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Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 709), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 709), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 709. This collection includes documentation of two Kentucky Arts Council's "Folk Arts Apprenticeship" program site visits and master-apprentice pairs focusing on folk music. Pairings included Danny Jones with Paul Colon and Russ Childers with John Whitaker.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


International Power Relations And State Collapse: The Ephemeral State Of Sovereignty In The Modern World Order, Christopher Allen Reese 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

International Power Relations And State Collapse: The Ephemeral State Of Sovereignty In The Modern World Order, Christopher Allen Reese

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Functions Of Preceramic Points From Belize, W. James Stemp 2015 Keene State College

The Functions Of Preceramic Points From Belize, W. James Stemp

Academic Excellence Conference

No abstract provided.


Melding Data Collection Methodology With Community Assistance: Benefits To Both Researchers And The Indigenous Groups They Study, Douglas S. London 2015 Adelphi University

Melding Data Collection Methodology With Community Assistance: Benefits To Both Researchers And The Indigenous Groups They Study, Douglas S. London

Journal of Ecological Anthropology

I present a description of a model of melding data collection with community aid in the form of health educator training that emerged in the process of research collaboration during 2009-2011 with the Kawymeno Waorani foragers of Amazonian Ecuador. Some guidelines are suggested as to how benefits to both parties might be achieved when collecting data with indigenous populations. In this article I describe some of the advantages and pitfalls of melding data collection and community aid with research when collaborating with vulnerable indigenous groups.


Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley 2015 University of Connecticut

Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

This paper looks to María Izquierdo’s paintings, Prisioneras (Prisoners) of 1936 and Sueño y presentimiento (Dream and Premonition) of 1947, as case studies for activating a theory of triple self-portraiture. The theory reflects how plurality arises in the singular or in single significations of the self and disrupts homogeneity in thinking about identities for the self and others within the genre of self-portraiture. In activating a theory of triple self-portraiture, I found three forms of the self in Izquierdo's works: the self as oppressed (the past); the self as oppressing (the current); and the self as an emancipator ...


Moisés Sáenz: Vigencia De Su Legado (English Translation), Edmund T. Hamann 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Moisés Sáenz: Vigencia De Su Legado (English Translation), Edmund T. Hamann

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This book mainly offers the biography of Moisés Sáenz (1888-1941), founding architect of Mexico's system of public schooling and former student of John Dewey, describing in particular his roles in creating rural schools, initiating bilingual education (for Mexico's indigenous populations), and experimenting with linkages between schooling and community development. The volume also includes the author's reflection on the relevance of learning about Profr. Sáenz for his own intellectual trajectory (which includes studying the movement of students between Mexico and the US) and reflections by Mexican educators Humberto Leal Martinez and Juan Sánchez García.


Conceptualizing Risk And Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study Of Women’S And Providers’ Perceptions Of Nonsurgical Female Permanent Contraception, Elizabeth K. Harrington, Diane Gordon, Isabel Osgood-Roach, Jeffrey T. Jensen, Jennifer Aengst 2015 Oregon National Health & Science University

Conceptualizing Risk And Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study Of Women’S And Providers’ Perceptions Of Nonsurgical Female Permanent Contraception, Elizabeth K. Harrington, Diane Gordon, Isabel Osgood-Roach, Jeffrey T. Jensen, Jennifer Aengst

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Objective: Novel approaches to nonsurgical permanent contraception (NSPC) for women that are low cost and require no incision or hysteroscope/surgical equipment could improve access to, and the acceptability of permanent contraception (PC). To better understand opportunities and limitations for NSPC approaches, we examined women's and OB/GYN providers' perceptions of NSPC in Portland, OR.

Study Design: Semi-structured, qualitative interviews were conducted with 40 women recruited from outpatient clinics with purposive sampling, and a focus group was conducted with 9 OB/GYNs in academic and community practice. Transcripts were coded and inductively analyzed with a grounded theory approach.

Results ...


Fertility Clinics In South India: A Study Of Three Clinics In Hyderabad, Amrutha P. Kumaran 2015 Candidate for B. A. in Anthropology

Fertility Clinics In South India: A Study Of Three Clinics In Hyderabad, Amrutha P. Kumaran

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

In recent years, India's assisted reproductive technology (ART) and medical tourism markets have grown faster than the government's ability to regulate them. The Times of India reports that 6 out of 60 clinics in Hyderabad have registered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) since January of 2013.[1] Hyderabad has experienced a technology boom in the last decade and is now the site of a burgeoning ART industry. Doctors were shadowed and interviewed at three major ART clinics in the Hyderabad-Secunderabad area for a period of three months. The clinics varied greatly in their qualifications and ...


Grandparental Help In Indonesia Is Directed Preferentially Towards Needier Descendants: A Potential Confounder When Exploring Grandparental Influences On Child Health, Kristin Snopkowski, Rebecca Sear 2015 Boise State University

Grandparental Help In Indonesia Is Directed Preferentially Towards Needier Descendants: A Potential Confounder When Exploring Grandparental Influences On Child Health, Kristin Snopkowski, Rebecca Sear

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

A considerable body of evidence has now demonstrated positive correlations between grandparental presence and child health outcomes. It is typically assumed that such correlations exist because grandparental investment in their grandchildren improves child health and wellbeing. However, less is known about how grandparents allocate help to adult children and grandchildren, particularly in lower income contexts. Here we use detailed quantitative data from the longitudinal Indonesia Family Life Survey (data collected in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2007; n = 16,250) to examine grandparental help in a society transitioning both demographically and economically. We test the hypothesis that grandparents direct help preferentially towards ...


The Folklore Of Herbs (For The Society For Lifelong Learning), Lisa Karen Miller 2015 Western Kentucky University Libraries

The Folklore Of Herbs (For The Society For Lifelong Learning), Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

Take a walk through the herb gardens of history and find out what our ancestors knew (and thought they knew) about herbs and their uses for medicine, beauty, and even love. The presentation compares ancient beliefs to current scientific evidence and reveals the places where they intersect.


Morgan, Layton (Fa 803), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Morgan, Layton (Fa 803), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 803. This collection features a term paper about supernatural stories relating to a cave on the author’s property in Logan County, Kentucky. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Layton Morgan for credit in an “Introduction to Folk Studies” class.


Sisenstein, James (Fa 802), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Sisenstein, James (Fa 802), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 802. This collection features a term paper about folklore involved in the “Magic: The Gathering” trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student James Sisenstein for credit in an “Introduction to Folk Studies” class.


Sweeney, Colter (Fa 801), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Sweeney, Colter (Fa 801), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 801. This collection features a term paper about folklore contained in the online game “World of Warcraft.” The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Colter Sweeney for credit in an “Introduction to Folk Studies” class.


Heath, Trey (Fa 804), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Heath, Trey (Fa 804), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 804. This collection features a term paper about hookah in western cultures, as specifically experienced at Cloud 9 Hookah in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Try Heath for credit in an “Introduction to Folk Studies” class.


Documentation Of Caddo Ceramic Vessels In The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Holdings From Goliad State Park, Timothy K. Perttula, Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2015 Archeological & Environmental Consultants, LLC

Documentation Of Caddo Ceramic Vessels In The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Holdings From Goliad State Park, Timothy K. Perttula, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR Research Reports

On February 6, 2015, three Caddo vessels from an unknown site or sites were documented at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Archeology Laboratory, where the standard suite of metadata was collected, accompanied by photographs and 3D models of each vessel. While the donor of these vessels remains unknown, stylistic and technological attributes can be used to posit the potential region of origin.

There are three 3D models included in this report of NAGPRA documentation. To manipulate, measure, and otherwise quantify variability in the models, this document must be downloaded, then opened in either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader ...


Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel By Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, Translated By Bernard Saladin D’Anglure, Zoe Todd 2015 University of Aberdeen

Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel By Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, Translated By Bernard Saladin D’Anglure, Zoe Todd

The Goose

Review of Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk and translated by Bernard Saladin d’Anglure.


Rosemary Gianno Papers, Brantley Palmer 2015 Keene State College

Rosemary Gianno Papers, Brantley Palmer

Finding Guides

Rosemary Gianno is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropolgy at Keene State College and chair of the department. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from City University of New York, Queens College and a Masters of Philosophy and a Ph. D at Yale University in 1985. Professor Gianno has spent a total of over three years in Malaysia on several different trips and did her original fieldwork in Tasek Bera, Malaysia amoung the Semelai studying their adaption of the forest envirnoment. Along with Adela Baer she has been instrumental in helping to found the Orang Asli Archive at Keene ...


Audiovisual Collection For The Orang Asli Archive, Brantley Palmer 2015 Keene State College

Audiovisual Collection For The Orang Asli Archive, Brantley Palmer

Finding Guides

The Audiovisual Collection for the Orang Asli Archive includes video tapes, DVDs, CDs, and other audiovisual material pertaining to the Orang Asli donated by multiple researchers.


Taphonomic Considerations For The Analysis Of Parasites From Archaeological Contexts, Johnica J. Morrow, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Karl J. Reinhard 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Taphonomic Considerations For The Analysis Of Parasites From Archaeological Contexts, Johnica J. Morrow, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Karl J. Reinhard

Faculty Publications from the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology

Discusses the role of taphonomy in archaeaoparasitology investigations. Enumerates various factors involved in preservation techniques. Gives cases from Lithuania, Belgium, and Italy. Concludes that considering the taphonomic factors associated with archaeological materials is a vital component in the interpretation of archaeoparasitological data.


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