerged were: Efficacy of performance in protest, Empowerment of marginalized populations, Discriminatory public action, Gender in context of protest, and Gender roles & stereotyping. My most significant findings were that performative tactics are especially effective means of ...


Understanding Gender Differences In Adult Adhd, Julia Squeri Jan 2018

Understanding Gender Differences In Adult Adhd, Julia Squeri

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The legitimacy and acceptance of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a valid diagnosis is a relatively new development in the field of ADHD research. Research surrounding the prevalence, diagnosis, manifestation, and associated impairments of adult ADHD has not been conducted to the extent of the research existing on childhood ADHD, and few studies have examined the nature of gender differences in adult ADHD. The current study obtained parent and self-report ratings of ADHD symptoms for an unselected sample of college students to test competing hypotheses regarding gender differences in the prevalence of adult ADHD and associated access to ...


Practicing Gender In Online Spaces, Teresa Tadvick Jan 2018

Practicing Gender In Online Spaces, Teresa Tadvick

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study expands the materialist perspective to queer gender creation in online spaces.This study focuses on how people construct and deconstruct queer genders in online spaces. It explores the ways in which people reform identities in different spaces, and how that space is instrumental in the reforming or creating process. This study was a comparative qualitative content analysis that inspected Reddit, and Tumblr. This study came to the conclusion that identity and discourse formation within these online spaces is dependent on anonymity, and the format of the website. This study argues that spaces control the way in which people ...


A Look At Coaches Qualms And Goals: A Comparison Of Gendered Coaching Methods In Brazil And Boulder, Summer Sinsigalli Jan 2016

A Look At Coaches Qualms And Goals: A Comparison Of Gendered Coaching Methods In Brazil And Boulder, Summer Sinsigalli

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the importance of coaching methods for girls playing soccer. It differentiates between the methods coaches implement while training boys and training girls. The research indicates that soccer constitutes a space in which girls can gain self-esteem from an external source, namely their soccer coaches. These coaches provide this source of self-esteem in a way that both encourage girls to act within the realm of femininity while also exhibiting traits predominantly masculine traits, such as strength and competitiveness. By comparing soccer programs in Brazil and Boulder County, this thesis also begins work to show that, sometimes socio-economic disparities ...


Drug Policy Along The U.S.-Mexico Border: How Gendered Experiences Rule Current Policy Ineffective, Michelle Sosa-Acosta Jan 2016

Drug Policy Along The U.S.-Mexico Border: How Gendered Experiences Rule Current Policy Ineffective, Michelle Sosa-Acosta

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper focuses on reevaluating current U.S. drug policy through the use of intersectional, feminist research.


Nude Subjectivity: Making Meaning Of Participation In A Nude Feminist Photographic Practice, Katelyn Nagel Jan 2016

Nude Subjectivity: Making Meaning Of Participation In A Nude Feminist Photographic Practice, Katelyn Nagel

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Qualitative, ethnographic research using explicitly feminist methodologies on the female subjects of my own nude photographic practice, specifically focusing on how subjects make meaning of their own participation (including empowerment, expression of sexuality, feminist ideologies, etc.), and visual analysis of my own images for gendered narratives.


Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko Jan 2013

Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the fall of 2011, I participated in a School for International Training (SIT) program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of their Social Movements and Human Rights courses, I spent the semester studying the historical social movements as well as human rights that continue to plague the country today. Each student had to complete and independent study project, in which we conducted our own research and wrote a concluding paper. Another student shared my passion for dance, so we decided to try and combine the art with human rights to create a blend of our interests. We had the ...


Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson Jan 2013

Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf contests numerous conventions of her time, including conceptions of beauty, and its relation to gender, normalcy, and behavior. The notion of beauty as a discreet aesthetic category is not new. In fact, representations of beauty in Mrs. Dalloway directly oppose those of Edmund Burke, who categorized aesthetics of beauty in the eighteenth century. He argued that beauty is the opposite of the sublime, and classified it as having attributes of the feminine form. Burkean notions of gendered aesthetics were mirrored in Victorian gender expectations, so that men, as the opposite of their weak female counterparts, developed ...


Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor Jan 2013

Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In The Canterbury Tales, the perfect marriage is one where tension leads to yielding, resulting in bliss. According to the Wife of Bath, she has enough authority on the topic of marriage, through her extensive life experience, to lecture on "the wo that is in marriage." While on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, she draws attention to a gender-power struggle in marriage, and through her prologue and tale, explores a theme of what women most desire. Mouthing conventional misogynistic notions of the time, Alisoun seeks the kind of authority that within her culture is traditionally offered to men. She exemplifies a ...