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Nomadland: The New Frontiers Of The American Dream At The Periphery Of The Market, Aleksandrina Atanasova, Giana Eckhardt 2021 University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Nomadland: The New Frontiers Of The American Dream At The Periphery Of The Market, Aleksandrina Atanasova, Giana Eckhardt

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This Dialogue contribution is based around the film Nomadland, which won five Oscars, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Nomadland, a captivating ode to resisting market logics of accumulation, delivers a gripping image of what life looks like in the absence of possessions. Navigating between the extremes of lack and social displacement, and community and newfound ability to live life with little, the nomads find ways to live in the face of despair and disenchantment. Nomadland is a critique of the death of the American dream while at the same time a story of solidarity amongst the dispossessed.


Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon 2021 Chapman University

Below-Deck: The Specialist Sailor In World War Ii, Gregory Falcon

War and Society (MA) Theses

U.S. Navy ships were made up of many unexpected jobs during World War II. Traditional war histories say little about sailors who rarely saw direct combat below active war decks but instead worked skilled jobs. Specialized sailors were often unseen as they worked below the waterline as, for example, electrician’s mates and boiler room firemen. These jobs were pivotal to keeping the ship running and allowed men to make use of their valuable time in the navy. This thesis argues that, although evolving naval culture led men to enter for various reasons, many entered to enhance their future ...


"Rainbow Is The Way To Go" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Rainbow Is The Way To Go" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Rainbow is the Way to Go!"

Multicolored marker on white posterboard.


"Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Guess What... The Bible Also Says: 'Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams' )do you eat clams, Mr. Phelps?) What Now?

Black marker on white psterboard.

The "Mr. Phelps" referenced in the text is likely Fred Phelps (1929-2014), former pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church.


"We Are A Land Of Many Colors" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"We Are A Land Of Many Colors" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "We Are A Land of Many Colors America the Beautiful"

Multicolored marker on white background. Rainbow details.


Gsta "Crest" Poster, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

Gsta "Crest" Poster, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Poster created by Betsy Parsons for conference, workshop, or training. Poster feature a drawing of a crest divided into four quadrants, with each listing goals, positive affirmations, and well-known public figures.

Multicolored marker on posterboard.


"Never Be Ashamed Of Love" Poster, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Never Be Ashamed Of Love" Poster, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Poster created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Never Be Ashamed of Love".

Black and multicolored marker on white posterboard.


"Proud Lesbian Teacher" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Proud Lesbian Teacher" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign carried by Betsy Parsons for a march or demonstration. Text reads: "Proud Lesbian Teacher 30 (x29) Years ~Portland Public Schools~.

Hand-painted, purple, red, and blue paint (likely acrylic or tempera) on white poster board.


:Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

:Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for protest or march. Text reads "Anti-Gay Discrimination is Illegal in Maine Schools and Universities".

Handpainted. Blue and red paint, likely acrylic or tempera on white poster board.


"Trans Gay-Straight Alliance..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Trans Gay-Straight Alliance..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for march or demonstration. Text reads: "Trans Gay-Straight Alliances: Youth Leading for Equality".

Red and black text with a rainbow in the background. Acrylic or tempera on posterboard.


"Proud Glbt Students + Teachers" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Proud Glbt Students + Teachers" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Proud GLBT Students and Teachers".

Black text with rainbow-colored hand prints. Acrylic or tempera on posterboars. GLSEN bumper sticker.


"Equality" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Equality" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march.

Text reads "EQUALITY"

Black text on red posterboard.


"Free To Learn..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Free To Learn..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Free to Learn Teach LEad".

Green, red, purple, and black text on white background with a rainbow. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


Safe Schools For All" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

Safe Schools For All" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "GLSEN Safe Schools for All".

Black and rainbow text on white background with GLSEN bumper sticker. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


"Glsen" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Glsen" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for event. Text reads: "GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network

Black text on yellow background. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


"Gsta Youth Testimony" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Gsta Youth Testimony" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: " GSTA Youth Testimony Helped Protect the Maine Human Rights Act".

Black, red, green, and blue text on white background. Acrylic or tempera on posterboard.


"Love Is Compassion..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Love Is Compassion..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Love is Compassion Love is Caring Love is Beautiful Love is Love"

Pastel marker on white background.


"Safe Schools For Glbt People" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Safe Schools For Glbt People" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "GLSEN Safe SChools for GLBT People".

Black and red text on white background. GLSEN bumper sticker.


"We Are All In This Together" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"We Are All In This Together" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads "We Are All In This Together" in several languages.


"Proud Gay Student" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Proud Gay Student" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created for march or demonstration. Text reads: " Proud Son Christian Student Gay". Note, the word "Gay" is written vertically next to "son", "Christian" and "Student".

Acrylic paint on white background.


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