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From Slave Cabins To The White House: Homemaking Anxiety In African American Culture, Koritha Mitchell 2016 Ohio State University - Main Campus

From Slave Cabins To The White House: Homemaking Anxiety In African American Culture, Koritha Mitchell

Koritha Mitchell

A book-length study of what I call "homemaking anxiety," which I first began defining in the article "Mamie Bradley's Unbearable Burden." It is "the palpable tension that emerges when African Americans, especially women, continue to invest in homemaking even while seeing the signs that it won't yield for them the respectability or safety that it should." This project traces the imprint this tension has left on black cultural production, from slavery to the Age of Michelle Obama. Performance theory influences my examination of a wide array of texts—whether novels, plays, or the performance text that is Mrs ...


"Let Me Tell You What I See" Creating A Culturally Relevant Arts Based Education Through The Use Of Photography And Storytelling, William Tran 2016 University of San Francisco

"Let Me Tell You What I See" Creating A Culturally Relevant Arts Based Education Through The Use Of Photography And Storytelling, William Tran

Master's Projects

There are many constructs that can hinder the ability of students of color to succeed in a classroom environment. Factors such as the construct of whiteness, microaggressions, the banking method, as well as cuts in arts based classes create a learning environment where oppression occurs on multiple levels. The construct of whiteness creates an environment in which only the ideas, values, lived experiences, and knowledge of whites are considered valid. Microaggressions uphold the construct of whiteness by insulting and invalidating any ideas, values, lived experiences, languages, and knowledge that are outside the construct of whiteness. The constructs of whiteness as ...


Lotuses Rising: Fostering Southeast Asian Community Cultural Wealth Through Arts Based Culturally Specific Programming, Rhummanee Hang 2016 University of San Francisco

Lotuses Rising: Fostering Southeast Asian Community Cultural Wealth Through Arts Based Culturally Specific Programming, Rhummanee Hang

Master's Projects

This project explores how Banteay Srei, a community organization in Oakland, California, works with young Southeast Asian American women using arts based and culturally specific programming to make visible the community cultural wealth that exists in this community. Through cooking and telling stories about their elders' refuge and resettlement experiences, the young women gain a better sense of their own history, culture, and identity. This intergenerational project allows participants to learn, feel empowered, and begin to heal. The result is a cookbook for the young women of the organization. While this project and program is not meant to be replicated ...


Fragmentation And Multiplicity In Cuban-American Identity: In Cuba I Was A German Shepherd By Ana Menéndez And Memory Mambo By Achy Obejas, Daimys E. Garcia 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Fragmentation And Multiplicity In Cuban-American Identity: In Cuba I Was A German Shepherd By Ana Menéndez And Memory Mambo By Achy Obejas, Daimys E. Garcia

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Maria Lugones offers a new way of perceiving the world, which makes visible that fragmentation is not a valuable and transgressive understanding of identity, as Western philosophy and some political theory suggests. What Lugones believes in, as a strategy of resistance to the dominant gaze, is multiplicity – mestizaje. Using Lugones’s framework, this thesis will look at the different aspects of Cuban-American characters in In Cuba I was a German Shepherd by Ana Menéndez and Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas. Each novel offers insight into how characters develop and understand themselves (and others) when they use language that shows that ...


Becoming Serpent: Mapping Coils Of Paranoia In A Neocolonial Security State, Rachel J. Liebert 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Becoming Serpent: Mapping Coils Of Paranoia In A Neocolonial Security State, Rachel J. Liebert

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

What follows is a feminist, decolonial experiment to map the un/settling circulation of paranoia – how it is done, what it does, what it could do – within contemporary conditions of US white supremacy. Drawing on participant observation, interviewing, scientific artifacts, reflexive journaling, and a public art project, I enter white supremacy through a burgeoning form of pre-emptive psy to capture ‘the prodrome’ – a stage-cum-population-cum-figure at the center of a transnational program of research to identify and intervene on ‘pre-psychosis’. I argue that this nascent, contested, and accelerating movement is enacting a contemporary transition from societies of ...


Transatlantic Surrealisms, Imagined Homelands, And The Poetry Of Paul Laraque, Maxine C. Anderson 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Transatlantic Surrealisms, Imagined Homelands, And The Poetry Of Paul Laraque, Maxine C. Anderson

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Many theoretical treatments of Caribbean and Latin American surrealism(s), most notably Fredric Jameson and Alejo Carpentier’s foundational essays on magical realism, argue that the surrealism of the European metropole is a sophisticated avant-garde movement, in contrast to the blunt tool of Caribbean and Latin American surrealism which reaches back toward a precolonial past in order to bolster a nationalist project. Existing critical writing about Paul Laraque, a Haitian poet and surrealist identifies Laraque as Haitian first and foremost: as a political poet using surrealism solely in support of a nationalist project. This reading of Laraque’s work fails ...


The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Nationwide, there is a crisis in math learning and math achievement at all levels of education. Upwards of 80% of students who enter the City University of New York’s community colleges from New York City’s Department of Education high schools fail to meet college level math proficiencies and as a result, are funneled into the system’s remedial math system. Once placed into pre-college remedial arithmetic, pre-algebra, and elementary algebra courses, students fail at alarming rates and research indicates that students’ failure in remedial math has negative ripple effects on their persistence and degree completion. CUNY is not ...


Media Representation Of Asian Americans And Asian Native New Yorkers’ Hybrid Persona, Min Huh 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Media Representation Of Asian Americans And Asian Native New Yorkers’ Hybrid Persona, Min Huh

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Asian Americans, having been degraded in the realm of popular media and neglected in the consumer market, have been unable to obtain a voice or leave a trace in American pop culture. The meager representation that Asian Americans rarely have is highly controlled through a distorted lens, inclined to paint them in a grotesquely exaggerated light for comic relief. The absence of Asian Americans in the media has compelled the Asian American youth to adapt the personas of different cultures in their desires for social and cultural mobility. These factors have given birth to a hybrid persona among Asian Native ...


A Dark Record: Criminal Discourse And The African American Literary Project, 1721-1864, Brian Baaki 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Dark Record: Criminal Discourse And The African American Literary Project, 1721-1864, Brian Baaki

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A Dark Record charts the emergence and traces the evolution of a central figure in American culture, the myth of the black criminal. It does so both to explore the ideological effects of print, and to present an alternative history of African American literature. Historians have long maintained that the association of African Americans with crime solidified in our national culture during the post-Reconstruction period, the nadir for African American civil rights, with a corresponding rise in the over-policing of black individuals and communities. For its part, my study looks back from the post-Reconstruction period, and examines the role earlier ...


Desirable Difficulties: Toward A Critical Postmodern Arts-Based Practice, Gloria J. Wilson, Sara Scott Shields, Kelly W. Guyotte, Brooke A. Hofsess 2016 Middle Tennessee State University

Desirable Difficulties: Toward A Critical Postmodern Arts-Based Practice, Gloria J. Wilson, Sara Scott Shields, Kelly W. Guyotte, Brooke A. Hofsess

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Prior scholarship on collaborative writing projects by women in the academy acknowledges sustained attempts of intraracial and interracial collaboration/divides. Interracial collaborative scholarship, while noble in effort, may result in unacknowledged tensions surrounding racial identity politics. In these collaborative environments the problematics of race cannot be denied, with Black women often drawing upon their racialized identities, while White women emphasize their gendered identities. An unawareness and/or invisibility of Whiteness as a racial construct of privilege further problematizes feminist postmodern discourse. This polyvocal text focuses on responding to and working within the tensions of identity politics encountered in interracial scholarship ...


Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, Sefferino Ramos 2016 California State University - San Bernardino

Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, Sefferino Ramos

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In The Song of the Lark (1915), Willa Cather does something extraordinary by presenting a well-rounded and likeable Mexican character. This is quite different from her contemporaries’ stereotypical depictions of minorities. To include immigrants in a modern novel was avant-garde and radical subject matter; and presenting a realistic, likeable Mexican character was unheard of because the colonized and immigrants were largely ignored in American literature, or deliberately overlooked. When they were included, persistent demeaning views and unflattering Mexican stereotypes were the norm. This paper seeks to explain how positively Cather depicts Mexican characters, decades before Civil Rights. Cather includes the ...


California Legislature Act Of April 28, 1855, Stats 1855, Chap. 151, P. 189, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Act Of April 28, 1855, Stats 1855, Chap. 151, P. 189

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Act Of April 21, 1858, Stats 1858, Chap. 235, P. 198, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Act Of April 21, 1858, Stats 1858, Chap. 235, P. 198

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Amending Act Of 1859, Stats 1859, Chap. 314, P. 340, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Amending Act Of 1859, Stats 1859, Chap. 314, P. 340

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Amending And Conferring Act, May 13, 1861, Stats 1961, Chap. 352, P. 355california Statute Regarding Purchase Of Swamp And Overflow Land, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Amending And Conferring Act, May 13, 1861, Stats 1961, Chap. 352, P. 355california Statute Regarding Purchase Of Swamp And Overflow Land

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands from Commission for reclamation and appointment of engineer.


California Legislature Act Of May 14, 1861 To Provide For The Sale Of Marsh And Tide Lands, Stats 1861, Chap. 356, P. 363, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Act Of May 14, 1861 To Provide For The Sale Of Marsh And Tide Lands, Stats 1861, Chap. 356, P. 363

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for sale of all marsh and tide lands in accordance with provision of Acts providing for the sale of swam and overflow lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Act Of April 27, 1863, General Scheme For Sale Of All State Lands, Stats 1863, Chap. 397, P. 591, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Act Of April 27, 1863, General Scheme For Sale Of All State Lands, Stats 1863, Chap. 397, P. 591

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for sale of swamp and overflow lands, marsh and tide lands, acreage limitation and exemption.


California Legislature April 4, 1870, Act To Amend An Act Entitled An Act To Provide For The Management And Sale Of The Lands Belonging To The State, Approved, March 28, 1868, Stats 1870, Chap. 573, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature April 4, 1870, Act To Amend An Act Entitled An Act To Provide For The Management And Sale Of The Lands Belonging To The State, Approved, March 28, 1868, Stats 1870, Chap. 573

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, marsh lands, tide lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Revising Act, March 28, 1868, Stats 1867-68, Chap. 415, P. 507, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Revising Act, March 28, 1868, Stats 1867-68, Chap. 415, P. 507

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, marsh lands, tide lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


California Legislature Act To Legalize Applications Made For Purchase Of State Lands And To Confirm Title, March 27, 1872, Stats 1872, Chap. 425, 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

California Legislature Act To Legalize Applications Made For Purchase Of State Lands And To Confirm Title, March 27, 1872, Stats 1872, Chap. 425

Swamp and Overflow Lands Statutes

California Statute pertaining to the procedure for purchase of swamp and overflow lands, marsh lands, tide lands, acreage limitation and exclusion.


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