Building Social Movement Unionism: The Transformation Of The American Labor Movement, 2010 Cornell University
Building Social Movement Unionism: The Transformation Of The American Labor Movement, Lowell Turner, Richard W. Hurd
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] In the United States, the renewed energy displayed by the labor movement is particularly promising. From organizing drives to strike victories to legislative campaigns, labor's renewed influence in the American political economy is clearly seen. A labor movement that was left for dead by many in the Reagan era has developed new leadership and innovative strategies for rank-and-file mobilization and political clout. In a global economy dominated to a large extent by American-based multinational corporations, the world needs a strong American labor movement. The goal of the new activists, young and old, who drive today's labor campaigns ...
Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, 2010 University of South Florida
Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, Andrew Smith
Andrew M Smith
Libraries with genealogy and local history collections spend a great deal of time and effort in collecting, preserving, cataloging, indexing, digitizing, and providing access to their materials. However, these activities may be wasted if potential researchers are unaware of the existence of these materials, or are lacking the knowledge and skills to navigate the materials. Many libraries have long used traditional methods to market their collections, such as printed newsletters, and to educate their patrons, such as printed handouts and face-to-face workshops. These methods are increasingly expensive, time-consuming, and limited in their audience reach.
This paper describes a wide variety ...
Matai Nosad Ha-Defus Ha-`Ivri Be-Qraqov? [Hebrew: When Did Hebrew Printing Begin In Cracow?], 2010 Wesleyan University
Matai Nosad Ha-Defus Ha-`Ivri Be-Qraqov? [Hebrew: When Did Hebrew Printing Begin In Cracow?], Magda Teter, Edward Fram
The article challenges the common assumption that the first Hebrew book printed in Poland was a Bible printed in 1530. They discuss a book of Selihot (prayers) now in the Ossolinski library in Wroclaw, which was fraudulently dated as published in 1532 but was most certainly published after 1537. The authors carefully establish that the assumption of the 1530 Bible was a result of a bibliographic error that was repeated by scholars over two centuries. They conclude that Hebrew printing was not established in Poland before 1534 when Shaarei Dura was published.
La Puissance Des Mots – “Virtus Verborum”: Débats Doctrinaux Sur Le Pouvoir Des Incantations Au Moyen Âge (Review), Michael D. Bailey
For all that magicians sometimes employed signs, symbols, gestures, stones, or herbs, spoken spells still comprise the most pervasive magical device in Western culture. The very ubiquity of verbal formulas in many forms of magical operation make words a difficult subject for scholars to grasp. In this impressive study, Béatrice Delaurenti takes a carefully limited approach. As her subtitle indicates, she examines intellectual debates about the power of words in the Middle Ages. In fact, she focuses on a period of intense debate that lasted, in her analysis, from around 1230 to around 1370. These dates mark important "parentheses," as ...
Witchcraft Mythologies And Persecutions (Review), 2010 Iowa State University
Witchcraft Mythologies And Persecutions (Review), Michael D. Bailey
This volume is the third in a series deriving from a conference held in Budapest in 1999. While the first volume focused on communication with spirits and spirit possession, and the second examined the place of demons and spirits in learned demonology and common belief (see reviews in Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 1.2 : 257–60; 3.1 : 99–101), this volume deals directly with the topic of witchcraft, which the editors identify as "the most central theme of our conference" (p. 1). As in the previous volumes, most of the articles collected here focus on the early ...
The Natural And The Supernatural In The Middle Ages, 2010 Iowa State University
The Natural And The Supernatural In The Middle Ages, Michael D. Bailey
This volume emerged from the Wiles Lectures delivered at Queen's University, Belfast, in 2006, and the four chapters of the work retain their original character. The tone is light and breezy throughout. Complex problems are rendered accessible, such that the book might work well in advanced undergraduate courses dealing with medieval science, intellectual culture, or magic. The topic Bartlett tackles is obviously enormous, and in the scope of four short lectures, he can only begin to address the many profound issues that arise from serious consideration of what the Middle Ages meant by "natural" and "supernatural." Experts will not ...
(Re)Imagining Taiwan: Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism In Film And Literature, 1970-1990s, 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
(Re)Imagining Taiwan: Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism In Film And Literature, 1970-1990s, Keith Goodwin
The study of Taiwan's history is permeated by questions of identity. Since 1600, the island has been, among other things, a Dutch colonial outpost, a refuge for Ming loyalists, a provincial frontier of the Qing Dynasty, a Japanese colony, and, since the end of World War II, the home of the Republic of China (ROC). However, sixty years after Taiwan's "retrocession" to the government of Chiang Kai-shek, questions of Taiwan's cultural and national identity persist.
This paper takes the 1970s to be an important turning point in Taiwan's identity discourse. Beginning with a discussion of the ...
Unionization Of Professional And Technical Workers: The Labor Market And Institutional Transformation, Richard W. Hurd, John Bunge
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] Established institutions that serve the interests of white-collar workers find themselves at a critical juncture. On the one hand they can foresee the potential to augment membership and influence. On the other hand, they confront the reality of reconfigured labor markets. Growth (and indeed survival) is contingent upon being able to adapt to the changing needs and interests of professional and technical workers. The combination of technological advances and alterations in the functioning of white-collar markets suggests strategic reconceptualization and institutional transformation. This chapter explores the attitudes of professional and technical workers toward their jobs and labor market organizations ...
Collective Bargaining In The Era Of Grocery Industry Restructuring, 2010 Cornell University
Collective Bargaining In The Era Of Grocery Industry Restructuring, Richard W. Hurd
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] As UFCW international and local leaders know from first hand experience, there have been dramatic changes in the retail grocery industry over the past 15 years. Of most direct relevance to the collective bargaining environment, the absolute size of key corporations has increased and economic power in the industry has become more concentrated. Influenced by the spread of Wal-Mart's grocery operations, established companies like Kroger, Safeway, Supervalu, and Loblaw have pursued aggressive merger and market expansion strategies. Further complicating the situation has been the success of other alternative format grocers (such as Costco, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods ...
Organizing To Win: Introduction, 2010 Cornell University
Organizing To Win: Introduction, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, Ronald L. Seeber
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] The American labor movement is at a watershed. For the first time since the early years of industrial unionism sixty years ago, there is near-universal agreement among union leaders that the future of the movement depends on massive new organizing. In October 1995, John Sweeney, Richard Trumka, and Linda Chavez-Thompson were swept into the top offices of the AFL-CIO, following a campaign that promised organizing "at an unprecedented pace and scale." Since taking office, the new AFL-CIO leadership team has created a separate organizing department and has committed $20 million to support coordinated large-scale industry-based organizing drives. In addition ...
The Failure Of Organizing, The New Unity Partnership And The Future Of The Labor Movement, 2010 Cornell University
The Failure Of Organizing, The New Unity Partnership And The Future Of The Labor Movement, Richard W. Hurd
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] The New Unity Partnership (NUP) has stirred up a firestorm of controversy in union circles. Its inception can be traced to the July 4th holiday in 2003 when five national union presidents gathered for a candid private discussion about the future of the labor movement. The motivation for the summit was concern about the collective inability of unions to reverse their fading fortunes. At this and subsequent meetings the unions considered structural and strategic options to promote union growth, ultimately committing to a form of mutual aid pact to pool resources for coordinated organizing initiatives and to support each ...
Contesting The Dinosaur Image: The Labor Movement’S Search For A Future, 2010 Cornell University
Contesting The Dinosaur Image: The Labor Movement’S Search For A Future, Richard W. Hurd
Richard W Hurd
[Excerpt] But the increased effectiveness of labor's political activities has not resulted in major improvements legislatively, and now there is a hostile President who opposes nearly every aspect of the union policy agenda. The promise for the future lies in the demonstrated ability to mobilize at the grassroots. But there are recent signs that national unions are breaking ranks and pursuing narrow self interest. The USWA joined with the steel industry to persuade the Bush administration to restrict imports, and even hinted at a possible endorsement for his reelection in 2004 (Murray). The UMWA has praised the president's ...
Emigre Anti-Imperialists And America's Philippines, 1898-1899, 2010 Syracuse University
Emigre Anti-Imperialists And America's Philippines, 1898-1899, Alex Schmidt
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects
This thesis considers similarities between key members of the American Anti-Imperialist League who, born in the Old World, emigrated to the United States and became luminaries in their adopted country.
The American Anti-Imperialist League formed in 1898 to oppose America’s annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Anti-war activists had not prevented the conflict itself, but members of the new League hoped to effect a real protest against the United States taking far-flung Pacific colonies.
The League drew support from a vast array of Americans. With diverse branches in several major American cities, its members included writers, businessmen ...
The History Of Baccarat, 2010 Scholar
The History Of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting
The true origins of modern Baccarat are probably lost to history. The first time the game Baccarat (spelled Baccara) was mentioned in print by a contemporary observer was in the early 19th century. The written record that would document the origins and evolution of the game is, unfortunately, incomplete. However, a close examination of the available material reveals some interesting facts surrounding the history of Baccarat, including a much earlier date for its arrival in the United States, that validates its continuing study.
Naccs 37th Annual Conference, 2010 San Jose State University
Naccs 37th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies
NACCS Conference Programs
Chicana/o Environmental Justics Struggles for a Post-Neoliberal Age
April 7-10, 2010
Ii. Dünya Savaşı Yıllarında Almanya'nın Türkiye'ye Baskısı Ve Savaşın İçerisine Çekme Gayretleri/The Compulsion Of Germany On Turkey During The World War Ii And Its Efforts To Draw Turkey Into The War, 2010 Selcuk University, Turkey
Ii. Dünya Savaşı Yıllarında Almanya'nın Türkiye'ye Baskısı Ve Savaşın İçerisine Çekme Gayretleri/The Compulsion Of Germany On Turkey During The World War Ii And Its Efforts To Draw Turkey Into The War, Osman Akandere, Hasan Ali Polat
Hasan Ali POLAT
Both Axis Powers and Allied Powers tried to draw Turkey into the war during the World War II. Allied Powers struggled so much to include Turkey in their own rank at the beginning of the war. In that period, Germany wanted Turkey to remain impartial. However, Turkey signed Treaty of Triple Alliance with France and England to feel secure so that it aimed to prevent any possible threat from the Allied Powers. During the World War II, Germany declared war against Greece and Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941 and soon arrived at the border of Turkey and Greece after invading ...
David And Goliath – Battle For The Airways, 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
David And Goliath – Battle For The Airways, Hal Cope
ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program
You know of AA, UA & DL, but what about the hundreds of other airlines? Learn the history of the non-scheduled airlines or “nonskeds” who battled the big guys for a piece of the air travel market. Hear their story from Hal Cope, a former airline pilot and manager, who is writing the history of these airlines.
Excesses Of The Super Bowl, 2010 University of Central Florida
Excesses Of The Super Bowl, Richard C. Crepeau
On Sport and Society
From its modest beginnings in 1966 at the AFL-NFL Championship Game in Los Angeles down to Super Bowl XLIV, it has become increasingly apparent that Super Sunday has grown exponentially and in the process has become a bloated monster. Over the past quarter century or more Super Sunday has illustrated the ability of a sporting event to offer a distorted and exaggerated version of social reality and social values in America and the Super Bowl has done this on a grand, glorious, and obscene scale.
Athletes In Confessional Mode, 2010 University of Central Florida
Athletes In Confessional Mode, Richard C. Crepeau
On Sport and Society
What is it about the media, and by implication, the public, that we seem to require a public confessional from our fallen heroes and icons? As I watched some of the Mark McGwire interview with Bob Costas I wondered if it had started with McGwire looking at the floor and saying, "Forgive me Bobby, for I have sinned." I trust it did not, even though it might have added to the ambiance.
Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder
Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, Christopher Shonka
Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations
This study examines Tom Stoppard and Michael Frayn‘s incorporation of epistemological themes related to the limits of historical knowledge within their recent biography-based plays. The primary works that are analyzed are Stoppard‘s The Invention of Love (1997) and The Coast of Utopia trilogy (2002), and Frayn‘s Copenhagen (1998), Democracy (2003), and Afterlife (2008). In these plays, caveats, or warnings, that illustrate sources of historical indeterminacy are combined with theatrical stylizations that overtly suggest the authors‘ processes of interpretation and revisionism through an ironic distancing. These processes are analyzed and then placed in a broader context by comparing ...