Capping Portfolios (Women's and Gender Studies)
This collection contains capping portfolio projects by students in the MA Program in Gender and Social Justice Studies, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Alberta. The MA Program in Gender and Social Justice Studies is committed to intersectional analysis of social justice, and we take interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the political, aesthetic, and ethical questions that arise from the study of gender and social justice. Students will develop the skills necessary to produce independent scholarly analysis, research, and action aimed at social justice and the reduction of social inequalities.
Items in this Collection
- 1Alternative Food Movements
- 1Collective Care
- 1Community Gardens
- 1Indigenous-Settler Relations
‘Reconciliation is Dead’: Unist’ot’en Camp, Land Back and How the Movements can Inform Settler Responsibilities and Indigenous-Settler Relationships Going ForwardDownload
This capstone research paper discusses the contemporary ‘Reconciliation is Dead’ movement, which appears to have gained traction during the 2020 raids at the Unist’ot’en Camp on unceded Wet’suwet’en lands in what is now known as Canada. I argue that the colonial government continues to utilize...
Community gardens are often credited with offering many positive benefits, such as improving food security, encouraging volunteerism, and building community (Lanier et al., 2015, Lardy et al., 2013). As community gardens require a fair degree of communal organizing and reciprocity, they may also...
Soul Cysters Dot Net: Configuring the Feminine Body Through the Life Writing of Women with Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeDownload
Although PCOS includes an array of varying symptoms that produce medical complications, this paper looks specifically at the condition of androgen excess (an increase of “male” hormones such as testosterone) and the ways it is written about in SoulCysters.net. This resistance to the normative...