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Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies book cover

Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

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Author(s): Julie Shayne

Editor(s): Julie Shayne, Nicole Carter

Subject(s): Gender studies: women and girls, Feminism and feminist theory, Interdisciplinary studies

Publisher: University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 30/06/2022

Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is an open access book with pdf available for download. This collection includes contributions from a diverse group of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) scholars, from undergraduate students to faculty emeritus, representing twenty-four different institutions. The Introduction is by Beverly-Guy Sheftall and there are twenty short essays on the following topics: history of the first program (SDSU); Africana Women’s Studies; GWSS in the Global South; the women’s studies name change; the urgency of GWSS; an annotated bibliography on the history of GWSS; feminist pedagogy and praxis; feminist publishing; institutional battles; feminist administrating; getting jobs with a GWSS major; an undergrad’s reflection on GWSS; GWSS in Ghana; feminism in Latin America; Indigenous feminisms; ecofeminism;  GWSS and community colleges; and Chanel Miller’s Know My Name. Every author is either presently teaching in a GWSS program and/or has at least one of their degrees in GWSS. The essays are punctuated by artwork from GWSS undergraduates and alumni, and their short answers to why they chose GWSS. It is ideal for the classroom because the essays are short, jargon light, and meant to inspire feminist inquiry, activism, and pride.

Designing Tech Policy book cover

Designing Tech Policy

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Last updated: 28/09/2020

The Design Case Studies offer instructors with a starting point for introducing students to the design of technology and policy. Students work with value sensitive design methods to develop tech policy solutions.

View or download the PDF version here.

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The Creative Process

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Subject(s): The arts: general topics, Ceramics, mosaic and glass: artworks, Paintings and painting, Photography and photographs, Interdisciplinary studies

Publisher: University of Washington

Last updated: 10/02/2021

This book was created by seniors in the 2020-2021 Art BA Departmental Honors program in the School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington, Seattle.
The students in the Honors in Art track come from the four concentrations of the
Division of Art:
3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture,
Interdisciplinary Visual Arts,
Painting + Drawing,
and Photo/Media.

The book presents first-person accounts of the creative process by a diverse group of makers as they develop artwork, consistently question habits, meanings, and inspirations while interfacing the world during uncertain times.

Building a Greener Future: A UW Research Report into Seattle's Climate Justice Movement book cover

Building a Greener Future: A UW Research Report into Seattle's Climate Justice Movement

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Last updated: 10/02/2021

Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project book cover

Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project

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Subject(s): Cultural and media studies, Society and culture: general, Sociology

Publisher: University of Washington Tacoma and University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 21/03/2022

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Jacob Lawrence in Seattle

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Subject(s): History of art, Individual artists, art monographs, Public art, Portraits and self-portraiture in art

Last updated: 02/11/2021

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He is best known for epic multi-panel narratives like the Migration Series (1940-1941) and Struggle: from the History of the American People (1954-56), which he created as a young artist living and working in in New York City. The second half of Lawrence’s career, which he spent in Seattle as a Professor of Art at the University of Washington, has received far less attention. The essays in this volume, researched and written by the participants in the Spring 2021 art history seminar “Art and Seattle: Jacob Lawrence” at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, fill in this gap. In so doing, we take our lead from the artist’s own framing of the Seattle period as a critical stage in his artistic development, in which conceptual and formal concerns explored across his long career converged and became more of the sum of their parts.

I'm All Ears book cover

I'm All Ears

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Author(s): Jorge González Casanova

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Last updated: 06/05/2022