Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, 2017 University of Copenhagen
Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch
The papers in this volume derive from the conference on textile terminology held in June 2014 at the University of Copenhagen. Around 50 experts from the fields of Ancient History, Indo-European Studies, Semitic Philology, Assyriology, Classical Archaeology, and Terminology from twelve different countries came together at the Centre for Textile Research, to discuss textile terminology, semantic fields of clothing and technology, loan words, and developments of textile terms in Antiquity. They exchanged ideas, research results, and presented various views and methods.
This volume contains 35 chapters, divided into five sections: • Textile terminologies across the ancient Near East and the Southern ...
The Materiality Of South Asian Manuscripts From The University Of Pennsylvania Ms Coll. 390 And The Rāmamālā Library In Bangladesh, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
The Materiality Of South Asian Manuscripts From The University Of Pennsylvania Ms Coll. 390 And The Rāmamālā Library In Bangladesh, Benjamin J. Fleming
The codex has become ubiquitous in the modern world as a common way of presenting the materiality of texts. Much of the scholarship on the History of the Book has taken this endpoint for granted even when discussing pre-modern writing and manuscript cultures. In this essay, I would like to open the discussion to other possibilities. I will draw on my research on medieval South Asian religions and from my hands-on work with manuscripts in two collections: the Rāmamālā Library in Bangladesh and the Indic collection at the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing examples from these two collections as well as ...
Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, 2017 College of William and Mary
Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Purpose: This project analyzes the uses of space and geography up the scales of political organization – from the village to the municipal – attempting to find the intersections where physical space meets governance using Semarang, Indonesia as my strategic case. This research employs a biocultural lens, addressing the existing gaps in literature by advancing a framework to function across disciplines and ultimately reconnecting to its practical application in urban planning and design. Such a framework is important in providing a blueprint for building a coherent and supportive structure on which to assess the human impact of design and contribute new “human-centered ...
One For The Team 美酒佳餚, 2017 Vocational Training Council
One For The Team 美酒佳餚, Kate Whitehead
AMBROSIA 客道 : The Magazine of The International Culinary Institute
When it comes to pairing fine wines with Asian cuisine, Jeannie Cho Lee is the undisputed authority, and she offers up some East-meets-West advice.
Are You My Venus In Fur? Masochism In German Literature And Film Through A Deleuzian Lens, 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University
Are You My Venus In Fur? Masochism In German Literature And Film Through A Deleuzian Lens, Kristen Anderson, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
No abstract provided.
The Invisible Protagonist: A Reassessment Of Brecht's The Good Person Of Szechwan, 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University
The Invisible Protagonist: A Reassessment Of Brecht's The Good Person Of Szechwan, Diana Moody, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, And The Nation, 2017 Washington University in St. Louis
Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, And The Nation, Kathryn C. Hardy
Journal of Religion & Film
This is a book review of William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Andy Rotman, Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016).
Flames In The Shadows - The Marathwada Riots And The Struggle For Dalit Liberation, 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Flames In The Shadows - The Marathwada Riots And The Struggle For Dalit Liberation, Paroma Soni
Senior Theses and Projects
From July to September 1978, the Marathwada region experienced intense levels of violence following the decision to rename Marathwada University into Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. In a crushing display of upper-caste power, thousands of dalits were killed, raped and made to flee their homes. Deep feelings of uncertainty and fear lingered on for several months after. The question of why a matter so ostensibly trivial as renaming a university incited so much violence is a perplexing one. It cannot be answered by merely reducing the violence to “an imposition of high caste authority.” The rise of dalit self-assertion movements – inspired ...
Non-Ownership Principles As Understood By Lay Practioners Of Jainism And Quakerism, 2017 Florida International University
Non-Ownership Principles As Understood By Lay Practioners Of Jainism And Quakerism, David St John
FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis examines how lay members of the Jain and Quaker traditions understand and navigate ideals of non-ownership. The tenets of aparigraha (non-ownership) and the testimony of simplicity are explored to show how interpretation of sacred texts leave open the possibility for financial success.
Through interviews with members of Jain and Quaker communities in the US, and textual research, I assert that proper methods for earning, maintaining and using capital in each tradition transcend prohibitions against excess accumulation. Following Foucault and Weber, I show that proper ethical ways of earning and spending money depend on community-based interpretations and self-policing.
Re-Ethnicization Of Second Generation Non-Muslim Asian Indians In The U.S., 2017 University of South Florida
Re-Ethnicization Of Second Generation Non-Muslim Asian Indians In The U.S., Radha Moorthy
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
When discussing Asian Indian population in the U.S. their economic success and scholastic achievement dominates the discourse. Despite their perceived economic and scholastic success and their status as a “model minority”, Asian Indians experience discrimination, exclusion, and marginalization from mainstream American society. These experiences of discrimination and perceived discrimination are causing second generation Asian Indians to give up on total assimilation and re-ethnicize. They are using different pathways of re-ethnicization to re-claim and to create an ethnic identity. This thesis provides evidence, through secondary sources, that Asian Indians in the U.S. do experience discrimination or perceived discrimination, and ...
A Review Of Ashley Thompson's "Engendering The Buddhist State.", 2017 Macalester College
A Review Of Ashley Thompson's "Engendering The Buddhist State.", Erik W. Davis Davise@Macalester.Edu
Erik W. Davis
Frustrations, Fights, And Friendships: The Physical, Emotional, And Behavioural Effects Of High-Density Crowding On Mumbai’S Suburban Rail Passengers, Lily Hirsch, Kirrilly Thompson, Danielle Every
The Qualitative Report
Crammed together in tight folds of humanity, the suburban rail passengers of Mumbai, India, experience the most densely crowded trains in the world (Basu & Hunt, 2012). Whilst the immediate physical descriptors of crowdedness in Mumbai are well understood (Hirsch, 2016), there is little knowledge of the effect this has on the multitude of passengers. This is an important omission, as the effects of crowding on passengers impact their attitudes, travel behavior, and travel decisions. This paper therefore seeks to discern the physical, emotional, and behavioural effects of rail passenger crowding in Mumbai, India. To achieve this, a qualitative methodology, including ...
Drowning In Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems And Responding To Climate Change In The Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel
Pitzer Senior Theses
The threat of global climate change increasingly influences the actions of human society. As world leaders have negotiated adaptation strategies over the past couple of decades, a certain discourse has emerged that privileges Western conceptions of environmental degradation. I argue that this framing of climate change inhibits the successful implementation of adaptation strategies. This thesis focuses on a case study of the Maldives, an island nation deemed one of the most vulnerable locations to the impacts of rising sea levels. I apply a postcolonial theoretical framework to examine how differing knowledge systems can both complement and contradict one another. By ...
Death, Love Duty: A Therepeutic Triptych - Written By Mouna Krupardini, 2017 Bard College
Death, Love Duty: A Therepeutic Triptych - Written By Mouna Krupardini, Mouna Krupardini
Senior Projects Spring 2017
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
(Forthcoming) Making Home: The Aesthetics Of Indentureship In Andil Gosine's Wardrobes, 2016 Sessional Professor, OCAD University
(Forthcoming) Making Home: The Aesthetics Of Indentureship In Andil Gosine's Wardrobes, Matthew Smith, Ph.D.
Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.
No abstract provided.
The Price Of Being A Trans-Atlantic Hero: Struggles Of A Migrant Mother, 2016 CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
The Price Of Being A Trans-Atlantic Hero: Struggles Of A Migrant Mother, Erica C. Davies
Migration is a huge part of Filipino culture. Economic hardship often force some Filipinos to leave their home and their families behind in order to provide a sustainable life. This decision has resulted in over 2 million OFWs, or Overseas Filipino Workers, around the globe. OFWs are local heroes, often braving long distances, sub-par working conditions, and long work hours away from their families for months or years at a time to make sure they are properly taken care of. In a world where the 9 to 5 is seen as common practice, the stories of two women show the ...
India's Dalit Moment, 2016 Cuny Graduate School of Journalism
India's Dalit Moment, Gabriel Kenneth Carroll Conlon
This summer a brutal attack on Dalit youths in the Indian state of Gujarat set off months of street protests. The attack and subsequent protests underscored the persistence of caste-based discrimination in rural India, and the often brutal manner in which Dalits – members of India’s lowest castes – are excluded from everyday society. “India’s Dalit Moment” is a field report examining the causes and protagonists of the revolt. With on-the-ground reporting in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, this multimedia piece – including print, radio and photo elements – conveys a synthetic, but detailed window into the Dalit community and the ...
Can You Be Bicultural Without Being Bilingual? The Case Of Filipino Americans, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Can You Be Bicultural Without Being Bilingual? The Case Of Filipino Americans, Reiamari P Guevarra
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
I Hope, 2016 Gettysburg College
I Hope, Mai Trinh
As I have gotten older, I have learned that no matter how hard I try, I am never going to be able to repay my mother for everything that she did for me. The blood, sweat, and tears she put into nurturing the sick and troublesome, five-year-old me, the rebellious and lazy fifteen-year-old me, and the clumsy, and sometimes lost me now, are insurmountable. I know she had more trouble raising me than she was supposed to. I know her first five years of being a mother did not include taking me to the park, sitting down on a park ...
Śāntiniketan And Modern Southeast Asian Art: From Rabindranath Tagore To Bagyi Aung Soe And Beyond, 2016 School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Śāntiniketan And Modern Southeast Asian Art: From Rabindranath Tagore To Bagyi Aung Soe And Beyond, Yin Ker
Through the example of Bagyi Aung Soe, Myanmar’s leader of modern art in the twentieth century, this essay examines the potential of Śāntiniketan’s pentatonic pedagogical program embodying Rabindranath Tagore’s universalist and humanist vision of an autonomous modernity in revitalizing the prevailing unilateral and nation-centric narrative of modern Southeast Asian art. It brings into focus the program’s keystones on the modern, art and the artist, which have been pivotal in discoursing on the Burmese alumnus of the ashram-turned-university, and explores how the same might be applicable to fellow artists in Myanmar and the region.