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Reading, Writing, And Religion: Institutions And Human Capital Formation, Latika Chaudhary, Jared Rubin 2011 Scripps College

Reading, Writing, And Religion: Institutions And Human Capital Formation, Latika Chaudhary, Jared Rubin

Economics Faculty Articles and Research

In this paper, we empirically test the role that religious and political institutions play in the accumulation of human capital. Using a new data set on literacy in colonial India, we find that Muslim literacy is negatively correlated with the proportion of Muslims in the district, although we find no similar result for Hindu literacy. We employ a theoretical model which suggests that districts which experienced a more recent collapse of Muslim political authority had more powerful and better funded religious authorities, who established religious schools which were less effective at promoting literacy on the margin than state schools. We ...


Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The City of Holyoke, Massachusetts is one of many aging, industrial cities striving to revitalize its economy based on the promise of increased digital connectivity and clean energy resources. But how do you renovate 19th century mills to meet the demands of the information age? This architectural study explores the potential impact of sensing technologies and information networks on the definition and function of buildings in the 21st century. It explores the changes that have taken place in industrial architecture since 1850 and argues for an architecture that supports local relationships and environmental awareness. The author explores the industrial history ...


The Regeneration Of Hellas: Influences On The Greek War For Independence 1821-1832, Stefanie Chan 2011 Claremont McKenna College

The Regeneration Of Hellas: Influences On The Greek War For Independence 1821-1832, Stefanie Chan

CMC Senior Theses

The paper attempts to analyze the greater influences of the Greek War for Independence through an assessment of the greater forces of the. Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Great Power politics


Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 University of Alberta

Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven. Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998. ISBN 90-420-0534-3 299 pages, bibliography, index. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek presents a framework of comparative literature based on a contextual (systemic and empirical) approach for the study of culture and literature and applies the framework in audience studies, film and literature, women's literature, translation studies, new media and scholarship in the humanities and in the analyses of English, French, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Romanian, and English-Canadian modern, contemporary, and ethnic minority texts. Copyright release to the author in 2006.


Review Of: Die Deutsche Griselda: Transformationen Einer Literarischen Figuration Von Boccaccio Bis Zur Moderne, Ed. Achim Aurnhammer And Hans-Jochen Schiewer, The Medieval Review (2011), Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Review Of: Die Deutsche Griselda: Transformationen Einer Literarischen Figuration Von Boccaccio Bis Zur Moderne, Ed. Achim Aurnhammer And Hans-Jochen Schiewer, The Medieval Review (2011), Richard Utz

Richard Utz

This collection of seventeen essays reveals the beginnings and longue durée of the German-language reception of the Griselda narrative from the fourteenth through the early twentieth century. The publication is based on....


Review Of The Post-Historical Middle Ages, Ed. Elizabeth Scala And Sylvia Federico, Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Review Of The Post-Historical Middle Ages, Ed. Elizabeth Scala And Sylvia Federico, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

The front cover of this essay collection gives equal space to a picture of Karl Marx and a medieval manuscript, but neither of them is at the center of what the editors and contributors really have in mind for their readers. In fact, George Edmondson’s essay on the “Naked Chaucer” in Brian Helgeland’s 2001 movie A Knight’s Tale may serve to explain why Marx and manuscripts can only serve as backdrops to the scholarship presented in this volume....


Review Of: Mapping Medievalism On The Canadian Frontier, Ed. Kathryn Brush, Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Review Of: Mapping Medievalism On The Canadian Frontier, Ed. Kathryn Brush, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

In 2012 it will be 20 years that I attended my first Medievalism conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Then, as a European greenhorn who thought that growing up among the remnants of medieval architecture automatically conferred authority on me to speak of the Middle Ages, I voiced some glib doubts about the location for the conference among palm trees and close to Busch Gardens. The conference participants and their papers convinced me otherwise....


Review Of: In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature And Its Afterlife, Ed. David Matthews, Review Of English Studies (2011), Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Review Of: In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature And Its Afterlife, Ed. David Matthews, Review Of English Studies (2011), Richard Utz

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


Bernhard Ten Brink And German English Studies In Lotharingia, Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Bernhard Ten Brink And German English Studies In Lotharingia, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


Makers Of The Middle Ages, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery 2010 Western Michigan University

Makers Of The Middle Ages, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery

Richard Utz

Republication of bibliophile print version published earlier in 2011 and electronic version published with bepress.com. The twenty well-known scholars featured in this Festschrift for William Calin engage in personal reflection about the ways scholars, writers, musicians, and artists from different periods have "made" the Middle Ages by exploring it in their own work.


Casa Editrice Sonzogno: Mediazione Culturale, Circuiti Del Sapere Ed Innovazione Tecnologica Nell'italia Unificata (1861-1900), Silvia Valisa 2010 Florida State University

Casa Editrice Sonzogno: Mediazione Culturale, Circuiti Del Sapere Ed Innovazione Tecnologica Nell'italia Unificata (1861-1900), Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

This essay presents the publishing house Sonzogno as the most important representative and embodiment of 19th century's "circuiti del sapere," as Giovanni Ragone labeled them, in Italy. In it, I trace Sonzogno's historical trajectory from its "prehistory" as a family-run printing business, in the early 1800s, to the technological powerhouse developed and directed by the founder's grandson, Edoardo Sonzogno. Working across genres and media (periodicals, books, scores), the Stabilimento played a pivotal house in the modernization of Italy's technologies of culture and of information. Its contribution to the cultural life of the Italian Ottocento has not ...


Evolution Of Ideas: The American Revolution's Impact On Evangelicalism In America, Cooper Pasque 2010 Selected Works

Evolution Of Ideas: The American Revolution's Impact On Evangelicalism In America, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

No abstract provided.


"The Rivers Of Zimbabwe Will Run Red With Blood”: Enoch Powell And The Post-Imperial Nostalgia Of The Monday Club, Daniel McNeil 2010 Carleton University

"The Rivers Of Zimbabwe Will Run Red With Blood”: Enoch Powell And The Post-Imperial Nostalgia Of The Monday Club, Daniel Mcneil

Daniel McNeil

In his influential account of postcolonial melancholia, Paul Gilroy suggests that contemporary reports of violence in Southern Africa reveal Britain’s inability to work through its grim history of imperialism and colonialism. Gilroy’s study links recent discussions of tragic Southern African themes to Enoch Powell’s ‘rivers of blood’ speech in 1968. However, it does not mention Powell’s critique of Britain’s ‘post-imperial nostalgia’ in a speech about Rhodesia later that year.
Such an omission is not entirely surprising – the Conservative Central Office did not disseminate Powell’s call for Britons to move beyond sentimental attachment to ‘kith ...


Cahier Calin: Makers Of The Middle Ages. Essays In Honor Of William Calin, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery 2010 Western Michigan University

Cahier Calin: Makers Of The Middle Ages. Essays In Honor Of William Calin, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


Religion And Revolution: A Historiographical Look At Christianity's Influence On The American Revolution, Cooper Pasque 2010 Selected Works

Religion And Revolution: A Historiographical Look At Christianity's Influence On The American Revolution, Cooper Pasque

Cooper Pasque

No abstract provided.


Mapping An Ancestral Past: Discovering The Charles Richards’ Maps Of Aboriginal South-Eastern Australia, Gareth Knapman 2010 Australian National University

Mapping An Ancestral Past: Discovering The Charles Richards’ Maps Of Aboriginal South-Eastern Australia, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

Drawn in 1892, the Charles Richards’ maps locate 208 Aboriginal linguistic groups in south-eastern Australia. In 2009 the maps were rediscovered in the departmental archives of Museum Victoria. The maps are an important new nineteenth-century source for understanding the boundaries of language groups at that time. Richards interviewed Aboriginal people and recorded their languages and customs. As an ethnologist, Richards seems not to have been involved in many of the correspondence networks that were central to nineteenth-century ethnology and he was therefore little known in his own time and subsequently. Some of his word-list/dictionaries were published in 1902 in ...


Negotiating Heritage: Observations On Semantic Concepts, Temporality, And The Centre Of The Study Of The Cultural Heritage Of Medieval Rituals, Richard Utz 2010 Western Michigan University

Negotiating Heritage: Observations On Semantic Concepts, Temporality, And The Centre Of The Study Of The Cultural Heritage Of Medieval Rituals, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

This essay is a revised version of a paper originally presented at the "Fifth Conference on the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals" at University of Copenhagen on October 26, 2009. It seeks to review the interdisciplinary scholarship done by the Centre of the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, a project funded by the Danish National Research Foundation since 2001, from the perspective of Reinhart Kosellek's work on semantic concepts and temporality, focusing specifically on a recent Centre publication: Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages, edited by Mette B. Bruun and Stephanie Glaser as volume 4 ...


La Poesía Dialógica De Guillermo Carnero, Luis Martín-Estudillo 2010 University of Iowa

La Poesía Dialógica De Guillermo Carnero, Luis Martín-Estudillo

Luis Martín-Estudillo

No abstract provided.


"Campo Abierto: Naturaleza E Identidad En Memorias De Una Vaca Y El Hijo Del Acordeonista, De Bernardo Atxaga", Luis Martín-Estudillo 2010 University of Iowa

"Campo Abierto: Naturaleza E Identidad En Memorias De Una Vaca Y El Hijo Del Acordeonista, De Bernardo Atxaga", Luis Martín-Estudillo

Luis Martín-Estudillo

No abstract provided.


"We Are The Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest, And Racial Formation In 1970s Prison Radicalism, Dan Berger 2010 University of Pennsylvania

"We Are The Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest, And Racial Formation In 1970s Prison Radicalism, Dan Berger

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes black and Puerto Rican prison protest in the 1970s. I argue that prisoners elucidated a nationalist philosophy of racial formation that saw racism as a site of confinement but racial identity as a vehicle for emancipation. Trying to force the country to see its sites of punishment as discriminatory locations of repression, prisoners used spectacular confrontation to dramatize their conditions of confinement as epitomizing American inequality. I investigate this radicalism as an effort to secure visibility, understood here as a metric of collective consciousness. In documenting the ways prisoners were symbols and spokespeople of 1970s racial protest ...


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