Past Events

April 15, 2010 - April 16, 2010

Inside/Out” will bring together artists, public intellectuals, and scholars in the fields of design, the humanities, and the social sciences to consider the dynamic interaction between two notions: how gender affects the way we experience, construct, and use spaces, and how the notion of space influences the way we think about gender.

In cooperation with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Registration is required by April 5; click here to register.

Location: Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, (617) 495-8600

April 15, 2010

JASBIR PUAR, Sociology, Rutgers University

Location: Room 6112 (Sociology Lounge)

April 15, 2010

Joshua S. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University (Washington, DC); and Research Scholar, University of Massachusetts

April 14, 2010

The Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series
 

Donald Wallenfang

 

Location: Piper Hall, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor
April 13, 2010

"The present research used grounded theory to critically analyze the pro-anorexia movement. 24 pro-anorexia websites were systematically coded for a unifying emergent theory. The findings indicate that the pro-ana cyber community represents a collective effort to establish a shared social understanding or identity among individuals who feel confused, isolated or subjugated - and have significant issues with food and weight. Pro-anorexia websites provide users a new context to enhance or redefine their self-concepts and/or stigmatized identity. Pro-anorexia subscription affords the opportunity to create and validate an identity that is protected under a shroud of technological anonymity. Interestingly, there seems to be two dominant pro-anorexia accounts or perspectives. One account seems to emphasize pro-anorexia as a sanctuary, and a means to gain a deeper understanding of their disease or disorder ...