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History And Politics In The Thought Of Karl Jaspers, Nathan Wallace Jun 2017

History And Politics In The Thought Of Karl Jaspers, Nathan Wallace

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A relatively overlooked but important work, The Origin and Goal of History, by Karl Jaspers is examined with regard the intellectual history of its development and influence, and its structure and prospects for contemporary and future relevance for political theory. Emphasis is placed on the argument that the central aspect of the work has been neglected in recent, important literature: its connection of a universal historical narrative with a theory of contemporary politics.


The Willfulness Of A Missing Frame: Ahmed Zaki And The Politics Of Visual Resistance, Miriam M. Gabriel Jun 2017

The Willfulness Of A Missing Frame: Ahmed Zaki And The Politics Of Visual Resistance, Miriam M. Gabriel

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Ahmed Zaki (1949-2005) is one of Egyptian cinema’s most prominent leading actors, with work spanning three decades of critical films that informed a generation’s visual register of masculinity. However, the beginnings of his career were marked by public skepticism around his place as a leading actor due to him being “too dark” and “too poor”; as his career continued to flourish, those very markings of racing and classing Zaki because a foundation for increasingly stamping his public image with the “authenticity” of an Egyptian citizen. At a particularly neoliberal moment in the Egyptian economy, that of the early ...


Res Extra Commercium And The Barriers Faced When Seeking The Repatriation And Return Of Potent Cultural Objects, Sara Gwendolyn Ross May 2017

Res Extra Commercium And The Barriers Faced When Seeking The Repatriation And Return Of Potent Cultural Objects, Sara Gwendolyn Ross

American Indian Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Of Academic Embeddedness: Communities Of Choice And How To Make Sense Of Activism And Research Abroad, Bernd Reiter May 2017

Of Academic Embeddedness: Communities Of Choice And How To Make Sense Of Activism And Research Abroad, Bernd Reiter

Bernd Reiter

Postmodernism has caught up with all of us in one way or another. We are all decentered to some degree. Advances in education and increased exposure to a globalized media have corroded traditions everywhere and challenged monistic worldviews and belief systems in the remotest corners of the globe. While we are becoming more and more aware of Others everywhere, we can rely less and less on those traditional values and guiding systems passed on to us from the past. Th e postmodern condition, as Jean-Francois Lyotard (1979) has argued, is one of uncertainty and of disconnection, as traditional bonds, both ...


Transgender Rights Without A Theory Of Gender?, Paisley Currah May 2017

Transgender Rights Without A Theory Of Gender?, Paisley Currah

Tulsa Law Review

Reviewing: KIMBERLY A. YURACKO, GENDER NONCONFORMITY & THE LAW (YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2016); JAMI K. TAYLOR & DONALD P. HAIDER-MARKEL EDS., TRANSGENDER POLITICS: GROUPS, ISSUE FRAMING, & POLICY ADOPTION. (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2014).


Crystallizing A Discourse Of "Khalijiness": Exclusion And Citizenship In The Arab Gulf States, Khaled A. Abdulkarim May 2017

Crystallizing A Discourse Of "Khalijiness": Exclusion And Citizenship In The Arab Gulf States, Khaled A. Abdulkarim

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

For many of the Arab Gulf countries, non-national populations constitute the majority of the population, with the discrepancy between the size of the national and non-national populations continuing to grow. It is in this context that the role played by these non-national populations becomes critically important. In my paper, I argue that exclusion of non-national populations from state-sponsored national identities, as manifest through citizenship rights, plays a pivotal role in fostering imagined national identities and communities among the local Arab Gulf citizens. The study considers two cases in particular: the bidoon (stateless) of Kuwait and middle-class Indian migrants in ...


Tagala Newsletter, May 2017 May 2017

Tagala Newsletter, May 2017

TAGALA Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Educators’ Values And Educator Turnover In Rural Communities: A Phenomenological Study, Angela Michaels May 2017

Educators’ Values And Educator Turnover In Rural Communities: A Phenomenological Study, Angela Michaels

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to describe how former educators of a rural school district in the Northeastern Appalachian Mountain Range in the United States described their values and their perceptions of the values of the rural school district where they formerly worked. Eight participants were interviewed when data saturation was reached. Research questions attempted to reveal similarities and differences in the values of former educators and their perceptions of the Woodstown community’s values. The guiding theories of this study were sociocultural theory, cognitive dissonance theory, and culture of poverty theory. Sociocultural theory supported the connection ...


A Necessary Social Evil: The Indispensability Of The Shareholder Value Corporation, Marc T. Moore Apr 2017

A Necessary Social Evil: The Indispensability Of The Shareholder Value Corporation, Marc T. Moore

Seattle University Law Review

This symposium article critically evaluates the developing Post-Shareholder-Value (PSV) paradigm in corporate governance scholarship and practice with particular reference to Professor Colin Mayer’s influential theory of the corporation as a unique, long-term “commitment device.” The article’s positive claim is that, while evolving PSV institutional mechanisms such as benefit corporations and dual-class share structures are generally encouraging from a social perspective, there is cause for skepticism about their capacity to become anything more than a niche or peripheral feature of the U.S. public corporations landscape. This is because such measures, despite their apparent reformist potential, are still ultimately ...


Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison Apr 2017

Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison

Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Words often change meaning over time. For example, until the 1960s, the word “gay” meant “Light-hearted and carefree” or “Brightly coloured; showy”.[1] But after the 1960’s, the definition of “gay” drastically changed, to meaning a “homosexual.”[2]When you're with the Flintstones, Have a yabba dabba-do time A dabba-do time, We'll have a gay old time!”[3] This means that when we look at the theme song for the classic cartoon The Flinstones, we should not apply our definition of what gay means to how it is used in the theme song. Definitions of marriage work ...


Friends Of The Libraries Newsletter, April 2017, Carrie Anderson (Editor) Apr 2017

Friends Of The Libraries Newsletter, April 2017, Carrie Anderson (Editor)

Friends of the Libraries Newsletters

April 2017 Newsletter of the Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries


Tagala Newsletter, April 2017 Apr 2017

Tagala Newsletter, April 2017

TAGALA Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Obituaries Mar 2017

Obituaries

Colby Magazine

No abstract provided.


A Stained Glass Ceiling? Mitt Romney And Mormonism, David E. Campbell Mar 2017

A Stained Glass Ceiling? Mitt Romney And Mormonism, David E. Campbell

Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

Did Mitt Romney’s religion—Mormonism—help or hurt him in his campaigns for the presidency? While Romney’s religious affiliation was generally viewed as an electoral liability, Americans’ ambivalence about Mormons presented the possibility that, depending on framing, it could be neutralized or could perhaps even become a political asset. Survey experiments during both Romney’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns suggest that although Romney’s religion was a detriment when he ran the first time, it had largely ceased to be an issue in 2012. Although Mormonism did not have much effect on Romney’s performance at the polls ...


What Is (Accounting) History?, Michael J. Gaffikin Mar 2017

What Is (Accounting) History?, Michael J. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

I am grateful for the invitation to present this paper to you today. I have had a long association with Victoria University and as an undergraduate here I was introduced to the fathers of history - Herodotus and Thucydides. Unfortunately, although I had to read their main works, at the time I remained oblivious to their full significance, namely, that they represent two extremes of historiography that have remained throughout the history of history - two approaches to how history is created and written. These themes are the background for this paper. However, before I go any further I want to make ...


Regulation As Accounting Theory, M. Gaffikin Mar 2017

Regulation As Accounting Theory, M. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

Over the years there have been many arguments and debates over the necessity for regulation. Those who believe in the efficacy of markets argue that regulation is not necessary as market forces will operate to best serve society and optimise the allocation of resources. However, there are many who point out that markets do not always operate in the best interests of societies so some form of intervention in the form of regulation is necessary. This is obvious in many aspects of society. For example, if there were no road rules for drivers chaos would result on the roads. If ...


Accounting Theory And Practice: The Ethical Dimension, M. Gaffikin Mar 2017

Accounting Theory And Practice: The Ethical Dimension, M. Gaffikin

Michael Gaffikin

It has often been suggested by some that the expression business ethics is an oxymoron – it employs contradictory terms because business seeks to optimise or maximise gains from its operations while ethics implies a very different basis for business practices. However, although the more cynically minded would seriously subscribe to this view, there has been a very dramatic upturn in an interest in ethical considerations by business leaders and professional business organisations partly as a result of the demands of societies which have had to bear the cost of spectacular corporate collapses and the unscrupulous business activities of a minority ...


The Bg News March 14, 2017, Bowling Green State University Mar 2017

The Bg News March 14, 2017, Bowling Green State University

BGSU Student Newspaper

The BGSU campus student newspaper. March 14, 2017. Volume 96-Issue 49.


Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen Mar 2017

Outer Cape Community Resource Navigator Program: Rural Community Engagement-Driven Service Delivery, Andy Lowe, Marta "Dikke" Hansen, Andrew Jorgensen

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Moderator: Andy Lowe, Director of Program Management Resources, Outer Cape Health Services

Presenters:

Marta “Dikke” Hansen, MSW, Director of Behavioral Health

Andrew Jorgensen, MD, Associate Medical Director

Session Description

The Outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts region is famed for its beauty as a summer vacation destination. For many residents and migrant workers serving the tourism industry; however, the intersection of isolation, little affordable housing, and limited transportation options can exacerbate problems due to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions. Police, emergency responders, and EDs encounter this at-risk population disproportionately. Outer Cape Health Services, the local FQHC, proposed a novel solution ...


Religious Difference In A Secular Age: The Minority Report By Saba Mahmoud (2016) Book Review, Lama Abu-Odeh Mar 2017

Religious Difference In A Secular Age: The Minority Report By Saba Mahmoud (2016) Book Review, Lama Abu-Odeh

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Minority Report is a text that tries to respond to the problem of essentializing Islam (the culturalism problem) by performing a flip so that all the bad attributes typically associated with “Islam” are now attributed to secularism instead. It is secularism that discriminates, that is sectarian, that encourages violence, that is repressive, sexist, etc. This Mahmood does by on the one hand hyper-politicizing secularism (depleting it of its universalist drive), and on the other under-politicizing it by ignoring its internal indeterminacy, complexity, open structure and varied distributive effects. The result is an account that moves between crude historicism-secularism is ...


Women's Rights, Human Rights, And Duties: From Domination To Partnership, Lester R. Kurtz Mar 2017

Women's Rights, Human Rights, And Duties: From Domination To Partnership, Lester R. Kurtz

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The idea of women's rights as human rights can facilitate our identifying the causes, consequences, and potential remedies for the current quagmire in which we find themselves, but it needs some reformulation. To the traditional understandings of human rights, I add four conceptual tools: (1) Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of the counterparts of rights and duties, (2) Eisler’s concept of partnership (as opposed to dominator) societies, (3) Johan Galtung’s expansion of our conception of violence to include its structural and cultural forms, and, finally, (4) the literature on nonviolence as a path to mobilization and transformation that ...


Movements Toward An Open Research Culture, Sfaa Presentation, Anne Larrivee Mar 2017

Movements Toward An Open Research Culture, Sfaa Presentation, Anne Larrivee

Library Scholarship

As scholars begin their tenure-track position, so too begins the expectation that they will publish within all the traditional channels. However, many of these publication channels often restrict access to who will read and learn from these works. The academic culture has traditionally focused on where scholars should publish, and less frequently on how to make these works open and public. Open access publishers and institutional repositories are influencing academic culture, but there are still many reservations, anxieties, and lack of awareness. Marcel Mauss (1990) is well known for his gift theory, human exchange is expected to be reciprocal. The ...


Creole Genesis And Universality: Case, Word Order, And Agreement, Gerald Taylor Snow Mar 2017

Creole Genesis And Universality: Case, Word Order, And Agreement, Gerald Taylor Snow

All Theses and Dissertations

The genesis of creole languages is important to the field of linguistics for at least two reasons. As newly emerging languages, creoles provide a unique window on the human language faculty and on the development of language generally (Veenstra 2008). They also offer insight into what are arguably universal linguistic structures. Two opposing theories have been in contention in the literature with respect to creole genesis: (1) that creoles owe their origin to the lexifier and substrate languages of their speech community and to other environmental influences (McWhorter 1997); and alternatively, (2) that universal innate linguistic structures or principles are ...


El Salvador: Methods Use To Document Human Rights Violations, Gloria Valencia-Weber Feb 2017

El Salvador: Methods Use To Document Human Rights Violations, Gloria Valencia-Weber

Gloria Valencia-Weber

This study describes and analyzes the methods used to document human rights abuses in El Salvador, focusing on the methods used by the United States Government through its Embassy in San Salvador, and by Tutela Legal, a nongovernmental monitoring agency in San Salvador. The authors examined Tutela and U.S. records which were relevant and available for 1980 through 1984 and used post-1984 official statements which relate to methods. The focus is on the method used for the documentation of the murder or disappearance of civilians. This paper begins with an examination of the current international human rights standards as ...


Misfits In The Front Of The Classroom: Poetic Narratives Of Teaching With A Hidden Disability, Nicole C. Eugene Feb 2017

Misfits In The Front Of The Classroom: Poetic Narratives Of Teaching With A Hidden Disability, Nicole C. Eugene

Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research

Instructors with a hidden disability may choose to talk with their students about their disability, they may choose to pass as normal, or they may deal with their disability in ways that challenge the binary of showing/hiding. Communication about disabilities occurs in contexts that provide a range of possible cultural values that can work to reinforce an individual’s sense of belonging to a group or organization. To examine how graduate students negotiate their disability or illness in the classroom context, I conducted three interviews with graduate instructors addressing how they communicate their disability in the classes they teach ...


Wrongful Life Tort And John Paul Ii, Graham J. Mcaleer Feb 2017

Wrongful Life Tort And John Paul Ii, Graham J. Mcaleer

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


Triptych: Sectarian Disputes, International Law, And Transnational Tribunals In Drinan's Can God And Caesar Coexist?, Christopher J. Borgen Feb 2017

Triptych: Sectarian Disputes, International Law, And Transnational Tribunals In Drinan's Can God And Caesar Coexist?, Christopher J. Borgen

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


Membership Of The 115th Congress: A Profile, Jennifer E. Manning Feb 2017

Membership Of The 115th Congress: A Profile, Jennifer E. Manning

Federal Publications

This report presents a profile of the membership of the 115th Congress (2017-2018) as of January 4, 2017. Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, foreign births, and military service.

In the House of Representatives, there are 240 Republicans (including 1 Delegate and the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico), 197 Democrats (including 4 Delegates), and 4 vacant seats. The Senate has 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats, and 2 Independents, who both caucus with the Democrats.

The average age of Members of the ...


South Dakota Periodicals Index: 1982-1986, Clark N. Hallman, Mary E. Caspers, Lisa F. Lister, Deb Gilchrist Feb 2017

South Dakota Periodicals Index: 1982-1986, Clark N. Hallman, Mary E. Caspers, Lisa F. Lister, Deb Gilchrist

Mary Caspers-Graper

The South Dakota Periodicals Index is a subject and author index to selected periodicals and annuals published in South Dakota. Its purpose is to facilitate the location of information about the people, places, events, and issues that make South Dakota a special place. As reference librarians at South Dakota State University we are aware of the difficulty of finding specific information about South Dakota. National periodical indexes provide very limited coverage of South Dakota, and it is not unusual to search through many different indexes without finding a single reference to the state.


As Justice Requires/Permits: The Delimitation Of Harmful Speech In A Democratic Society, John A. Powell Feb 2017

As Justice Requires/Permits: The Delimitation Of Harmful Speech In A Democratic Society, John A. Powell

Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice

No abstract provided.