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Improving Rhode Island’S Health Care System: Lessons From The Cuban Model, Sarah R. Moffitt 2015 University of Rhode Island

Improving Rhode Island’S Health Care System: Lessons From The Cuban Model, Sarah R. Moffitt

Senior Honors Projects

Improving Rhode Island’s health care system: lessons from the Cuban model

Cuba is world renowned for its health care system. In regards to international health crises, Cuba is a leader in sending workers abroad and training doctors from all over the world. Within its own borders, the Cuban model provides free access to all citizens in which every individual has a primary care provider. Cuba boasts high vaccination rates, a long life expectancy, low infant mortality rate, and a population that is one of the healthiest in the western hemisphere.

The purpose of this research project is to evaluate ...


Legislated Equality: Gender Quotas In A Latin American Context And The Story Of Mexico, Joe Dingmann 2015 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Legislated Equality: Gender Quotas In A Latin American Context And The Story Of Mexico, Joe Dingmann

Honors Theses

Female legislators are becoming much more common and so are legislative acts focusing on increasing the number of women in elected bodies. These acts are an attempt at creating rules, designed in a positive way, to foster social change and fix one of the most predominant issues in society. A prevalent strategy for greater female representation in decision-making bodies is electoral gender quotas. Electoral gender quotas are one method that attempts to raise the descriptive representation (raw numbers) of women in elected within legislative bodies. These quotas have been enacted around the world beginning in the early 1990s. Because electoral ...


Myth Y La Magia: Magical Realism And The Modernism Of Latin America, Hannah R. Widdifield 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Myth Y La Magia: Magical Realism And The Modernism Of Latin America, Hannah R. Widdifield

Masters Theses

The similarities between Latin American magical realism and European surrealism have long been regarded as part of a shared, cohesive movement in literature and art. After all, they share certain nonsensical and fantastical traits that place both movements far away from the Realism that modernism, as a whole, refutes. But in light of postcolonial theory, it becomes more and more necessary to explore magical realism as a geographically and politically situated movement with its own unique value in discussions of Modernism; not an offshoot of surrealism, but a sister genre, born in the distinct atmosphere of a region trying to ...


Inmigración Latina Y El Racismo En Los Estados Unidos, Robert M. Pezán 2015 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Inmigración Latina Y El Racismo En Los Estados Unidos, Robert M. Pezán

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A través de toda la historia de los Estados Unidos, hasta antes de que fuera considerado los Estados Unidos, siempre ha habido inmigrantes que han venido a esta nación en búsqueda de una vida mejor. La mayoría de la gente que actualmente vive en los Estados Unidos vive aquí gracias a sus antepasados que inmigraron a este país durante algún periodo de su vida. Aunque no todos los estadounidenses son considerados inmigrantes, sus pasadas generaciones fueron en algún momento inmigrantes y pudieron tener éxito asimilándose a la cultura que existía en el pasado. Aunque no siempre ha sido un resultado ...


“Mi Alma Cantará”: Tracing Issues In Music Education Within The Colonial And Contemporary Latin American Church, Kerry DiGiacomo 2015 Liberty University

“Mi Alma Cantará”: Tracing Issues In Music Education Within The Colonial And Contemporary Latin American Church, Kerry Digiacomo

Senior Honors Theses

Music education and institutionalized Christianity have been criticized by historians and ethnomusicologists for their role in the domination and transformation of indigenous Latin American cultures since the late 15th century. However, indigenous peoples, including Amerindians as well as more recent mestizo and Ladino people groups, have also taken an active role in transforming European musics to reflect an emic understanding of their own cultural identity. Music education within the Latin American church has provided an interface for these complex interactions between foreign and native cultural influences. This paper will explore the connections between colonial and contemporary-era music education movements in ...


Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. McFerren 2015 Liberty University

Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. Mcferren

Senior Honors Theses

This paper examines the order of acquisition for grammatical morphemes in Spanish and English first and second language learners. Brown’s first morpheme order study, conducted in 1973, laid the foundation for what would become one of the most common types of study conducted within the field of second language acquisition. The four orders of acquisition relevant here are examined and compared in order to support the roles of salience, morphophonological regularity, complexity, input frequency, and native language transfer in first and/or second language acquisition. The conclusion is that these five determinants work interdependently in determining the difficulty of ...


Jews And Arabs In Argentina: A Study Of The Integration, Interactions And Ethnic Identification Of Argentina's Migrant Groups, Fayola KJ Fraser 2015 Trinity College

Jews And Arabs In Argentina: A Study Of The Integration, Interactions And Ethnic Identification Of Argentina's Migrant Groups, Fayola Kj Fraser

Senior Theses and Projects

This study will focus on the Jewish and Arab migrant groups in Argentina. By honing in on specifically (exclusively) Jewish and Arab barrios in Argentina, numerous questions will be raised on both populations’ identity in society and relationship to each other and their relative “homelands”.

Firstly, the thesis will examine the historic migration of both the Jewish and Arab populations to Argentina. Jews comprise approximately 250,000 of those Argentina’s population, and boast one of the largest diasporic Jewish populations in the world. Arab Argentines are one of the biggest Arab ethnic groups in Latin America and in the ...


Violence In Colombian And Cambodian Film: Truth, Past, And Memory, Alexander D. Hermsen 2015 Trinity College

Violence In Colombian And Cambodian Film: Truth, Past, And Memory, Alexander D. Hermsen

Senior Theses and Projects

Documentaries and feature films are cinematic vehicles of visual art that are often symbolic representations of the social, political and cultural world in which they emerge. This thesis focuses on the analysis of violence that leads to genocide both in the case of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 and the Colombian armed conflict between 1948 and 1957 through film. It explores the role of film and cinematic imagery in the formation of memories, reflections, interpretations and the dissemination of ideas. Through an analysis of a wide variety of viewpoints in documentaries and feature films, I ...


A Cross-Generational Analysis Of Spanish-To-English Lexico-Semantic Phenomena In Emerging Miami English, Kristen Mullen 2015 Masters of Linguistics Student

A Cross-Generational Analysis Of Spanish-To-English Lexico-Semantic Phenomena In Emerging Miami English, Kristen Mullen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Sociolinguists have documented the substrate influence of various languages on the formation of dialects in numerous ethnic-regional setting throughout the United States. This literature shows that while phonological and grammatical influences from other languages may be instantiated as durable dialect features, lexical phenomena often fade over time as ethnolinguistic communities assimilate with contiguous dialect groups. In preliminary investigations of emerging Miami Latino English, we have observed that lexical forms based on Spanish lexical forms are not only ubiquitous among the speech of the first generation Cuban Americans but also of the second. Examples, observed in field work, casual observation, and ...


Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley 2015 University of Connecticut

Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

This paper looks to María Izquierdo’s paintings, Prisioneras (Prisoners) of 1936 and Sueño y presentimiento (Dream and Premonition) of 1947, as case studies for activating a theory of triple self-portraiture. The theory reflects how plurality arises in the singular or in single significations of the self and disrupts homogeneity in thinking about identities for the self and others within the genre of self-portraiture. In activating a theory of triple self-portraiture, I found three forms of the self in Izquierdo's works: the self as oppressed (the past); the self as oppressing (the current); and the self as an emancipator ...


Otra Vez El Mar Y La Psicología De Carl Gustav Jung, Ángela Martín Pérez 2015 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Otra Vez El Mar Y La Psicología De Carl Gustav Jung, Ángela Martín Pérez

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Poco antes de su muerte, el profesor Carl Gustav Jung aceptó realizar un trabajo de divulgación de sus ideas que se publicó bajo el nombre de El hombre y sus símbolos. En esta obra, el psicólogo ruso recupera su estudio de la estructura de la personalidad, que él entendía compuesta por cinco elementos conceptualizados por el Ego, la Persona, la Sombra, el Anima o Animus y el Sí Mismo. En el proceso de desarrollo del sí mismo, el sujeto se rodea de ciertas circunstancias en las que descubre su Persona, se enfrenta con la Sombra y se encuentra con el ...


La Malinche: Tres Paradigmas De Traducción, Denise Kripper 2015 Georgetown University

La Malinche: Tres Paradigmas De Traducción, Denise Kripper

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Abstract: El siguiente trabajo rastreará los cambios discursivos alrededor de la figura de La Malinche, uno de los personajes más antagonizados del Nuevo Mundo. Se propone que éstos fueron variando según se sucedieron distintos paradigmas de traducción; a saber, el traductor entendido primero como entidad invisible y marginal, el traductor como traidor e infiel pero empoderado luego, y finalmente como una figura recuperada, un personaje deseable y necesario. Así, a través del lente de la traducción, es posible entender a La Malinche como instrumental a la conquista de México pero invisible en su relato, como una figura condenada y luego ...


La Transformación De La Violencia En América Latina, Günther Maihold, Werner Mackenbach 2015 Freie Universitat Berlin/El Colegio de México

La Transformación De La Violencia En América Latina, Günther Maihold, Werner Mackenbach

Günther Maihold

Tanto la visión sociológica como el análisis desde los estudios culturales hacen evidente que se está realizando una transformación de la violencia acompañada por una penetración de ésta en los muy diversos espacios de convivencia en América Latina. Justamente los estratos sociales han cambiado su actitud frente a la violencia: mientras que antes dominaba una postura de levantamiento y un discurso motivado por la justicia social, estamos asistiendo hoy en día a una reacción de pasividad y de narcosis traumatizada. La sociedad parece estar obligada a aceptar una violencia ante la ausencia de alternativas, llegando a situaciones en las cuales ...


Introduction: Highways Of The South, Daniel R. Quiles 2015 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction: Highways Of The South, Daniel R. Quiles

Artl@s Bulletin

This introduction serves as a brief overview of this guest-edited issue of Artl@s Bulletin, which is dedicated to international networks in modern and contemporary Latin American art. Following a brief synopsis of the history of the field’s methodologies related to circulation, the articles that appear in this issue are summarized and compared. The author argues that a network- or circulation-based focus invariably incorporates heterogenous, even oppositional criteria.


Contrabienal: Latin American Art, Politics And Identity In New York, 1969-1971, Aimé Iglesias Lukin 2015 Department of Art History, Rutgers University

Contrabienal: Latin American Art, Politics And Identity In New York, 1969-1971, Aimé Iglesias Lukin

Artl@s Bulletin

This article focuses on a community of Latin American artists living in New York and the influence of regionalism and politics in their identification as a group, taking up the case of the Contrabienal, an art book published in 1971 as a call to boycott the XI São Paulo Biennial in protest of censorship and torture in dictatorial Brazil. The book was aesthetically eclectic and included artists from different generations. Still, its organizers were all part of the strong shift towards Conceptualism then taking place. In light of the current revision of the Latin American Conceptualism canon, this article analyzes ...


Vida Americana, 1919-1921. Redes Conceptuales En Torno A Un Proyecto Trans-Continental De Vanguardia, Natalia de la Rosa 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Vida Americana, 1919-1921. Redes Conceptuales En Torno A Un Proyecto Trans-Continental De Vanguardia, Natalia De La Rosa

Artl@s Bulletin

Este artículo analiza los orígenes cosmopolitas de la revista Vida-Americana, organizada en 1921 por el pintor mexicano David Alfaro Siqueiros. Se reflexiona sobre el concepto de universalismo y clasicismo artístico señalando las conexiones que Siqueiros tuvo en Barcelona con Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Joaquín Torres-García, Rafael Barradas, Diego Rivera, Marius de Zayas y Élie Faure. El estudio explica la alternativa que Siqueiros señaló para el desarrollo de nuevos centros de producción artística en América. El estudio presenta la unificación continental que el artista ideó desde la reflexión del impacto tecnológico en la modernidad, tomando como base la realización del dibujo Retrato del ...


Diseño De Un Curso De Español Para Principiantes Basado En Los Principios De Call, Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 University of Guyana

Diseño De Un Curso De Español Para Principiantes Basado En Los Principios De Call, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este trabajo pretende hacer hincapié en que la metodología de CALL, mediante los Módulos de Desarrollo, Implementación y Evaluación, debe explorarse aún más con motivos de presentarles experiencias educativas significativas a los estudiantes de lenguas extranjeras. Se postula, debido al aumento en el uso de aplicaciones multimediales para otros campos de estudio, que la utilidad de esta nueva tecnología para la didáctica de lenguas puede lograr grandes alcances, promocionando así la enseñanza-aprendizaje diversificada. Se intenta mostrar el diseño de un software docente-educativo basado en la metodología de CALL que centra su atención, principalmente, en la expresión oral, una de las ...


Osborne, Ryan Edward, B. 1995 (Fa 800), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Osborne, Ryan Edward, B. 1995 (Fa 800), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 800. This collection features a term paper about the folklore traditions of the Colegio Refous Elementary School in Cota, Columbia. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Ryan Osborne for credit in an “Introduction to Folk Studies” class.


Juan Bautista Aguirre (1725-1786) Y Los Orígenes De La Nación Ecuatoriana, Alex Paul Lima 2015 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Juan Bautista Aguirre (1725-1786) Y Los Orígenes De La Nación Ecuatoriana, Alex Paul Lima

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how mid-eighteenth century notions of patria, nación, and Nuestra América predate latter nation-building constructs, particularly at the turn of the 19th century. Benedict Anderson's (1991) assertion that Spanish-American Creoles attained a sense of belonging to an "imagined community", towards the end of the 18thcentury,fails to take into account the limitations of print capitalism due to extremely low literacy rates and rare access to the printing press. This dissertation focuses on the life and work of Jesuit poet, orator, and philosopher Juan Bautista Aguirre (Daule [Ecuador], 1725-Tivoli [Italy], 1786). His poems ...


The Coca Plant And Bolivian Identity, Matthew G. Russo 2015 Bowling Green State University

The Coca Plant And Bolivian Identity, Matthew G. Russo

International ResearchScape Journal

ABSTRACT

The political battle rages between the U.S. government, the U.N. and the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, about his efforts to protect, legalize and preserve the symbol of the Andean indigenous identity: the coca plant. The human rights of indigenous populations are being violated by culturally insensitive governments in compliance with U.S. and U.N. law. The questions posed are: Is coca cocaine? What are the economic benefits of the production of coca and who benefits? What is the relationship between coca and Bolivian identity? What would be the impact in the global community if coca is ...


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