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Acoso Visual: Staring Back At The State And Gender Conformity, Juan Luna Jan 2020

Acoso Visual: Staring Back At The State And Gender Conformity, Juan Luna

Honors Theses

A semi-autoethnographic piece that uses a radical transfeminist lens to interrogate hegemonic systems of gender and race in the Dominican Republic through the violence that Trans and Gender Nonconforming people face. While focusing on trans violence, this thesis explicitly turns its gaze away from Trans/Gender Nonconforming people and interrogates the state, cisnormativity, and gender conformity. This thesis explores how acoso visual (visual accosting) is a historically informed process that works to border trans/gender nonconformity out of the idea of Dominicanidad. Ultimately, this text reminds Trans/Gender Nonconforming individuals that they are not the reason for the transphobia that ...


Comunidad, Antigüedad Y Solidaridad Ser Gay En El Tardofranquismo 1969-1978, Andrew Healy Jan 2020

Comunidad, Antigüedad Y Solidaridad Ser Gay En El Tardofranquismo 1969-1978, Andrew Healy

Honors Theses

En una época de represión e intolerancia en España, los homosexuales todavía existían, pero en una manera clandestina. Esta tesis explora cómo esta comunidad clandestina se expresaba durante el tardofranquismo en los años 1969-1978. Con discusiones de los valores del régimen, las representaciones del hombre en relaciones sexuales y sitios históricos que preservan el legado del franquismo, esta tesis ilumina la historia de un grupo oprimido en España.

A través del uso de diferentes fuentes académicas, incluso documentales, películas y artículos, esta tesis discute cómo los homosexuales se comportaban en el franquismo, y su tratamiento bajo un régimen opresivo. Unos ...


Québécois, Malgré Nous : Naissance Et Évolution D’Une Identité Québécoise Dans Trois Romans De Réjean Ducharme, Serrat David Jan 2020

Québécois, Malgré Nous : Naissance Et Évolution D’Une Identité Québécoise Dans Trois Romans De Réjean Ducharme, Serrat David

Honors Theses

This honors thesis focuses on moments in Réjean Ducharme’s L’Avalée des avalés, L’Hiver de force et Va savoir that are indicative of historical and social questions in Quebec. These novels span a 30 year period of critical developments for Quebec. This analysis, consequently, examines the relationship between Ducharme’s universe and the world in which he lived. It argues that Ducharme’s texts indirectly respond to social questions and discourses, and moreover, that they elaborate a new vision for Quebec and its people.

Le présent mémoire porte sur des instances révélatrices de questions historiques et sociales au ...


The Residential Location Choices Of Chabad Households: An Analysis Of Decision Making With Non-Price Constraints, Chasity A. Mcfadden Jan 2020

The Residential Location Choices Of Chabad Households: An Analysis Of Decision Making With Non-Price Constraints, Chasity A. Mcfadden

Honors Theses

Where an individual chooses to live informs many of their economic decisions and may be the single largest economic decision one makes in their lives. Through understanding the way that people choose their residential locations, we are able to better understand the opportunities available to them. Within the Chabad community, there is a large focus on emissary work, which calls Chabad Jews to move outside of large Jewish communities in order to help secular Jews become more religious. There are also certain religious amenities that are necessary to live a Chabad life, such as a local synagogue. So the question ...


Hipersexualizada, Exotificada Y Controlada La Mujer Negra En Las Palmeras En La Nieve, Bonje Na Obua Jan 2020

Hipersexualizada, Exotificada Y Controlada La Mujer Negra En Las Palmeras En La Nieve, Bonje Na Obua

Honors Theses

Las palmeras en la nieve (Fernando González Molina, 2015) es una película de ficción histórica que representa los mediados del siglo veinte en Guinea Ecuatorial. Cuenta la historia del amor entre el hijo de un rico terrateniente, Killian, y la esposa de un trabajador, Bisila. La película está compuesta de un componente moderno en que la sobrina de Killian, Clarence, está tratando de aprender del pasado de su tío y padre, y un componente histórico que muestra la historia romántica de Killian y Bisila. Por el uso del pasado en el presente, la película muestra una comprensión actual de la ...


The “Humanitarian Mystique:” Tracing The Rhetoric And Politics Of Aid In Southeast Asia From The Age Of The Civilizing Mission To The Present, Elizabeth M. Holland Jan 2020

The “Humanitarian Mystique:” Tracing The Rhetoric And Politics Of Aid In Southeast Asia From The Age Of The Civilizing Mission To The Present, Elizabeth M. Holland

Honors Theses

In contemporary Western popular culture, humanitarian action often serves as the ultimate expression of altruism, compassion, and moral obligation. This research historicizes humanitarianism to understand the assumptions that underlie its affective appeal. Oversimplified narratives of aid work frequently fail to acknowledge the historical and geopolitical context in which this work occurs. I argue that humanitarianism, as both a discursive tool and code of practice, makes visible some legacies of the ‘civilizing mission’ – the ideology used to justify colonialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An exercise in comparative history, this research consists of three spatially and temporally distinct ...


Propaganda Y Progreso: El Rol Paradójico De La Magia En La España Premoderna, Alexander K. Rhodes, Alexander K. Rhodes Jan 2020

Propaganda Y Progreso: El Rol Paradójico De La Magia En La España Premoderna, Alexander K. Rhodes, Alexander K. Rhodes

Honors Theses

La magia tiene varios roles diferentes en la literatura española premoderna. A causa de las connotaciones pecaminosas de la magia, frecuentemente se usa para discriminar contra un grupo subalterno, como en la obra de teatro El niño inocente de La Guardia de Lope de Vega. Se ve que esta forma de discriminación difunde y apoya la anxiety of sameness definida por Christina Lee. La anxiety of sameness es el temor de los nobles de ser infiltrados por los no nobles, incluyendo a los judíos, los moriscos y los de la clase baja. Pero, como se ve en esta tesis, la ...


2019 Senior Exhibition Catalog, Colby College Apr 2019

2019 Senior Exhibition Catalog, Colby College

Senior Exhibition

This catalog was published on the occasion of the Art Department's 2019 Senior Exhibition, May 9 - May 2 at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.

Seniors participating in the 2018-19 Studio Art Capstone, coordinated by Professor Garry Mitchell, spent the year reflecting on their art in conversation with their peers and guest critics. During the spring of 2019 each of them created a final body of work and an artist statement that places words in dialogue with their material practices. Members of Professor Daniel Harkett's Writing Art Criticism course engaged the studio students in a further ...


Modern Visual Culture And The New Sciences Of The Self Jan 2019

Modern Visual Culture And The New Sciences Of The Self

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


The Physicality Of Printmaking Jan 2019

The Physicality Of Printmaking

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Using Visual Art To Structure A Curriculum Jan 2019

Using Visual Art To Structure A Curriculum

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Description Jan 2019

Workshop Description

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


List Of Participants Jan 2019

List Of Participants

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Program Schedule Jan 2019

Program Schedule

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Algorithmic Surveillance: A Hidden Danger In Recognizing Faces, Lydia F. Venditti, Jim Fleming, Kara Kugelmeyer Jan 2019

Algorithmic Surveillance: A Hidden Danger In Recognizing Faces, Lydia F. Venditti, Jim Fleming, Kara Kugelmeyer

Honors Theses

The goal of this thesis is to present the current status and awareness of facial recognition technology and their use as part of video surveillance systems. Specifically, I intend to help readers develop a greater understanding of how facial recognition systems contain algorithms that perpetuate bias in their matching and recognition of faces. Current research demonstrates that algorithms differentially recognize faces from different races and genders. As a technology with substantive impacts for use and abuse, more scrutiny of facial recognition technology is necessary. This paper will also help readers understand the dangers of facial recognition as a biometric technology ...


Something Punny To Precede The Colon: Marking Whiteness And Exploring Blackness In Standup Comedy, Andrew Destaebler Jan 2019

Something Punny To Precede The Colon: Marking Whiteness And Exploring Blackness In Standup Comedy, Andrew Destaebler

Honors Theses

The general goal of this project is to investigate strategies and approaches used by comedians who rely heavily on racial humor in their acts. To do so, I consider the work of Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, and Dave Chappelle, all African American male comedians. The first chapter focuses on a strategy employed by all three of these comedians called “marking whiteness.” Greta Fowler Snyder coined this term in her essay, “‘Marking Whiteness’ For Cross-Racial Solidarity” (2015), and uses it to describe strategies that force the “hyper-visibility” of whiteness. This happens through the portrayal of “average” white behavior, with the understanding ...


The New White Moderate: Bearing Witness To The Differend Of Race, Ethan T. Ashley Jan 2019

The New White Moderate: Bearing Witness To The Differend Of Race, Ethan T. Ashley

Honors Theses

As Frantz Fanon demonstrates in his text, Black Skin, White Masks, Sartrean existentialism fails to account for differences in racialized existence. Quite simply, the notion that “existence precedes essence” is reversed in the case of the black subject; he/she is living in a world that has rendered the black subject subservient to a predetermined essence. Ultimately, the fact that the white subject exists and may freely determine his/her essence while the black subject may not further demonstrates this gap or a chasm between black and white subjects that calls for further examination. In the first chapter, I will ...


A Rethinking Of Gray Asexuality: What Do We Learn From An Undefinable Identity?, Jason M. Gurevitch Jan 2019

A Rethinking Of Gray Asexuality: What Do We Learn From An Undefinable Identity?, Jason M. Gurevitch

Honors Theses

Gray-Asexuality offers us a paradox in understanding sexuality, since while it is posed as a middle ground between Asexual and Allosexual, it is also solidly a category of Asexuality. This poses the question of when does someone become Asexual and if they are ever interested in sex why are they not just Allosexual? While understandings of Asexuality that have excluded the Gray-Asexuality can ignore this question, including it requires asking this question, which not only requires defining Asexuality, but also more importantly requires a naming of what normative sexuality is. Within these contexts people who are Gray-Asexual engage in a ...


On Writing And Righting History: The Stakes Of Holocaust Interpretation And Remembrance In Poland And The United States, Noa Gutow-Ellis Jan 2019

On Writing And Righting History: The Stakes Of Holocaust Interpretation And Remembrance In Poland And The United States, Noa Gutow-Ellis

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the ways in which American Jews - and Americans more generally, by way of the Americanization of the Holocaust - have come to think about and understand Poland and how Poland has subsequently rejected their narratives. Historically, American Jewish cultural works have placed Poland as a geographic space, nation, and people at the center of stories of Jewish suffering in the Holocaust and World War II. In its quest to right and correct historical misunderstandings, this project looks at the ways Poland has worked to completely revise the historical narrative.

Through tracing historiographies of separateness between Jewish and Polish ...


Precariedad En La Pantalla: El Género Fílmico De La Crisis Española, Lauren M. Grant Jan 2019

Precariedad En La Pantalla: El Género Fílmico De La Crisis Española, Lauren M. Grant

Honors Theses

La crisis económica española (2008—Presente) impactó España con mucha fuerza, dejando a mucha gente en estados de precariedad y vulnerabilidad. Estas experiencias de la crisis se reflejan en cine de crisis español, lo que frecuentemente pone a los protagonistas en situaciones de precariedad física que representan metafóricamente las realidades de la crisis. Además, el cine de crisis puede tener aplicaciones activistas a través de animar a la gente de tomar acción contra la corrupción política y desigualdad económica. Esta tesis analiza tres películas españolas de ...


Pickles And Pastrami: The Core Of The American Jew, Theo Satloff Jan 2019

Pickles And Pastrami: The Core Of The American Jew, Theo Satloff

Honors Theses

This thesis argues the there is a strong, interdependent relationship between the creation of the American Jewish deli and the growth and progress of the food technology, food safety, and society within American life. The importance of recognizing the Jewish deli as a key element in tracing the history of American life post-1800s has been underemphasized throughout the deli’s entire existence. Jewish delis represented the intersection of centuries-old technologies and modern innovations, the meeting of centuries-old cultures and new communities, and formed the basis for a force that would have an outsized impact on American politics thereafter.


A Reciprocal Reaction: The Ussr Chemical Weapons Program And Its Influence On Soviet Society Through Three Civilian Groups, Yun Zhang Jan 2019

A Reciprocal Reaction: The Ussr Chemical Weapons Program And Its Influence On Soviet Society Through Three Civilian Groups, Yun Zhang

Honors Theses

Since its first mass application in 1915, chemical weapons (CW) have tolled thousands of lives both on and off the battle field. The USSR, despite its weak industrial basis and a late-starter in the field of chemical weaponry, held the largest stockpile of CW by the conclusion of the twentieth century. While the military and political implications of the USSR CW stockpiles have been relatively well-studied, its domestic and internal effect also deserve thorough investigations. Through diaries, letters, and memoirs of the USSR civilians who had suffered from, worked for, and/or supported the CW program, this research looked into ...


We're Having A Moment, Sophia Pelosi Jan 2019

We're Having A Moment, Sophia Pelosi

Honors Theses

Hi.

Thank you for being here, for reading this. Given that you’re here, I assume that you are a close friend, or a thesis advisor, or a relative, or maybe some nosy peer who just happened upon it, and found themselves curious. No judgement. I get it. I’d probably do the same to you, if it were your thesis, your heart, your soul, your memories on the page.

I wrote this because I wanted to. I wrote this because I knew it would be special for me, to get to unabashedly care about my writing and want to ...


2018 Senior Exhibition Catalog, Colby College Apr 2018

2018 Senior Exhibition Catalog, Colby College

Senior Exhibition

This catalog was published on the occasion of the Art Department’s 2018 Senior Exhibition, May 10-27, at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.

The Art Department is proud of the unique partnership this catalog represents. Seniors participating in the 2017-18 studio capstone seminar, coordinated by Professor Bradley Borthwick, crafted artist statements illustrated by their artworks. Art history students taught by Professor Daniel Harkett interviewed the artists about their studio practices and responded to their work in creative texts. Although only in its second year, it is hard to imagine our curriculum without this collaboration, as it enriches ...


Workshop Program Feb 2018

Workshop Program

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Feb 2018

Bibliography

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Museum Interventions Feb 2018

Museum Interventions

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Quick Curation Feb 2018

Quick Curation

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Special Collections: Cerulli World Series Collection Feb 2018

Special Collections: Cerulli World Series Collection

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Teaching With Special Collections Feb 2018

Teaching With Special Collections

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.