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Bumbling Biddies And Drunken Pats: Anti-Irish Humor In Antebellum New Orleans, Ashley Barckett Dec 2008

Bumbling Biddies And Drunken Pats: Anti-Irish Humor In Antebellum New Orleans, Ashley Barckett

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The Irish in New Orleans have been a notoriously understudied group. With the third largest Irish population in the country by 1860, New Orleans is crucial when trying to understand the Irish immigrant experience. Viewing the Irish from the public perspective, this study explores the Daily Picayune, New Orleans' largest newspaper, from its inception in 1837 to 1857, to decipher the city's attitudes towards the Irish. Jokes in particular are explored, their function being multifaceted. First, jokes grouped Irish women into three types in an effort to maintain control of a large and unfamiliar group of white women who ...


Draumkvedet And The Medieval English Dream Vision: A Study Of Genre, Christian Carlsen Dec 2008

Draumkvedet And The Medieval English Dream Vision: A Study Of Genre, Christian Carlsen

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The Medieval English dream vision evidence influences from a variety of earlier vision literature, notably the apocalyptic vision and narrative dream. Philosophical visions by Plato, Cicero and Boethius, and Christian revelations of John and Paul contain traits that found their way into the dream poems by Langland, the Pearl poet and Chaucer. The Norwegian ballad Draumkvedet exhibits features that mirror these English visions. Notable characteristics pertaining to the character of the dreamer, the interplay between dreamer and dream, imagery of the vision, and structure, point to a common set of generic influences. Comparing Draumkvedet with its English counterparts demonstrates that ...


"The Crescent" Student Newspaper, December 12, 2008, George Fox University Archives Dec 2008

"The Crescent" Student Newspaper, December 12, 2008, George Fox University Archives

"The Crescent" Student Newspaper

Student newspaper of George Fox University.


Volume 44 - Issue 10 - Friday, December 12, 2008, Rose Thorn Staff Dec 2008

Volume 44 - Issue 10 - Friday, December 12, 2008, Rose Thorn Staff

The Rose Thorn Archive

No abstract provided.


Spartan Daily, December 10, 2008, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Dec 2008

Spartan Daily, December 10, 2008, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 131, Issue 53


Autobiographical Narratives Of Haitian Adolescents Separated From Their Parents By Immigration: Resilience In The Face Of Difficulty, Mark R. Stewart Dec 2008

Autobiographical Narratives Of Haitian Adolescents Separated From Their Parents By Immigration: Resilience In The Face Of Difficulty, Mark R. Stewart

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This study examines the self-reported immigration histories of Haitian adolescents who were separated and reunited from family due to family immigration from Haiti to the U.S. From the literature regarding trauma and resilience, it was the researcher’s expectation that the child’s construing of the events, rather than any specific events in the history, that was most influential in assisting the child in good adjustment during and after the separation, immigration, and reunion. Twelve Haitian adolescents, 6 male and 6 female, all aged 18 to 20, were drawn from a community sample at a high school. They were ...


Faulty Vision And Hearing In The Novels Of Anne Tyler, Angelique Hobbs Medvesky Dec 2008

Faulty Vision And Hearing In The Novels Of Anne Tyler, Angelique Hobbs Medvesky

Theses and Dissertations (All)

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the motifs of seeing and hearing in the novels of Anne Tyler. Tyler recurrently exposes her characters strengths and weaknesses through his/her ability, or inability, to see and/or hear. All of Tyler s main characters possess a deficiency that obstructs both his/her view of him/herself and the world that he/she resides in. As each character struggles in the search for self, the search is often obstructed by family history, the structure of the current family, and imposed societal and marriage roles. By using visual and auditory metaphors ...


Out & Proud Film Series Flyer And Wish List 2008, Joseph A. Santiago, Andrew Winters, Jessica Ellis, Morgan Cottrell Dec 2008

Out & Proud Film Series Flyer And Wish List 2008, Joseph A. Santiago, Andrew Winters, Jessica Ellis, Morgan Cottrell

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This post contains the flyer for the Out & Proud Film Series that shared the movies watched for that 2008/2009 Academic year. It also contains a wish list generated by the students attending the GLBT Center (including staff) of possible movies to be included for the future.


A Review Of Lorraine Daston And Peter Galison’S Objectivity, Tom Strong Dec 2008

A Review Of Lorraine Daston And Peter Galison’S Objectivity, Tom Strong

The Qualitative Report

Lorraine Daston’s and Peter Galison’s Objectivity (2007) traces historical and cultural developments as the word "objective" acquired different meanings and associated scientific practices. Similarly, Daston and Galison consider the changing relationship of the word "objective" as it relates to the subjectivity of the researcher. Objectivity will interest any reader interested in how the conceptions and practices of science change historically and culturally.


Mustang Daily, December 2, 2008 Dec 2008

Mustang Daily, December 2, 2008

Cal Poly Student Newspaper

Student newspaper of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Policies Of Inertia Or Innovation? European Public Service In Transition From Psb To Psm, Minna Aslama Dec 2008

Policies Of Inertia Or Innovation? European Public Service In Transition From Psb To Psm, Minna Aslama

McGannon Center Working Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Welsh And West Indian, “Like Nothing … Seen Before”: Unfolding Diasporic Lives In Charlotte Williams’ Sugar And Slate, Alison J. Donnell Dec 2008

Welsh And West Indian, “Like Nothing … Seen Before”: Unfolding Diasporic Lives In Charlotte Williams’ Sugar And Slate, Alison J. Donnell

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal

No abstract provided.


Eastern Kentucky University Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008, Eastern Kentucky University, Alumni Relations Dec 2008

Eastern Kentucky University Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008, Eastern Kentucky University, Alumni Relations

The Eastern Magazine

No abstract provided.


Situating Emotion: A Critical Realist View Of Emotion And Nonconscious Cognitive Processes For Law And Legal Theory, David J. Arkush Dec 2008

Situating Emotion: A Critical Realist View Of Emotion And Nonconscious Cognitive Processes For Law And Legal Theory, David J. Arkush

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Decb2008, Robert Kelly Dec 2008

Decb2008, Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Manuscripts

From December 2008 Robert Kelly Archive.


The Rhetoric Of Predictability: Reclaiming The Lay Ear In Music Copyright Infringement Litigation, Austin Padgett Dec 2008

The Rhetoric Of Predictability: Reclaiming The Lay Ear In Music Copyright Infringement Litigation, Austin Padgett

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “Some things cannot be described. This is the theory that recent literary criticism has placed as its cornerstone. Philosopher-critic Roland Barthes identified this trend in his Mythologies, stating that critics often “suddenly decide that the true subject of criticism is ineffable, and criticism, as a consequence, unnecessary. Unfortunately, this view has become singular within the legal academy whenever an author discusses music copyright infringement analysis. It seems that scholars fear the thought of trusting a jury with such an “ineffable” subject as music and must propose alternatives, such as expert testimony, specialized courts, or mechanical analysis, that will diminish ...


The Reluctant Colonization Of The Falkland Islands, 1833-1851 : A Study Of British Imperialism In The Southwest Atlantic, Shannon Warnick Dec 2008

The Reluctant Colonization Of The Falkland Islands, 1833-1851 : A Study Of British Imperialism In The Southwest Atlantic, Shannon Warnick

Master's Theses

After the Napoleonic Wars, British leaders increasingly objected to large burdensome formal annexations. Hence, when South American markets opened in the 1820s British leaders considered using nearby island bases to ward off regional rivals. Britain therefore occupied the Falkland Islands in 1833. Despite governing the world’s strongest industrial and naval power however, British leaders neglected the Falklands’ progress as a colony from 1833 to 1851. Dogmatic faith in “efficiency” and free trade in the 1840s led to modest commercial progress by largely unfettered private interests in the islands, but led to little improvement in defense or society. This study ...


Luigi Zaninelli: Rehearsing, Performing, And Conducting Selected Works 2005-2008, James Ernest Standland Dec 2008

Luigi Zaninelli: Rehearsing, Performing, And Conducting Selected Works 2005-2008, James Ernest Standland

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to provide a resource for band conductors for rehearsing and performing band compositions of Luigi Zaninelli, specifically Three Dances of Enchantment, Prayer and Canto, and Dwarf of Venice. Certain decisions conductors make and even risks they take can make the difference in an ensemble's understanding of the music. This study provides an analytical view of Three Dances of Enchantment, Prayer and Canto, and Dwarf of Venice in terms of tempi, form, ensemble blend and balance, intonation, melodic lines, and conducting gestures.


New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton Dec 2008

New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton

All Theses

This thesis compares the Wiccan faith with fantasy literature of the twentieth century in an effort to reveal the spread of radical feminist thought between 1963 and 1983 by examining how these groups represented the shared figure of the witch. By comparing these different representations it may be determined whether radical feminist thought was promoted through fantasy literature. If the figure of the witch did become radically feminist in this popular setting then this would indicate a broader acceptance of radical feminist thought in American culture. This is examined by establishing a definition of fantasy literature during the late twentieth ...


Dit News, 1st.-31st. Of December, 2008, Dit:Students Union Dec 2008

Dit News, 1st.-31st. Of December, 2008, Dit:Students Union

DIT Student Union

No abstract provided.


Resurrecting Speranza: Lady Jane Wilde As The Celtic Sovereignty, Heather Lorene Tolen Dec 2008

Resurrecting Speranza: Lady Jane Wilde As The Celtic Sovereignty, Heather Lorene Tolen

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the ways in which Lady Jane Wilde, writing under the pen name of Speranza, established ethos among a poor, uneducated, Catholic populace from whom she was socially and religiously disconnected. Additionally, it raises questions as to Lady Wilde's exclusion from the roster of Irish literary voices who are commonly associated with the Irish Literary Revival, inasmuch as Lady Wilde played a critical, inceptive role in that movement. Lady Jane Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde, was an ardent nationalist who lived in Victorian Ireland. She contributed thirty-nine poems and several essays to the Nation newspaper—a nationalist ...


"As-Yet-Still-Forgiven Past": Dylan Thomas And Nostalgia, David Bradley Bailey Dec 2008

"As-Yet-Still-Forgiven Past": Dylan Thomas And Nostalgia, David Bradley Bailey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Dylan Thomas exhibited a variety of nostalgic influences within his poetry. A careful study of his life will reveal a nostalgia that evolved from adolescent musings upon an ideal past, to a self-destructive urge to return to innocence through death. Thomas incorporates a variety of historical influences within this nostalgia, but his primary influence is ultimately his own tormented past. This study not only focuses on the personal nostalgia of one man, but the variety of ways nostalgia can affect people, history and society as sociological force.


Blinded By The White: Soul-Searching For The Pedagogical Possibilities Of Otherness In The White Hearts Of Parents Raising Children Of Color, Debra Clark Sukaratana Dec 2008

Blinded By The White: Soul-Searching For The Pedagogical Possibilities Of Otherness In The White Hearts Of Parents Raising Children Of Color, Debra Clark Sukaratana

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the possibilities for those who have been Otherized (minorities). I refer to possibilities in this study as the potential for minority children to prevail in the aspects of life that have been hindered by those who are white. My own personal whiteness is explored as a mother and an educator. Additional exploration in this study comes from the voices and experiences of those white parents who are raising children of color and how they are dealing with their own whiteness as it relates to the upbringing of their children. This study takes a glance at the educational ...


November 24th 2008, Csusb Nov 2008

November 24th 2008, Csusb

Coyote Chronicle

No abstract provided.


Dialectical Relationships In Pre 9/11 And Post 9/11 White Supremacist Discourse, Abigail Smith Williams Nov 2008

Dialectical Relationships In Pre 9/11 And Post 9/11 White Supremacist Discourse, Abigail Smith Williams

Communication Theses

My thesis argues that a shift has taken place in white supremacist rhetoric post September 11, 2001. I focus on the pre-9/11 rhetoric of Jared Taylor, the post 9/11 rhetoric of Patrick Buchanan, and identify the attacks of September 11th as a catalytic event in the history of white supremacist rhetoric. Through careful rhetorical analysis, I identify the 9/11 shift as a shift in placement vis-à-vis the political mainstream.


Contagion From Abroad: U.S. Press Framing Of Immigrants And Epidemics, 1891 To 1893, Harriet Moore Nov 2008

Contagion From Abroad: U.S. Press Framing Of Immigrants And Epidemics, 1891 To 1893, Harriet Moore

Communication Theses

This thesis examines press framing of immigrant issues and epidemics in newspapers and periodicals, 1891 to 1893. During these years, immigration policies became more restrictive because of the Immigration Act of 1891, the opening of Ellis Island in 1892, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892, the New York City epidemics of 1892, the National Quarantine Act of 1893, and the nativist movement. Framing theory guided the following research questions: 1) How did articles in newspapers and periodicals frame immigrants and immigration issues in the context of epidemics from 1891 and 1893?; and 2) How did the press framing of immigrants ...


Police And National Security: American Local Law Enforcement And Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, Matthew Waxman Nov 2008

Police And National Security: American Local Law Enforcement And Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, Matthew Waxman

Columbia Public Law & Legal Theory Working Papers

What makes the issue of American policing and national security so interesting and complex is the decentralized and localized nature of most law enforcement in the United States. These attributes give rise to three challenges for policing and national security. First, the decentralized and localized nature of American policing creates enormous organizational problems in coordinating national security activities, and combating terrorism in particular. Second, the counter-terrorism agenda may influence or disrupt systems and patterns of political accountability of local police agencies. Third, some of the same attributes of local policing that makes it a useful counter-terrorism tool also create difficulties ...


Spartan Daily, November 20, 2008, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Nov 2008

Spartan Daily, November 20, 2008, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 131, Issue 45


Maine Campus November 20 2008, Maine Campus Staff Nov 2008

Maine Campus November 20 2008, Maine Campus Staff

Maine Campus Archives

No abstract provided.


Inaugural Journal Abstracts Nov 2008

Inaugural Journal Abstracts

Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time

This document collects the abstracts for Mechanisms of Inequality: Decoding Structural Violence through Ideological Connections between the Material World and Discourse.