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The Supermadre And The Governmentality Of Heteronormativity In Post-Water Wars Bolivia, Nathan E. Frisch 2014 Georgia State University

The Supermadre And The Governmentality Of Heteronormativity In Post-Water Wars Bolivia, Nathan E. Frisch

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

As one of the first countries to undergo the extreme structural adjustment measures instituted by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Bolivia has unsurprisingly emerged as a global center of resistance to modern/colonial capitalism and as a site productive of alternatives to neoliberal economic agendas. In the case of Bolivia, many activists and scholars have seen the exciting potentiality for the creation of a post-capitalist economy, replete with a remade social order that does not rest upon liberal identity classifications. Nevertheless, the role of the nuclear family as a technology of neoliberal governance has remained undertheorized in ...


Nativos Migrantes: Poesía En La Encrucijada, Juan Sanchez 2014 Western University

Nativos Migrantes: Poesía En La Encrucijada, Juan Sanchez

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Aquí ofrezco un encuentro entre saberes a partir de siete autores contemporáneos cuyas obras han sido fraguadas en las cinco direcciones de América: Humberto Ak’abal, Jaime Luis Huenún, Odi Gonzales, David Aniñir, Hugo Jamioy, Vito Apüshana y Rayen Kvyeh. Este corpus responde a dos razones: la conexión entre las migraciones (físicas o literarias) de los poetas y la forma en que sus libros modelan poéticas con un alto grado de experimentación; y la posibilidad de construir con estas obras un diálogo transfronterizo.

En contraposición a la idea de la literatura como objeto de estudio, propongo que la poesía es ...


El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez

Modern Languages and Literatures

This project is an attempt to develop a fictional Spanish narrative, resolving around one particular difficulty that many families have to cope with in our country today, namely the imprisonment of a loved one. In our story, we address and scrutinize the staggering number of imprisoned Latinos in the California correctional system, how race and affiliation negatively plays a role in the life of an inmate, and then how this constitutes to the generation of largest amount gang members throughout the entire country.

El primer día is a story about the day a young man named Juan Carlos is released ...


Hispanic Health Initiative: Creating A Sustainable Health Fair For An Immigrant Community, Chaz Arnold 2014 Western Kentucky University

Hispanic Health Initiative: Creating A Sustainable Health Fair For An Immigrant Community, Chaz Arnold

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Previous demographic and social interest research conducted in Bowling Green, Kentucky has prompted concern for access to quality healthcare for immigrant populations, specifically for the Hispanic community. The missions of the preliminary investigation and subsequent implementation of a sustainable health fair for the Spanish-speaking community were to assess the primary health concerns that many Hispanics face and offer long-term solutions to collectively resolve these health issues. Preliminary investigation involved researching population-specific health statistics in order to quantify prevalence of certain conditions which were, in turn, prioritized in terms of necessity to address. Further research reflected personal concern from the target ...


Acculturation's Effects On Latino Marketing In The United States, Jessica Chase Renfro 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Acculturation's Effects On Latino Marketing In The United States, Jessica Chase Renfro

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Before You Knew Me, Isabel Ontiveros 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Before You Knew Me, Isabel Ontiveros

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

My thesis is a collection of short stories titled Before You Knew Me. The collection centers on people whose lives have been affected by addiction or loneliness. Families attempt to get through adversities and piece together the fragments of a life they once had. Happiness for both the adults and the children depends on their ability to resist the cycle of dysfunction and the pressures of their peers.

The collection begins with a Gothic story about an abduction. My story "Goldfish" was inspired by Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," where a young girl ...


Six Poems On Sixteenth-Century Maps, Jeremy Dae Paden 2014 University of Kentucky

Six Poems On Sixteenth-Century Maps, Jeremy Dae Paden

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

Enclosed are seven poems that explore the topic of mapping. Six of these form part of a series of ekphrastic poems on sixteenth-century "mappa mundi." They use the trope of the "cosmographic heart" or the "cordiform map" to tell the story of early European and American contact. Four of them use actual sixteenth-century mappa mundi (Fineaus's cordiform map, Bunting's clover-leaf map, Hand an anonymous Flemish map that uses Ortellius's cordiform map as the face of a jester) as points of departure. These maps by iconographically distorting the world make visible through representation the Early Modern Europe had ...


Review Of Native And National In Brazil (American Historical Review), Tracy Devine Guzmán 2014 University of Miami

Review Of Native And National In Brazil (American Historical Review), Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Favela Painting, Fariha Rahman 2014 Portland State University

The Impact Of Favela Painting, Fariha Rahman

Senior Inquiry High School Program

While Brazil is growing rapidly, increased attention is being paid to its many lowerincome “marginal” neighborhoods, called favelas, found near and within many major Brazilian cities. Three such favelas have been visually transformed by a Dutch design firm’s Favela Painting project, which consists of enormous murals painted on the walls of favela housing. The project was developed by two designers, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn or Haas&Hahn, after they first visited a Brazilian favela to film a music video. Their original intent had little to do with any negative conditions of favelas – they simply wanted authorization for a ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca 2014 Iowa State University

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Changing roles of market, state and civil society: the case of coffee cooperatives and small farmers in Mexico"

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate how civil society organizations, in particular coffee cooperatives, are responding to the growth of market power and the decline of government’s role in the coffee regime. At the international and national (Mexican) levels a strong neoliberal agenda skewed towards the freedom of the market has changed the relationships with the state and civil society. The strong role of the market, and the volatility of international coffee prices as well as the lack of assertive agricultural ...


Variaciones Morfosintácticas Producidas Por El Contacto Lingüístico En El Habla De La Comunidad Cubana De Montreal., Maura Cruz Enríquez 2014 Western University

Variaciones Morfosintácticas Producidas Por El Contacto Lingüístico En El Habla De La Comunidad Cubana De Montreal., Maura Cruz Enríquez

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre las variaciones morfosintácticas que se han producido en el español de los cubanos que residen en Montreal, debido al contacto lingüístico que tiene lugar en esa ciudad. En nuestro estudio hemos analizado un corpus compuesto por 20 horas de conversación que fueron grabadas en Montreal en el 2012. Tras el análisis de los datos obtenidos, hemos comprobado que las principales variaciones se han producido en las palabras invariables, principalmente en las preposiciones. El análisis de estos datos nos ha permitido poner en marcha un inicio de categorización de la variedad ...


Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2014 Western University

Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

Teniendo en cuenta el trasfondo del SIDA y “pasado el susto” como se expresara el escritor mexicano de temática homosexual, Luis González de Alba, la comunidad gay mexicana de finales del siglo XX continúa haciendo frente a nuevas vicisitudes. Sin embargo, ninguna de ellas se aparta del incasable (y aunque parezca trillado) deseo de conocer a ese alguien especial, a esa persona con la cual entablar una relación que vaya más allá del simple ligue sexual; es decir y en términos concretos a la búsqueda de una relación de pareja duradera. En este trabajo analizo la novela Quizás no entendí ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes 2014 Iowa State University

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

“Border City: Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia”

Abstract:

In the last 15 years, Bogotá went from being renown for corrupt governance and urban chaos to being a model for visionary politics and progressive urban planning. In this document I will analyze Bogotá’s turnaround and evaluate some of the main challenges that the city still faces, specifically considering the case of one of its largest and poorest areas like Ciudad Bolivar.

I will present Ciudad Bolivar and its informal urbanization. I will assess the opportunities and challenges represented by the participatory model of planning and policy-making adopted by the Colombian government ...


"A New Way Of Doing Politics": The Movement Against Cafta In Costa Rica, Jeremy Rayner 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

"A New Way Of Doing Politics": The Movement Against Cafta In Costa Rica, Jeremy Rayner

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

In October of 2007, Costa Ricans voted in a referendum to ratify a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (DR-CAFTA, or CAFTA). The first referendum in their nation's history--and the first referendum ever held on a Free Trade Agreement--marked the culmination of a cycle of contention over liberalization that transformed practices and expectations of politics in a country often considered an exemplar of representative democracy. In this dissertation I provide an account of the opposition to CAFTA (the NO), based on two years of ethnographic research with the Patriotic Committees (Comites Patrioticos), the decentralized, grassroots network at the ...


Leaders, Ideas, National Interests, And Economic Strategies: Explaining The Regional Integration Decisions Of Mexico And Brazil, Roberto Genoves 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Leaders, Ideas, National Interests, And Economic Strategies: Explaining The Regional Integration Decisions Of Mexico And Brazil, Roberto Genoves

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

Regional integration agreements (RIAs) facilitate economic integration by allowing member countries access to each other's markets and by removing or reducing trade and investment barriers. Their increasing influence on international patterns of trade and investment flows has stimulated substantial academic work. Yet, scholars note that we lack an adequate comprehension of the factors that cause governments to seek RIAs, and why they prefer a particular type of integration arrangement. These are important questions because they speak to the forces that shape cooperation among states, a vital issue in international relations with implications for global governance.

Using an eclectic analytical ...


El Oficio De La Escritura Y La Estetica En La Obra De Roberto Bolano, Ainoa Inigo 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

El Oficio De La Escritura Y La Estetica En La Obra De Roberto Bolano, Ainoa Inigo

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This dissertation aims at attaining a general understanding of the aesthetics and philosophy on the practice of writing of Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003), the Chilean poet and writer, through interpretive devices developed by him and by extrinsic means. Bolaño claimed that his works stemmed from a pre-extant poetic universe, so that each work is interrelated thematically with the rest of the oeuvre and individually representative of the totality.

Throughout the works analyzed, our two primary questions--the aesthetical and ethical--intercept while we examine his understanding of the role of the writer and literature itself. Estrella distante (1996), Los detectives salvajes ...


Panel Discussion, Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano, Maximilian Viatori 2014 Iowa State University

Panel Discussion, Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano, Maximilian Viatori

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues 2014 University of Kentucky

The Art Song Of Edmundo Villani-Côrtes: A Performance Guide Of Selected Works, Irailda Eneli Barros Silva Rodrigues

Theses and Dissertations--Music

The purpose of this study is to present a performance guide for singers on twelve selected songs in Brazilian Portuguese for voice and piano by Brazilian composer, pianist, and arranger Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (b.1930). Since 1949, Villani-Côrtes has been active in the musical scene of Brazil. He has a unique compositional style that seamlessly combines elements of both art music and popular music. Villani-Côrtes’s body of works includes over two hundred compositions for solo instrumental music, orchestral music, choral music, and art song. He has written over sixty songs in Brazilian Portuguese, including the Ciclo Cecília Meireles (1987), winner ...


El Uso Del Quechua En El Perú: Una Investigación De Identidad Y Performance Cultural, Theresa A. Renker 2014 University of New Hampshire

El Uso Del Quechua En El Perú: Una Investigación De Identidad Y Performance Cultural, Theresa A. Renker

Honors Theses

Utilizando varias fuentes diversas de campos de estudio diferentes, este trabajo investiga temas de autenticidad y autoridad como son relacionados a los “performances” culturales que tantas personas indígenas son forzadas dar para evitar la discriminación cultural y sobrevivir económicamente. Este proyecto se enfoca en el doble siguiente: la sociedad peruana dominante rechaza el quechua por representar atraso, mientras a la vez frecuentemente idealizándolo como reliquia del imperio inca. Generalmente quechua-hablantes del Perú no tienen el espacio ni la autoridad cultural necesarios para establecer sus propias identidades distintas. Concepciones sociales de sus culturas y formas de hablar son construidas por una ...


An Unusual Empirical Pattern In An Indigenous Setting: Cooperative Entrepreneurship Among Brazil Nut (Bertholletia Excelsa) Harvesters, Leo Paul Dana, Julie Mallet 2014 SelectedWorks

An Unusual Empirical Pattern In An Indigenous Setting: Cooperative Entrepreneurship Among Brazil Nut (Bertholletia Excelsa) Harvesters, Leo Paul Dana, Julie Mallet

Leo- Paul Dana

The rainforest, as a symbol of life and diversity, is currently under the spotlight; its conservation is a challenge. Although for centuries indigenous people developed sustainable activities within that environment, there is concern today about how to develop viable activities that lead to productive entrepreneurship whilst preserving natural capital. This article investigates best practices of entrepreneurs who cooperate in an organisation, leading to sustainable development. Their experience may inspire others to draw new perspectives.


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