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(Re)Imagining Taiwan: Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism In Film And Literature, 1970-1990s, Keith Goodwin 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

(Re)Imagining Taiwan: Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism In Film And Literature, 1970-1990s, Keith Goodwin

History

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 2010 Cornell University

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, Richard W. Hurd 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, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, Ronald L. Seeber 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, Richard W. Hurd 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, Richard W. Hurd 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 ...


The History Of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting 2010 Scholar

The History Of Baccarat, Theodore Whiting

Occasional Papers

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.


Emigre Anti-Imperialists And America's Philippines, 1898-1899, Alex Schmidt 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 ...


Naccs 37th Annual Conference, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies 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
Grand Hyatt


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 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, Hal Cope 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, Richard C. Crepeau 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, Richard C. Crepeau 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, Christopher Shonka 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 ...


The Moses Greenleaf Primer, Holly K. Hurd 2010 Univeristy of Southern Maine

The Moses Greenleaf Primer, Holly K. Hurd

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

A childrens "primer" on the life of Moses Greenleaf, Maine's first mapmaker.


Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2010 Hope College

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That the Public Loved is an article concerning the private zoo in Holland, Michigan, that was owned by Chicago coal merchant George Fulmer Getz and helped form the Illionois based Brookfiekd Zoo and John Ball Zoo of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


The Rise Of Public Sector Unionism In Detroit, 1947-1967, Louis Eugene Jones 2010 Wayne State University

The Rise Of Public Sector Unionism In Detroit, 1947-1967, Louis Eugene Jones

Wayne State University Dissertations

In 1947, the Michigan Legislature passed into law the Hutchinson Act banning strikes of state and local workers. The law provided for the termination of striking public sector workers but did not require state and local agencies to bargain with public employees or their representatives. It even allowed for fines and prison sentences for non public sector workers who influenced public sector workers to strike. The law forced public sector unions into an untenable state of "collective begging." Indeed, it was often referred to as punitive and draconian. 18 years later, the Michigan Legislature passed and the governor signed into ...


Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, Alison W. Berryman 2010 Colby College

Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, Alison W. Berryman

Honors Theses

My thesis examines the Soviet Union’s educational system during Stalin’s rule. It proves that the goal of the Soviet educational system in the 1920s and 1930s was to instill strong Communist loyalty from a very early age and to expedite the process of industrialization by educating future workers in “socially useful” labor.


Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, Richard Fry 2010 Wayne State University

Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, Richard Fry

Wayne State University Dissertations

My dissertation focuses on coal mining and occupational health and safety in the United States from 1968 to 1985. In the late 1960s, coal miners faced the constant risk of injury, occupational disease, and death. The dangerous conditions in the coal industry resulted in a massive explosion at the Farmington mine in West Virginia in 1968, which killed 78 miners. The Farmington disaster spurred miners to campaign for the reform of state and federal coal mine health and safety laws in the United States. They rejected the national leadership of their union, the United Mine Workers (UMW), which they perceived ...


A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, Michael J. Socolow 2010 University of Maine

A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, Michael J. Socolow

Communication and Journalism Faculty Scholarship

This stud y utilizes archival and other primary materials to describe the development of the New York Times op-ed page. This innovative forum for commentary, which premiered in September 1970, is examined through the lenses of Jiirgen Habermas' public sphere theory and eco­ nomic concerns in the American newspaper industry. The page provid­ ed a significant source of revenue and diversified social, cultural, and political news analysis. Times executives sought to serve the public interest while considering corporate profits.


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