Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender
Student Theses 2015-Present
This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...
Four Sights Of The Patient (Ophelia), 2018 Washington University in St. Louis
Four Sights Of The Patient (Ophelia), Cecily Ann Fergeson
Graduate School of Art Theses
I make work in a variety of media, largely dealing with the imagery and material of the human body. My current work attempts to reckon with the following subjects: a reclamation of the notion of the so-called medical gaze and its historical record in photography; the idea that receiving the medical gaze transforms patients’ bodies; the idea of illness as an uncanny and intimate experience; and, finally, the act of metaphorically retracing the body’s material journey through the medical institution as it exists today. In this text, I discuss my practice in the context of critical theory, a recent ...
Sensibility And Self-Denial: A Christian Evaluation Of Journalistic Care Ethics And Traditional Ethics, Valerie Pors
Senior Honors Theses
Traditional ethical models within journalism have upheld truth and objectivity as the highest standard, based on a conglomeration of Western ethical traditions. However, as the age of subjective moral reasoning ushered in skepticism and independently subjective philosophies, ethicists have examined the application of care ethics to the field of journalism. Scholars have viewed care ethics and traditional ethics as conflicting theories, but both contain elements of God’s nature as revealed in the Bible. Both models also harbor secularized elements. In a biblical analysis of the two systems and their underlying assumptions, this thesis identifies crucial biblical differences in their ...
Naming The Nameless: An Exploration Of Queer Poetry And Empowerment, 2018 University of New Mexico
Naming The Nameless: An Exploration Of Queer Poetry And Empowerment, Jesse Yelvington
2018 Award Winners - Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award
No abstract provided.
Panel Ii. Epistemic Privilege, Standpoint Epistemology, And The Human Sciences, 2018 University of Redlands
Panel Ii. Epistemic Privilege, Standpoint Epistemology, And The Human Sciences, Kai Peattie
the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Conference
No abstract provided.
The Poetry Of Louise Glück: The Search For A Feminine Self Through The Lens Of Kristevan Psychoanalytic Feminist Literary Theory, Allison Cooke
Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research
This essay looks at the poetry of Louise Glück, specifically her two poems “Fugue” and “Persephone the Wanderer” from her 2006 collection Averno, for how the figures of the young woman/daughter and the mother struggle with and for their self-identity in relation to each other and to themselves. Drawing from the philosophy and literary theory of Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, and Margaret Homans to develop the framing concepts of chora, potential capability, paralanguage, and the abject, this essay's argument suggests that these two feminine figures demonstrate difficult and traumatic transformations into what it means to be a woman ...
The Next Forty Presidents, 2018 College of William & Mary Law School
The Next Forty Presidents, Ori Aronson
William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice
A thought experiment in feminist constitutionalism, this Article explores a radical argument: allow only women to be elected as the next forty U.S. presidents. While on its face blatantly discriminatory, the forty female presidents rule turns out to be a robustly justifiable idea, along multiple axes of political fairness, and not to women alone—rather to the electorate as a whole. Due to several of its unique characteristics, the presidency turns out to be particularly fitting to innovation that would correct past injustices of political exclusion. Corrective justice, affirmative action, feminist critique, voter autonomy, and the democratic costs of ...
Education As Democratic Persuasion: Addressing Systemic Inequalities In Brettschneider's Value Democracy, Kyla L. Eastling
CMC Senior Theses
In Corey Brettschneider’s book, Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self- Government, he builds the value theory of democracy wherein procedural and substantive rights are both grounded in the core values of democracy. In his second book, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality, Brettschneider elaborates on his theory to provide an account of how a liberal democracy can address hateful and discriminatory views. In response to both theories, critics have charged that the ideal value democracy does not sufficiently account for systemic inequalities that women and black citizens face. In ...
Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Colonial Entanglements, 2018 University of Richmond
Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Colonial Entanglements, Julietta Singh
In Unthinking Mastery Julietta Singh challenges a core, fraught dimension of geopolitical, cultural, and scholarly endeavor: the drive toward mastery over the self and others. Drawing on postcolonial theory, queer theory, new materialism, and animal studies, Singh traces how pervasive the concept of mastery has been to modern politics and anticolonial movements. She juxtaposes destructive uses of mastery, such as the colonial domination of bodies, against more laudable forms, such as intellectual and linguistic mastery, to underscore how the concept—regardless of its use—is rooted in histories of violence and the wielding of power. For anticolonial thinkers like Fanon ...
Sr. Sarah Grace: The Common Good, 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
Sr. Sarah Grace: The Common Good, Caleb Wright
Ask a Sister: Interview Wisdom from Catholic Women Religious
This paper includes part of an interview with Sr. Sarah Grace from January 2, 2018. She is a women religious who has worked in education for 25 years. This paper includes a portion of the interview where she shared her perspective on the common good.
The Ethosophy Of The Grizzly Man: Timothy Treadwell's Three Ethologies, 2018 University of Montana
The Ethosophy Of The Grizzly Man: Timothy Treadwell's Three Ethologies, Blake L. Ginsburg
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
This paper explores the ethical appropriateness and significance of Timothy Treadwell’s life among the bears and foxes of Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. In an attempt to reveal the formative and transformative aspects of Treadwell’s project, I rely upon an ethological framework developed by Matthew Calarco that moves beyond the narrow conception of ethology as a scientific practice aimed at systematic and rigorous documentation of the quantifiable aspects of animal behavior. While many people might be hesitant to conceive of Treadwell’s project as an ethological one, I hope to illuminate the ways in which his ...
In Anthropocene Air: Deleuze's Encounter With Shakespeare, 2018 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
In Anthropocene Air: Deleuze's Encounter With Shakespeare, Steven Swarbrick
Publications and Research
No abstract provided.
The Classical Versus The Grotesque Body In Edith Wharton's Fiction, 2018 Georgia Southern University
The Classical Versus The Grotesque Body In Edith Wharton's Fiction, Joshua T. Temples
Electronic Theses & Dissertations
In her landmark works The House of Mirth (1905), The Custom of the Country (1913), and The Age of Innocence (1920), Edith Wharton responds to earlier depictions of the classical, pure Victorian and Edwardian woman. Wharton's "inconvenient" women overturn popular stereotypes. Subsequently, they are barred from their social groups, but they are independent, unlike the complicit and obedient women of the classical body, most of whom ascribe to the trope of the "Angel in the House." The grotesque seeks to undercut the unrealistic expectations enforced by the classical through its embodiment of progression and humanity, and Wharton is drawn ...
The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, 2018 Bard College
The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, Isabel Mae Torgove
Senior Projects Spring 2018
This project is a collection and absorption of concepts and frameworks drawn from centuries of thought. Indebted to the past, this philosophical and literary journey seeks to elucidate a productive path to follow in the wake of the “moment,” derived from Du Bois’ “double consciousness.” This split second explosion, resulting in the severance of the conception of the self from the world’s perception of the self, places one in the position of either submitting voluntarily to the dominant forces or producing and creating something, anything, to aid in the search for understanding the self. The transitive property of a ...
Helene Stöcker, Weimar Germany And Prophylactics: An Investigation Into The Context And Effects Of The Reichsgesestz Zur Bekämpfung Geschlechtskrankheiten, Joshua Stern
This paper investigates German gender studies in the Weimar Era. It looks at a specific law, passed regarding contraceptive devices. It seeks to show how women were presented with a guise of freedom, while living in a truly paternalistic society.
Technology And Discrimination, 2018 Old Dominion University
Technology And Discrimination, D. E. Wittkower
Philosophy Faculty Publications
This chapter develops a full theory of discriminatory technologies grounded in Heideggerian, Latourian, and Ihdean theoretical structures and demonstrates its applicability to a wide and widening range of forms of normativity, exclusion, and discrimination, taking place across intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, trans/cisgender identity, disability, and religious identity. Technologies, technical systems, and artifacts considered are wide-ranging, and include algorithms, adhesive bandages, human resource management policies, calendars, VR systems, carpentry, strollers, photographic film formulation and printing, video game character classes, and stairs.
Punishing Assemblages: A Queer, Decolonizing Theory Of The American Prison, 2018 Bard College
Punishing Assemblages: A Queer, Decolonizing Theory Of The American Prison, Liam Hopkins
Senior Projects Spring 2018
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, Johanna Robinson
Theses and Dissertations
Quotations like the Sharpest Claws describes a multimedia installation composed of paintings and sound that explores the theory of cognitive dissonance, a controversial psychological model that attempts to explain how we deal with inconsistency in incompatible beliefs. Imagination is given primacy as a source for truth-seeking and world-building. The uncanny and surreal are used as entry points into this topic.
The title is derived from a description of Eileen Myles’ poetry I once read in an anonymous review. Their writing was described as beyond poetry in a way that it could only be described as such when surrounded by “quotations ...
Enact In Disappearance, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Enact In Disappearance, Stephanie Demer
Theses and Dissertations
Enact in Disappearance excavates the unseen through the medium of photography in order to chart a new strategy for knowing and communing with a complicated world.
Allocutio: Articulating The Task For The Future Of African Catholicism, 2017 Godfrey Okoye University
Allocutio: Articulating The Task For The Future Of African Catholicism, Mary Sylvia Nwachukwu
Journal of Global Catholicism
This essay charts how Catholicism can become more indigenously African and respond better to African needs and concerns.