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Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender 2018 Fordham University

Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...


Chappaquiddick (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2018 Dordt College

Chappaquiddick (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

“'Chappaquiddick' probes basic issues about the moral behaviors of American politicians and why voters elect them, even when politicians behave badly."

Posting about the movie Chappaquiddick from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-chappaquiddick/


Letter From Richard Mcnemar, Richard McNemar 2018 Hamilton College

Letter From Richard Mcnemar, Richard Mcnemar

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Copy of a letter written by Shaker Richard McNemar to Laurence Roelosson dated “Henderson County (Ky.) March 3d. 1809.”


Letter From Richard Mcnemar To Laurence Roelosson: Introduction, Christian Goodwillie 2018 Hamilton College

Letter From Richard Mcnemar To Laurence Roelosson: Introduction, Christian Goodwillie

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Among the earliest manuscripts in the Communal Societies Collection at Hamilton College is a copy of a letter written by Shaker Richard McNemar to one “Laurence Roelosson.” The letter is dated “Henderson County (Ky.) March 3d. 1809.”


Memorandum Of Peregrinations By Land & Water. Recorded For My Own Amusement. Vol. 2nd From July 1830 To May 1832 By W.A.W. [Excerpt], William Adee Whitehead 2018 Hamilton College

Memorandum Of Peregrinations By Land & Water. Recorded For My Own Amusement. Vol. 2nd From July 1830 To May 1832 By W.A.W. [Excerpt], William Adee Whitehead

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Photocopy of a manuscript journal in the collection of the Monroe County Public Library, Key West, Florida. A search for the original manuscript journal was unsuccessful and the location of the original is at present unknown.


William Adee Whitehead’S Visit To The Shakers: Introduction, Elizabeth De Wolfe, Scott De Wolfe 2018 Hamilton College

William Adee Whitehead’S Visit To The Shakers: Introduction, Elizabeth De Wolfe, Scott De Wolfe

American Communal Societies Quarterly

On Saturday morning, August 7, 1830, William Adee Whitehead left New York City with his sister and brother “for the purpose of making part of what is called the ‘fashionable tour.’” The party traveled north up the river to Hudson and then rode twenty-five miles to the summer haven of Lebanon Springs. Over the next two days, the Whitehead siblings took part in a popular antebellum pastime, visiting the Shakers.


Conflict And Tribulation On The Frontier: The West Union Shakers And Their Retreat, Carol Medlicott 2018 Hamilton College

Conflict And Tribulation On The Frontier: The West Union Shakers And Their Retreat, Carol Medlicott

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Of the seven major western Shaker sites, one in particular stands out as distinctive. This elusive and puzzling western site is the village of West Union, located along the Wabash River in Knox County, Indiana, several miles north of Vincennes. Although it was planted early by the original eastern missionaries who first directed their proselytizing efforts at frontier settlers in that area in the summer of 1808, it was also abandoned early and abruptly, after nearly twenty years of building, improvements, and expansion.

This article will offer fresh analysis of West Union from the perspective of historical geography. I will ...


“More Human Than Human”: Lacan’S Mirror Stage Theory And Posthumanism In Philip K. Dick’S Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Richelle V. Finn 2018 University of New Orleans, New Orleans

“More Human Than Human”: Lacan’S Mirror Stage Theory And Posthumanism In Philip K. Dick’S Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Richelle V. Finn

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In my thesis, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is examined using French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan's mirror stage theory. In the novel, humans have built androids that are almost indistinguishable from humans except that they lack a sense of empathy, or so the humans believe. The Voigt-Kampff Machine is a polygraph-like device used to determine if a subject shows signs of empathy in order to confirm if one is an android or a human. Yet, should empathy be the defining quality of determining humanity?

In his article "The mirror stage as formative of the function ...


Local Media And The Lethal Injection Drug Shortage In The United States, Emily Sandercock 2018 Arcadia University

Local Media And The Lethal Injection Drug Shortage In The United States, Emily Sandercock

Senior Capstone Theses

The death penalty in the United States is a much studied, and a much debated, topic of research. This project examines the issue in a new light by focusing on the way in which the recent lethal injection drug shortage is likely to impact public thinking surrounding the death penalty. It will analyze the ways in which regional news sources (television and newspaper) have portrayed the lethal injection drug shortage in four state capitals through the use of a media analysis. This is coverage that deserves study as an influence and reflection of public thinking in localities of the United ...


Heaven In A Hollow Earth: The Shaker-Koreshan Connection, Christian Goodwillie 2018 Hamilton College

Heaven In A Hollow Earth: The Shaker-Koreshan Connection, Christian Goodwillie

American Communal Societies Quarterly

Throughout the history of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing the sect has welcomed interaction with other communal societies. Sometimes, though, these relationships created problems that neither participant foresaw.

The late-nineteenth-century Shakers’ progressive nature enabled them to discuss their theology in an open manner that allowed for outside perspectives regarding all but a handful of core Shaker principles—celibacy, confession of sins, and community of goods. This openness to new ideas was exercised to perhaps its breaking point in the Shakers’ interaction with Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed. The Shakers may have discussed their theology at a ...


Watervliet Shakers Through The Eyes Of Oneida Perfectionists, 1863-1875, Anthony Wonderley 2018 Hamilton College

Watervliet Shakers Through The Eyes Of Oneida Perfectionists, 1863-1875, Anthony Wonderley

American Communal Societies Quarterly

The Oneida Community (1848-1880) of central New York was notable for its intellectual garrulity—a curiosity about other utopians coupled with eagerness to make first-hand acquaintance with idealists of every stripe. Founded and led by Vermonter John H. Noyes, Oneida Perfectionists considered themselves members of one extended family sharing equally in all relations of labor, love, and property. They felt especially close to their fellow Christian communists, the Shakers, and, for a time, developed neighborly ties with one particular community of the Millennial Church. Watervliet, just north of Albany and about one hundred miles east of Oneida, was among the ...


The Abuse Of Spirit Messages During The Shaker Era Of Manifestations: “A Hard Time Of It In This Hurrycane Of Gifts, To Know What Is Revelation And What Is Not”, Glendyne Wergland 2018 Hamilton College

The Abuse Of Spirit Messages During The Shaker Era Of Manifestations: “A Hard Time Of It In This Hurrycane Of Gifts, To Know What Is Revelation And What Is Not”, Glendyne Wergland

American Communal Societies Quarterly

After Ann Lee’s death, Shakers regulated morality in a more mundane fashion. Their domestic surveillance turned up misbehavior, which Believers were required to report to the elders, who tried to convince sinners to repent and confess. The society’s leaders, a team of two brethren and two sisters known as the Ministry, institutionalized procedures for repentance and confession. During the Era of Manifestations, however, that system changed. Shakers tried to maintain a dynamic tension between gifts of inspiration and their need for order and union. But from 1838 through 1841, inspiration prevailed. Knowing that their followers prized spiritual gifts ...


“Rather Than Ever Milk Again”: Shaker Sisters’ Refusal To Milk At Mount Lebanon And Watervliet — 1873-1877, Lauren A. Stiles 2018 Hamilton College

“Rather Than Ever Milk Again”: Shaker Sisters’ Refusal To Milk At Mount Lebanon And Watervliet — 1873-1877, Lauren A. Stiles

American Communal Societies Quarterly

During the 1870s and 1880s the agricultural press published articles calling for men to do the milking in place of women. Dairy farming was also becoming increasingly specialized with milk being sold to local cheese factories rather than being made by women into butter and cheese on the farm site. Although these secular developments coincided with the Shaker sisters’ refusal, the sisters may well have been unaware of them. Although no other Shaker villages outside of Mount Lebanon and Watervliet were faced with a similar refusal, the severe widespread loss of male membership probably accounts for the gradual changes in ...


Celebrating And Sacralizing Violence: Testimonies Concerning Ann Lee And The Early Shakers, Stephen J. Stein 2018 Hamilton College

Celebrating And Sacralizing Violence: Testimonies Concerning Ann Lee And The Early Shakers, Stephen J. Stein

American Communal Societies Quarterly

In what follows it is my intention to identify briefly the religious claims of the Shakers, formally the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, to sketch some aspects of the early history of the community, and to describe the ways in which Ann Lee and her followers, also called Believers, were subjected to violence. Then I will examine the ways that the Shakers featured, utilized, and exploited the tales of violence against Lee and the early Believers—celebrating and sacralizing that violence for their own religious ends.


La Guerra De 1898 O La Historia De Una (Incómoda) Foto De Familia, Francisco Moran 2018 Southern Methodist University

La Guerra De 1898 O La Historia De Una (Incómoda) Foto De Familia, Francisco Moran

Dissidences

La guerra de 1898 cuenta ya con una abundante bibliografía. Sus ángulos más importantes, tales como la cuestión racial, la de género y la política imperialista de los Estados Unidos, y la de los símbolos, entre otras, han sido objeto de discusión. Partiendo precisamente de la noción del 98 como «guerra simbólica», propuesta por Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, en este artículo argumento que la tesis de este autor permite plantear una lectura del 98 más abarcadora de cualquiera de las que se han hecho hasta ahora; una que además de incluir los contendientes más discutidos – España, Cuba, Estados Unidos – dé cabida ...


The Story Of The Ink And Paint Department, Emma Thielk 2018 University of Wyoming

The Story Of The Ink And Paint Department, Emma Thielk

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The Ink and Paint department at the Walt Disney Studios, for a while, was a department completely staffed by women, but this department faded away with the introduction of technology at the studio. There has been a revival in knowing about the Ink and Paint department in recent years and the purpose of this paper is to figure out who owns the revival story because of the biases that surround this department. To understand the complexity of this department and therefore revival, this study was completed in three parts – how the department was viewed in the past (to know how ...


The Phenomenological Beat: Allen Ginsberg's Many Multitudes, Joseph Karwin 2018 University of Texas at Tyler

The Phenomenological Beat: Allen Ginsberg's Many Multitudes, Joseph Karwin

English Department Theses

A considerable amount of critical commentary about Allen Ginsberg has focused on his public persona and on his relationship with the Beat Generation. This focus runs counter to Ginsberg’s own wishes, as he wished to be studied as a poet first, a serious poet, and a poet speaking for a new American voice. By focusing on the poetry and on Ginsberg’s extensive amount of self-analysis, this paper details the main strategies and techniques Ginsberg employed in his poetics, and how he used those techniques to form a modern American voice in poetry.

The paper specifically looks at Ginsberg ...


Undocumented Queer Latinx Students: Testimonio Of Survival, Maria E. Fernández 2018 San Jose State University

Undocumented Queer Latinx Students: Testimonio Of Survival, Maria E. Fernández

McNair Research Journal SJSU

Recent U.S. political turmoil has deliberately embedded fear into many marginalized and underrepresented people living in the U.S. The fact that the United States was founded on the demanding work of diverse populations of immigrants is vitally important to how immigrants are being treated today. In 2016, the U.S. presidential electoral win for Donald Trump left many marginalized communities—including Undocumented Queer Latinx students—fearful of how his administration would affect their communities. This paper reviews literatures on Queer immigration history, the homophobic and transphobic psychological history behind legal immigration barriers, and the recent mobilization to include ...


The Evolution Of The “We Can Do It” Poster And American Feminist Movements, Reina Aguierre 2018 San Jose State University

The Evolution Of The “We Can Do It” Poster And American Feminist Movements, Reina Aguierre

McNair Research Journal SJSU

World War II created mass destruction and economic distress but was also responsible for creating new opportunities for women. The war had torn families apart and had altered family dynamics. The high demands of the wartime economy called for a reevaluation of American women’s roles in society. In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a range of propaganda posters to encourage women to join the war effort.1 The most iconic was christened “Rosie the Riveter” and further popularized by Norman Rockwell. These images exemplified how ...


Sequels And Sams: Re-Contextualized Media And Affective Memory, Ben Rogers 2018 Kennesaw State University

Sequels And Sams: Re-Contextualized Media And Affective Memory, Ben Rogers

Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones

Electronic media allows for the repetition of the audiovisual in new contexts. Bernard Stiegler argues that, as people are exposed to these contexts (television, commercials), consumer-based art threatens the singular, a connection to a particular aesthetic in a particular space. When art is repeated, films remember for the audience. This allows for history to be continually re-written according to dominant media institutions.

While there are other ways to combat this grand narrative, I argue that there are memories that, like the singular, are not consumer-based. I refer to these as staple associative memories (SAMs). These are not memories of the ...


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