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Reproductive Health For Afghan Women: Decreasing High Maternal Mortality Rates By Increasing Access To Reproductive Health And Education A Proposal For Advocacy And Change, Rosalia Abreu 2011 Trinity College

Reproductive Health For Afghan Women: Decreasing High Maternal Mortality Rates By Increasing Access To Reproductive Health And Education A Proposal For Advocacy And Change, Rosalia Abreu

The Trinity Papers (2011 - present)

This proposal examines the social, cultural, political and structural factors that contribute to high maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan and women’s severe lack of access to adequate health services and education, particularly in the more rural areas of the country. Some of the factors contributing to high maternal mortality rates are distance, lack of trained female doctors and nurses, lack of access to medical supplies, and Afghan cultural norms that require women to remain in the home and stigmatize being treated by male doctors, who are overwhelmingly represented in the medical profession. High illiteracy rates due to lack of ...


College Composition I: Persuasive Writing (Eng 110) City As Classroom Project Report, Craig Franson PhD 2011 La Salle University

College Composition I: Persuasive Writing (Eng 110) City As Classroom Project Report, Craig Franson Phd

City as Classroom Projects

ENG 110 introduces students to rhetorical analysis and argument, while helping students to improve their writing skills and to develop their writing process. Students learn to read critically from a variety of texts, disciplines, and media. They also learn to synthesize texts to develop original arguments aimed at an academic audience. Grounded in ethical inquiry and reasoned debate, the course prompts students to use writing to make meaningful connections between and among their academic, social, and political lives.

This project tested the effectiveness of grounding a process-­‐based, argumentative paper in a visit to a Philadelphia civic institution. In ENG ...


Global History To 1500 (His 151) City As Classroom Project Report, Michael McInneshin PhD 2011 La Salle University

Global History To 1500 (His 151) City As Classroom Project Report, Michael Mcinneshin Phd

City as Classroom Projects

This course will explore some portions of the development of global history from about a million years before the present to the voyages of Columbus. We will analyze different aspects of history including the more standard histories of governing and political ideologies, empires and states, and warfare and diplomacy. We will examine humans in motion, stories of migration, sea-faring, evangelizing, trade, and the cross-cultural encounters those all engendered. We will also look at the past via social history, the study of the stuff of every-day life: work, families, sex, religion, social hierarchies, legal systems, and technology. Because humanity has essentially ...


Exploring Religion (Rel 153) City As Classroom Project Report, Vivienne Angeles PhD 2011 La Salle University

Exploring Religion (Rel 153) City As Classroom Project Report, Vivienne Angeles Phd

City as Classroom Projects

This course introduces the students to the various religious symbols and rituals, as well as ideas about God and gods, salvation, death, evil, human suffering, and myths. This course also explores how religion affects social values, ethics, economics, and politics, as well as the positive impact religions can exert to encourage people to work for justice and the common good (La Salle University catalogue). For this semester, the course is tailored to understanding how religious symbols and sacred spaces are used in immigrant communities in Philadelphia, and how religion functions in the lives of immigrants.

Students were organized into seven ...


Exploring Christianity (Rel 150) City As Classroom Project Report, Jordan Copeland PhD 2011 La Salle University

Exploring Christianity (Rel 150) City As Classroom Project Report, Jordan Copeland Phd

City as Classroom Projects

This course is intended to introduce students to the dynamic tradition of Christianity. The course articulates and unpacks a working definition of tradition, which provides students with a framework for exploring the diversity and unity, as well as the continuity and change that have characterized the historical development and everyday practice of Christianity. At the foundation of this definition are the following elements: (1) authoritative voices and texts, (2) core beliefs, (3) historical development and change, (4) community, and (5) practices. In addition to the text book, the course utilizes fiction, film, music, contemporary news articles, and podcasts to explore ...


'Clearing The Forest': Critical Commentary On Gabriel Okara’S Postwar Ode, ‘The Dreamer’, Chukwuma Azuonye 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

'Clearing The Forest': Critical Commentary On Gabriel Okara’S Postwar Ode, ‘The Dreamer’, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

The present essay is essentially a preliminary exploration of a previously unexplored territory of postcolonial, modernist African poetics—Gabriel Okara’s venture into the appropriation of the signs of the classical and latter-day European ode as a vehicle for both a satirical interrogation of the performance of the postcolonial civilian and military elite the dysfunctional Nigerian federation after its war against Biafra and for an understanding of the possibility of heroic regeneration in the face of the depth of , bordering on existentialist , into which the nation has been reduced by the post-civil war triumph of disorder in the hands of ...


'The White Man Laughs': Commentary On The Satiric Dramatic Monologues Of Gabriel Okara, Chukwuma Azuonye 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

'The White Man Laughs': Commentary On The Satiric Dramatic Monologues Of Gabriel Okara, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

Examined in the present article are two early satiric lyrics of Gabriel Okara—“Once Upon a Time” and “He Laughed and Laughed and Laughed”—which are the products of the postcolonial cultural war environment in which the issues of modernity, alterity (otherness or difference) and afro-authenticity implicated in Achebe’s ripostes on the bigotry of the colonialist critic were central. The tone of this discourse amongst leading African intelligentsia was set in the 1930’s and 1940’s by four fellow south-eastern Nigerian writers in their semi-autobiographical blueprints for African cultural emancipation—Renascent Africa ((1937)) by Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904–1996 ...


Christopher Okigbo’S Intentions: A Critical Edition Of A Previously Unpublished Interview By Ivan Van Sertima, Chukwuma Azuonye 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Christopher Okigbo’S Intentions: A Critical Edition Of A Previously Unpublished Interview By Ivan Van Sertima, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

This is a critical edition with emendations of lacunae from indelible inkblots and termite activity of an interview with Christopher Okigbo conducted in the mid-1960s by Ivan van Sertima, the distinguished Caribbean-American anthropologist, linguist, literary critic, Afrocentric historiographer, and founding-editor of The Journal of African Civilizations (New Brunswick, NJ), who passed away on May 29, 2009, at the age of 74. It was discovered in January 2006 among Okigbo’s unpublished papers, which I catalogued at the invitation of the Christopher Okigbo Foundation, in Brussels, Belgium, now part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.


‘Up These Hills To The Mountain Top’: Memories Of 'The Golden Sun' In Michael Echeruo's War Poems (Distanced), Chukwuma Azuonye 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

‘Up These Hills To The Mountain Top’: Memories Of 'The Golden Sun' In Michael Echeruo's War Poems (Distanced), Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

One of the leading voices among the first generation of post-independence African modernist poets of the twentieth-century, Michael J. C. Echeruo's second collection of poetry, Distanced (1975), is, unlike his better-known first collection, Mortality (1968), characterized by direct phrasing and open accessibility—in terms of imagery and other signifiers—to the general reader. Composed within the first four years (1970-74) after the end of the Biafran war of independence of 1967-1970, the nineteen lyrics that make up this collection look back with extraordinary candor and passion into the future of the Biafran experience, especially with regard to the problems ...


Beyond A Lifetime Of Comparison: A Sociological Self-Exploration Of Body Image Obsession, Michaela Volpe 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Beyond A Lifetime Of Comparison: A Sociological Self-Exploration Of Body Image Obsession, Michaela Volpe

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

“People who benefit most from writing about their traumas change the ways in which they focus on the trauma from day to day” (Pennebaker 2004:101). This essay is a project towards acceptance and change. I look at my seemingly life-long struggle with my body image from different angles. I explore how societal demand and familial modeling play a role in body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders. Using micro- and macro-sociological concepts and theories, insightful journal articles, books and movies, I dissect my obsession and investigate its origin.


Immigrant Communities, Cultural Institutions And Political Space: The Success Of The Immigration Museum In Melbourne, Australia, Ilham Boumankhar 2011 University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Immigrant Communities, Cultural Institutions And Political Space: The Success Of The Immigration Museum In Melbourne, Australia, Ilham Boumankhar

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article explores the concept of immigration as it is processed by the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia, through the analysis of an investigation that was conducted on public museum, and the presentation of several interviews with the manager of Immigration museum, the senior curator and the manager of the Community Exhibitions. It examines how the relationship between the museum, immigrant communities and the political context establish the Australian immigration museum as a recognized social actor.


Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

Archaeogeophysical surveys were carried out in October 2010 over a 30 x 50 m grid that was established immediately to the north and west of the north end of the Great Friends Meeting House (GFMH) in Newport, RI. The surveys were conducted using a Geonics EM-38 RT ground conductivity meter and a Malå X3M Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system that was equipped with 500 and 800 MHz antennas. In addition, a resistance survey was performed over a much smaller central area using a Geoscan RM15 resistance meter. From this work three types of geophysical anomalies have been identified: those associated ...


Review Of Sidwell, Aristophanes The Democrat, In New England Classical Journal 38 (2011), 290-92., Kenneth S. Rothwell Jr. 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Review Of Sidwell, Aristophanes The Democrat, In New England Classical Journal 38 (2011), 290-92., Kenneth S. Rothwell Jr.

Classics Faculty Publication Series

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The Specter Of Nihilism: On Hegel On Buddhism, Mario D'Amato, Robert T. Moore 2011 Rollins College

The Specter Of Nihilism: On Hegel On Buddhism, Mario D'Amato, Robert T. Moore

Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Publications

No abstract provided.


A Poet's Request : Text And Subtext In Horace's Odes 1.1, Virginia C. Cook 2011 Marshall University

A Poet's Request : Text And Subtext In Horace's Odes 1.1, Virginia C. Cook

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

As the first poem within Horace's original publication of Odes, Odes 1.1 embodies aspects of theme and style representative of the poet's approach to the genre of lyric poetry. The Odes of Horace allow various interpretations by the reader based on construction, vocabulary and imagery. This thesis explores Odes 1.1 in its entirety through such approaches and focuses on the text and subtext incorporated by the poet. The first chapter sets the foundation needed in order to begin a study of Horace's lyric poetry, detailing the genre as a whole, the life of the poet ...


Editor’S Note: De-Museumizing Migrations Without And Within, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Editor’S Note: De-Museumizing Migrations Without And Within, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is the journal editor’s note to the Fall 2011 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, entitled “Contesting Memory: Museumizations of Migration in Comparative Global Context,” including papers that were presented at an international conference on “Museums and Migration” held on June 25-26, 2010, at the Maison des Science de l’Homme (MSH) in Paris, co-organized by the issue co-editors Ramón Grosfoguel, Yvon Le Bot and Alexandra Poli, with the support of MSH Director and President of the International Sociological Association, Michel Wieviorka. Appreciating the important comparative studies in the volume regarding the contested representations ...


Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto 2011 University of South Florida

Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This themed issue explicates the experiences of underrepresented women in higher education institutions and the externally imposed isolation and devaluing of their daily work. These articles are drawn from the experiences of Black and other non-White female faculty and are designed to provide a view of academe that is often neglected in academic literature.


Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam 2011 University of South Florida

Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

We explore pedagogical moments reflecting the social justice inspired servant-leadership of Dr. Elam in her journey as a public intellectual. Using auto/biographical methods we examine critical moments in her work across contexts: conducting diversity workshops, providing professional development for principals and teachers, and leading district and regional interventions in response to court orders to racially desegregate. We focus her leadership through the lens of critical pedagogy. In the journey of Elam we find an expression of critical social justice leadership that is inspired and empowered by the values of public service, spirituality, and humanitarianism. This auto/biography contributes to ...


Resistance Meets Spirituality: "I Prayed On It", Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha 2011 University of South Florida

Resistance Meets Spirituality: "I Prayed On It", Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

In this article we describe the lived experiences of a Black female educational leader who has studied and worked in the academy and in the field of K-12 education. This partial life history, excavated through the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), illuminates the social construction of race and the pervasiveness and permanence of racism. We determined through a series of interviews that the participant’s resilient resistance is guided by critical spirituality so that circumstances and people who challenge her also confront this source of power. Her lived experience, from student to faculty member, conveys the challenges and opportunities ...


Holy Cow: Staging Boucicault's The Shaughraun, Patrick Michael Finelli, Jason Winfield 2011 University of South Florida

Holy Cow: Staging Boucicault's The Shaughraun, Patrick Michael Finelli, Jason Winfield

Theatre and Dance Faculty Publications

Examines the design process, fabrication of settings and production of Boucicault's 19th century melodrama using a large (10' by 16') fiberglass cow on a turntable. The setting called for multiple locations ranging from a cottage to cliff tops and a ship's dock. Computer CAD Photoshop modeling used for previsualization and special construction techniques were used to create acting areas inside and on top of the cow set piece.


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