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    Bridging the Gap: A Pentadic Analysis of Theresa May‚Äôs Conservative Conference Speech ‚ÄúBritain after Brexit: A Vision of a Global Britain‚ÄĚ

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    This qualitative study of British Prime Minister Theresa May‚Äôs Conservative conference speech ‚ÄúBritain after Brexit: A Vision of a Global Britain‚ÄĚ delivered in the fall of 2016 uses pentadic criticism as the basis for its analysis. This contemporary study identifies women as an underrepresented minority in the realm of politics around the world and media as a powerful channel for their portrayal. As the role of women in political leadership is more prevalent in times of crisis around the world, it is exceedingly important to understand the role that the media can play in their portrayal for both foreign and domestic audiences alike. This study reaffirms that more women in leadership within politics is needed for equitable gender representation in politics. May‚Äôs speech and her portrayal within the media for both foreign and domestic audiences show that it is possible for women to bridge the gap of gender and politics

    Tani E. Barlow, ed. Gender politics in modern China : writing and feminism

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    This article reviews the book Gender Politics in Modem China: Writing and Feminism , edited by Tani E. Barlow

    Women in Governance and Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria,1999-2012

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    Democracy is a system of government that abhors gender segregation in politics. Also, it has been observed that contribution to development in any society is not gender discriminatory. Utilizing secondary data, the paper shows that although female of ages 20 and above constitute 50.10 percent of the nation‚Äôs population; their appointment into positions of authority is infinitesimal compared to their male counterpart of the same age. It reveals further that the dominance of male in the nation‚Äôs politics, and the low involvement of women in the election participation and their appointment into positions of authority have created the politics of ‚Äúnear-exclusion‚ÄĚ of women in favour of their male counterpart in the past. It therefore recommends among others the integration of women into the political process in terms of their actual involvement in public policy formulation and implementation as basis for sustainable democracy and development in Nigeri

    Understanding Legislator Experiences of Family-Friendly Working Practices in Political Institutions

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    This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edit version of an article published in Politics and Gender. © 2015, Cambridge University Press

    Acid Feminism: Gender, psychonautics and the politics of consciousness

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    Psychedelic substances have undergone a transformation in the public consciousness over the last 15 years. However, the most influential first-person narratives of psychonauts and ‚Äėscientist-shamans‚Äô navigating the frontiers of consciousness have tended to entirely exclude women‚Äôs experiences and voices. Psychedelic feminism, has emerged to signify the role consciousness expansion and experimentation might play in rejuvenating feminism‚Äôs collective imagination, and undoing the historical silencing of women‚Äôs voices in psychedelic culture and research. Drawing on Mark Fisher‚Äôs work on acid communism, the feminist psychedelic humanities, narcofeminism and autobiographical life-writing by women on experimental psychedelic substance use, this article investigates the promise of acid feminism for the wider narcofeminist movement, and its implications for undoing some key precepts endemic in psychedelic culture and research

    An overview of research on gender in Spanish society

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    This article presents an overview of research on gender in Spanish society. Six areas of literature are examined including families, education, work, politics, sexuality, and men. The author argues that political factors have shaped the development of sociology of gender in Spain and that there are still important gaps in coverage in this area of sociological inquiry.Publicad

    Men, Masculinities and Water Powers in Irrigation

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    The aim of this article is to provide an informed plea for more explicitly identifying, naming and unravelling the linkages between water control and gender in irrigation. The fact that power, expertise and status in irrigation tend to have a strong masculine connotation is by now quite well established, and underlies calls for more women in water decision making, engineering education and professions. Yet, the questions of how and why water control, status and expertise are linked to masculinity, and of whether and how such links work to legitimize the exercise of power, are seldom asked. To date, associations between masculinity and professional water performance have largely been taken for granted and remained unexamined. The resulting perceived normalcy makes mechanisms of (gendered) power and politics in water appear self-evident, unchangeable, and indeed gender-neutral. The article reviews examples of the masculinity of irrigation in different domains to argue that exposing and challenging such hitherto hidden dimensions of (gendered) power is important for the identification of new avenues of gender progressive change, and for shedding a new and interesting light on the workings of power in water. KEYWORDS: Irrigation, water, gender, politics, masculinities, engineer
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