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Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla 2016 European Ecopsychology Society

Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla PhD

"[...] A recurring theme in “ecopsychology,” in its present and inchoate form, is the continuation and extension of “spirit” in juxtaposition with other privileged and/or habitually preferred (perhaps even psychologically needed) practices or causes (spirituality-somethings, farcical chemistry or physics, yoga, coopted and partially understood indigenous lore, extreme diets, and various fetishes). That these mostly emotion-laden, unreasoned, and/or idiosyncratic amalgamations are prevalent says more about the psychological needs of the persons espousing these sentiments or beliefs (their hobbies or interests) than about “nature.” Certainly, it is nothing new that humans project their hopes, desperations, and wish-fulfillment thinking onto the shifting ...


Choral Theatre, Albert Joseph Wolfe Jr. 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Choral Theatre, Albert Joseph Wolfe Jr.

Dissertations

Jamaica gained its independence from Great Britain in 1962, after some 300 years of colonization. Prior to Independence, the standard arts education curriculum was decidedly British and Western European. That which was labeled Caribbean or Jamaican “folk” by the British was deemed inferior and was not taught, demonstrated, or performed in formal settings. Thus, generations of Jamaicans never observed or imagined a Caribbean aesthetic in the visual and performing arts. Instead, pre-Independence Jamaicans were taught British and Western European music and performed it the “British” way.

Today, Jamaicans boast a number of artistic developments that are instantly recognized across the ...


Crops Or Crafts? Changes In Land Use In The Imbabura Valley Of Ecuador, Christopher Richard Hair 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Crops Or Crafts? Changes In Land Use In The Imbabura Valley Of Ecuador, Christopher Richard Hair

Master's Theses

In rural societies where urbanization and modernization are contributing to rapid growth, changes in land use can both reflect and bring about broader changes within a community. This study seeks to investigate changes in land use in the Imbabura valley of Ecuador from the perspective of the local inhabitants. To accomplish this, three data collection techniques were employed: repeat photography, ethnographic interviews, and archival research. Repeat photography involves re-photographing historic photographs from the original site. A combination of 35 historic photographs taken in the 1950s were re-photographed during the summer of 2015. The resulting repeat photo pairs were used in ...


Un Objeto De Deseo, Clara J. O'Rourke 2016 Clark University

Un Objeto De Deseo, Clara J. O'Rourke

Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal at Clark

This article evaluates and compares the ways in which women are dehumanized and limited to the role of "objects of desire". The concept of the male gaze is used to depict how women are objectified in La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Rosario Tijeras by Jorge Franco, including it's cinematic interpretation by Emilio Maillé. Ultimately, all authors and directors sexualize female characters by limiting them in passive roles, depicting them as exotic objects in the eyes on the audience, the characters in the stories, and through narration and cinematography. This objectification reinforces passive female roles and ...


Task Design Challenges: The Meta Task Of Building Plns For Foreign Language Acquisition, Jaya Kannan, Pilar Munday 2016 Sacred Heart University

Task Design Challenges: The Meta Task Of Building Plns For Foreign Language Acquisition, Jaya Kannan, Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

Our latest collaborative research has primarily focused on studying challenges for digital pedagogy in promoting active learning and learner autonomy. These action research projects have been anchored in foreign language contexts in higher education settings. Here is a summary of two projects from 2014-2015: 1) With the goal of enhancing teaching practices in foreign language classrooms, the research project analyzed the use of student created videos to promote active learning. Using a case study of concrete tasks integrating student created videos in strengthening Spanish Language Acquisition (SLA), we were able to a)identify key characteristics of active learning, b)present ...


Un México Joto: A Literary Analysis Of Xx Century Gay Literature, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2016 Trent University

Un México Joto: A Literary Analysis Of Xx Century Gay Literature, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

Invited Guest Speaker at San Diego State University


Intersectional Feminism And The Latino Man, Donovan E. Hernandez Garcia 2016 Dominican University of California

Intersectional Feminism And The Latino Man, Donovan E. Hernandez Garcia

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Various groups of people exist, each with their own religions, cultures, and practices that show the ingenuity of humanity. Yet, because of major events throughout human history, such as colonization, a certain societal structure was created to maintain power. Due to colonization, the prolonged exposure to numerous cultures, and the continuation of oppressive systems, people have been forced to band together based on characteristics similar to theirs, be it race, gender, or sexual orientation, creating divisions within society. It is because of such colonial mentality, subliminal and apparent, political and cultural movements, such as Feminism, have been created to combat ...


Karina Miller. Escrituras Impolíticas. Anti-Representaciones De La Comunidad En Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, Osvaldo Lamborghini Y Virgilio Piñera. Pittsburgh, Pa: Instituto Internacional De Literatura Iberoamericana - Universidad De Pittsburgh, 2015., Pilar Cabrera Fonte 2016 Augustana University

Karina Miller. Escrituras Impolíticas. Anti-Representaciones De La Comunidad En Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, Osvaldo Lamborghini Y Virgilio Piñera. Pittsburgh, Pa: Instituto Internacional De Literatura Iberoamericana - Universidad De Pittsburgh, 2015., Pilar Cabrera Fonte

Dissidences

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Page, Joanna. Creativity And Science In Contemporary Argentine Literature. Between Romanticism And Formalism. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2014., Miguel Rivera-Taupier 2016 Missouri Western State University

Page, Joanna. Creativity And Science In Contemporary Argentine Literature. Between Romanticism And Formalism. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2014., Miguel Rivera-Taupier

Dissidences

No abstract provided.


Jesus With A Kalashnikov: Examining Marxist Elements In Liberation Theology And Soviet Influence On Its Origins, Todd "Cameron" Swathwood Jr 2016 Liberty University

Jesus With A Kalashnikov: Examining Marxist Elements In Liberation Theology And Soviet Influence On Its Origins, Todd "Cameron" Swathwood Jr

Senior Honors Theses

Liberation theology emerged as a prominent feature of religion and politics in the 1960s. Since the beginning, detractors have noted the overtly Marxist tendencies within this ideology. This thesis introduces the core concepts and presuppositions of liberation theology itself, and then focuses on specific and varied allegations concerning any influence the Soviet Union may have had on its formation and propagation. Particular weight is lent to the testimony of Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa, formerly the head of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s national intelligence service and the highest-ranking defector ever received from the Soviet Bloc. Pacepa has shared his ...


Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings In Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas, Amanda Petersen 2016 Santa Clara University

Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings In Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas, Amanda Petersen

Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Espectros is a compilation of original scholarly studies that presents the first volume-length exploration of the spectral in literature, film, and photography of Latin America, Spain, and the Latino diaspora. In recent decades, scholarship in deconstructionist "hauntology," trauma studies, affect in image theory, and a renewed interest in the Gothic genre, has given rise to a Spectral Studies approach to the study of narrative. Haunting, the spectral, and the effects of the unseen, carry a special weight in contemporary Latin American and Spanish cultures (referred to in the book as “Transhispanic cultures”), due to the ominous legacy of authoritarian governments ...


Fire Was In The Reptile’S Mouth: Towards A Transcultural Ecological Poetics, Stuart Cooke 2016 Griffith University

Fire Was In The Reptile’S Mouth: Towards A Transcultural Ecological Poetics, Stuart Cooke

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

This paper compares two creation narratives from indigenous peoples on either side of the Pacific Ocean, the relationships between which catalyse the theorisation of a transcultural approach to ecological poetics. The comparison of these narratives reveals important, rhizomatic similarities, and also unmistakable regional differences, concerning the origins of language and culture in Yanomami (Venezuela) and MakMak (Australia) communities. Concomitant with the centrality of indigenous thought in this theorisation of ecopoetics is the de­centrality of human-only conceptions of poetics. Accordingly, the paper considers non-semantic forms of poetics such as birdsong in order to de-centre classically Western, humanist conceptions of language ...


Juan Diego And Latino Lay Spirituality: The Sacred Broomstick, Peter Casarella 2016 University of Notre Dame

Juan Diego And Latino Lay Spirituality: The Sacred Broomstick, Peter Casarella

Peter J. Casarella

In light of the recent trip of Pope Francis to Mexico and his visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the person of St. Juan Diego provokes an invitation to consider his virtues and those of other Latinos who have imitated his “practical Christianity.”


Breves Reflexiones Sobre La Crisis En Venezuela, Gabriel Garcia 2016 University of Wollongong

Breves Reflexiones Sobre La Crisis En Venezuela, Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

This paper briefly discusses three issues associated with the current political crisis in Venezuela. First, it argues that solutions should be sought in the political realm rather than in the legal system. Second, Venezuela needs to study the recent past and review previous IMF programs implemented in the country before seeking for new assistance packages from this institution. Finally, this paper headlines the importance of disclosure of potential conflicts of interests that may affect some of the academics who currently act as advisers of the Venezuelan political opposition.


La Pluralisation Du Verbe Impersonnel Haber Dans L’Espagnol Des Caraïbes Et De L’Amérique Latine Continentale, Angelica Hernandez Constantin 2016 Western University

La Pluralisation Du Verbe Impersonnel Haber Dans L’Espagnol Des Caraïbes Et De L’Amérique Latine Continentale, Angelica Hernandez Constantin

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Selon la grammaire prescriptive de la langue espagnole, un verbe impersonnel ne peut se conjuguer qu’à la troisième personne du singulier. Un tel verbe en espagnol est le verbe haber qui s’utilise pour exprimer la présence ou existence d’un objet.

  1. Había muchas personas.

    Il y avait beaucoup de personnes.’

Cependant, on trouve fréquemment que des formes plurielles du verbe impersonnel haber sont utilisées par les locuteurs natifs de la langue.

Ce phénomène, connu comme la pluralisation du verbe haber (Claes 2014). Selon Claes (2014) il montre un changement linguistique où on voit une forme personelle du verbe ...


Luis H. Castañeda. Comunidades Efímeras. Grupos De Vanguardia Y Neovanguardia En La Novela Hispanoamericana Del Siglo Xx. New York: Peter Lang, 2015., Jose Miguel Herbozo 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Luis H. Castañeda. Comunidades Efímeras. Grupos De Vanguardia Y Neovanguardia En La Novela Hispanoamericana Del Siglo Xx. New York: Peter Lang, 2015., Jose Miguel Herbozo

Dissidences

No abstract provided.


Saona, Margarita. Memory Matters In Transitional Peru. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Stephenie Young 2016 Salem State University, Massachusetts

Saona, Margarita. Memory Matters In Transitional Peru. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Stephenie Young

Dissidences

No abstract provided.


Price, Brian L., César A. Salgado, And John Pedro Schwartz, Eds. Translatin Joyce: Global Transmissions In Ibero-American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Ana Rodríguez Navas 2016 Loyola University Chicago

Price, Brian L., César A. Salgado, And John Pedro Schwartz, Eds. Translatin Joyce: Global Transmissions In Ibero-American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014., Ana Rodríguez Navas

Dissidences

No abstract provided.


Airborne Lidar Acquisition, Post-Processing And Accuracy-Checking For A 3d Webgis Of Copan, Honduras, Jennifer von Schwerin, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Fabio Remondino, Maria Grazia Spera, Michael Auer, Nicolas Billen, Lukas Loos, Laura Stelson, Markus Reindel 2016 German Archaeological Institute

Airborne Lidar Acquisition, Post-Processing And Accuracy-Checking For A 3d Webgis Of Copan, Honduras, Jennifer Von Schwerin, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Fabio Remondino, Maria Grazia Spera, Michael Auer, Nicolas Billen, Lukas Loos, Laura Stelson, Markus Reindel

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Archaeological projects increasingly collect airborne LiDAR data to use as a remote sensing tool for survey and analysis. Publication possibilities for LiDAR datasets, however, are limited due to the large size and often proprietary nature of the data. Fortunately, web-based, geographic information systems (WebGIS) that can securely manage temporal and spatial data hold great promise as virtual research environments for working with and publishing LiDAR data. To test this and to obtain new data for archaeological research, in 2013, the MayaArch3D Project (www.mayaarch3d.org) collected LiDAR data for the archaeological site of Copan, Honduras. Results include: 1) more accurate ...


El Narrador En La Ciudad Dentro De La Temática De Los Cuentos De Emigración Y Transición Puertorriqueña (1948-1968), Sandra Margarita Stern 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

El Narrador En La Ciudad Dentro De La Temática De Los Cuentos De Emigración Y Transición Puertorriqueña (1948-1968), Sandra Margarita Stern

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

As a result of the political and economic upheavals in Puerto Rico’s governing structures during the mid-twentieth century, changes occurred in the social and cultural contexts as well. Rapid industrialization and installation of modernity became the goals for the island, which resulted in mass movement of people from agricultural rural communities to cities, namely, San Juan and New York. A reflection of this phenomenon appears in different genres of literary production during this time. This new form of writing, with its innovative approaches, grew and found preference mostly in the short story.

This dissertation focuses on the stories of ...


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