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"The Politics Of Deracialization: South Asian American Candidates, Nicknames, And Campaign Strategies", Shyam Sriram, Stonegarden Grindlife Dec 2105

"The Politics Of Deracialization: South Asian American Candidates, Nicknames, And Campaign Strategies", Shyam Sriram, Stonegarden Grindlife

Shyam K. Sriram (ssriram@butler.edu)

No abstract provided.


Speculative Futures For Mindful Meat Consumption And Production, Alexandra Kenefick May 2020

Speculative Futures For Mindful Meat Consumption And Production, Alexandra Kenefick

Dublin Gastronomy Symposium

The stuff of food constantly shifts register between matter and meaning; animal and meat; calories and flavours, stretching and folding the time/spaces of here and now, ‘us’ and ‘them’, producing and consuming in complex and contested ways (Probyn, 1999 in Stassart and Whatmore, 2003, p.450). Meat consumption has entangled our human histories and lived experiences with those of other animals and humans unlike any other food. This co-evolution of experiences finds itself in deeply embedded sociocultural materials such as feasting and fasting rituals, religious dogma, gendered role divisions, ethics discourse, animal domestication, slaughter procedures, and government policies the ...


Global Water Law Systems And Water Control, George E. Radosevich May 2020

Global Water Law Systems And Water Control, George E. Radosevich

Denver Journal of International Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


A “Defect Of Justice”: Congregationalism, The Calvinist Problem, And The Unitarian Solution In Sylvester Judd's Margaret, Benjamin M. Woods May 2020

A “Defect Of Justice”: Congregationalism, The Calvinist Problem, And The Unitarian Solution In Sylvester Judd's Margaret, Benjamin M. Woods

Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship

This article contributes to a small body of criticism concerning Sylvester Judd’s 1845 novel Margaret. Largely described as a “Transcendentalist” novel that critiques the Calvinist theology prevalent in late-eighteenth-early-nineteenth century New England village society, I argue for an interpretation of the novel that is concerned the interaction between Calvinism and the Congregationalist model of social and religious organization over time. Rather than just exposing the negative social ramifications Calvinist doctrines like total depravity can have on New England society, I assert that the novel exposes the limitations in Puritan Congregationalist ideals espoused by early figures such as John Winthrop ...


Modern Yoga In America, Emily Parkinson Perry May 2020

Modern Yoga In America, Emily Parkinson Perry

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Yoga’s immense growth and popularity during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, along with its proliferation into countless varieties and styles, presents teachers, students, and scholars with the question: “What is yoga?” Answering this question requires the investigation of a number of cultural, historical and philosophical tensions at play in modern expressions of this ancient tradition: (1) Is modern postural yoga (MPY)—the yoga widely practiced in studios across the country today—an authentic expression of yoga or is it simply another form of physical fitness? (2) Does the modern focus on the physical dimension of yoga forsake its original ...


French Exceptionalism: The Impact Of Laïcité, Rachel Culp May 2020

French Exceptionalism: The Impact Of Laïcité, Rachel Culp

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the impact of citizens’ attitudes toward religious freedom on their attitudes toward four socio-political issues: abortion, same-sex marriage, importance of Christianity to nationality and whether Islam is viewed as incompatible with nationality in a Western European context. I focused specifically on France, Germany and the UK as these countries represent three distinct approaches to the separation of religion and government. I aim to isolate and investigate the impact of the concept of laïcité, the French interpretation of secularism, and see if laïcité and attitudes toward laïcité impact citizens’ attitudes differently toward socio-political issues. My research found that ...


Perceptions Of Dementia In Faith-Based Organizations, Megan Elizabeth Kooker May 2020

Perceptions Of Dementia In Faith-Based Organizations, Megan Elizabeth Kooker

Honors Program Theses

Dementia is a public health concern. The number of people who will have some form of dementia is expected to rise in the coming years (Brookmeyer, 2011). Around 50 million people have dementia worldwide. Every year, this number increases by about 10 million (World Health Organization, 2019). Because this is such a prevalent issue, each part of the community should be educated about dementia as well as how to best interact with people living with dementia (PLWD). In order to educate these individual community sectors, it is important to first research the existing perceptions about dementia among the community. Faith ...


The Bricks Of St. Michael's Church And Pompion Hill Chapel: A Historic And Scientific Study, Tanesha Joi High May 2020

The Bricks Of St. Michael's Church And Pompion Hill Chapel: A Historic And Scientific Study, Tanesha Joi High

All Theses

Millions of tourists flock to Charleston, SC each year to visit the self-titled “most historic city in America,” without encountering the city’s full history. Racism, lack of historic documentation, and indifference omit the stories of Black people, both free and enslaved, from the popular history told about the creation of Charleston. Their historic absence has left researchers and scholars to read between the lines of primary sources and find new tools and methods to gather the information needed to create a more accurate and nuanced picture of the lives of Charleston’s enslaved. This thesis explores whether Portable X-Ray ...


Those Who Spectate Are Bound To Murder, Kaitlyn Michelle Samons May 2020

Those Who Spectate Are Bound To Murder, Kaitlyn Michelle Samons

All Theses

This thesis is a criticism of chroniclers. As is said at the end of the introduction, this research not only criticizes poor investigative work (whether it be intentionally malicious, or simply lazy) from the past, but also reinforces a standard of expectation for those who wish to go into any field of research and/or writing. As writers are the last defense against the erasure of history, it stands to measure that there should be a higher expectation of those of them granted the authority to chronicle history. However, it is obvious based on the case studies of Native American ...


Religion And Suicide: The Consequences Of A Secular Society, Pearce Solomon, Sean Peterson Apr 2020

Religion And Suicide: The Consequences Of A Secular Society, Pearce Solomon, Sean Peterson

Sigma: Journal of Political and International Studies

No abstract provided.


Psalmody, Shape Notes, And Sankey: The Evolution Of Protestant American Hymnody In The 19th Century, Paul T. Anderson Apr 2020

Psalmody, Shape Notes, And Sankey: The Evolution Of Protestant American Hymnody In The 19th Century, Paul T. Anderson

Tenor of Our Times

With improvements in the lyrics, rhythms, emotional appeal, and overall quality of hymns, nineteenth century Protestant American hymnody evolved from crude psalmody to gospel songs with influences from the American frontier, new denominations, and the African-American spiritual. By examining the general trends in Christian singing in the 1800's, a better understanding can be had of the origins of popular church music today.


Dynamics And Growth Prospects Of The Protestant Denominations In Ukraine, Irina Vasilyeva, Vita Tytarenko Apr 2020

Dynamics And Growth Prospects Of The Protestant Denominations In Ukraine, Irina Vasilyeva, Vita Tytarenko

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

The intensity and nature of changes in Protestant communities in Ukraine is analyzed on the basis of broad empirical material (statistics, sociological surveys). The confessional specificity of the spread of Protestant communities in the Ukrainian territories is revealed, as well as their dynamics, geographical conditionality, and more. Changes in institutional, socio-political, cultural, and educational spheres of life of Protestant churches in modern Ukraine are recorded. Social legalization, the legal recognition of these movements as the churches and religious organizations equal to other traditional churches, as well as dynamism of Protestantism in evangelical and missionary sphere and public life, have contributed ...


Reforming Victorian Sense/Abilities: Disabilities In Elizabeth Gaskell’S Social Problem Novels, Hunter Nicole Duncan Apr 2020

Reforming Victorian Sense/Abilities: Disabilities In Elizabeth Gaskell’S Social Problem Novels, Hunter Nicole Duncan

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation rewrites the representations of disability, impairment, and illness throughout Elizabeth Gaskell’s fiction. The project’s four chapters examine blindness in Mary Barton, pregnancy, deformity, and typhus fever in Ruth, tuberculosis and hysteria in North and South, and hysteria and disfigurement in Sylvia’s Lovers, in order to intervene with disability in its literary, historical, medical, and social contexts by uniting methodologies ranging from Disability Studies, Medical Humanities, feminist theory, and Victorian studies. By looking at the novel and rethinking it through Disability Studies, this dissertation joins contemporary theory with historical context, refreshing scholarly attention toward under-represented bodies ...


"There Is Enough Food On The Table": Religious Minority Students' Experiences With The Campus Spiritual Climate, Regina C. Schneider Mar 2020

"There Is Enough Food On The Table": Religious Minority Students' Experiences With The Campus Spiritual Climate, Regina C. Schneider

LSU Master's Theses

Within the last 30 years, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have been at much of the forefront of student affairs and higher education policy and practices. Issues regarding gender, race, and socioeconomic status have received much attention not only in education, but also in the greater landscape of the nation. Religious and spiritual minority students are a population that has only recently been considered in fostering a more inclusive and pluralistic college environment. Thus, there is a research gap involving religious/spiritual minority college students and their perceptions of the campus climate. Additionally, only a small pool of research addresses ...


Situational Judgment Tests: An Overview Of Development Practices And Psychometric Characteristics, Deborah L. Whetzel, Taylor S. Sullivan, Rodney A. Mccloy Mar 2020

Situational Judgment Tests: An Overview Of Development Practices And Psychometric Characteristics, Deborah L. Whetzel, Taylor S. Sullivan, Rodney A. Mccloy

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Situational judgment tests (SJTs) are popular assessment methods often used for personnel selection and promotion. SJTs present problem scenarios to examinees, who then evaluate each response option for addressing the issue described in the scenario. As guidance for practitioners and researchers alike, this paper provides experience- and evidence-based best practices for developing SJTs: writing scenarios and response options, creating response instructions, and selecting a response format. This review describes scoring options, including key stretching and within-person standardization. The authors also describe research on psychometric issues that affect SJTs, including reliability, validity, group differences, presentation modes, faking, and coaching.


The Intersection Of Secular Individual Therapy And Religious Beliefs: What Is The Impact On The Therapeutic Alliance?, Denise L. Jaillet Keane Mar 2020

The Intersection Of Secular Individual Therapy And Religious Beliefs: What Is The Impact On The Therapeutic Alliance?, Denise L. Jaillet Keane

Doctoral Dissertations

The profession of Social Work has moved far from its religious roots. The secularization of the profession and society as a whole has left religious persons who enter secular treatment as a minority population, particularly in the more secular parts of America such as the New England region. This study of 330 clinical social workers in New England explored their knowledge, education and attitude towards religion, as well as the incorporation of religion into clinical practice, in order to determine impacts upon the therapeutic alliance built with religious clients. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of survey data and narrative responses demonstrate ...


College Of Arts And Sciences: March 2020, College Of Arts And Sciences Mar 2020

College Of Arts And Sciences: March 2020, College Of Arts And Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences news

  • Internships, faculty support help alumnus land job at ABC News
  • WMU professor awarded for book that peels back the curtain on Fetzer's secret life
  • What do you think?
  • Giving Impact: Helping Students 'Take Off'
  • Unearthing her passion for archaeology at WMU
  • Geography alumnus analyzes tree canopy in Colorado
  • Western Michigan University receives a $9.6M federal grant to advance renewable energy research


College Of Arts And Sciences: March 2020, College Of Arts And Sciences Mar 2020

College Of Arts And Sciences: March 2020, College Of Arts And Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences news

  • Internships, faculty support help alumnus land job at ABC News
  • WMU professor awarded for book that peels back the curtain on Fetzer's secret life
  • What do you think?
  • Giving Impact: Helping Students 'Take Off'
  • Unearthing her passion for archaeology at WMU
  • Geography alumnus analyzes tree canopy in Colorado
  • Western Michigan University receives $9.6M federal grant to advance renewable energy research


Mental Health Chaplaincy: A Guide For Geriatric Psychiatric Chaplains, Deena Anne Martinelli Mar 2020

Mental Health Chaplaincy: A Guide For Geriatric Psychiatric Chaplains, Deena Anne Martinelli

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The Veterans Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) evaluated the expanding roles of chaplains in mental health and identified the prevalent need for additional training among chaplains when integrating chaplaincy and mental health services. Literature revealed that chaplains were lacking in the skillsets and pastoral care practices needed to effectively care for elderly patients with mental health disorders. A gap remains in literature regarding the reported level of training and preparedness of chaplains who ministered to geriatric mental health patients within clinical settings, which this project sought to examine. Harter’s competence motivation theory and the Holy Bible served ...


Bearing Prophetic Witness: A Strategy To Integrate Patients' Spirituality Into Medical Care For Holistic Healing, Annette Gildemann Mar 2020

Bearing Prophetic Witness: A Strategy To Integrate Patients' Spirituality Into Medical Care For Holistic Healing, Annette Gildemann

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project is to equip hospital chaplains to carry out a cogent spiritual assessment, pastoral intervention and documentation model. The purpose of equipping chaplains for this essential ministry function is to integrate spiritual narratives into medical charts which focus narrowly on physical cure in order to promote holistic healing for patients. The project was carried out in MultiCare Health System’s six Puget Sound Region acute care hospitals located in the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn and Covington, Washington.

The theological reflection section provides biblical insight into how medical practice diverged from the compassionate healing ministry of ...


Free Battered Texas Women: Survivor-Advocates Organizing At The Crossroads Of Gendered Violence, Disability, And Incarceration, Cathy Marston Phd Feb 2020

Free Battered Texas Women: Survivor-Advocates Organizing At The Crossroads Of Gendered Violence, Disability, And Incarceration, Cathy Marston Phd

Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice

This article recaps my symposium presentation, where I argue that feminist organizing strategies are central to healing our society and creating restorative justice from my perspective as a survivor of occupational injury, battering, and criminalization for self-defense. This includes the creation of Free Battered Texas Women. We prefer to think of ourselves as survivor-advocates who use a variety of tactics to empower ourselves, incarcerated battered women, and citizens. These strategies include pedagogy; poetry and other written forms; art; and legislative advocacy. I blend this grassroots activism with feminist disability theory, radical feminist theory, feminist ethnography, and feminist criminology.


National And Other Group Identifications In North Carolina And U. S. National Samples Of College And University Students, Keith S. Petersen Feb 2020

National And Other Group Identifications In North Carolina And U. S. National Samples Of College And University Students, Keith S. Petersen

Journal of Political Science

No abstract provided.


Christian Conservatism: A Study In Alienation And Life Style Concerns, Kant Patel, Denny Pilant, Gary L. Rose Feb 2020

Christian Conservatism: A Study In Alienation And Life Style Concerns, Kant Patel, Denny Pilant, Gary L. Rose

Journal of Political Science

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of Religious Belief And Student Attitudes Toward Civil Liberties, John H. George Feb 2020

The Relationship Of Religious Belief And Student Attitudes Toward Civil Liberties, John H. George

Journal of Political Science

No abstract provided.


The Latitudinarian Influence On Early English Liberalism, Amanda Oh Feb 2020

The Latitudinarian Influence On Early English Liberalism, Amanda Oh

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper takes the unexpected position that early liberal thought developed in transformative events within the Anglican Church during the second half of the seventeenth century. The historical evolution of religion laid the foundation of English political and intellectual philosophy, as supported by works written by the branch of Anglican churchmen known as the Latitudinarians. I will argue that these ministers were foremost in advancing the argument for religious toleration because their religious writings held political consequence. Toleration was the principle value of liberalism in the late seventeenth century because the problem of Dissenters was so pertinent to English religious ...


Thriving Holistically As A Woman Married To A Minister: A Spiritual Formation Model To Support Women In The United States In The Role Of Pastor's Wife, Elisa Renae Ashley Feb 2020

Thriving Holistically As A Woman Married To A Minister: A Spiritual Formation Model To Support Women In The United States In The Role Of Pastor's Wife, Elisa Renae Ashley

Doctor of Ministry

While women married to ministers are blessed by God in many ways through their role as pastor’s wife, the role also presents many particular stressors. These stressors impact the systems of self, family, and church. A majority of clergy wives struggle to some degree with interpersonal loneliness, with finding confidants, and creating spiritual community wherein they can be authentically vulnerable. These struggles negatively impact the spiritual, physical, and psycho-emotional health of the women in this role. In order for them to deepen their spirituality and thrive holistically as they navigate the challenges of this role, a tailored spiritual formation ...


Representation Of Non-Religious And Atheistic Identities In A Highly Religious Society - Croatian Case, Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić Feb 2020

Representation Of Non-Religious And Atheistic Identities In A Highly Religious Society - Croatian Case, Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

Since the beginning of the nineties and the collapse of communism, non-religiosity and atheism in Croatia became socially non-desirable and non-conformist positions. In sociological terms, however, these phenomena have been largely overlooked, since scholars have focused mainly on trends in religiosity and public role of religion. The aim of this paper is to get the first scientific insight into the representation of individual non-religious and atheistic identities among the members of the organizations that gather non-religious people and atheists. The paper seeks to answer specific research questions: How are non-religious and atheistic identities presented at the level of everyday life ...


Simple Arithmetic: Heavy On Butter, Cream, Wine, Sarah Voss Jan 2020

Simple Arithmetic: Heavy On Butter, Cream, Wine, Sarah Voss

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The language of poetry is one way to offer perspective on ethical issues and social behavior. The language of mathematics is another. The piece herein combines both these ways.


Guide To The Margaret Alexander First Parish Unitarian Church Of East Bridgewater Collection, 1724 - 2002, Undated, Orson Kingsley Jan 2020

Guide To The Margaret Alexander First Parish Unitarian Church Of East Bridgewater Collection, 1724 - 2002, Undated, Orson Kingsley

Archives & Special Collections Finding Aids

The First Parish of East Bridgewater was established on December 14, 1723, and originally named the East Parish of Bridgewater (the town of East Bridgewater was not incorporated until 1823 when it broke away from Bridgewater). The first minister, Reverend John Angier, a Harvard University graduate, was ordained in 1724 and the first meeting house was constructed the same year. In 1754, while Angier was still minister, a second meeting house was constructed close by to replace the original. Upon completion the original meeting house was removed from the site. In 1767 John Angier’s son, Samuel Angier, was ordained ...


Crucible Of The Modern Republic: The Yosemite Grant And Environmental Citizenship, Jen A. Huntley Jan 2020

Crucible Of The Modern Republic: The Yosemite Grant And Environmental Citizenship, Jen A. Huntley

Eastern Sierra History Journal

The Yosemite Grant, which established the basis for the state, later national park in the central Sierra, initiated a powerful new force that constituted a tipping point in American environmental history, Jen A. Huntley argues. A moment in US history when the right combination of people and politics and ideas hit a nerve in the broad social psyche of a time and launched a new environmental understanding.