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Reconstructing Iraq: merging discourses of security and development
(Cambridge University Press, 2007-04)
This article argues that reconstruction is an emerging discourse of international politics that merges security and development discourses in powerful and troubling ways. We focus on Iraq as a site for articulating and ...
Women's liberation and the rhetoric of "choice" in infant feeding debates
This short essay examines infant formula marketing and information sources for their representation of "choice" in the infant feeding context, and finds that while providing information about breast and bottle feeding, ...
Ageism and Feminism: From “Et Cetera” to Center
(Indiana University Press, 2006)
Although women’s studies scholars and activists do not deny the reality of ageism, they have relegated it to secondary status, neglecting to theorize age relations or place old age at the center of analysis. After explaining ...
Imagining Home, Nation, World: Appalachia on the Mall
(Journal of American Folklore, 2008)
This article reads the Smithsonian's annual folklife festival as a cultural product buffeted by changing material conditions and funding constraints as the United States transitioned from a Fordist industrial economy to a ...
The 'War on Terror' and Withdrawing American Charity: Some Consequences for Poor Muslim Women in Kolkata, India
My paper discusses the apparent consequences of the American "war on terror" for a private American donor agency working in a largely Muslim slum area in Kolkata, and for the women who live there.
Intrinsicality without Naturalness
Immobility and 'Unfreedom': Dowry's Violence in the Lives of Poor Indian Women
The paper discusses the traditional Hindu custom of dowry in its modern manifestations, with a focus on case study in Calcutta. Dowry, once a custom of Hindu upper castes of India, has, especially since Independence (1947), ...
The nature of student affairs work at historically black colleges and universities
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2006)
This qualitative study examined the nature of work for 70 administrators (67% female, 33 male) who provide services to students at historically Black colleges and universities. Data were collected by administering the ...