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Zilphia Horton, A Voice For Change, Alicia R. Massie-Legg 2014 University of Kentucky

Zilphia Horton, A Voice For Change, Alicia R. Massie-Legg

Theses and Dissertations--Music

This dissertation examines the role of Zilphia Horton (1910-1956) in helping to establish the use of music as a powerful tool to unify and train groups involved in social reform at seminars led by Highlander Folk School. In engaging in what has been termed the “mobilization of music,” Mrs. Horton was active in labor disputes, training seminars in the United States and Canada, and the formation of women’s union auxiliaries from 1935 until 1956. The study uses correspondence written by Horton to her husband, Myles Horton; business letters to labor union officials and contributors to songsters; and writings revealing ...


Sun's In The Treetops, Jewell E. Florea, Lee J. Florea 2013 Ball State University

Sun's In The Treetops, Jewell E. Florea, Lee J. Florea

Lee J Florea, PhD, P.G.

No abstract provided.


For The Love Of Music: A Story Of Organizational Culture And Change, Malii Brown 2013 SIT Graduate Institute

For The Love Of Music: A Story Of Organizational Culture And Change, Malii Brown

Capstone Collection

For the Love of Music: A Story of Organizational Culture and Change is an examination of culture and possibilities for change at an organization that manages one top-tier, U.S. classical music orchestra. The research was carried out for the purpose of making and refining meaning from collective employee experiences at a canon cultural organization whose practices reflect and influence our society beyond the context of music. The inquiry at the heart of the work is, ‘How does the organizational culture of the subject organization, Orchestra, Inc.[1], affect its readiness for organizational change?’ The research methodology consisted of organizational ...


Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, Priscilla Finley 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, Priscilla Finley

Priscilla Finley

A worthwhile update to the first edition (2004), this volume combines a dictionary-style thesaurus with notes, comparisons, and brief essays from notable contemporary writers and editors that clarify complexities and ruminate on points of contention.


Telling Their Own Story: How Student Newspapers Reported Campus Unrest, 1962-1970, Kaylene Dial Armstrong 2013 University of Southern Mississippi

Telling Their Own Story: How Student Newspapers Reported Campus Unrest, 1962-1970, Kaylene Dial Armstrong

Dissertations

The work of student journalists often appears as a source in the footnotes when researchers tell the story of perhaps the most significant period in the history of higher education in the United States – the student protest era throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Yet researchers and historians have ignored the student press itself during this same time period. This dissertation considers how the student reporters and editors did their job during major protests that occurred between 1962 and 1970, and tells not only the story of reporting protest but the individual stories of the student journalists.

The key protests ...


The Shrine Of The Black Madonna And The Afrocentric Personality, Leon W. Davis 2013 Clark Atlanta University

The Shrine Of The Black Madonna And The Afrocentric Personality, Leon W. Davis

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate the fact that the Shrine of the Black Madonna creates an Afrocentric personality in its members. The essential questions of this study are the following: (1) How does the Shrine of the Black Madonna create Afrocentric personalities in its members? (2) How will members of the Shrine, using communal economics, self knowledge, and an African orientation, reflect the collective identity of the African saying, "I am because we are, because we are, therefore I Am."

This study is significant because the study is based on the premise that Afrocentric organizations will produce ...


Unaffiliated Parents And The Religious Training Of Their Children, Christel Manning 2013 Sacred Heart University

Unaffiliated Parents And The Religious Training Of Their Children, Christel Manning

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

This article examines how parents who are religiously unaffiliated make decisions about the religious upbringing of their children. Drawing on qualitative data, this study explores the diverse worldviews that are included within the term "None” and how those beliefs are reflected or not reflected in the way parents raise their children. The article identifies four distinct worldviews among unaffiliated parents and identifies five different strategies that parents use to incorporate religion in the lives of their children. The article then analyzes the relationship between parent worldviews and actions, with particular attention to secular unaffiliated parents who incorporate religion in the ...


Issues In Australian Foreign Policy: July To December 2012, Hawksley Charles, Nichole Georgeou 2013 University of Wollongong

Issues In Australian Foreign Policy: July To December 2012, Hawksley Charles, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

A survey and discussion of Australian foreign policy issues during the period July to December 2012. The authors focus on the period’s high degree of policy continuity characterised by bilateral support for the US Alliance, an emphasis on creating wider trade opportunities within neoliberal globalization, particularly in East Asia, and international engagement with the world through multilateral bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies. They review the return to the Pacific Solution, the Australian presence in the UN Security Council, the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, and focus on the linking of gender concerns to ...


Unaffiliated Parents And The Religious Training Of Their Children, Christel Manning 2013 Sacred Heart University

Unaffiliated Parents And The Religious Training Of Their Children, Christel Manning

Christel Manning

This article examines how parents who are religiously unaffiliated make decisions about the religious upbringing of their children. Drawing on qualitative data, this study explores the diverse worldviews that are included within the term "None” and how those beliefs are reflected or not reflected in the way parents raise their children. The article identifies four distinct worldviews among unaffiliated parents and identifies five different strategies that parents use to incorporate religion in the lives of their children. The article then analyzes the relationship between parent worldviews and actions, with particular attention to secular unaffiliated parents who incorporate religion in the ...


Women In A Divided Church: Liberal And Conservative Catholic Women Negotiate Changing Gender Roles, Christel Manning 2013 Sacred Heart University

Women In A Divided Church: Liberal And Conservative Catholic Women Negotiate Changing Gender Roles, Christel Manning

Christel Manning

The Catholic Church in America is deeply divided, and gender issues (especially reproductive choice and women's ordination) have become a symptom of this division. This paper examines the language used by liberal and conservative Catholic women to talk about gender. It is argued that although similar divisions over gender exist within Protestantism and Judaism, Catholic women are in a unique position to confront them, Unlike conservative Protestants and Jews who have separated themselves from their more liberal counterparts by forming independent Evangelical and Orthodox denominations, conservative Catholics co-exist with liberals in the mine church. The paper shows that being ...


Understanding The Civil War, Charles O. Boyd 2013 Oglethorpe University

Understanding The Civil War, Charles O. Boyd

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines why the American Civil War took place and what the modern significance of the conflict is. The paper demonstrates that slavery was indeed the main cause of Southern secession and debunks, one by one, the arguments against that view. It also argues that modern day tributes to the Confederacy are offensive and that the Civil War should be understood as part of a long struggle in the United States for equal rights.


Eating Spaces And Places: Examining The Latin@ Barrio, Chinatown, And Black Urban Space As Sites Of Collective And Social Imagination, Kathlynn E. Hinkfuss 2013 Macalester College

Eating Spaces And Places: Examining The Latin@ Barrio, Chinatown, And Black Urban Space As Sites Of Collective And Social Imagination, Kathlynn E. Hinkfuss

American Studies Honors Projects

I focus on three specific neighborhood tropes that are commonly understood and accepted in the American social imagination: the Latin@ Barrio, Chinatown, and Black Urban Space. I examine how these three neighborhood tropes show up in and play out on physical examples of these spaces. I identify three currently existing neighborhoods in the Upper Midwest: the South Side of Milwaukee, Chinatown in Chicago, and North Minneapolis. To more specifically interrogate the connection between the abstract and concrete, I argue that specific sites of analysis in each neighborhood are symbolically and physically consumed: the Mexican restaurant “La Perla” in Milwaukee, the ...


Who We Are: Incarcerated Students And The New Prison Literature, 1995-2010, Reilly Hannah N. Lorastein 2013 Bowdoin College

Who We Are: Incarcerated Students And The New Prison Literature, 1995-2010, Reilly Hannah N. Lorastein

Honors Projects

This project focuses on American prison writings from the late 1990s to the 2000s. Much has been written about American prison intellectuals such as Malcolm X, George Jackson, Eldridge Cleaver, and Angela Davis, who wrote as active participants in black and brown freedom movements in the United States. However the new prison literature that has emerged over the past two decades through higher education programs within prisons has received little to no attention. This study provides a more nuanced view of the steadily growing silent population in the United States through close readings of Openline, an inter-disciplinary journal featuring poetry ...


Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2013 Buffalo State College

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2013 Buffalo State College

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


“Pinterest” In The Language Class: A Visual Tool To Learn, Share, Interact And Participate Actively Outside The Classroom, Maria De Luna Villalón 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University

“Pinterest” In The Language Class: A Visual Tool To Learn, Share, Interact And Participate Actively Outside The Classroom, Maria De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

No abstract provided.


"In Family Way": Guarding Indigenous Women’S Children In Washington Territory, Katrina Jagodinsky 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"In Family Way": Guarding Indigenous Women’S Children In Washington Territory, Katrina Jagodinsky

Faculty Publications, Department of History

The cases discussed here represent very few of the guardianship arrangements that characterized intergenerational and interracial households in territorial Washington, yet the patterns they illustrate correspond with other evidence that allows historians to track the distribution of Indian and mixed- race children in the Puget Sound region. Th e 1880 federal census schedules for counties bordering the Puget Sound reveals the informal guardianship of Native women’s children in ninetytwo households. Among these extralegal arrangements were forty- two households headed by white men, some single like Ed Boggess and others married to white women like Phoebe Judson, who classified the ...


Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, And The Disappearance Of The Pacific Islander Body, Daniel McMullin 2013 Claremont Graduate University

Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, And The Disappearance Of The Pacific Islander Body, Daniel Mcmullin

LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University

After Greenberg's famous analysis of kitsch in terms of aesthetics, Art critic James Gaywood, reasserted the question of kitsch in terms of market. (Gaywood 1997) Here Picasso and cultural appropriation were supplanted by Marcel Duchamp and the readymade. The products of art became completely non-native on all fronts, the world so reflected was postcultural. In that sense, cultural appropriation was no longer an aesthetic, it was a commodity for production, and as much as possible, production by machines. The form of such commodity, of Pacific Islander cultures, was highly variable, from a 17th century English play by John Clarke ...


Choosing Temporary Migration As A Way Of Life, María De Luna Villalón 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University

Choosing Temporary Migration As A Way Of Life, María De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Temporary Migrant Programs (TMP) are constantly changing, always trying to avoid immigration (i.e. permanent immigration) and its social implications by focusing on the return; while at the same time they foster the idea of migration as a career choice that can help TMW and their sending countries to escape from underdevelopment. At the individual level, temporary migration may begin as a safety valve (Ellerman, 2005); however, within time it may become a way of life for those who take the risk of going abroad to work. In my study I found that Mexican Temporary Migrant Workers (MTMW) can choose ...


Pechakucha 20x20: Un Formato Adaptado A La Clase De Ele Para Promover La Comunicación Oral De Estudiantes De Primer Año, Maria De Luna Villalón 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University

Pechakucha 20x20: Un Formato Adaptado A La Clase De Ele Para Promover La Comunicación Oral De Estudiantes De Primer Año, Maria De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Como instructores de ELE tenemos la responsabilidad de crear oportunidades para que los estudiantes puedan integrar el conocimiento adquirido en clase y lograr una producción de lenguaje estructurada que promueva la comunicación de contenido relevante de una manera efectiva y significativa (Jauregui & Sanz, 2007; Karpinnen, 2005). Es así que esta propuesta didáctica, a través del formato de presentación digital PechaKucha 20x20, propone promover las presentaciones orales en la clase de ELE, de primer año, para fomentar la producción oral, sin dejar a un lado el desarrollo de las demás habilidades lingüísticas.


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