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Southern Orientation: Reimagining Asian American Identity And Place In The Global South, Frank Sung Cha Jan 2013

Southern Orientation: Reimagining Asian American Identity And Place In The Global South, Frank Sung Cha

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Asians have been part of the American South's physical, cultural, and economic landscape since Reconstruction when plantation owners introduced Chinese immigrants to replace newly freed African Americans as their primary labor source. Nearly a century later, sweeping immigration reform led to the influx of thousands of Asian immigrants who transformed the region's social, economic, and physical landscapes. Southern Orientation: Reimagining Asian American Identity and Place in the Global South utilizes twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, film, and oral histories to investigate how the socio-spatial practices of Asians produce new iterations of place-bound identities that unsettle traditional notions of southern ...


The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber Jan 2008

The Shadow Of The Revolution: South Texas, The Mexican Revolution, And The Evolution Of Modern American Labor Relations, John William Weber

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the creation and evolution of the agricultural economy and labor relations of South Texas from the late Nineteenth Century to the Nineteen Sixties. The changing demographic reality of Mexico, with massive population shifts northward during the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, caused massive emigration to the United States once the violence of the Mexican Revolution erupted after 1910. Hundreds of thousands fled north of the border, most of them traveling to South Texas. This migration wave out of Mexico met another group of migrants traveling from the Southeast and Midwest who sought to purchase farm land ...


Judas Exposed: Labor Spies In The United States, Jennifer D. Luff Jan 2005

Judas Exposed: Labor Spies In The United States, Jennifer D. Luff

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the phenomenon of labor espionage from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1930s. Trade unionists coined the term to describe the use of undercover agents posing as workers to collect information for employers about their employees' opinions and activities. Labor spies sometimes identified union supporters and blocked organizing drives; other spies functioned more like surrogate supervisors checking on job performance.;I explore the origins of labor espionage in "spotting," undercover surveillance of railway workers by private detectives to catch theft. I argue that spotting began as a management technology to cope with large dispersed railway workforces, but managers ...


Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann Jan 1996

Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this interview based qualitative study was to explore the influence that a plurality of social contexts, represented through United Methodist congregations in the Virginia Conference, have on the formation of ministers' occupational activities.;The study used a typology developed by Larry Blazer (1987) to identify the occupational activities practiced by parish ministers. The investigation weighted clergy's professional practice using Judith Hackman's (1985) concepts of power and centrality in her study institutions of higher education's budgeting process. Congregational representatives identified occupational activities that were central and peripheral to their congregation's mission. Clergy identified the ...


Police Reform And The Boston Police Strike Of 1919, David Joseph Roberts Jan 1990

Police Reform And The Boston Police Strike Of 1919, David Joseph Roberts

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Predictors Of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, And Propensity To Leave Among Academic Department Secretaries, Rona J. Vrooman Jan 1990

Predictors Of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, And Propensity To Leave Among Academic Department Secretaries, Rona J. Vrooman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to analyze the contribution of five factors as predictors of academic department secretaries' role conflict, role ambiguity, and propensity to leave. The five predictor variables were: (1) secretaries' decision participation level, (2) department chairpersons' communication openness, (3) department chairpersons' role conflict, (4) department chairpersons' role ambiguity, and (5) secretaries' length of service. In addition, the relationship between secretaries' report of decision participation level and preferred decision participation level as well as the relationship between secretaries' and department chairpersons' communication openness were examined.;Using the Academic Department Secretary Questionnaire, an instrument developed by the author ...


When Southern Labor Stirred: The Literary Reaction To Gastonia, Robert Dale Bradford Jan 1986

When Southern Labor Stirred: The Literary Reaction To Gastonia, Robert Dale Bradford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Job Satisfaction And Attitudes Toward Collective Negotiations By Fire And Police Personnel, E. Gayle Nowell Jan 1981

Job Satisfaction And Attitudes Toward Collective Negotiations By Fire And Police Personnel, E. Gayle Nowell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


State Regulation Of Labor Relations, Deane Chalmers Carson Jan 1949

State Regulation Of Labor Relations, Deane Chalmers Carson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Labor Legislation In Virginia, 1865-1938, Edward Armstrong Smith Jan 1939

Labor Legislation In Virginia, 1865-1938, Edward Armstrong Smith

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.