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Diary Of A Runagate, David Jon Phillips 2018 Dominican University of California

Diary Of A Runagate, David Jon Phillips

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Ztratil sem kolíček. The linchpin is lost, and our young hero’s quest for a new one is highlighted by his faith, awareness of his natural surroundings, and an awakening desire to make sense of life and love. Set in Moravia during the early twentieth century’s technological, political and cultural upheaval, the quest takes him away from his family and the tenant farm. Becoming a runagate is Jano’s destiny; he leaves with the gypsy girl Zefka to begin a new life and family.

The translation finds unexpected discoveries in the poet’s language. Following a dramaturgical thread, the ...


Understanding Deaf Culture, Meghan Flanagan 2018 University of Rhode Island

Understanding Deaf Culture, Meghan Flanagan

Senior Honors Projects

Culture defines people and gives them a sense of identity. It provides a community for individuals with similar beliefs and values to communicate with one another using a shared language. Deaf Culture encompasses these principles, but it is unique in that it has it’s own fully developed language known as American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is a verbal language that incorporates all of the linguistic components of a spoken language such as syntax, idioms, and dialect variation. It allows the deaf community to have a distinct sense of humor along with their own traditions, literature, and theater. All of ...


Narcocorridos: Music, Defiance, And Violence In Transnational Contexts, Nallely G Murguia 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

Narcocorridos: Music, Defiance, And Violence In Transnational Contexts, Nallely G Murguia

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This research aims to explain and understand the effects that the music genre known as narcocorrido has on society, politics, and culture in Mexico and the United States. It provides a background on the history of narcocorridos and how it came be known as a symptom of the ongoing violence in Mexico. The Movimiento Alterado is also explored in this research project, as a product of narcocorrido singers who came together to glorify violence. A global aspect plays a big role in researching this topic as globalization and transnationalism reveal the complexity of politics, economics, and culture and its effects ...


Future Vs Past Development Goals: The Sdg’S Vs The Mdg’S, Osvaldo Espinoza 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

Future Vs Past Development Goals: The Sdg’S Vs The Mdg’S, Osvaldo Espinoza

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The years I’ve been attending college, issues that tend to come up year after year are poverty and the environment. Over time my interest in these topics grew and led me to what I am writing about today, the MDG’s and the SDG’s. As goals that aim to eradicate both poverty and environmental issues, I believe the SDG’s will benefit countries more overall than the MDG’s did. My paper will include two major parts, in the first I will be going over the MDG’s and how each one specifically causes a disadvantage towards Africa ...


A Song Of Arms And Of The Woman: Confronting Cleopatra In The Augustan Era Through The Carmen De Bello Actiaco, Rachel Dubit 2018 College of William and Mary

A Song Of Arms And Of The Woman: Confronting Cleopatra In The Augustan Era Through The Carmen De Bello Actiaco, Rachel Dubit

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project consists of a translation and literary analysis of the Carmen de Bello Actiaco, a fragmentary Latin epic from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. The epic describes the events surrounding the battle of Actium and Octavian's conquest of Egypt. This analysis explores the importance of the Carmen as a product of a distinctly Augustan ideology, regardless of the exact date of its writing. The first chapter addresses the character of Cleopatra VII and how her portrayal is indicative of the contemporary Roman imperialistic conceptualization of Egypt and other foreign territories. The second chapter explores the theme of ...


An American Student’S Transformed View Of French Culture, Julie Kessler 2018 Bowling Green State University

An American Student’S Transformed View Of French Culture, Julie Kessler

Honors Projects

The goal of this project is to compare American stereotypes of French culture to a student’s interactions with French culture during a yearlong education abroad program at Ècole de Management Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, to see which commonly accepted stereotypes deserve to be dispelled, and explain those which may be acceptable from a more informed perspective.


El Teatro Afro-Hispano Y La Emergencia De Una Ciudadanía Global: Diálogos Del Sur En Espacios Migratorios, Elisa G. Rizo 2018 Iowa State University

El Teatro Afro-Hispano Y La Emergencia De Una Ciudadanía Global: Diálogos Del Sur En Espacios Migratorios, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Al hablar de espacios migratorios hay que comenzar por reconocer que la migración internacional no es un tema nuevo sino uno muy antiguo y diverso. Como nos recuerda Boaventura de Sousa Santos, a lo largo de la historia y sobre todo a partir del siglo XX, han existido grandes flujos transnacionales de personas por turismo, negocios, estudios, trabajos especializados, política, catástrofes, guerras, condiciones económicas, etc. A su vez, las circulaciones de un país a otro han dependido de las relaciones entre las naciones de origen y las naciones receptoras, así como de dinámicas de pertenencia y acceso a oportunidades dentro ...


Racial Ideology And Implementation Of The Khmer Rouge Genocide, Abby Coomes, Jonathan Dean, Makinsey Perkins, Jennifer Roberts, Tyler Schroeder, Emily Simpson 2018 Morehead State University

Racial Ideology And Implementation Of The Khmer Rouge Genocide, Abby Coomes, Jonathan Dean, Makinsey Perkins, Jennifer Roberts, Tyler Schroeder, Emily Simpson

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

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Global Media And Soft Power Representation: A Comparative Analysis Of Indian Tourism As Experienced Individually And As Represented In The New York Times And Travel Channel, Grace Linebarger 2018 Stephen F Austin State University

Global Media And Soft Power Representation: A Comparative Analysis Of Indian Tourism As Experienced Individually And As Represented In The New York Times And Travel Channel, Grace Linebarger

Undergraduate Research Conference

RQ: “How does India’s soft power as represented in international media, compare with India’s soft power as a visitor? Critical thematic analysis exploring Indian soft power and its representation in international media, specifically in articles from the Travel Channel and New York Times, combined with personal experiences in India.


I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom

Art Practices MFA Theses

The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...


"چقدر ایرانی هستم؟ در جستجوی هویتم" (How Iraniam Am I Still? In Search Of My Identity): 21st-Century Iranian Immigrant Identity Formation In The United States, Aram Emamjomeh 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

"چقدر ایرانی هستم؟ در جستجوی هویتم" (How Iraniam Am I Still? In Search Of My Identity): 21st-Century Iranian Immigrant Identity Formation In The United States, Aram Emamjomeh

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis studies Iranian student immigrants in the United States in the special political tensions between the two countries from 2000 until present. This research provides a holistic view of understanding the new identity which Iranian students have reconstructed at the intersection of Iranian culture and U.S. culture through their past identity in confronting a new situation. It describes how Iranian students use individual, intellectual, and social resources to deal with the ignorance was that imposed on them when the governments of the two countries began to fight each other to achieve more political power. Data is collected from ...


From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp 2018 Lynchburg College

From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp

Student Scholar Showcase

Known as the ‘King of Swing’, clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman (1909-1986) threatened the Nazi cause during WWII. With intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to investigate swing music during World War II. The particular problems of this study were to: (1) identify how the swing music of Benny Goodman (1909-1986) influenced adolescents in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Germany; (2) explore the Nazi party view on ‘swing’ music of the era; (3) examine how the music of Charlie and his Orchestra became used as a tool for Nazi propaganda; and ...


Linguistic Political Ecology With The Ngäbe Indigenous People Of Panama, Ginés A. Sánchez Arias 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Linguistic Political Ecology With The Ngäbe Indigenous People Of Panama, Ginés A. Sánchez Arias

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Indigenous communities from all corners of the globe live in uncertain times. From the vantage point of their “remote" lands, they undergo some of globalization’s most harmful externalities. Their homes become increasingly harder to maintain as extractive industries, development schemes, clandestine land grabs, and national bureaucracies encroach creating new colonial lands. First by assimilation, and then integration, these processes systematically undermine indigenous culture and autonomy. In place of such destructive coloniality, indigenous societies shelter unique ecological and linguistic knowledge that continues to serve their progress. This research applies lessons learned from studying with Ngäbe communities of western Panama, towards ...


Personalizing The Wedding: A Cross-Cultural Study Of Wedding Motivations In The Keralite Indian And Southern American Communities, Juliet Joseph, Katherine Alexander 2018 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Personalizing The Wedding: A Cross-Cultural Study Of Wedding Motivations In The Keralite Indian And Southern American Communities, Juliet Joseph, Katherine Alexander

Senior Theses

The purpose of this senior thesis project was to qualitatively analyze weddings and bridal motivations within the Southern culture of America and the Keralite culture of India to better explore the role the wedding ceremony and its many components may play. As two undergraduate students of the University of South Carolina, we used contacts within our familial units and university organizations to explore our interests within these wedding cultures. Having had personal experiences as a guest to weddings within our own cultures, we observed the widely changing wedding culture which sparked in us a desire to explore more about the ...


Bryant Abroad: Comparing And Contrasting The Impact Of The Sie And Traditional Semester Abroad, Matthew Raggi 2018 Bryant University

Bryant Abroad: Comparing And Contrasting The Impact Of The Sie And Traditional Semester Abroad, Matthew Raggi

Honors Projects in History and Social Sciences

Bryant University is a global institution that provides a wealth of international opportunities for its students and faculty. The mission statement of the University is “To educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders of character around the world.” The Study Abroad (SA) programs the University offers are growing and allow students to explore the world outside of their traditional classroom. Bryant encourages global knowledge and SA is a means through which that can be achieved. By taking the Bryant mission statement and studying how those who go abroad and those who do not go abroad ...


Addressing The Assumption; A Case Study On Student Motivations And Barriers To Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Addressing The Assumption; A Case Study On Student Motivations And Barriers To Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano

Capstone Collection

Historically, second language learning and study abroad programming have run in natural conjunction. However, in recent years there has been a slow but steady decline in the number of foreign language students in higher education who are choosing to study abroad to further their second language acquisition. This study explores this topic through a case study at Marquette University, and aims to answer the research question: What are the motivations and barriers of foreign language students to study their second language abroad? Using a student survey and in-person interviews with professionals in the field, data is collected on the most ...


A Cappella Bridge: Towards A More Reciprocal Arts-Based Exchange, Daniel Malin 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

A Cappella Bridge: Towards A More Reciprocal Arts-Based Exchange, Daniel Malin

Capstone Collection

A Cappella Bridge is a short-term, non-credit, arts-based exchange program for collegiate a cappella groups from the United States. This program proposal is the result of an extensive needs analysis that includes interviews with Education Abroad professionals and the founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA), a national nonprofit organization representing nearly 3,000 a cappella groups in the United States. The program’s design is meant to address a profound need for more reciprocal arts-based exchange programs open to highly skilled amateur artists and musicians. With a firm grounding in experiential learning and the seven-continuum transmission model for ...


Not So Bizarre Foods: Exploring The Historical And Cultural Traditions Behind The Foods Of France, Germany, And Italy, Kari Pederson Behrends 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Not So Bizarre Foods: Exploring The Historical And Cultural Traditions Behind The Foods Of France, Germany, And Italy, Kari Pederson Behrends

Capstone Collection

Not So Bizarre Foods is a summer-term program designed for upper-level Culinary Arts students from Johnson and Wales University, Providence. Unlike other programs serving students in the Culinary Arts, this unique model includes multiple locations and an internship. The proposed program features three month-long modules based in Lyon, France; Munich, Germany; and Naples, Italy allow for comparison across locations. Drawing from the theoretical frameworks of Kolb, Vygotsky, and Mezirow, the experiential, transformative curricular design combines an academic seminar, a practical seminar, and an internship placement, emphasizing the interplay between history, culture, and culinary tradition, a concept inspired by the popular ...


Towards An Agreed Definition Of Sustainability: Exploring The Concept Of Sustainability In Amherst, Massachusetts, Babatunde Ajao 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Towards An Agreed Definition Of Sustainability: Exploring The Concept Of Sustainability In Amherst, Massachusetts, Babatunde Ajao

Capstone Collection

Many educators agree that to learning about sustainability and discussing it’s implications on values, ethics and the role of humans are essential. With so many moving parts it is difficult to determine a sustainable assessment to encompass the changing world. The time has come for us to ask reflective questions about what exactly sustainability means. How has the term sustainability been used worldwide? What was the goal of sustainability and what is the result? Is there a better alternative to achieving this goal? By identifying the characteristics of best practice for sustainability, we take a step towards understanding the ...


Colonization To Globalization: French-Algerian Integration Analysis From Historical, Societal, And Economic Perspectives, Stephanie Soledad Rodriguez 2018 University of Dayton

Colonization To Globalization: French-Algerian Integration Analysis From Historical, Societal, And Economic Perspectives, Stephanie Soledad Rodriguez

Honors Theses

This cross-disciplinary research on French-Algerian relations is designed to expose the influence of historical, societal, and economic perspectives on the present and future of cultural and economic integration. Using a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze French-Algerian relations, this research comprehensively leverages seemingly unrelated factors that have impacted the transition of France-Algeria from European colonization to globalization. In this work, their colonial history and statistics on population, immigration, and employment are used to introduce the development of French-Algerian relations from 1830-2016. This research considers how French and Algerian government policies have shaped the development of societal factors by analyzing data on immigrant ...


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