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Mandala And Charisma: The Federalist Potentials In Traditional Indonesian Political Culture, Yuhao Wen 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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 Liberty University

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 ...


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.


English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret 2014 Liberty University

English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret

Senior Honors Theses

English at present maintains a significant role as a second or foreign language in the region of South Asia as well as globally. In a discussion of this topic, it is important to explore a brief history of the expansion of English and its origins in South Asia. It is also essential to provide a background of South Asian English and its unique linguistic characteristics as well as its use in different contexts of South Asia. The perspectives of linguists and educators who are native to the region of South Asia should be included as much as possible in this ...


Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould 2014 SelectedWorks

Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“Aaron Swartz’s Legacy,” Academe: Magazine of the American Association of University Professors 95(1): 19-23. Special issue on the “New Public Intellectual.” http://www.aaup.org/article/aaron-swartz%E2%80%99s-legacy#.UtZGm2RDtmk


Recruiting The All-Female Rani Of Jhansi Regiment: Subhas Chandra Bose And Dr Lakshmi Swaminadhan, Tobias Rettig 2013 Singapore Management University

Recruiting The All-Female Rani Of Jhansi Regiment: Subhas Chandra Bose And Dr Lakshmi Swaminadhan, Tobias Rettig

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The recruitment of the all-female Rani of Jhansi Regiment of the Indian National Army in Japanese-controlled Singapore and Malaya, with a particular focus on the period between the first female guard of honour on 12 July 1943 through to the opening of the regiment's main camp in Singapore on 22 October 1943, has to date been insufficiently studied. Starting with the conception of the Regiment in an Axis submarine by the Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose (1897–1945), this paper examines the ideas and figures that inspired the regiment and the role of Bose and Dr Lakshmi Swaminadhan ...


Woman Becomes Goddess In Bollywood: Justice, Violence, And The Feminine In Popular Hindi Film, Kathleen M. Erndl 2013 University of Nebraska Omaha

Woman Becomes Goddess In Bollywood: Justice, Violence, And The Feminine In Popular Hindi Film, Kathleen M. Erndl

Journal of Religion & Film

What happens “when a woman becomes Chandika?” This essay contributes to an on-going discussion of the theme of “avenging women” in popular Indian cinema, with particular focus on the transformation of a woman into a fierce Goddess who avenges oppression and re-establishes justice. Analysis of the story line and selected song sequences from the Hindi language film Anjaam (“Outcome,” 1994) in light of themes from the Hindu Sanskrit text, the Devi-Mahatmya (“Greatness of the Goddess,” 5thc. C.E.) shows how traditional religious images and values are adapted and transformed in a modern context.


Ua68/1/3 Arts & Letters, Vol. 4, No. 2, WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters 2013 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/1/3 Arts & Letters, Vol. 4, No. 2, Wku Potter College Of Arts & Letters

WKU Archives Records

Magazine created by WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters regarding faculty and student research, events and programs.


Iv Neera Desai Memorial Lecture By Prof. Nabneeta Dev Sen On 23-9-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel 2013 SelectedWorks

Iv Neera Desai Memorial Lecture By Prof. Nabneeta Dev Sen On 23-9-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dear friends, We invite you for the 4th Neera Desai Memorial Lecture by Prof. Nabneeta Deb Sen on "Ladies Sing the Blues: Women Retelling the Rama Stories" on 23-9-2013, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. at Mini Auditorium, SNDT Women's University, Juhu Campus, Santacruz(W), Mumbai-400049 Welcome Address: Prof. Veena Poonacha Remembering Neeraben: Ms. Sonal Shukla, Director, VACHA Presidential Address: Prof. Vasudha Kamath, Hon. Vice Chancellor Prof. Veena Poonacha Prof. Vibhuti Patel Director, Head, Research Centre for Women's Studies Dept. of Economics SNDT Women's University, Mumbai


Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad 2013 SelectedWorks

Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

This study was undertaken to highlight some linguistic devices of structural and syntactic analysis of

multi-position Arabic adverbs, the study offered a syntactic baseline between Arabic and English, the researcher selected six

sentences of Arabic and English adverbs, 3 in Arabic and 3 in English, in order to serve the task of analysis and scrutinize

some indiscernible adverbs loci of Arabic comparing with one key position in English. The main purpose of this study was to

investigate whether the locus of adverbial sentence in Arabic is matchable to locus of English sentence or otherwise. The

subject of this study was ...


Consensus Democracy And State Performance: Evaluating The Impact Of Coalition Government On Indian States, Vandit D. Shah 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Consensus Democracy And State Performance: Evaluating The Impact Of Coalition Government On Indian States, Vandit D. Shah

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

The question of whether a majoritarian setup is optimal in terms of broad representation takes up on paramount importance in the context of power-sharing in deeply divided places, whereby unqualified exclusion of segment(s) of the population from government can have potentially disastrous consequences. Governance in deeply-divided places presents a rather intriguing question --- who governs the people, how are they elected, what mandates do they have? What form of government works best - a single-party majoritarian system that by popular belief leads to more effective governance or a consensus-based government that allows for better protection of minority interests? More broadly then ...


The Uncertainty Of National And Cultural Identity In Salman Rushdie’S East, West And Midnight’S Children, Tress Klassen 2013 Syracuse University

The Uncertainty Of National And Cultural Identity In Salman Rushdie’S East, West And Midnight’S Children, Tress Klassen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This project involves the examination of two works by Salman Rushdie: a short story collection, East, West and a novel, Midnight’s Children. Looking at these texts through a postcolonial lens, I analyze Rushdie’s writing in terms of its relationship to the academic debates of the period and the historical context that grounds the works. Throughout the paper, I analyze Rushdie’s portrayal of the relationship between culture, nationhood, and identity, while also focusing on different aspects of the works in the project’s two chapters. In the first, I examine the relationship between postcolonialism and magical realism in ...


Girls’ Education, Child Marriage, & Gender Justice: A Study Of Balika Shivir Educational Camp, Rajasthan, India, Nira Pandya 2013 Syracuse University

Girls’ Education, Child Marriage, & Gender Justice: A Study Of Balika Shivir Educational Camp, Rajasthan, India, Nira Pandya

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Girls’ education has long been considered a significant indicator of a girl’s age at marriage in India. Based on this idea, policymakers in India have designed or supported various expensive programs to eliminate child marriage in the country. Using a feminist lens, this paper explores one such intervention, Balika Shivir, an adolescent girls’ residential camp, located in the village of Lunkaransar, Rajasthan, in Western India. I focus specifically on my interviews with girls in this camp, highlighting their reflections on a number of issues dealing with education, culture, and agency in connection with their experiences at Balika Shivir. The ...


Does Menstruation Hinder Women's Empowerment? Working Toward Social Change In South India, Sarah Walton 2013 Syracuse University

Does Menstruation Hinder Women's Empowerment? Working Toward Social Change In South India, Sarah Walton

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

With so many challenges facing education today, it is difficult to think about any more potential problems kids around the world have to deal with. However, as I came to realize during a semester abroad in South India – one problem might be messier than all the rest. And, it only affects girls. Menstruation often limits a girl’s ability to go to school for a variety of reasons. This paper documents some of those challenges girls face in regard to cultural taboos and social stigmatization, a lack of knowledge or historical misunderstanding, as well as the fact that for many ...


Women In Indian Society: Work, Culture And Gender, Andrea Vega, Sylvie Lauzon, Isaac Porter, Nora Landells 2013 Colgate University Libraries

Women In Indian Society: Work, Culture And Gender, Andrea Vega, Sylvie Lauzon, Isaac Porter, Nora Landells

Student Coursework Scholarship Showcase

This poster examines women in the workplace, bharatanatyam, surrogacy, and abortion in India as it relates to modernity.


Number Marking In Western Armenian: A Non-Argument For Outwardly-Sensitive Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy, Bert Vaux, Neil Myler, Karlos Arregi 2013 SelectedWorks

Number Marking In Western Armenian: A Non-Argument For Outwardly-Sensitive Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy, Bert Vaux, Neil Myler, Karlos Arregi

Bert Vaux

The Western Armenian possessive plural data originally reported in Vaux (1998, 2003) have been asserted by Wolf 2011 to involve outwardly-sensitive phonologically conditioned allomorphy, a phenomenon widely argued to be unattested (Carstairs-McCarthy 1987; Paster 2006) and predicted to be impossible by the tenets of Distributed Morphology (Halle and Marantz 1993; Bobaljik 2000). We show that the full complexity of the Western Armenian system is better captured in an account that makes no reference to outwardly-sensitive phonological conditioning of this sort. The analysis is based on standard DM mechanisms of morpheme copying, displacement, and spellout (Harris and Halle 2005, Arregi and ...


Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould 2013 SelectedWorks

Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould 2013 SelectedWorks

Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


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