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Phallus/Phallocentrism, Abigail Rine 2010 George Fox University

Phallus/Phallocentrism, Abigail Rine

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "In psychoanalytic theory, the phallus serves as the supreme symbol of masculine power and, concurrently, of feminine lack. “Phallocentrism” is a term used primarily by feminist theorists to denote the pervasive privileging of the masculine within the current system of signification."


Book Review: Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, Melanie Springer Mock 2010 George Fox University

Book Review: Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, Melanie Springer Mock

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "This tension—between the romantic ideal of the road trip and its inability to meet high expectations— is clearly evident in Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, by Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein. While the book’s concept is appealing, its content challenging and insightful, I felt an air of sadness throughout Girldrive; and this road trip to “redefine feminism” was, at its heart, disappointing."


Book Review: Mennonite In A Little Black Dress: A Memoir Of Going Home, Melanie Springer Mock 2010 George Fox University

Book Review: Mennonite In A Little Black Dress: A Memoir Of Going Home, Melanie Springer Mock

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "

An honest admission: When I first saw Rhoda Janzen’s new book featured in Time magazine and in The New York Times, my initial impulse was toward envy—unadulterated, green-as-possible envy. As a fledgling writer who grew up in a close Mennonite community, I often dreamed of creating a humorous memoir about my religious upbringing, complete with satirical observations about the peculiarities of Mennonite culture. Janzen’s Mennonite in a Little Black Dress was the book I always wanted to write. That the author had received a good bit of publicity for her work only intensified my shade of ...


Community Media Intervention, Tanja Dreher 2010 University of Technology, Sydney

Community Media Intervention, Tanja Dreher

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

There is ample research identifying the many 'problems' in media representations of Australian Muslims and Islam in the Australian media. Increasingly, media researchers and government bodies advocate training and funding for communities subjected to media racism to 'speak up' and talk back' in the news media. Indeed, the skilling up and empowerment of Muslim communities has emerged as the preferrred strategy for change in the reporting of Islam in the Australian media.


Introduction: Currents, Cross-Currents, Undercurrents, Frances Devlin-Glass, Tony Simoes da Silva 2010 University of Wollongong

Introduction: Currents, Cross-Currents, Undercurrents, Frances Devlin-Glass, Tony Simoes Da Silva

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The similarities in an issue such as this one are often purely serendipitous; JASAL 10 brings together work submitted to a general, non-thematic issue and it should not surprise that the range of material is very diverse. Yet on occasion there are obvious points of contact between the various pieces and that is certainly the case here. The subtitle we have given to this brief Introduction seeks to capture some of the ways in which the essays interrelate, both complementing (and supplementing) each other and complicating particular readings. Essays included here range from critical examinations of well-known works, as is ...


Lessons From The Culturally Diverse Classroom: Intellectual Challenges And Opportunities Of Teaching In The American University, M Laura Barberan Reinares 2010 CUNY Bronx Community College

Lessons From The Culturally Diverse Classroom: Intellectual Challenges And Opportunities Of Teaching In The American University, M Laura Barberan Reinares

Publications and Research

University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical approaches to university instruction that questions both established student and teacher models. This article then ad- dresses intercultural relationships within a multicultural university classroom setting and the resulting changes for the conceptualization of student and teacher roles. While the essay raises interdisciplinary and multicultural issues we wish to encourage ...


Shock And Awe: The Theatre And Dramatic Literature Of September 11th, Mollie Boliek 2010 Western Washington University

Shock And Awe: The Theatre And Dramatic Literature Of September 11th, Mollie Boliek

WWU Graduate School Collection

How did the American theatre community respond to the events of September and how did the response shape new dramatic works? This thesis will examine the American theatre before and directly after the events of September ll’^^, 2001. The response to theatrical works being written and performed will be examined by reviews. Also, the political activism from theatre artists will be discussed. The thesis will also look at the dramatic literature that was written in response to these events. With more dramatic works being written, there are categories which emerged. The categories are plays written before 9/11 with parallel ...


National Academies, U.S, Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2010 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

National Academies, U.S, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In Massachusetts, Diego Adrianzen, Kristin Darby, Hannah McCallum 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In Massachusetts, Diego Adrianzen, Kristin Darby, Hannah Mccallum

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Our project goal is to create a set of recommendations for how the state of Massachusetts can develop adequate infrastructure to support electric vehicles.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2010)


Utilizing Students' Own Mobile Devices And Rich Media: Two Case Studies From The Health Sciences, Trish Andrews, Robyn Smyth, R. Caladine 2010 University of New England

Utilizing Students' Own Mobile Devices And Rich Media: Two Case Studies From The Health Sciences, Trish Andrews, Robyn Smyth, R. Caladine

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The rapid proliferation of mobile devices nationally coupled with high levels of individual ownership both nationally and internationally provide many opportunities for exploring ways in which students own mobile devices might be integrated into teaching and learning activities in higher education. Amongst other benefits, mobile learning is seen as providing considerable opportunities to link formal and informal learning across a range of educational contexts. Equally, rich media such as vodcasts (video podcasts) and videoconferencing are increasingly seen as supporting a range of teaching and learning activities, particularly in distance learning situations. This paper describes two case studies that explored the ...


Coalition Formation In Networked Innovation: Directions For Future Research, Rory L. Sie, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep 2010 Open University of the Netherlands

Coalition Formation In Networked Innovation: Directions For Future Research, Rory L. Sie, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

During the last several decades, we see a tendency towards openly distributed knowledge. Whereas we experienced an open source movement in the 80's, we now see that open learning and open innovation have become popular. Akin to open source code encouraging transformational creativity (Boden, 2004), open or networked innovation may lead to more effective organisational learning (Sloep, 2009a). This process of open knowledge exchange involves short time commitments, similar to those in Ad-Hoc Transient Communities (AHTC). We would like to pose a new view on the interpersonal ties in networked innovation, that is, the view of interpersonal ties as ...


The L Word Fan Fiction Reimagining Intimate Partner Violence, Rebecca Walker 2010 University of Wollongong

The L Word Fan Fiction Reimagining Intimate Partner Violence, Rebecca Walker

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The fan fiction posted to the official and unofficial fan sites of The L Word series (Showtime 2004-2009) reimagined and repositioned the lesbian couple from the series. The couple, Bette and Tina, had been ambiguously represented as being involved in intimate partner violence in the series. The fans generally re-imagined this couple as non-violent. How intimate partner violence in lesbian relations was represented in the fan fiction in general has implications for how intimate partner violence is conceived and represented in a pluralist lesbian imaginary. The fan fiction forums, as spaces which provided collective representations of lesbians that were not ...


Taira No Masakado In Premodern Literature Of Japan, Genesie T. Miller 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Taira No Masakado In Premodern Literature Of Japan, Genesie T. Miller

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The tenth-century rebel Taira no Masakado occupies a unique place in the literature of Japan. His reception through history is most prominent in the works of Ōkagami, Shōmonki, Konjaku Monogatari, Jinnō Shōtōki, and Ehon Maskado Ichidaiki. The author’s geographic location often determined whether they sympathized with or demonized Masakado. Their occupations also influenced how they wrote about warrior culture, particularly the custom of buntori, or the taking of heads. Ehon Masakado Ichidaiki provides not only textual accounts of the rebellion, but numerous images depicting an Edo-interpretation of Heian-period warrior culture and but also images of the buntori of Masakado ...


Garbage And Marble, Emily Rae 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Garbage And Marble, Emily Rae

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

I’m interested in writing stories that make me as author disappear. A little. I’d like for my stories to unravel themselves while I sit just barely visible, maybe on a porch across the street. I’m also interested in playing with unusual phrases and syntax to achieve authentic voice in my stories. This sets up a conflict because while I want to develop small, fairly simple stories, I also value some language trickery, which might come off as authorial. I want nuanced voices that don’t feel editorialized. I want the stories to be authentic in an off-putting ...


Different Ways To Record Light, Ryan P. Feeney 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Different Ways To Record Light, Ryan P. Feeney

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Different Ways to Record Light is a series of photographs, videos and objects that explore the affect that popular culture has on how I perceive, and make sense of the world around me. By using light as a thematic and metaphoric subject this work opens up a discourse about the role that images and technology play in our perceptual lives. This thesis paper will give a theoretical, contextual and historical framework for the concepts explored in my studio practice.


Into Another, Sarah N. Purnell 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Into Another, Sarah N. Purnell

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Through a series of paintings, drawings, videos, and large-scale sculptures/installation, I intend to create an environment that explores relationships between the safe and the unsafe place, the sweet and the grotesque, the dream and the reality, and the remembered and the forgotten. I am investigating landscape and how it relates to the body, human relationships, memory, and status of being.


A History Of Opera In Boston, John R. Tedesco 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A History Of Opera In Boston, John R. Tedesco

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis examines the cultural context of opera in Boston between the years 1620 to 2010. Specifically, I look at how the Boston Opera Company was founded, its existence, and its ultimate demise. The rise of opera in colonial Boston is also explored and especially how the immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries influenced the city. Around this time of changing demographics Eben D. Jordan, Jr., of Jordan Marsh Co. decided to build an opera house for the city of Boston.

The effects that Puritanism had on music and the culture of Boston during its early years ...


Poems Of The Gods Of The Heaven And The Earth, Christina E. Olinyk 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poems Of The Gods Of The Heaven And The Earth, Christina E. Olinyk

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis analyzes the development of the Jingika book in the first seven Japanese waka anthologies (chokusenshū). Jingika are Japanese poems written on the gods of the heaven and the earth and illustrate man’s interactions with them through worship and prayer. They have characteristics in common with what modern scholars term the Shinto religion, and have been referenced as such in past scholarship. However, jingika are more accurately a product of the amalgamation of native kami cults and foreign Buddhist doctrine. Although the first independent Jingika book emerged in the seventh anthology (Senzaishū), poems which can be termed Jingika ...


Intonation In The Aural-Skills Classroom, Carolyn A. Walker 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intonation In The Aural-Skills Classroom, Carolyn A. Walker

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The goal of the thesis is to explain intonation perception and cognition, as well as the vocal mechanism and techniques, to help aural-skills instructors teach vocal intonation skills to students who struggle with intonation. The thesis explores comprehensive information on intonation perception and cognition and introduces basic vocal technique for an over-all understanding of the skills involved with accurate vocal intonation.


Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has ...


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