Bonnie G. Smith's Women's Studies: The Basics PDF

By Bonnie G. Smith

Womens experiences: The Basics is an available creation into the ever increasing and more and more correct box of experiences interested by ladies. Tracing the background of the self-discipline from its origins, this article units out the most agendas of womens reviews and feminism, exploring the worldwide improvement of the topic through the years, and highlighting its relevance within the modern global.

Reflecting the variety of the sector, middle issues include:
• the interdisciplinary nature of womens studies
• middle feminist theories and the feminist agenda
• problems with intersectionality: girls, race, classification and gender
• girls, sexuality and the body
• international views at the research of women
• the connection among womens stories and gender studies.

Providing a company starting place for all these new to the topic, this booklet is efficacious examining for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in womens reports and gender reports, and all these in similar disciplines looking a priceless review for women-centred, topic particular classes.

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The potential applications of CNTs as sensing material for the detection of pollutants and CNTs as adsorbent for the removal of pollutants are reviewed in the following section. 1 Gas Sensors Air pollutants have been the major factor contributing to the degradation of air quality, leading to chronic effects on human health, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and cancer (Yang and Omaye 2009; Kampa and Castanas 2008). 5 and PM10) are generated from human-derived anthropogenic activities, especially combustion of fossil fuels.

Both transient absorption spectra and emission lifetimes measurements of the OTE/SWCNT/TiO2/Ru(II) and the reference OTE/TiO2/Ru(II) electrodes indicated that the SWCNTs networks in the film have no significant influence on the charge injection process. Nanosecond laser flash photolysis results suggested that the photoinduced electrons in TiO2 survive roughly 50% longer when embedded within the SWCNTs network, therefore reducing the rate of charge recombination. SWCNTs exhibited about 30% higher photocurrent in photoelectrochemical measurements and enhancement in the photoconversion efficiency, which suggest that the SWCNTs network improved the charge collection and transport, as well as the photocurrent generation.

The fabrication of a novel antimony-carbon nanotube-tin oxide (Sb-CNT-SnO2) thin film by sol-gel method and ultrasonic dispersion technique has been reported, which could be potentially applied as gas sensor for detecting indoor air pollutants emitted from building and decoration materials (Liu et al. 2008b). The sensor was applied to the detection of formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and toluene, in which an improved gas sensing performance, such as higher sensitivity and shorter response time was observed compared to pure SnO2 and Sb-SnO2 thin film.

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