Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Digital Commons Network

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Discipline
Institution
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 6693

Full-Text Articles in Entire DC Network

The Pastor On The Witness Stand: Toward A Religious Privilege In The Courts, Michael Clay Smith Sep 2017

The Pastor On The Witness Stand: Toward A Religious Privilege In The Courts, Michael Clay Smith

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Symmetry Principle, Bradley A. Areheart Sep 2017

The Symmetry Principle, Bradley A. Areheart

Boston College Law Review

Title VII provides symmetrical protection against discrimination in that both blacks and whites, and men and women may avail themselves of the law’s protections. In contrast, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act operates asymmetrically, shielding workers over the age of forty from discrimination yet offering no reciprocal protection for younger workers. Why do some antidiscrimination laws protect symmetrically while others do not? More importantly, why does this design choice matter? These are questions that scholars, courts, and legislators have generally ignored. This Article proceeds in two parts. First, it identifies symmetry as an important, yet frequently overlooked, way in ...


Generalizability Revisited: Comparing Undergraduate Business Students To Credit Union Managers, Michael P. Mcdonald, John Leaptrott, Darrell Parker, Sara J. Grimes Sep 2017

Generalizability Revisited: Comparing Undergraduate Business Students To Credit Union Managers, Michael P. Mcdonald, John Leaptrott, Darrell Parker, Sara J. Grimes

Sara J. Grimes

This paper looks at the use of college students in survey research. Specifically examined is the use of undergraduate business school students to generalize to adult populations of practicing managers. Some studies suggest that such generalizations are valid, while others argue that generalizations need to be undertaken with caution. The differences between particularistic research and universalistic research are discussed. The findings from a study of 69 undergraduate business majors and 67 practicing credit union managers are presented. In summary, the current study finds that the two groups are very different in terms of two well researched personality constructs: locus of ...


Of Marx And Missionaries: Sopnka And The Survival Of Universausm In Post-Colonial Literary Theory, Gareth Griffiths, David Moody Sep 2017

Of Marx And Missionaries: Sopnka And The Survival Of Universausm In Post-Colonial Literary Theory, Gareth Griffiths, David Moody

Kunapipi

One of the most enduring projects in the criticism of African literature has been the attempt to define the exact relationship between the local product and the so-called 'universal' tradition. The early criticism was dominated by the Eurocentric tendency to assume a simple continuity between Western forms and artistic aims and those of African writing, a tendency echoed by many of the writers themselves. Christopher Okigbo, for example, claimed the right to 'belong, integrally'^ to European societies as well as his own. He argued that 'the time has come to question some of our prejudices, to ask ourselves ... whether there ...


Constitutive Graphonomy: A Post- Colonial Theory Of Literary Writing, W D. Ashcroft Sep 2017

Constitutive Graphonomy: A Post- Colonial Theory Of Literary Writing, W D. Ashcroft

Kunapipi

The written text is a social situation. That is to say, it has its existence in something more than the marks on the page, namely the participations of social beings whom we call writers and readers, and who constitute the writing as communication of a particular kind, as 'saying' a certain thing. Just as the sociologist attempts to uncover structures and regularities in social situations, so it is assumed that the meaning of writing is an a prion to be uncovered existing either as a function of the language, or the inscription of something in the mind of the writer ...


Introduction, Stephen Slemon, Helen Tiffin Sep 2017

Introduction, Stephen Slemon, Helen Tiffin

Kunapipi

'A second epoch of colonisation' - this is how Wole Soyinka characterises Western theoretical practice as it applies itself, even with the best of intentions, to the cultural productions of the non-Western world. And it would be fair to say that post-colonial writing - by which we mean writing that is grounded in the cultural realities of those societies whose subjectivity has been constituted at least in part by the subordinating power of European colonialism - contains hundreds of such statements: statements which lay bare the material, often devastating, consequences of a centuries-long imposition of Euro-American conceptual patterns onto a world that is ...


Cultural Adaptation Of Treatments: A Resource For Considering Culture In Evidence-Based Practice, Guillermo Bernal, María I. Jiménez-Chafey, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez Sep 2017

Cultural Adaptation Of Treatments: A Resource For Considering Culture In Evidence-Based Practice, Guillermo Bernal, María I. Jiménez-Chafey, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez

Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez

There is a growing interest in whether and how to adapt psychotherapies to take into account the cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic context of diverse ethnocultural groups. At the root of the debate is theissue of whether evidence-based treatments (EBTs) developed within a particular linguistic and cultural context are appropriate for ethnocultural groups that do not share the same language, cultural values, or both. There is considerable evidence that culture and context influence almost every aspect of the diagnostic and treatment process. Yet, there are concerns about fidelity of interventions, and some have questioned whether tinkering with well-established EBTs is warranted ...


The Leeman House, The Willett House, & Mcguire Point, Randy Lackovic Sep 2017

The Leeman House, The Willett House, & Mcguire Point, Randy Lackovic

Darling Marine Center Historical Documents

This is a local history of former residents of the Leeman House at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, ME. It is also a history of McGuire Point in Walpole, Maine, and it is a history of past residents of the Willett House of the University of Maine at McGuire Point.


Overcoming The Division Between Universalists And Cultural Relativists In The International Women's Human Rights Movement, Lauren Campbell Sep 2017

Overcoming The Division Between Universalists And Cultural Relativists In The International Women's Human Rights Movement, Lauren Campbell

Articulāte

No abstract provided.


Teachers’ Self-Efficacy When Differentiating Between Language Acquisition Difficulties Or Possible Learning Disabilities In English Language Learners, Elizabeth Hallett Sep 2017

Teachers’ Self-Efficacy When Differentiating Between Language Acquisition Difficulties Or Possible Learning Disabilities In English Language Learners, Elizabeth Hallett

All Theses And Dissertations

This multiple-case study examines teachers’ self-efficacy, or perceptions of their effectiveness, when differentiating between typical language acquisition difficulties and possible learning disabilities in English Language Learners (ELLs) who are challenged academically. Five mainstream elementary teachers from a mid-sized urban school district in the northeastern United States participated in the study. Data from individual interviews, meeting observations and artifacts were collected from each of the participants. Meeting observations occurred during each participant’s Integrated Learning Team meetings. During interviews, participants described their experiences working with ELLs who struggled more than typical ELLs and presented an artifact representing experiences teaching such students ...


The Bg News August 31, 2017, Bowling Green State University Aug 2017

The Bg News August 31, 2017, Bowling Green State University

BGSU Student Newspaper

The BGSU campus student newspaper. August 31, 2017. Volume 97-Issue 5.


Assessing Universalism And The Rhetoric Of Development Assistance In Human Rights Research: Canadian-Ghanaian Human Rights Engagements, Sylvia Bawa Aug 2017

Assessing Universalism And The Rhetoric Of Development Assistance In Human Rights Research: Canadian-Ghanaian Human Rights Engagements, Sylvia Bawa

The Transnational Human Rights Review

This article is a contribution to the question of how Canada engages human rights in Ghana and Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa in general. In order to critically assess human rights engagement between Ghana and Canada, I situate the discussion within the broader global human rights milieu to deconstruct the myriad ways in which power dynamics in the global arena shape human rights practice and discourse. Using the rights concerns of women and minorities in Ghana as an entry point, I discuss the interconnected nature of first- and second-generation rights and cultural relativism in universal rights discourses. This discussion aims to propose ...


Women’S Health Rights In Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: Normativity, Indigeneity And The Spaces Beyond The Norm Life Cycle, Irehobhude Iyioha Aug 2017

Women’S Health Rights In Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: Normativity, Indigeneity And The Spaces Beyond The Norm Life Cycle, Irehobhude Iyioha

The Transnational Human Rights Review

Canada has a demonstrated interest in sustaining a human rights agenda in Anglophone Africa. While this commitment is of common knowledge, its nature and achievements, as well as associated complications and possibilities have not been subjected to as much critical analysis as these issues deserve. This paper takes a prelusive step towards a rigorous assessment of human rights engagements between Canada and the Anglophone African region within the specific field of women’s health. It conducts a summative appraisal of the nature of norms and a dialectic enquiry into the origin of norms within the context of Finnemore and Sikkink ...


The Egyptian Islamic Group’S Critique Of Al-Qaeda’S Interpretation Of Jihad, Paul Kamolnick Aug 2017

The Egyptian Islamic Group’S Critique Of Al-Qaeda’S Interpretation Of Jihad, Paul Kamolnick

Paul Kamolnick

A specific branch of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh al-jihad) regulates the waging of the jihad of the sword (jihad bis saif). In this article, a detailed exposition is presented of the Egyptian Islamic Group’s (IG; Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya) use of fiqh al jihad against Al-Qaeda. The present author’s ‘jihad-realist’ approach is first briefly described; the IG’s critique of AQ systematically outlined; and in conclusion, implications are derived for counter-radicalisation strategies.


Chinese And World Cultural Models Of Developmental Hierarchy, Shawn F. Dorius Aug 2017

Chinese And World Cultural Models Of Developmental Hierarchy, Shawn F. Dorius

Shawn Dorius

Prior research on cultural models of developmental hierarchy finds broad cross-national agreement among publics about the rank ordering of societies on perceived level of development, based on an omnibus measure of development. In this research, I use a multidimensional index of world hierarchy derived from subjective evaluations of a large number of national attributes to explore dimensionality in Chinese perceptions of global hierarchy. Statistical analysis show that the data exhibit over time stability and strong association with objective measures of development and with alternate subjective measures of world hierarchy. Irrespective of the national attributes evaluated, Chinese respondents produced a very ...


The Journey Out To The Centre. The Cultural Appropriation Of Ayers Rock, Julie Marcus Aug 2017

The Journey Out To The Centre. The Cultural Appropriation Of Ayers Rock, Julie Marcus

Kunapipi

It is well-known that the term ‘Australian’ referred originally to the indigenous peoples of Australia, not to the settlers of 1788. The transformation in the meaning of the word was linked to a growing need to develop an identity2 for settlers3 who could never go ‘home’ to Europe, and the change seems to have been complete by about the end of the eighteenth century. The transformation of meaning has had important results for Aboriginal Australians - they have lost the identification of themselves with their country while through it, settler Australians have legitimated their own claim to Aboriginal land. The processes ...


Destiny Of The Christless Dead: Universalism, Restorationalism, Conditional Immorality Or Eternal Separation From God - Which?, R. A. Torrey Aug 2017

Destiny Of The Christless Dead: Universalism, Restorationalism, Conditional Immorality Or Eternal Separation From God - Which?, R. A. Torrey

Biola Publications

R.A. Torrey; life after death; judgment.


Judging Opportunity Lost: Assessing The Viability Of Race-Based Affirmative Action After Fisher V. University Of Texas, Mario L. Barnes, Erwin Chemerinsky, Angela Onwuachi-Willig Aug 2017

Judging Opportunity Lost: Assessing The Viability Of Race-Based Affirmative Action After Fisher V. University Of Texas, Mario L. Barnes, Erwin Chemerinsky, Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

No abstract provided.


More Than One Hundred Additional Reprints Of Walt Whitman’S Short Fiction In Periodicals, Stephanie M. Blalock Aug 2017

More Than One Hundred Additional Reprints Of Walt Whitman’S Short Fiction In Periodicals, Stephanie M. Blalock

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Holocaust, Memory, Second-Generation, And Conflict Resolution, Leslie O'Donoghue Aug 2017

Holocaust, Memory, Second-Generation, And Conflict Resolution, Leslie O'Donoghue

Dissertations and Theses

Ten Jewish second-generation men and women from metro Portland, Oregon were interviewed regarding growing up in the aftermath of the Holocaust. The American-born participants ranged in age from fifty-one to sixty-four years of age at the time of the interviews. Though the parents were deceased at the time of this study the working definition of a Holocaust survivor parent included those individuals who had been refugees or interned in a ghetto, labor camp, concentration camp, or extermination camp as a direct result of the Nazi Regime in Europe from 1933 to 1945.

A descriptive phenomenological approach was utilized. Eight open-ended ...


Post-Colonial Literatures And Counter-Discourse, Helen Tiffin Aug 2017

Post-Colonial Literatures And Counter-Discourse, Helen Tiffin

Kunapipi

As George Lamming once remarked, over three quarters of the contemporary world has been directly and profoundly affected by imperialism and colonialism. Although it is clear just how profound an effect this has had on the social and political structures of the twentieth century and on the relations which exist between nations in our age, it has until recently been less clear how profoundly this has influenced the perceptive frameworks of the majority of people alive now. The day to day realities of colonized peoples were in large part generated for them by the impact of European discourses. But the ...


Monuments Of Empire: Allegory/Counter-Discourse/ Post-Colonial Writing, Stephen Slemon Aug 2017

Monuments Of Empire: Allegory/Counter-Discourse/ Post-Colonial Writing, Stephen Slemon

Kunapipi

On Tuesday, 22 June 1897, Britain's loyal subjects — at Home, in the Dominions, and in the Colonies — celebrated in song and spectacle the Diamond Jubilee of Victoria's reign. It was not only the Queen's longevity they were celebrating, not only the remarkable progress of Western technology and science over the past sixty years, but also, and most importantly, the spread of the British Empire itself to the point where it now subsumed one quarter of the world's entire population. 'From my heart,' ran the Queen's message, telegraphed across the globe, 'I thank my beloved people ...


Building The New Babel Of Transnational Literacies: Preparing Education For World Citizens, Xiaobo Wang Aug 2017

Building The New Babel Of Transnational Literacies: Preparing Education For World Citizens, Xiaobo Wang

English Dissertations

The transnational diasporas in a technological world that is postmodern and posthuman mean both exciting diverse communities and challenging problems. On the one hand, globalization brought human beings the convenience of exchanging ideas, doing business, and building a better world together. On the other hand, the political economy of nation states that shaped non-translational ideologies, created at the same time conflicts and misunderstandings among citizens from different parts of the world.

Responding to the current transnational clashes in flow (information dissemination) and contra flow (surveillance and control of information flow) of our information age, this dissertation builds up a transnational ...


The Catholic Church And The Formation Of Human Rights Doctrine In El Salvador, Edward Mikus Iii Aug 2017

The Catholic Church And The Formation Of Human Rights Doctrine In El Salvador, Edward Mikus Iii

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The Catholic Church’s focus on human rights in the years following the Second Vatican Council led to increased political activity amongst the clergy in socially stratified El Salvador. This development, in turn, led to a breakdown in relations between the Church and the Salvadoran State


Book Review Of Engines Of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, And Accountability By Wendy Nelson Espeland And Michael Sauder, Richard Abel Aug 2017

Book Review Of Engines Of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, And Accountability By Wendy Nelson Espeland And Michael Sauder, Richard Abel

Journal of Legal Education

No abstract provided.


Inkle And Yarico / Sunday, Joanne Walen Aug 2017

Inkle And Yarico / Sunday, Joanne Walen

Culminating Projects in English

Inkle and Yarico / Sunday


Generalizability Revisited: Comparing Undergraduate Business Students To Credit Union Managers, Michael P. Mcdonald, Darrell Parker, John Leaptrott, Sara J. Grimes Jul 2017

Generalizability Revisited: Comparing Undergraduate Business Students To Credit Union Managers, Michael P. Mcdonald, Darrell Parker, John Leaptrott, Sara J. Grimes

Sara J. Grimes

This paper looks at the use of college students in survey research. Specifically examined is the use of undergraduate business school students to generalize to adult populations of practicing managers. Some studies suggest that such generalizations are valid, while others argue that generalizations need to be undertaken with caution. The differences between particularistic research and universalistic research are discussed. The findings from a study of 69 undergraduate business majors and 67 practicing credit union managers are presented. In summary, the current study finds that the two groups are very different in terms of two well researched personality constructs: locus of ...


Global Outsourcing: A Study Of Student Attitudes, Michael P. Mcdonald, Darrell Parker, Angela M. Leverett, Sara J. Grimes, John Leaptrott Jul 2017

Global Outsourcing: A Study Of Student Attitudes, Michael P. Mcdonald, Darrell Parker, Angela M. Leverett, Sara J. Grimes, John Leaptrott

Sara J. Grimes

The practice of global outsourcing by U.S.A. companies is frequently the source of heated debate. Recently a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll found that 86% of Americans believe that outsourcing is the number one factor contributing to the country’s continuing economic distress. This study presents the results of a survey designed to assess the attitudes toward global outsourcing among business students and non business students at a large regional university in the Southeast U.S.A. A survey of attitudes toward global outsourcing was administered to 284 undergraduate and graduate students. Descriptive statistics, frequencies and MANOVA methods ...


Recent Nigerian Poetry In English: A Critical Survey, Funso Aiyejina Jul 2017

Recent Nigerian Poetry In English: A Critical Survey, Funso Aiyejina

Kunapipi

In general terms, Nigerian poetry in English before the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970) was marked by an excessive preoccupation with private grief and emotions over and above societal tragedies and triumphs, undue eurocentrism, derivationism, obscurantism and private esotericism. This tendency may be attributed to, among other factors, the fact that until the Civil War, Nigeria had n© major public historical rallying point. The colonial struggles were waged by the various tribal kingdoms with little or no inter-ethnic co-operation; amalgamation was carried out by agents of an external force; the struggle for independence was neither violent nor concerted on a national ...


The Impact Of Female School Principals’ Leadership Traits On Teacher Morale In California Cbee Star Schools, Moira Zacharakis 8178731 Jul 2017

The Impact Of Female School Principals’ Leadership Traits On Teacher Morale In California Cbee Star Schools, Moira Zacharakis 8178731

Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers with female principals at Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) Star Schools in Contra Costa County, California (CA) rate their principals’ leadership skills, how they rate their own job satisfaction, and to determine if a relationship exists between the principals’ leadership skills and employee job satisfaction.

Methodology. The study employed a quantitative correlational research design using data from two instruments.

Findings. The sample size for this study was too small to generalize to a larger population; however, statistically significant relationships were found in the data. Mean scores indicated ...