25 March 2021 Blogs, Academic, Faculty, Librarian

Editors’ Picks for Faculty…Women’s History Issue

Black Feminism, Women in STEM, Gender Neutral Parenting and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

To round out Women's History Month, we've included a selection of content created by or about women from across the ProQuest portfolio. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account.)

Ebook: Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Music, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Tinsley's undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” inspired students from all walks of life. In “Beyoncé in Formation,” Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital new-millennium narratives.
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Documentary: Picture a Scientist
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Science, Women’s Studies

This documentary chronicles how women in the sciences have overcome brutal harassment and institutional discrimination in their fields. Meet a biologist, chemist and geologist who share their harrowing – and ultimately rewarding – experiences to advance scientific research and discovery by exposing gender inequalities. Come away with a deeper understanding of why we all need to become advocates for diverse representation, access and inclusion in STEM.
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 Dissertation: Black Women Confront Racism, Sexism in Richmond Shipyards During WWII
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Discipline: Black History, Women’s History/Studies, American History

During World War II, Black women from the South flocked to the shipbuilding industry in Richmond for the great economic opportunities industrial jobs offered. What they found when they arrived and attempted to secure jobs hardly lived up to their dreams and expectations. They were faced with dual discrimination due to their race and gender. The shipyards and the union worked together to limit Black women’s employment opportunities, using residency requirements and a quota system to limit access to shipyard jobs.
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 Journal Article: Moving Towards Anti-Racist Praxis in Medicine
Source: ProQuest Central, The Lancet
Disciplines: Medicine, Health

Structural racism is associated with adverse health outcomes, such as poor healthcare quality and access, increased risk of preterm birth and low birthweight, and increased risk of cancer. This perpetuates health inequities through mechanisms including racial segregation, immigration policy and discriminatory incarceration. Practical steps to incorporate an anti-racist lens are needed to remedy structural racism in medicine.
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Dissertation: Gender Neutral Parenting: An Argument for a Place on the Contemporary Feminist Agenda
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Women’s Studies, Gender Studies

Gender neutral parenting is a controversial childrearing style. It is used by parents who want to teach non-sexism and social justice to their children and is rooted in a desire to maintain a child’s individuality and offer more outlets for self-exploration. This thesis explores gender as a social construct, one that is oppressive to both boys and girls. It also discusses the lack of feminist community support to families raising their children in this way.
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Ebook: Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Business, Human Resources

Since the first edition was published in 1997, Professor Joan Pynes’ text has become the go-to reference for public and nonprofit human resources professionals. Now in its fourth edition, it has been updated to include information that reflects changes in the field due to the economic crisis, changes in federal employment laws, how shifting demographics affect human resources management, the increased use of technology in HR, social media issues, and new approaches to HRM policy and practice.
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Documentary: Blowin’ Up
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Women’s Studies, Criminal Justice, Global Issues

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, this award-winning documentary reveals acts of steadfast defiance and shows the hurdles these women face.
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