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"It's my soul's responsibility": understanding activists' gendered experiences in anti-fracking grassroots organizations in Northern Colorado
Author(s):Kizewski, Amber Lynn
Previous research highlights the relationship between gender and activism in various environmental justice (EJ) grassroots oriented contexts, including but not limited to: the coalfields of Central Appalachia, Three Mile ...
Racialization, femininity, motherhood and the Iron Throne: Game of Thrones as a high fantasy rejection of women of color
Author(s):Bollinger-Deters, Aaunterria Treil
This analysis dissects the historic preconceptions by which American television has erased and evaded race and racialized gender, sexuality and class distinctions within high fantasy fiction by dissociation, systemic neglect ...
I'm fairly credible, don't you think? A study of the effects of gendered language on source credibility and persuasion
Author(s):Blickenstaff, Ashley Ellen
As the Internet introduces new ways of communicating, these fast and reliable forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC) have saturated offices, homes, airports and any other location with wireless Internet. Communicating ...
Searching for a cure?: a feminist rhetorical queering of mainstream breast cancer discourse online
Author(s):Downing, Savannah Greer
This project is a feminist rhetorical analysis of two main sites of breast cancer communication: Komen and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In order to better understand messages about breast cancer online and how ...
Body my mother gave me, The
This collection of personal essays investigates the theme of identity, specifically identity in flux, how and why it changes, paying particular attention to the influence of relationships. Mostly memoir, these essays ...
Just another teen movie: analyzing portrayals of teenage romantic relationships across a decade of top-grossing teen films
Author(s):Zwier, Abigail J.
America's teenagers exhibit dating attitudes and behaviors that have been labeled both risky and harmful. This critical film study examines the implicit and explicit messages present in teenage films' portrayal of teenage ...
Female participation in research and development: the role of government and defense spending
This study analyzes how defense spending has biased research and development (R&D) institutions and the path of technological change in a specifically gendered way. Military considerations have long played a significant ...
Perceived partner similarity of desired intimacy in heterosexual relationships
Author(s):Schultz, Kasey Lynn
Past literature has discussed gender differences in romantic partners' desires for intimacy and has suggested that these gender differences have negative effects on heterosexual relationships. The current study sought to ...
Combining personality and masculinity in perceptions of alcohol use
Alcohol consumption and alcohol consequences among men in college are significant health concerns, making it important to examine how psychosocial and biological variables surrounding masculine gender norms may play a role ...
Exploring differences in adolescents' educational expectations: a structural equation modeling approach
Author(s):Wood, Valerie Ford
The current study examined a number of influences that are theorized to affect adolescents' educational expectations, including socio-economic status, perceived barriers to success, peer factors, family influences, school ...