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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

"Black woman the pillar of strenght" black African, Caribbean, Canadian women's health : their lived experiences /

Rowe, Melissa January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.W.)--Carleton University, 2001. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-117). Also available in electronic format on the Internet.

The effects of a nutrition program with and without aerobic exercise on body weight and composition, plasma variables and nutrient intake in obese black women /

Williamson, Katherine Marie, January 1990 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990. / Vita. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 160-193). Also available via the Internet.

Nappily Ever After: A Theoretical Analysis of Black Women's Hair in Film

Travis, Tasia 13 May 2024 (has links)
This thesis will examine the film Nappily Ever After (Al-Mansour, 2018). I will use the communication theory of identity (CTI) as a theoretical framework to analyze the film. My CTI analysis will depict how hair affects a Black female character's life in terms of her identity. My thesis will use the CTI layers, which include personal, enacted, relational, and communal, to evaluate the film. The film is organized into five parts that describe how the main character's hair changes during a pivotal period of her life: Straighten, Weave, Blonde, Bald, and New Growth. Ultimately, the thesis explores how the main character evolves to be more comfortable with herself as her hairstyles change throughout the film. / MACOM / This study uses Communication Theory of Identity (CTI) to examine the movie Nappily Ever After (2018). Hair has played a significant role in Black history; however, it is often overlooked how it plays into identity. Using CTI to examine the film shows the different layers of identity; the thesis shows how hair can play a crucial role in some Black women's identities.

May Ayim a woman in the margin of German society /

MacCarroll, Margaret. Maier-Katkin, Birgit. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida State University, 2005. / Advisor: Dr. Birgit Maier-Katkin, Florida State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Title and description from dissertation home page (viewed June 7, 2005). Document formatted into pages; contains vii, 69 pages. Includes bibliographical references.

Health and the management of daily life amongst women of Afro-Caribbean origin living in Hackney

Thorogood, Nicki January 1988 (has links)
This research explores how race, class arid gerider act together in constructing black women's experiences of managing health arid everyday life. The methodology takes a feminist perspective, rendering the women interviewed subjects rather than objects. This is central for acknowledging and countering our different experiences of race arid class. One finding was that for women, health is inseparable from everyday life. Maintaining health is integral to the emotional arid material reproductiors of the family. In this management of everyday life the women Interact with a range of 'resources' which are themselves historically structured. This led to a consideration of the theoreti cal nature of resources. Following Giddens, 'resource' is used to provide a conceptual bridge between individual arid social structure. Resources are differentially distributed along the lines of race, class arid gender arid are the media through which power is exercised arid structures of domination reproduced. Resources may, however, be both enabling arid constraining. This use of resources avoids a deterministic view of r-ace, class and gender, allows a dynamic coriceptualisatior, of culture, arid refutes the labelling of the black family as 'pathological'. Rather, black family or-garsisatiori enables the coristructiori of black women's ideology of emotional and material independence. Then detailed are the women's childhood and migration experiences. Also consider-ed as resources for managing everyday life are sever-al areas of health care. These are Caribbean systems, home remedies, OPs arid hospitals. The analysis of these experiences provides a framework for- exploring their- relation to private medicine. Finally, a brief overview is giver, of the wider areas of everyday life which the women felt integral to their- accounts of managing health. The research concludes by suggesting that these women's experiences illustrates both the way in which resources are differentially structured by race, class and gender and how this constructs their experience of managing health and daily life.

The status of Black women in education administration

Payne, Norma Joyce 01 May 1975 (has links)
No description available.

The Prancing J-Settes: Race, Gender, and Class Politics and the Movements of Black Women in the African Diaspora

Wicks, Amber 16 December 2013 (has links)
For years Black women’s subjectivity in the use of their bodies and movements has been overshadowed or completely erased by dominant hegemonic systems that created its own narrative of Black women, their bodies, and their movement. This thesis works to acknowledge and analyze the dialogic relationship among the narratives of Black women, Black women’s performances of their “theories of the flesh” through dance as well as their everyday activities, and the race, gender, and class conditions that inform said “theories of the flesh.” During football season, everyone in the African-American community of Jackson, Mississippi is looking at and talking about the dance company, the Prancing JSettes. There are audience members who critique their movements and costumes and there are those who view the group as a vital part of the community. Either way every audience member is captivated by the J-Settes because their cultural history is depicted by the women’s performance. How does this work? How is the Prancing J-Sette image constructed and by whom, and why and how does it persist? These are the questions I ask to examine the gender, class, and racial relations that are inscribed upon the movements of Black women in the African Diaspora. For a group whose African ancestors viewed dance as very spiritual, with such activities as the ring shout, it is interesting to note the ambivalence that surrounds the public dancing body in Jackson, Mississippi. While some Jacksonians view the female body in the public sphere with a Protestant Christian lens, they also enjoy the Africana aesthetics and aggressive energy of the J-Settes’ performances. Also, while the J-Settes buck their society’s hegemonic system of propriety, they also comply with some of these standards in their performance. I examine this ambivalence through the discourses of critical race theory, Black feminism, the social significance of African Diaspora dance conventions and HBCUs, and the classed, racial, and gendered power relations in the African Diaspora. I argue that the stories about the Prancing J-Settes can be expanded to present a genealogy and present state of contradictory values and issues of visibility affecting all Black women.

Career mobility among immigrant registered nurses in Canada: Experiences of Caribbean women.

Collins, Enid M. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (Ed. D.)--University of Toronto, 2004. / Adviser: George Dei.

Un/settled migrations : rethinking nation through the second generation in Black Canadian and Black British women's writing /

Medovarski, Andrea Katherine. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University, 2007. Graduate Programme in English. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 343-355). Also available on the Internet. MODE OF ACCESS via web browser by entering the following URL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:NR29339

The Black Ceiling: Barriers to Career Advancement for African American Women in the US

Sepand, Victoria C 01 January 2015 (has links)
Black women in America do not deal exclusively with race or gender discrimination, but many times a combination of the two. This qualitative study seeks to address how black women experience this double discrimination within their organizations’ cultures, policies, and practices. In addition, the career journeys and experiences of the participants interviewed will be analyzed in comparison to the current literature, which states mentoring, training and networking, and women-friendliness are the most effective methods to advancing women and women of color in the workplace. Ultimately, this study discovers that for those methods to work, there needs to be more structure around them and an understanding of race and gender biases on behalf of the organization and its most privileges employees.

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