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Trading In Freedoms: Creating Value And Seeking Coalition In Western Australian Arts And Culture, Duncan Robert McKay 2010 Edith Cowan University

Trading In Freedoms: Creating Value And Seeking Coalition In Western Australian Arts And Culture, Duncan Robert Mckay

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

In this brief paper it is my intention to interrogate the idea of “coalition” in relation to the evidence provided in the DCA’s Policy Framework, Creating Value, in order to examine the extent to which this State’s involvement in culture and arts may indeed be considered coalitional.


Nature, Culture, And Emotion:Objects Of Wood, Metal, And Stone, Sunki Hong 2010 Iowa State University

Nature, Culture, And Emotion:Objects Of Wood, Metal, And Stone, Sunki Hong

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The eleven art works made during my masters program share similar themes and were created using a similar process.

The concepts for my art begin with searching nature, looking at the natural environment that surrounds me to find something of interest. I start with nature because of the infinite range of intimate subjects it possesses; there is always something that grasps me at that moment among the trees, flowers, and birds in every season. When I find that interesting element it reminds me of a certain song, poem, or myth from Korean culture emerging from accumulated knowledge and memories, from ...


Modularity: The Solution For Green Tradeshow Exhibit Designs, Purnima Swaharu 2010 Iowa State University

Modularity: The Solution For Green Tradeshow Exhibit Designs, Purnima Swaharu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Modular tradeshow exhibit design systems were originally designed as an economical solution and were marketed for their features such as easy shipping and handling, easy set-up and a potential for reconfiguration of the components. This potential for reconfiguration is underutilized in the current modular systems, due to difficulty in understanding how to use and re-use the system components. Though modularity is considered as a sustainable measure in allied fields of architecture, industrial design etc, in the tradeshow design field the topic of the sustainable or "green" design seem to be limited to material selection, recycling or conserving energy. This study ...


Radical Saints And Conservative Churches: Cynewulf's Juliana In Its Cultural Context, Kimberly Joy Tanner 2010 Iowa State University

Radical Saints And Conservative Churches: Cynewulf's Juliana In Its Cultural Context, Kimberly Joy Tanner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Cynewulf's poem, Juliana, relates the story of a female saint who is remarkably independent and authoritative, denying any obligation to follow legal, cultural, or familial expectations that conflict with her understanding of her Christian faith. Historical evidence indicates that Juliana and stories like it enjoyed wide promotion from the ninth-century English church and wide veneration from many different kinds of people. However, the church itself did not advocate the radicalism Juliana seems to promote. Instead it was conservative, interested in maintaining its influence and the status quo rather than in promoting independent practices of faith. The question emerges: how ...


Design Standards For Safety Warning Messages In Manuals: Increasing Design Saliency And Adapting For A Broader Range Of Professional Communication Settings, Rachel Roe 2010 Iowa State University

Design Standards For Safety Warning Messages In Manuals: Increasing Design Saliency And Adapting For A Broader Range Of Professional Communication Settings, Rachel Roe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Safety warning messages in owner's manuals act as the visible and text based warning to users to avoid potential harm or injury. These warnings include those for DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION. Current existing standards and general design principles give recommendations to safety warning message design, but they do not discuss the implications of adapting these recommendations to a broader range of professional communication settings.

This thesis focuses on analyzing the salience of safety warning messages in owner's manuals, and ultimately creating a set of safety warning message design criteria that will be adaptable to a broader range of ...


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2010, Carl Goodson Honors Program 2010 Ouachita Baptist University

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2010, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

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The Effects Of Movement Activities On Beginning Instrumental String Students' Perception Of Musical Pulse And Rhythm, Claudia Lasch Deiboldt 2010 The College at Brockport

The Effects Of Movement Activities On Beginning Instrumental String Students' Perception Of Musical Pulse And Rhythm, Claudia Lasch Deiboldt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

My primary purpose for this study was to investigate whether a variety of whole body activities and improvisational movement such as those traditionally used in the general music classroom could be used in the instrumental classroom to assist in internalizing basic musical concepts of steady pulse and rhythm. In addition to seeing improvement in many students' musical responses such tasks provided a window for me to observe and identify other underlying issues that caused difficulty in synchronization and rhythmic performance for some children. This may be the most important discovery of the study; one that will open the way toward ...


“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils 2010 Iowa State University

“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils

English Publications

The panther attack scenes found in the fiction of Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), and Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921) portray these animals as literary monsters indicative of a developing American environmental anxiety. Drawing on a selection of recent critical studies dealing with both antebellum American fiction and ecocriticism, I suggest that these scenes reveal, especially through their depiction of panther attacks in what ecologists now refer to as anthropogenic ecotones (human-made environmental edges), the beginnings of an American cultural recognition of environmental degradation. Ultimately these panther attack scenes prefigure an American environmental ethic, revealing an instructive early ...


Camp Bugaboo: A Creative Thesis, Brittany Cuenin 2010 Clemson University

Camp Bugaboo: A Creative Thesis, Brittany Cuenin

All Theses

This creative thesis explores the genre of children's literature though a short novella. There are twenty one chapters consisting of a character arc, conflict, and resolution. The novella reflects the author's command of narrator, plot, characterization, and other important elements of fiction, as well as essential elements of children's literature. This work is submitted to show the author's proficiency in fiction and children's literature.


Re-Hybridizing Transnational Domesticity And Femininity: Women’S Contemporary Filmmaking And Lifewriting In France, Algeria, And Tunisia, Stacey Weber-Fève 2010 Iowa State University

Re-Hybridizing Transnational Domesticity And Femininity: Women’S Contemporary Filmmaking And Lifewriting In France, Algeria, And Tunisia, Stacey Weber-Fève

World Languages and Cultures Books

Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity examines the problems of voicing the personal when considering the role and place of women in the home. Analyzing a collection of first-person cinematic and literary narratives by Assia Djebar, Annie Ernaux, Simone de Beauvoir, Raja Amari, Coline Serreau, Leïla Sebbar, and Yamina Benguigui; Weber-Fève explores the transnational processes of identity formation, gender performance, and construction of culture and society. Through a closer look at contemporary representations of French, Algerian, and Tunisian women on the page and on the screen, this study discusses the ways in which homemaking, nation, and gender are intricately bound to ...


Humanizing The Humvee: Personification Techniques And Visual Rhetoric As Used In A U.S. Army Technical Comic Book, Eugene Bradley Simmons 2010 Iowa State University

Humanizing The Humvee: Personification Techniques And Visual Rhetoric As Used In A U.S. Army Technical Comic Book, Eugene Bradley Simmons

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since 1951, the U.S. Army has published PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly, a magazine that teaches soldiers to maintain field equipment. Rhetorical strategies used by PS's writers and artists have varied at times: First, they used exemplum, a moralized tale with a character named Joe Dope. After the Army disapproved of Joe Dope, PS abounded with depictions of scantily-clad females to gain soldiers' attention. When such depictions of women became objectionable in the 1980s, writers added more anthropomorphized machines. To analyze the increasing prominence of anthropomorphized machines within PS, I randomly chose 28 issues, tallied their numbers, and ...


Treatment, Warehousing, And Dispersion: Mt. Pleasant Insane Asylum 1844-1980, Bryan Riddle 2010 Iowa State University

Treatment, Warehousing, And Dispersion: Mt. Pleasant Insane Asylum 1844-1980, Bryan Riddle

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Excessive patient populations and limited financial resources shaped the treatment, facilities, opinion, and actions towards mental illness in Iowa. Shortly after Iowa entered the union, the state erected several charitable institutions. These facilities represented the ideologies of Iowans, professionals, and legislators toward the insane. The first, the Mt. Pleasant Insane Asylum received all the regions mentally ill. Immediately, the facility was overcrowded with increasing costs. These two factors shaped the treatment, management, and legislative actions inside and outside of the hospital. Iowa created the State Board of Control of State Institutions to oversee all institutions in an efficient manner. Within ...


Technology-Enhanced Blended Language Learning In An Esl Class: A Description Of A Model And An Application Of The Diffusion Of Innovations Theory, Maja Grgurovic 2010 Iowa State University

Technology-Enhanced Blended Language Learning In An Esl Class: A Description Of A Model And An Application Of The Diffusion Of Innovations Theory, Maja Grgurovic

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important advancements of this century and a natural evolution of the learning agenda (Thorne, 2003). Blended learning studies that compared traditional and blended foreign language classes showed no significant differences in learner outcomes and indicated student satisfaction with their learning experience. However, these studies did not allow for a sufficient description of what actually happens in an environment of a blended learning class because they lacked information about a number of characteristics such as teaching materials and methods, patterns of interaction, and participant roles ...


Someday, When I Lived In Frost, Joseph Edmund Brekke 2010 Iowa State University

Someday, When I Lived In Frost, Joseph Edmund Brekke

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Someday, when I lived in Frost is a collection of personal essays about a young man growing up in Southern Minnesota in the 1980s and '90s. Part memoir, part family history, the essays explore the complex relationships between family members living 100 miles and a world apart. Set primarily in the author's hometown of Rochester and Frost, the small farming community where his parents were born and raised, the essays chronicle the author's attempts to connect his rural roots with his suburban, liberal arts college experience. Interviews with relatives offer oral histories of Depression-era folk music in northern ...


Globalization, Culture, And Communication: Proposal For Cultural Studies Integration Within Higher Education Graphic Design Curriculum, Brooke Scherer 2010 Iowa State University

Globalization, Culture, And Communication: Proposal For Cultural Studies Integration Within Higher Education Graphic Design Curriculum, Brooke Scherer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The late twentieth century was a time of great change. The advent of Internet connectivity and the World Wide Web dramatically redefined the way all humans live and communicate. Where cross-cultural interaction, relationships, and business practices once existed primarily for the wealthy and powerful, we now find these opportunities readily available to all. One major area that has been greatly affected by this transformation is the field of graphic design. Practitioners in graphic design, for the first time, find themselves in a position to work with an international clientele and to design for global audiences. As a result of these ...


Hope Deferred: Mormon Feminism And Prospects For Change In The Lds Church, Holly Theresa Bignall 2010 Iowa State University

Hope Deferred: Mormon Feminism And Prospects For Change In The Lds Church, Holly Theresa Bignall

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines how Mormon constructions of gender that limit women's sphere and narrowly prescribed women's roles have elicited strong resistance from many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A rich tradition of feminist theology and activism exists within the LDS church, but little work has been done to analyze the overarching effectiveness of these feminist efforts in bringing about change in the tradition. In order to address this issue I begin by teasing out how the LDS church's process for making changes to doctrine, policy, and practice differs from the change process ...


Greek Cities On The Western Coast Of The Black Sea: Orgame, Histria, Tomis, And Kallatis (7th To 1st Century Bce), Smaranda Andrews 2010 Iowa State University

Greek Cities On The Western Coast Of The Black Sea: Orgame, Histria, Tomis, And Kallatis (7th To 1st Century Bce), Smaranda Andrews

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Greek colonization is one of the most important phenomena in understanding Greek history, especially once the Greeks set up settlements away from their home land, in new environments, stretching from North Africa in the south, the Iberian peninsula in the west and the Black Sea shores in the north east. By establishing these settlements the Greeks not only brought their own culture and traditions to their new homes but were strongly influenced by the native civilizations they encountered there. From this encounter in a colonial world, the Greek and local cultures enriched each other and shaped each other in new ...


Foreign Currency: Travels Inside Zimbabwe's Economic Crisis, Kimberly Lynn Rogers 2010 Iowa State University

Foreign Currency: Travels Inside Zimbabwe's Economic Crisis, Kimberly Lynn Rogers

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The bottles clinked in my bag as I walked past houses hidden behind security walls, gates opening to let Pajeros in. Since 2000, nearly every international headline about Zimbabwe had contained metaphors of destruction. "Zimbabwe Descends into Chaos," "Zimbabwe Teeters on the Brink of Collapse," "Zimbabwe Inflation Spirals Toward Ruin." There was no milk in the stores, but there was mango juice from South Africa. So this was collapse, I thought. From far away reading those headlines, I had wondered what it meant for a country to collapse. A country was not an empty structure. When pieces caved in, the ...


Public Skies: Telescopes And The Popularization Of Astronomy In The Twentieth Century, Gary Leonard Cameron 2010 Iowa State University

Public Skies: Telescopes And The Popularization Of Astronomy In The Twentieth Century, Gary Leonard Cameron

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sputnik and the `Space Age' have been cited as major factors in the growth of amateur astronomy in the 20th century. Although the growth of popular astronomy magazines, public planetaria, and the popularity of science fiction contributed to the popularization of astronomy, I contend that the greatest growth in amateur astronomy coincides more with the availability of inexpensive telescopes. Circa 1900, the average purchaser of an amateur-grade astronomical telescope was a wealthy doctor, lawyer, or the like. Hand-crafted refracting telescopes were the ideal, but even relatively small instruments of 3-inch aperture cost the equivalent of $3,000 in today's ...


Book Review Of Native Peoples And Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, And The Law In Western Canada By Kenichi Matsui, Oliver W. MacLaren 2010 Rae and Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Book Review Of Native Peoples And Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, And The Law In Western Canada By Kenichi Matsui, Oliver W. Maclaren

Great Plains Research: A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences

Native Peoples and Water Rights constitutes a valuable collection of historical case studies that shed light on a category of rights frequently overlooked. These detailed examinations identify the political, economic, and social factors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that influenced legislative and judicial developments regarding the water rights of North America’s First Peoples. Beginning with the adoption of John Locke’s property theory in the proagrarian policies of the Jefferson administration, Matsui documents the formative period of water rights in western North America. This analysis skillfully contextualizes Chief Justice McKenna’s seminal decision in Winters v ...


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