Monthly Archives: November 2015

Basieliere, J. 2008-2009. “Personal is Political: Scholarly Manifestations of the Feminist Sex Wars.”

Basieliere, Jenna. 2008-2009. “Personal is Political: Scholarly Manifestations of the Feminist Sex Wars.” Michigan Feminist Studies 22(1): online.  http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.ark5583.0022.101 Feminist theorists initially spoke out against psychological and sociological thought that posited women as neurotic due to biological (hormonal, sexual organs) reasons, and subtly advocated for male control and dominance over female sexuality. This inference of […]

The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

Helpful Hints Beyond the Basics Do not join independent clauses with a comma. Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive, an amplification, or an illustrative quotation. Use the active voice – usually makes sentences shorter — subject verb object. Avoid seems, feels, very, rather in the middle […]

Synthesis Mapping (Teaching Tool)

Research Paper or Activity Component: (from Schmidt, Judy H., Michael K. Hooper, and Diane Kholos Wysocki. 2003. 6 Steps to Effective Writing in Sociology. Thomson Wadsworth: Toronto). Synthesizing Sources with a Synthesis Map – looking at how all the pieces “fit” together through a chart form Source Title (Citations) Source Title (Citations)     Thesis […]

Powell, A. 2014. “Shifting Upstream: Bystander Action Against Sexism and Discrimination Against Women.”

Powell, Anastasia. 2014. “Shifting Upstream: Bystander Action Against Sexism and Discrimination Against Women.” In Preventing Sexual Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overcoming a Rape Culture, edited by Nicola Henry and Anastasia Powell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 189-207. Does focus on bystander programs imply an innocence or externality to third-parties who may be complicit within sexual […]

Cares, A.C., M.M. Moynihan, and V.L. Banyard. 2014. “Taking Stock of Bystander Programmes.”

Cares, Alison C., Mary M. Moynihan, and Victoria L. Banyard. 2014. “Taking Stock of Bystander Programmes: Changing Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Sexual Violence.” In Preventing Sexual Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overcoming a Rape Culture, edited by Nicola Henry and Anastasia Powell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 170-188. Instances and situations of sexual violence tend to […]

Carmody, M. 2014. “Sexual Violence Prevention Educator Training: Opportunities and Challenges.”

Carmody, Moira. 2014. “Sexual Violence Prevention Educator Training: Opportunities and Challenges.” Pp. 150-159 in Preventing Sexual Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overcoming a Rape Culture, edited by Nicola Henry and Anastasia Powell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Education seen as a key way to undermine sexual violence – often taking a primary prevention approach, through education system, […]

Notes on “Urban Geopolitics and the Spectacle of Tourism,” a talk by Dr. Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.

Tourism as a (re)production of geopolitical (yet mundane) tensions — the use of race, class, gender, and sexuality as signposts of difference, statecrafting – and resistance to —unreadable—- processes. “Representational violence” — seek this out Spectacles as an articulation of state’s specialization of power; citizenship as consumable (DeBord 1994 – critique for totalizing assumption on […]