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1. Rouhani, Leva. Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study.

Degree: MA -MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016, York University

For the last three decades, girls education has been at the forefront of international development discourse on education. Despite all the available evidence that underscores the gains that accrue to society from women's education, gender disparities in education still persist. Using a critical feminist lens, my research project explores qualitatively the elements that pose as barriers to gender equality for girls in the formal schooling system of Frankadua. My research project seeks to understand the causes of gender inequality and to engage in and with the literature to identify strategies that may be effective in reducing or eliminating them. By examining factors such as spatial dimensions, culture, and institutions in general and curriculum development, school structure and classroom practices in particular, my research emphasizes the need for initiatives to move beyond measuring parity to adequately address the issue of gender equality in primary schools throughout Ghana. Advisors/Committee Members: Derayeh, Minoo (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: African studies; Ghana; Education; Critical Feminism; Girls' Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Rouhani, L. (2016). Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study. (Masters Thesis). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32163

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rouhani, Leva. “Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study.” 2016. Masters Thesis, York University. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32163.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rouhani, Leva. “Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study.” 2016. Web. 17 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Rouhani L. Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. York University; 2016. [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32163.

Council of Science Editors:

Rouhani L. Girls' Schooling Experience in Frankadua, Ghana: A Case Study. [Masters Thesis]. York University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32163

2. Jaffer, Irfaan. Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights.

Degree: PhD, Humanities, 2018, York University

This dissertation is made up of two main sections. The first section argues that the current social culture and legal structure of international human rights needs to be more flexible and inclusive if it truly aims to be universal in scope. This is because The Universal Declaration and its offshoots are still underpinned by secular-liberal principles and therefore, they are at odds with other cultural traditions. To this end, this section critically explores popular human rights histories and contemporary ethical theories that attempt to justify human rights. In doing so, it argues that the debate is still ongoing and therefore, the exclusion of any alternative visions is unjustified. Thus, the goal of the first section is to create a space of dialogue for one such alternative vision. The second section of this dissertation constructs a theory of virtue ethics that has the ability to ground an Islamic vision of human rights. This is because virtue ethics addresses fundamental questions concerning human existence which ultimately determine the constitution of human rights. In order to answer these questions, this study operates within the framework of the school of Islamic Traditionalism and in doing so, it concludes that much of the friction between Islam and contemporary human rights is due to the fact that the latter emphasizes secular-liberal understandings of freedom, equality, and justice. In contrast, this study argues that an Islamic human rights model must be grounded in God and His revelation and moreover, that it must emphasize human duties, inward transformation, and societal balance. It also argues that an Islamic human rights society is one that is filled with reminders of the Divine presence and structured in a way that allows Muslims to achieve their primary purpose in life a virtuous Heart in this world and felicity in the hereafter. The second section concludes by offering some introductory remarks concerning contemporary human rights issues such as the implementation of Islamic law in general, pluralism, corporal punishment, and gender. In doing so, this study argues that there are spaces of convergence that create a minimal overlapping consensus between the two traditions. However, this study also argues that there are fundamental differences and that these differences should be welcomed by human rights theorists and advocates. Advisors/Committee Members: Derayeh, Minoo (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Philosophy of Religion; Human Rights; Human Rights Theory; Human Rights History; Islam; Perennial Philosophy; Traditionalism; Contemporary Islamic Thought; Progressive Islam; Traditional Islam; Ethics; Virtue Ethics; Shariah; Islamic Law; Imam Ali; Qur'an

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APA (6th Edition):

Jaffer, I. (2018). Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights. (Doctoral Dissertation). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35466

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jaffer, Irfaan. “Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, York University. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35466.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jaffer, Irfaan. “Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights.” 2018. Web. 17 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Jaffer I. Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. York University; 2018. [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35466.

Council of Science Editors:

Jaffer I. Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Spiritual Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights. [Doctoral Dissertation]. York University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35466

3. Karimi, Maral. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.

Degree: MA -MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016, York University

In 2009 Iran witnessed the Green Movement, a popular uprising that challenged the status quo of the socio-political structures of the Islamic Republic. In this research, I attempt to develop an understanding of the conditions that contributed to the demise of the movement. This study takes a Critical Theory approach, and the theoretical foundations of this work are the Theory of Structuration of Giddens and the Theory of Communicative Action of Habermas. The data is drawn from YouTube videos and analyzed through Critical Discourse Analysis. This research identifies the key stakeholders of the movement and investigates weather their aspirations regarding the uprising were aligned or stood in contrast. My investigation uncovers evidence of systematic communication distortion in the public discourse of the leaders of the movement which greatly impacted demobilization and led to its failure. The results of my study also disprove the viability of the Reform philosophy as a pragmatic political path to democracy. Advisors/Committee Members: Derayeh, Minoo (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Middle Eastern studies; Critical discourse analysis; Critical theory; Jorgen Habermas; Theory of communicative action; Anthony Giddens; Theory of Structuration; Social Structures; Social Action; Communicative Rationality; Public Sphere; Mass Media; Ideal Speech; Critical Reflection; Strategic Action; Systematically Distorted Communication; Dramaturgical Action; Iranian Green Movement; Iranian Studies; Iranian Politics; Mir Hossein Mousavi; Mehdi Karoubi; Zahra Rahnavard; Iranian Reform Movement; Iranian Intellectuals; Iranian History; Arab Spring; Social Media in Mass Movements; Democratic uprising; Middle Eastern Democratic movements; Truth; Sincerity; Legitimacy; Comprehensibility; Mutual understanding; Communication distortion; Media studies; Power relations in language; Emancipation from forces of domination; Mass media in mobilization; Mass mobilization; Reflextive monitoring of action; Structuration; Duality of structure; Interpretive schemes; Structures of legitimation; Structures of domination; Structures of signification; Dialectic of control; Rules and resources; Lifeworld; Steering media; Shared background knowledge; Ideological regimes; Islamic ideology; Theocratic regimes; Iranian Supreme leader; The Guardian Council of Iran; Ayatollah Khameneyi; Abdolkarim Soroush; Mojtahed Shabestari; Yousefi Eshkevari; Mohsen Kadivar; Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad; Hegemonic regimes; linguistic manifestation of ideology; Frankfurt school; Iranian Public Sphere; Religious Intellectuals of Iran; Religion in the Public Sphere; Virtual Public Sphere in Iran; Dust and Dirt; Green Political Movement of Iran; Green Wave; Twitter Revolution; Social Media Studies; YouTube data; Media studies; Communication and politics; History of social media; Middle eastern politics; Religious democracy; Ayatollah Khomeini; Iranian Revolution; Iranian Constitutional Revolution; White Revolution; Pahlavi Dynasty; Women's rights; Discrimination against women; Iranian Civil society; Women's rights in Iran; One million signature campaign in Iran; Change for equality campaign in Iran; Human rights; Human rights in Iran; Iranian women; Iranian feminism; Women's struggle in Iran; Political discourse; Public discourse; Public communication; Political communication; Discourse analysis; Hermeneutics; Leaders of the green movement; Mohammad Khatami; Iranian Judicial System; Khatami's Twin Bills; Demise of green movement; Failure of green movement

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APA (6th Edition):

Karimi, M. (2016). The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. (Masters Thesis). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Karimi, Maral. “The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.” 2016. Masters Thesis, York University. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Karimi, Maral. “The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis.” 2016. Web. 17 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Karimi M. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. York University; 2016. [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176.

Council of Science Editors:

Karimi M. The Political Communications of Iranian Green Resistance Movement of 2009: A Critical Discourse Analysis. [Masters Thesis]. York University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32176

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