Take-home exam

The take-home final exam is now available on the Response Papers

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Thomas King links

 I am pleased that many seemed to agree that the King reading was a good one with which to end the course. Here are some other titles by King that you might enjoy: Green Grass, Running Water; One Good Story, That One; and Truth and Bright Water. Under the pseudonym Hartley Goodweather, King writes about DreadfulWater, a native photographer/detective. He is also the writer of the CBC radio series Dead Dog Cafe. For a brief overview of King's

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Mary Belenky Links

 Lynn Hope, our visitor on Thursday, has pointed me to a couple of websites related to the past week's reading in the Belenky, Bond & Weinstock book. One is the website of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the acapella singing group founded by Bernice Reagon (see page 163). The other is a review of a book coedited by Patsy Turrini, one of the founders of the U.S. Mothers' Centers (see page 184). I discovered a few other reviews of this book, all in psychoanalytic journals. One begins by connecting the book to Winnicott who you may recall was featured

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Economics and Agency

 I have had the book Development as Freedom by the Nobel-Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen on my to-be-read shelf for some time, but this past week I was prompted by our discussion of agency to pull it off and have a closer look. Sen argues that economic and social development in the poorest parts of the world depend on providing greater agency (freedom) to the impoverished. One chapter is titled "Women's Agency and Social Change;" there he argues that women's agency, in particular, is restricted in many parts of the world and that tremendous benefits would accrue to all from removing

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Women, Art & Community Activism

The subtitle of our next book is "Nurturing the Development of People, Families and Communities," and the authors provide several examples of American women who have been leaders in providing such nurturance. Today I received an announcement of the most recent issue of Women & Environments International Magazine, which has the title Women, Art & Community Activism. This is a Canadian magazine, and it appears from the Table of Contents that the current issue offers numerous Canadian examples of women nurturing communities, particularly artistic ones, in the ways that Belenky, Bond & Weinstock

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