Monthly Archives: September 2015

Creswell, J.W. 2013. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design.

Creswell, John W. 2013. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches. Third edition. Washington DC: Sage. Philosophical assumptions to consider: Ontological – what is the nature of reality (Reality is multiplex) Epistemological – what is the nature and definition of knowledge? How is the relationship between researcher and researched defined? (Subjective evidence from […]

Powell, A. and N. Henry. 2014. Framing Sexual Violence Prevention: What Does It Mean to Challenge a Rape Culture?

Powell, Anastasia and Nicola Henry. 2014. “Framing Sexual Violence Prevention: What Does It Mean to Challenge a Rape Culture?” In Preventing Sexual Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overcoming a Rape Culture, edited by Nicola Henry and Anastasia Powell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 1-21. WHO (World Health Organization) 2013 – 35% of women worldwide reported experiencing […]

Attwood, F. 2006. Sexed Up: Theorizing the Sexualization of Culture.

Attwood, F. 2006. “Sexed Up: Theorizing the Sexualization of Culture.” Sexualities 9(1): 77-94. Sexualized culture as preoccupation with sexual values, emergence of new sexual experiences and identities. Pornographication, postmodern sex/intimacy, sexual citizenship, and new discourses on sex. Sex “serves a multiplicity of purposes, including pleasure, the establishing and defining of relationships, the communication of messages […]

Koskela, Hille. 1999. Fear, Control and Space: Geographies of Gender, Fear of Violence, and Video Surveillance.

Koskela, Hille. 1999. Fear, Control, and Space: Geographies of Gender, Fear of Violence, and Video Surveillance. Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press. Women’s fear of violence is socially produced, not natural – these are spatialized – a process itself that is social. Women’s feelings of fear and discontent help to shape and define these spaces, in […]

Issitt, M. 2009. Hippies: A Guide to an American Subculture.

Issitt, Micah L. 2009. Hippies: A Guide to an American Subculture. Denver, CO: Greenwood Press. 1960s US counterculture as having many subcultures, including civil rights and student activists, anarchists, remainders of the Beat generation of the 1950s – in ways, many studies of hippies try to isolate this group from the other countercultural contexts. US […]

Anderson, H. 2006. “Performing Postfeminism: Escaping Identity Politics?”

Anderson, Heather. 2006. “Performing Postfeminism: Escaping Identity Politics?” Atlantis 30(2): 114-128. How do we determine when the use of explicit bodies/sexuality constitutes critiques of objectification – or, if instead it offers a resource for patriarchal co-option (usually expressing some faded message of women’s empowerment or sexual expression)? Women’s representation within third wave feminism often characterized […]

Levy, A. 2005. Female Chauvinist Pigs.

Levy, Ariel. 2005. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. New York: Free Press. What prompts the cultural shift of the “porning” and hypersexualization of women and girls within our culture? How do markers of stripping, pornography, and sexual objectification become synonymous with “empowerment.” Men and women are both to blame as […]