The Journey To Awareness Of An African Girl-Child, 2018 University of Washington, Tacoma
The Journey To Awareness Of An African Girl-Child, Joy N. Nguru
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship
This paper explains my journey as an African girl-child coming into the awareness of who she is and how she perceived change in a new environment. As a young girl migrating to a different country, understanding and adjusting to a new set of rules became crucial. Social identities such as race, gender, and class became things that I was opened to in a new land. I had to be a fast learner or I would be left behind. Kenya being my origin, I became accustomed to many things, so when I moved to a new country my perspective shifted. How ...
Book Review: Rwanda Before The Genocide: Catholic Politics And Ethnic Discourse In The Late Colonial Era, 2018 Pennsylvania State University Berks College
Book Review: Rwanda Before The Genocide: Catholic Politics And Ethnic Discourse In The Late Colonial Era, Randall Fegley
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal
No abstract provided.
The Slave Trade Route: A Regional And Local Development Catalyst, 2018 St. Cloud State University
The Slave Trade Route: A Regional And Local Development Catalyst, Chukwunyere Ugochukwu
Geography and Planning Faculty Publications
The conservation of and focus on slave export points turned tourist monuments in Cape Coast and Elmina, Ghana, are incomplete without linkages to other complicit places in the interior that together completes the chain of darkness, the trade in humans along the Atlantic coast of Ghana, as well as in the interior. Completed, it will highlight the infrastructure of the slave business, the domestic, as well as the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. When the chain (route) of the different complicit communities in the interior to these export monuments along the Atlantic coast is conserved, it shall herald a completeness to the ...
The Politics Of Wounds, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
The Politics Of Wounds, Jonathan Nash
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
What configuration of strategies and discourses enable the white male and settler body politic to render itself as simultaneously wounded and invulnerable? I contextualize this question by reading the discursive continuities between Euro-America’s War on Terror post-9/11 and Algeria’s War for Independence. By interrogating political-philosophical responses to September 11, 2001 beside American rhetoric of a wounded nation, I argue that white nationalism, as a mode of settler colonialism, appropriates the discourses of political wounding to imagine and legitimize a narrative of white hurt and white victimhood; in effect, reproducing and hardening the borders of the nation-state. Additionally ...
Guest Editors' Introduction To The Special Issue, Diversity In Aquatics, 2018 Rowan University
Guest Editors' Introduction To The Special Issue, Diversity In Aquatics, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, Steven N. Waller Ph.D., Austin Anderson
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education
This is the introductory editorial leading off the special issue, "Diversity in Aquatics."
Parting The Waters Of Bondage: African Americans’ Aquatic Heritage, 2018 University of California, Merced
Parting The Waters Of Bondage: African Americans’ Aquatic Heritage, Kevin Dawson
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education
Since the 1960s, when the United States Center for Disease Control began compiling racial statistics on drowning death rates, it has been painfully obvious that African Americans are far more likely to drown than their white counterparts. While segregation denied black people access to most public swimming pools and racial violence transformed natural waterways into undesirable places for swimming a leisure, perceptions that swimming as an “un-black” or “white” pursuit have marginalized its acceptability within African American communities. “Parting the Waters of Bondage” is an original article based on decades of the author’s historical scholarship. It seeks to reduce ...
Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, 2018 Morehouse College
Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker, Aaron Carter-Enyi
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Dean Kevin Booker of Morehouse College recorded this video of his last name being carved into his new djembe purchased in the Accra Cultural Market, next to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial.
French Land, Algerian People: Nineteenth-Century French Discourse On Algeria And Its Consequences, 2018 Chapman University
French Land, Algerian People: Nineteenth-Century French Discourse On Algeria And Its Consequences, Paige Gulley
Language is fundamental in shaping our understanding of the world we live, and as such, studies of discourse are invaluable in providing insight into the worldviews of historical actors. Though much has been written on the depiction of colonized peoples and its Oriental undertones, little has been said about the discourse on a colony itself. In examining the French discourse on Algeria in the nineteenth century, it becomes clear that the French privileged Algeria as a rich and valuable resource for France even as they decried the “backwardness” of the people of Algeria. While ignoring its inhabitants completely or discussing ...
Santería In A Globalized World: A Study In Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music, 2018 Lawrence University
Santería In A Globalized World: A Study In Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music, Nathan Montgomery
Lawrence University Honors Projects
The Yoruban people of modern-day Nigeria worship many deities called orichas by means of singing, drumming, and dancing. Their aurally preserved artistic traditions are intrinsically connected to both religious ceremony and everyday life. These forms of worship traveled to the Americas during the colonial era through the brutal transatlantic slave trade and continued to evolve beneath racist societal hierarchies implemented by western European nations. Despite severe oppression, Yoruban slaves in Cuba were able to disguise orichas behind Catholic saints so that they could still actively worship in public. This initial guise led to a synthesis of religious practice, language, and ...
Bes: The Ancient Egyptian Way Of Initiation, 2018 Clark Atlanta University
Bes: The Ancient Egyptian Way Of Initiation, Orlando Julius Rawls
Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
The purpose of this thesis is to explore Osiris’s role in the Book of the Dead to unearth the ancient Egyptian connotation for the term death. This study contends that western scholars have debased the arcane expression of death to literal interpretation. The basic function of ancient Egyptian scripture was to instruct man’s soul into deity—in the earthly realm. This investigation suggests the ancient Egyptian priesthood instituted this esoteric philosophy in scripture to adumbrate this grand idea death, which was Bes—to be initiated. The third century A.D. witnessed the development of Christianity in northeast ...
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 ...
Malcolm X And Black Lives Matter: How Media Bias, Globalization, And Exigence Affect The Messages Of Rhetorical Movements, Nancy Heise
Honors Theses AY 17/18
In order to provide insight into the effectiveness of messages about racial equality for black Americans, this project utilized Critical Race Theory (CRT) to assess and juxtapose two Malcolm X speeches with rhetoric from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, through neo-Aristotelian Criticism. The messages from Malcolm X’s two speeches and the rhetoric from the BLM movement were extrapolated and defined through Critical Race Theory. Themes of globalization, Black Nationalism, epistemology, white-centricity, black-affirmation, self-identification, imagery, and media bias have been touched on and explored. The speeches, the rhetoric and all of their elements were placed in their historical contexts ...
Speech: An Authentic Theology, 2018 University of North Florida
Speech: An Authentic Theology, Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection Textual
Archbishop Tutu's writings on black theology. Typed with a few handwritten notes.
Personal Notes On A Sheraton Hotels And Resorts Notepad, 2018 University of North Florida
Personal Notes On A Sheraton Hotels And Resorts Notepad, Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection Textual
Archbishop Tutu's handwritten notes.
Speech: Madiba The Man, 2018 University of North Florida
Speech: Madiba The Man, Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection Textual
Archbishop Tutu’s speech about Nelson Mandela.
Creating A New World: A Historiography Of The Atlantic World, 2018 Harding University
Creating A New World: A Historiography Of The Atlantic World, Sam Traughber
Tenor of Our Times
Atlantic History, the study of the transatlantic connections between Western Europe, the Americas, and West Africa during the early modern period, has grown in use and popularity in recent years. This paper follows the historiography of the Atlantic World from a 1917 article in The New Republic to the publication of a popular history on the subject with Charles C. Mann’s 2011 book 1493. It discusses developments and contributions from a wide variety of scholars including political historians, economic historians, social historians, biological historians, historiographers, and geographers as well as the influence of the transatlantic nature of the Cold ...
Race And Community : Coloured Identity Formation Within Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Cape Town, South Africa., 2018 University of Louisville
Race And Community : Coloured Identity Formation Within Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Cape Town, South Africa., Cornelius L. Sanford
College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses
Historically, the "Coloured" identity within Cape Town, South Africa was used as an umbrella term to include all the cultures residing within the city that were not either European, or of South Africa's native Bantu speaking groups. However, the identity seemingly has now shifted to primarily refer to multi-racial people. However, if the Coloured identity was initially created as a catch- all phrase, then what shifted the term to now address those who are of multi- racial descent? This essay examines the progression of the Coloured identity within Cape Town society by tracking the rise and fall of Cape ...
Self-Executed Dramaturgy : A Journey With Miss Ida B. Wells., 2018 University of Louisville
Self-Executed Dramaturgy : A Journey With Miss Ida B. Wells., Sidney Michelle Edwards
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis presents my experience with the production of Miss Ida B. Wells by Endesha Ida Mae Holland. I used self-executed dramaturgy to enrich my process as an actor and create multiple vocally and physically dynamic historical characters. Throughout this document, I explore how my personal acting process and development as an artist are heavily influenced by the practices of the Alexander Technique. I discuss the unique challenges that I faced with scoliosis and vocal trauma and how I used the training I received during my graduate career to address those challenges. My personal account details the specific methods by ...
The Pen Must Calm The Sword: A Call To Promote South Sudanese History For Peace, 2018 Liberty University
The Pen Must Calm The Sword: A Call To Promote South Sudanese History For Peace, John Robert Flores Jr.
Senior Honors Theses
The Republic of South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation and its birth has been marred by horrific acts of tribal and ethnic strife that have been characterized by brutal attacks on women and children by both rebels and government forces and the destruction of its ability to feed and provide basic services for its citizens. South Sudan’s first few years of statehood have been heartbreaking especially when considered against the promise that existed only a few years ago. Working towards a peaceful and successful future will inevitably be founded, in part, on understanding the history of the ...
Stem (Voice): The Panvocalism Of White Male Bodies And Masculinities In The South African Defense Force, 1957-1990, 2018 San Francisco State University
Stem (Voice): The Panvocalism Of White Male Bodies And Masculinities In The South African Defense Force, 1957-1990, Keegan Medrano
Madison Historical Review
The South African Defense Force (SADF) created in 1957 represented another attempt by the National Party government in South Africa to assert the supremacy of Afrikaner culture. The SADF, however, offered not only a concentrated location to condition and reinforce narratives of white supremacist and apartheid ideology, but importantly, existed as a space for white men to participate in, which could unite their developing masculinities infused with militaristically mobilized white supremacist ideologies. The SADF became a cauldron of venerated white masculinities that offered conscripts the opportunity to exercise their body, representing white and the white nation’s vitality and virility ...