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Dying To Better Themselves: West Indians And The Building Of The Panama Canal, Written By Olive Senior, Michael L. Conniff 2016 San Jose State University

Dying To Better Themselves: West Indians And The Building Of The Panama Canal, Written By Olive Senior, Michael L. Conniff

Faculty Publications

A book review of Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal, by Olive Senior. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2014. xxiii + 416 pp. (Paper US$ 40.00)


Lingering Colonialities As Blockades To Peace Education: School Violence In Trinidad, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams 2016 Gettysburg College

Lingering Colonialities As Blockades To Peace Education: School Violence In Trinidad, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

Book Summary: Bringing together the voices of scholars and practitioners on challenges and possibilities of implementing peace education in diverse global sites, this book addresses key questions for students seeking to deepen their understanding of the field. The book not only highlights ground-breaking and rich qualitative studies from around the globe, but also analyses the limits and possibilities of peace education in diverse contexts of conflict and post-conflict societies. Contributing authors address how educators and learners can make meaning of international peace education efforts, how various forms of peace and violence interact in and around schools, and how the field ...


Barbara Mundy : Curriculum Vitae, Barbara E. Mundy 2016 Fordham University

Barbara Mundy : Curriculum Vitae, Barbara E. Mundy

Art History and Music Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


La Identidad Ecuatoriana A Través Del Humor De Miguel Antonio Chávez, Luis Enrique Yanez 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

La Identidad Ecuatoriana A Través Del Humor De Miguel Antonio Chávez, Luis Enrique Yanez

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This thesis project provides a close reading of the literary work of Ecuadorian author Miguel Antonio Chávez. The analysis in this work discuses how the author use humor to criticize the discourses that have been produced in order to represent indigenous and Afro-descendants in the country, as well as the fragility of social and political institutions such as the church, the state, and the country's educational system in the pieces La puta madre patria, La kriptonita del Sinaí, and El electroshock nuestro de cada día. This thesis analyses humor as a narrative tool with its function to reproduce and ...


Prostitutas Y Prostibulos: Cuerpo Y Escritura En Cinco Novelas Latinoamericanas Contemporáneas (1964-2011), Beatriz E. Builes Gomez 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder

Prostitutas Y Prostibulos: Cuerpo Y Escritura En Cinco Novelas Latinoamericanas Contemporáneas (1964-2011), Beatriz E. Builes Gomez

Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation studies the representations of prostitution in relation to artistic and literary creation in contemporary Spanish American novels (1964-2011). Specifically, I analyze the following five novels: Juntacadáveres (1964) by Juan Carlos Onetti, ¡Qué viva la música! (1977) by Andrés Caicedo, El vampiro de la colonia Roma (1979) by Luis Zapata, Memoria de mis putas tristes by Gabriel García Márquez (2004) and Canción de tumba by Julián Herbert. (2011). I argue that prostitution is a trope that allows these novels to embody purely literary processes such as reading and writing.

Critical literature on prostitution in nineteen and twenty century Latin-American ...


Organizing For Political Empowerment? Explaining The Effects Of Women’S Organizations On Women’S Political Participation In Guatemala, Lindsey Richardson Vance 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder

Organizing For Political Empowerment? Explaining The Effects Of Women’S Organizations On Women’S Political Participation In Guatemala, Lindsey Richardson Vance

Political Science Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Prominent development agencies, including the World Bank and the United Nations, agree gender equality and women’s political empowerment is central to achieving positive social and economic outcomes. To politically empower women in the developing world, international aid has increasingly turned to decentralized, bottom-up approaches. Consequently, the past twenty years have witnessed a “boom” in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) specializing in gender policy assessment, project execution, and social services delivery. Though proponents of bottom-up approaches suggest organizational involvement will empower women to act politically, neither research on women’s political participation nor on the political effects of NGOs has empirically validated ...


It Happened At El Mozote: How Two Reporters Broke The Story That Washington Refused To Believe, Naomi Rubel LaChance 2016 Bard College

It Happened At El Mozote: How Two Reporters Broke The Story That Washington Refused To Believe, Naomi Rubel Lachance

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to the Division of Languages and Literature and the Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Peron, Argentina And The Nazis, Daniel Correa 2016 Western Oregon University

Peron, Argentina And The Nazis, Daniel Correa

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

This paper will focus on the escape routes taken to Argentina, which often included secretly transporting Nazis across the European continent to different checkpoints before the could escape to the Americas. The paper will also examine the contacts that Perón maintained in Europe to assist him, as well as the Nazis, Perón himself targeted for their expertise. Finally, this paper will examine Perón’s motives and whether they were selfish or if they were to benefit Argentina. Secondary sources alluded to ultra-secret organizations established during World War II that are credited with getting Nazi war criminals out of Europe and ...


Manuel Altolaguirre: Between Exile And Spain, Will Derusha 2016 University of North Texas

Manuel Altolaguirre: Between Exile And Spain, Will Derusha

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

The exile of Manuel Altolaguirre, poet of the Generation of ‘27, touches on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. The article examines the attitudes and beliefs of the avant-garde from the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and the Second Republic through the Spanish Civil War and into exile. Using Altolaguirre’s experiences in Cuba and Mexico, the article discusses exile literature and the dislocations of Spanish refugees struggling to make a living on the fly and feeling further isolated and forgotten in the upheavals of the Second World War.


Antithetical Commentaries On X, Y And The Disruption Of Being, Eva Rocha 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Antithetical Commentaries On X, Y And The Disruption Of Being, Eva Rocha

Theses and Dissertations

Through discursive essays and poetic narrative, Antithetical Commentaries on X, Y and the Disruption of Being explores the tenuous relationship between modes of measurement and the struggle for human relevance in the post-contemporary digital age. In the introductory essay, “Not the Feather, but the Bird”, I give an overview of the inherent problems of object-oriented ontology, and how it relates to aesthetics and social issues of our times. In the Developmental Overview, I detail how I developed my installation approach and techniques, particularly with regard to the three-way dynamic of the artist:work:viewer relationship and how it can encourage ...


Cuanto Más Miro, Más Veo: Dialéctica De La Imagen Y La Palabra En Tres Obras Sobre La Última Dictadura Argentina, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez 2016 University of Richmond

Cuanto Más Miro, Más Veo: Dialéctica De La Imagen Y La Palabra En Tres Obras Sobre La Última Dictadura Argentina, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Las reflexiones de Marianne Hirsch (1997) sobre la función de las imágenes fotográficas en los procesos individuales y colectivos de indagación sobre el pasado han ocupado un papel destacado en estudios recientes sobre la experiencia dictatorial en la Argentina (Fortuny y Blejmar, 2011). Para la estudiosa, las imágenes indiciales no son medias para evocar ese tiempo pretérito, sino para poneren evidencia su caracter fragmentario e inabordable (1992-1993: 27). Par su parte, en su reconocido trabajo On Photography (1990), Susan Sontag sostiene que las fotografías transmiten momentos o experiencias específicas. Como lo que le sucede al personaje del relato de Julio ...


Forging The Pacific: Peruvian-Japanese Diplomacy, Migration, And Empire, 1918-1930, Evan J. Fernandez 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Forging The Pacific: Peruvian-Japanese Diplomacy, Migration, And Empire, 1918-1930, Evan J. Fernandez

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the extent to which international collaboration spawning from Peruvian-Japanese diplomacy forged an international and regional consciousness among Pacific states in the interwar era (1918-1930). Dividing the interwar period into three distinct, chronological phases, this thesis paints a narrative of Peruvian-Japanese diplomacy as a historical phenomenon which emerges, plateaus, and declines, as both an instigator and product of the contemporary geopolitical processes unfolding in the Pacific region. This paper utilizes direct correspondence between Peruvian and Japanese diplomats, as well as a dense array of secondary sources, to reconcile surface level diplomatic behavior with the deeper geopolitical ambitions of ...


Good Neighbor Renditions And The Enemy Alien: The Latin American Civilian Internees Of World War Ii And The Integrity Of The Good Neighbor Policy, Casey VanSise 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Good Neighbor Renditions And The Enemy Alien: The Latin American Civilian Internees Of World War Ii And The Integrity Of The Good Neighbor Policy, Casey Vansise

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper concerns a series of “renditions” of ethnically Japanese, German and Italian internees from their countries of residency in Latin America to the custody of the United States during the Second World War which were enacted through the framework of the Good Neighbor Policy. Despite many revisionist popular and scholarly contentions that the Good Neighbor Policy was an inauthentic application of the rhetoric that it aspired to, which traditionally cast the United States’ relations with Latin America as characterized by an attitude of respectful rapprochement premised on mutual recognition of autonomy, this paper instead uses the case of the ...


Police Impunity In Mexico: Creating Openings For Justice In A New Democracy, Emily Boyce 2016 Colby College

Police Impunity In Mexico: Creating Openings For Justice In A New Democracy, Emily Boyce

Honors Theses

In this project, I investigate why police impunity has persisted in Mexico, and why the application of justice, when it does occur, happens unequally. Mexico has undergone a democratic transition with a specific focus on increasing accountability in the judiciary. These persistent trends of police impunity and unequal application of justice are especially puzzling in the face of these recent shifts. Existing literature argues that the institutional changes that occur as a result of democratization should yield changes that further the individual rights of citizens. A majority of the scholarly work regarding police impunity and justice in Mexico focuses on ...


The Importance Of Strong Governmental Institutions In Military Subordination: Mexico And Argentina, A Comparative Study, Eli Landman 2016 Claremont McKenna College

The Importance Of Strong Governmental Institutions In Military Subordination: Mexico And Argentina, A Comparative Study, Eli Landman

CMC Senior Theses

This paper examines the history of civil military relations in Mexico and Argentina in an attempt to understand why Mexico was able to subordinate its military following the fall of the Porfírian military regime, while Argentina experienced decades of military intervention into the civilian sphere. It argues that strong governmental and political institutions in Mexico were the key to subordinating the Mexican military to civilian control, while patterns of populist political movements in Argentina hampered the formation of strong governmental institutions that would have enabled the subordination of the military to civilian control.


To Be Magic: The Art Of Ana Mendieta Through An Ecofeminist Lens, Elizabeth Ann Baker 2016 University of Central Florida

To Be Magic: The Art Of Ana Mendieta Through An Ecofeminist Lens, Elizabeth Ann Baker

Honors in the Major Theses

Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-born American artist whose unique body of work incorporated performance, activism, Earth art, installation, and the Afro-Cuban practices of Santería. She began her career at the University of Iowa, were she initially received her degree in painting in 1969. It was not until 1972 that Mendieta shifted radically to performance art.

Though she was raised Catholic, she developed an interest in the rituals involved with Santería, a culturally predominant Cuban religion, and it deeply influenced her work in her choice of materials and settings. Santería is one of the major faith-based lifestyles of Cuba and is ...


Eliciting Acts As Cultural Reflectors In Wole Soyinka's Childe Internationale, Moji A. Olateju 2016 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife Nigeria

Eliciting Acts As Cultural Reflectors In Wole Soyinka's Childe Internationale, Moji A. Olateju

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


2017 Call For Submissions, Regennia N. Williams 2016 The RASHAD Center, Inc.

2017 Call For Submissions, Regennia N. Williams

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


African And African-Influenced Sacred Music, Suzanne Flandreau 2016 Center for Black Music Research

African And African-Influenced Sacred Music, Suzanne Flandreau

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams PhD, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh MA 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams Phd, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh Ma

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


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