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A Close Look At The Relationship Between Poverty And Political Violence In Nepal, Lauren C. Griffin 2015 Pepperdine University

A Close Look At The Relationship Between Poverty And Political Violence In Nepal, Lauren C. Griffin

Global Tides

Today, one quarter of Nepal’s population of 27 million lives on a daily income of less than two dollars (Sharma 8). Villages are deprived of an ample water supply, and some areas still lie in ruins from the aftermath of the Maoist insurgency. This paper will seek to understand the role of poverty in the historically and presently unfolding political environment of Nepal. Several factors show direct correlation between poverty and insurgent activity, such as land ownership, level of education and socio-economic standing. Nepal has had a volatile and bloody past in the midst of medieval dynasties, an authoritative ...


Rien Que Les Os: Version Française., Irène Omélianenko 2015 Radio France

Rien Que Les Os: Version Française., Irène Omélianenko

RadioDoc Review

Critique d'un documentaire de création conçue par l'artiste Française Floy Krouchi à Radio France en équipe avec la réalisatrice Nathalie Battus et le chef opérateur du son Bruno Mourlan (2010).


Nothing But Bones (Rien Que Les Os): A Review, Irène Omélianenko 2015 Radio France

Nothing But Bones (Rien Que Les Os): A Review, Irène Omélianenko

RadioDoc Review

This documentary by the French artist Floy Krouchi in collaboration with Nathalie Battus and Bruno Mourlan from Radio France is a hybrid piece that lies between music and poetic creation. It attempts to make a radiophonic connection between the mythic memory of the indigenous peoples of India and what remains today in certain pieces of music, in (people’s) memory, in singing and translation. The project began five years ago (2010) in Southern India where Floy Krouchi was then travelling. There she heard a short piece of music taken from a very ancient tradition that struck her as so strange ...


"Science Is Not Maths": Managing Uncertainty And Infertility In India's Silicon Valley, Amrutha P. Kumaran 2015 Candidate for B. A. in Anthropology

"Science Is Not Maths": Managing Uncertainty And Infertility In India's Silicon Valley, Amrutha P. Kumaran

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

In recent years, India's assisted reproductive technology (ART) market has grown beyond the government's ability to regulate it and raised new issues of ethical practice. Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, has experienced a technology boom in the last decade and is now host to a burgeoning ART industry catering to elite infertile couples. The core questions motivating this ethnographic study were: How did the clinics in question originate? How do medical staff view the services they offer to clients? How do doctors negotiate uncertainty and perform ethical relationships with clients? In the summer of 2014, I spent ...


Language As The Foundation Of Identity Among Sherpa Youth In Nepal, Joshua H. Ginder 2015 Gettysburg College

Language As The Foundation Of Identity Among Sherpa Youth In Nepal, Joshua H. Ginder

Student Publications

This paper explores how young Sherpas in Nepal use their language as a tool for identifying themselves as uniquely Sherpa in a mutlicultural Nepal. By analyzing the way Sherpas use their language in social settings and at a radio station, the author suggests the Sherpa language is perhaps the only truly unique quality that delineates Sherpas from other Nepalis.


Seato Stumbles: The Failure Of The Nato Model In The Third World, Louis T. Gentilucci 2015 Gettysburg College

Seato Stumbles: The Failure Of The Nato Model In The Third World, Louis T. Gentilucci

Student Publications

NATO as an alliance has stood the test of time since the early post-war years. Yet similar alliances such as SEATO passed into history long ago. The problem with the NATO model of alliance was its inability to be applied to the Third World. The particular circumstances of Southeast Asia prevented SEATO from becoming a true successor to the NATO alliance system. In addition, the approach of Eisenhower and his administration to Southeast Asia and anti-communist alliances was undermined by their own political needs and personal experiences. Southeast Asia was fit into the mold of the post-war period and the ...


Fertility Clinics In South India: A Study Of Three Clinics In Hyderabad, Amrutha P. Kumaran 2015 Candidate for B. A. in Anthropology

Fertility Clinics In South India: A Study Of Three Clinics In Hyderabad, Amrutha P. Kumaran

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

In recent years, India's assisted reproductive technology (ART) and medical tourism markets have grown faster than the government's ability to regulate them. The Times of India reports that 6 out of 60 clinics in Hyderabad have registered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) since January of 2013.[1] Hyderabad has experienced a technology boom in the last decade and is now the site of a burgeoning ART industry. Doctors were shadowed and interviewed at three major ART clinics in the Hyderabad-Secunderabad area for a period of three months. The clinics varied greatly in their qualifications and ...


India And Its Northeast Exception: From Frontier To Forefront, Akshita Manjari Bhanjdeo 2015 Bard College

India And Its Northeast Exception: From Frontier To Forefront, Akshita Manjari Bhanjdeo

Senior Projects Spring 2015

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Young People’S Attitudes Towards Interethnic And Inter-Religious Socializing, Courtship And Marriage In Indonesia, Lyn PARKER, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Young People’S Attitudes Towards Interethnic And Inter-Religious Socializing, Courtship And Marriage In Indonesia, Lyn Parker, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som

Literary Onomastics Studies

Naming of children becomes an important ritual in the lives of Hindu Indians. Children are often named after epic gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. Names are also made up to reflect desirable qualities or personal features. This paper reviews the trends in the naming of modern Indian children, which have passed through different phases since the times of Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the dramas of Kalidas. Such names were, by their very nature, classic, but starting with the nineteenth century, with the inception of the Indian Renaissance in Bengal, the names had initially linkages ...


Destroying The Ethnosphere? How Tourism Has Impacted The Sherpas Of Nepal, Joshua H. Ginder 2014 Gettysburg College

Destroying The Ethnosphere? How Tourism Has Impacted The Sherpas Of Nepal, Joshua H. Ginder

Student Publications

Tourism is perhaps the most salient and impactful process of globalization today. As we are increasingly more mobile, traveling with endless comfort and ease, we explore the far reaches of the planet as ambassadors of our own culture and as agents of change. In this process we potentially threaten the cultural diversity of the planet. So how can we reduce the impact of tourism on the cultures of the world? In order to answer this question I examine the implications of cultural and adventure tourism, especially as they relate to the Sherpas of Nepal. Sherpas have been involved with both ...


Rama, Raga And Rava: A Study On The Implicit Cultural Connections And Complementary Nature Of Music And Culinary Arts In India, Aaron Schwartz 2014 Chapman University

Rama, Raga And Rava: A Study On The Implicit Cultural Connections And Complementary Nature Of Music And Culinary Arts In India, Aaron Schwartz

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

The relation between food and music is strong and readily apparent in the cultural traditions of India. The importance of the relation goes so far that relevance falls on what song the chef listens to while they prepare a meal, and what is being played while the meal is eaten. The musical pitch is intricately connected to the taste of the food, with bitter flavor represented by lower pitch and sweeter flavor represented by higher pitch. People will report experiencing different sensations upon reacting to identical food products, based on the music that accompanies that meal. The effect of this ...


Contextualizing Malnutrition In Poor Mothers In Hyderabad: Suggestions For Future Research, Amrutha P. Kumaran 2014 Candidate for B. A. in Anthropology

Contextualizing Malnutrition In Poor Mothers In Hyderabad: Suggestions For Future Research, Amrutha P. Kumaran

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

Prenatal malnutrition and anemia, risk factors for several negative health outcomes like infectious disease, premature birth, and low birth weight, are extremely common and preventable issues faced by poor expecting mothers in India. This study draws from a month of clinical shadowing and health counselling within the OB/GYN wards of Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children in Hyderabad, a government hospital that serves the urban poor. This study examines how social and clinical attitudes of government medical providers towards poor mothers determine their understanding and treatment of prenatal malnutrition. Nation-states have historically staked agendas of “progress” upon the bodies ...


Mandala And Charisma: The Federalist Potentials In Traditional Indonesian Political Culture, Yuhao Wen 2014 Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Mandala And Charisma: The Federalist Potentials In Traditional Indonesian Political Culture, Yuhao Wen

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

This research explores the federalist elements in the mandala (a graphic art pattern in Southeast Asia) and political charisma to discuss their constructive roles as traditional Indonesian political culture in federalizing Indonesia. Since August 17, 1945 when Sukarno declared the independence of the country in Jakarta, the newly–born Indonesia was also finalized as a centralized presidential republic. However, till today, societal diversities in Indonesian society are continuously increasing, the tendency of federalization, therefore, has never entirely faded away. Both the mandala and political charisma de facto have spontaneously generated their own initiatives for federalization since ancient times. Upon illustration ...


Migrant Workers' Access To Justice At Home: Nepal, Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati, Bassina Farbenblum 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Migrant Workers' Access To Justice At Home: Nepal, Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati, Bassina Farbenblum

Faculty Scholarship

Nepal’s citizens engage in foreign employment at the highest per capita rate of any other country in Asia, and their remittances account for 25 percent of the country’s GDP. The Middle East is now the most popular destination for Nepalis--nearly 700,000 were working in the Middle East in 2011 on temporary labor contracts. For some Nepalis, working abroad provides much-needed household wealth. For others, their contributions to Nepal come at great personal cost. Migrant workers in the Gulf, for example, routinely report wage theft, lack of time off and unsafe and unhealthy working conditions. Some migrant workers ...


Yoga In The Modern World: The Search For The "Authentic" Practice, Grace Heerman 2014 University of Puget Sound

Yoga In The Modern World: The Search For The "Authentic" Practice, Grace Heerman

Sociology & Anthropology Theses

Western yoga practitioners and academics alike have become preoccupied in recent years with the thought of modernized, Western yoga practice existing in contrast to the transcendental, “classical” yoga of the East. This has led to the assumption that somewhere beneath all the diversity and transformation of contemporary yoga there exists (presumably in India) a monolithic core of yoga philosophy and practice. But is this dichotomy accurate? Did such an untainted tradition ever exist? If so, what did it look like, and what does it look like today?

With this paper, I seek to challenge the commonly held perception that yoga ...


Sex-Trafficking In Cambodia: Assessing The Role Of Ngos In Rebuilding Cambodia, Katherine M. Wood 2014 kmwood2

Sex-Trafficking In Cambodia: Assessing The Role Of Ngos In Rebuilding Cambodia, Katherine M. Wood

Senior Honors Theses

The anti-slavery and other freedom fighting movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries did not abolish all forms of slavery. Many forms of modern slavery thrive in countries all across the globe. The sex trafficking trade has intensified despite the advocacy of many human rights-based groups. Southeast Asia ranks very high in terms of the source, transit, and destination of sex trafficking. In particular, human trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of forced prostitution remains an increasing problem in Cambodia. Cambodia’s cultural traditions and the breakdown of law under the Khmer Rouge and Democratic Kampuchea have contributed ...


Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester 2014 Framingham State University

Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester

Lyceum Lecture Series

Myth: The Chinese all look alike.

Myth: The Chinese all eat the same food.

Myth: All Chinese people speak Chinese.

Seen from the outside, China is perceived to be a homogeneous country. But, with 55 ethnic minority groups living within its borders, China is a very diverse country. This discussion will explore the uniqueness of these cultures as well as how they fit into Chinese society. Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department of World Languages, Framingham State University.


Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami 2014 Georgia State University

Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


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