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Spatial variation in satellite-based estimates of primary productivity across the Northeast Pacific subarctic-subtropical front
This study compared satellite and ship-based measurements of net primary productivity in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. In general, chlorophyll observations showed the greatest variance between the two sets of observations. Measuring NPP is of critical importance to determining how much carbon dioxide may be sequestered in the ...
Anthropogenic CO2 accumulation in the North Pacific Ocean from changes in C/12C of dissolved inorganic carbon
Carbon stable isotope data in the Northeast Pacific Ocean was used to track the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide. There are suggestions that the Northeast Pacific has weakened as a sink for anthropogenic carbon dioxide, but further study is needed.
Inclusive language inside the Christian community
Traditional Christian theology is grounded in historical scriptures and teachings that use gendered language when referring God. This gives rise to the use of male pronouns and gender descriptions of “God” in Christianity. Feminist theology provides a framework to reconcile these gendered philosophical foundations with a ...
It depends on what you mean by community: Community building among undergraduate students within the Women Studies Department at the University of Washington
Using participatory research, the author explores attitudes and perceptions of current and former undergraduate students in the Women Studies Department of a large U.S. university regarding the concept of “community.” Based on this research, the author develops strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to community ...
Effects of the Thin Ideal in Magazines on Women, The
The popular portrayal of the feminine physical ideal in advertisements found in popular fashion magazines is unrealistic, unhealthy, and does not accurately reflect the range of body types and sizes in society. Feminist magazines, such as Bitch and Fierce, challenge these unrealistic ideals by critiquing popular fashion ...
Barriers: An analysis of the use of safer sex methods in the queer community
Women who have sex with women are at risk for sexually transmitted infections. Often these communities fail to practice safer sex, due to a lack of education about potential risks. Safer sex education targeted to queer women in these communities, combined with wider access to barrier methods, would reduce the prevalence of ...
La Lucha por el Agua, la Lucha por la Vida: The Political Economy of Water Privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia
This paper examines the failure of the attempt to privatize the water utilities in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. A large popular uprising against dramatically rising costs for water was not effectively managed by a weak central government.
Shipbreaking at Alang, India: “What is the right thing for this place?”
As ship scrapping became more difficult in Western countries due to regulation and high employee costs, companies outsourced to India and Bangladesh. This paper focuses on the Alang shipbreaking yard, where workers have few protections and the work is done with hand tools. Complex questions of international legal regimes, ...
Drug Wars: South Africa’s Embattled Mother-to-Child Transmission Prevention Policy
The government of post-apartheid South Africa refused to dispense antivirals to HIV-infected mothers to prevent transmission of the disease to their children. This paper examines the logic of that policy in the context of the African National Congress' long experience resisting apartheid.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun: American and Japanese Evaluations of the Japanese Moga During the Interwar Years
Modan garu or moga describes the young Japanese women in the 1920's who adopted dress and customs akin to those of the flappers in the United States. The moga represented a break with the established role of women in Japanese society, and as such, were the topic of both scholarly and popular commentators. This paper examines ...