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Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla 2016 European Ecopsychology Society

Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla PhD

"[...] A recurring theme in “ecopsychology,” in its present and inchoate form, is the continuation and extension of “spirit” in juxtaposition with other privileged and/or habitually preferred (perhaps even psychologically needed) practices or causes (spirituality-somethings, farcical chemistry or physics, yoga, coopted and partially understood indigenous lore, extreme diets, and various fetishes). That these mostly emotion-laden, unreasoned, and/or idiosyncratic amalgamations are prevalent says more about the psychological needs of the persons espousing these sentiments or beliefs (their hobbies or interests) than about “nature.” Certainly, it is nothing new that humans project their hopes, desperations, and wish-fulfillment thinking onto the shifting ...


Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, Tara Cress 2016 Western University

Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, Tara Cress

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

This study focuses on gender represented in the literary context of fairy tales. It explores the adjectives used to describe the female and male gender diachronically and cross-sectionally over the span of the 19th century. By analyzing English translations of the Grimm Brothers’ “Ashputtel” (“Cinderella”), and “Hans In Luck,” I make observations about variations of adjective use within each text while comparatively looking at a female-centric narrative to a male-centric one. This provides a look into the relatively understudied subject of adjectives as a linguistic means of describing gender within cultural mores and norms.

Nineteenth century data shows that adjectives ...


Shrine Pilgrimage (Ziyārat) In Turco-Iranian Cultural Regions, Mehdi Ebadi 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Shrine Pilgrimage (Ziyārat) In Turco-Iranian Cultural Regions, Mehdi Ebadi

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Academic studies, dedicated to various aspects of religiously motivated travel have increased steadily, especially in recent years. Despite the huge amount of publications related to tourism and religious pilgrimage, there is still a gap between abstract theory and empirical research. Studies devoted to pilgrimage in the developing countries generally, and Islamic regions in particular are rather few in number in spite of its socio-economic importance and widespread practices. The present work tries to address this relative lack of attention and will shed more light on the tradition of shrine pilgrimage (known as ziyārat) in Turco-Iranian cultural milieu that is almost ...


Who’S Afraid Of The Big, Bad Uktena Monster? Subject Cataloging For Images, Karen L. Kessel M.A. 2016 Sonoma State University

Who’S Afraid Of The Big, Bad Uktena Monster? Subject Cataloging For Images, Karen L. Kessel M.A.

VRA Bulletin

This article describes the difference between cataloging images and cataloging books, the obstacles to including subject data in image cataloging records and how these obstacles can be overcome to make image collections more accessible. I call for participants to help create a subject authority reference resource for non-Western art. This article is an expanded and revised version of a presentation for the 2016 Joint ARLIS/VRA conference in Seattle.


Karl, Debbie (Fa 854), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Karl, Debbie (Fa 854), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 854. Paper titled “The Bell Witch” discusses the legend of the Bell Witch, located in Adams, Tennessee, and the effects on the family and community. A few photos are provided as well. This project was conducted by Debbie Karl, a student at Western Kentucky University.


Petrocelli, Joseph (Fa 855), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Petrocelli, Joseph (Fa 855), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 855. This collection consists of a paper and photographs discussing the legend of the Bell Witch and other legends and paranormal activitiy in and around Adams, Tennessee. This project was conducted by Joseph Petrocelli a student at Western Kentucky University.


Blewett, Keith (Fa 856), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Blewett, Keith (Fa 856), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 856. This collection discusses Shaker folklore. Topics included are Shaker beliefs, architecture, furniture, inventions, and lifestyle.A few photos are included. This project was conducted by Keith Blewett, a student at Western Kentucky University.


Armstrong, E. Thomas (Fa 852), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Armstrong, E. Thomas (Fa 852), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 852. Survey of folk housing in northeast Oldham County, Kentucky, with a focus on remnants of vernacular houses in the area and the types represented. Project conducted by E. Thomas Armstrong, a student at Western Kentucky University for a folk studies class.


Karl, Debbie (Fa 853), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Karl, Debbie (Fa 853), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 853. Collection titled “The Bell Witch: Witch or Ghost” uses motifs to help determine whether the famous Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee, was a witch or a ghost. The motif index by Stith Thompson is cited throughout the paper. Debbie Karl, a student at Western Kentucky University, completed this project for a folktale course.


Graham, Kenny (Fa 851), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Graham, Kenny (Fa 851), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 851. Collection titled “Epitaphs,” a study of epitaphs collected from tombstones in the Franklin County Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Western Kentucky University student Kenny Graham completed this project for a grade in his folk studies course.


Ole Hendricks, The Fiddler Of Elbow Lake, Amy M. Shaw 2016 St. Catherine University

Ole Hendricks, The Fiddler Of Elbow Lake, Amy M. Shaw

Amy M. Shaw

Ole Hendricks was a gifted Norwegian immigrant fiddler who settled in western Minnesota in 1890 and who left behind a 97-page musical manuscript full of traditional dance tunes. I am currently engaged in transcribing the tunes into digital form and researching this music and Ole's life story.   I shared the preliminary results of my study during this one-hour presentation to an audience of approximately 75 people.


Bradley, Stella (Fa 848), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Bradley, Stella (Fa 848), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 848. This collection discusses not only the collecting process of epitaphs, which can be lonely and dirty, but the art found in the writing of them. The majority of these epitaphs was taken from the graves of infants. This project was conducted by Stella Bradley, a student at Western Kentucky University for a folk studies class.


Great Thanksgiving Listen (Fa 850), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Great Thanksgiving Listen (Fa 850), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 850. This collection consists of interviews conducted by students in Professor Barry Kaufkins’ Introduction to Folk Studies course. The students interviewed family, friends, and loved ones during Thanksgiving break on various topics.


Ethnographic Overview And Assessment Of Mammoth Cave National Park: A Progress Report, Michael Ann Williams, Kristen Clark, Eleanor Haskin, Rachel Haberman 2016 Western Kentucky University

Ethnographic Overview And Assessment Of Mammoth Cave National Park: A Progress Report, Michael Ann Williams, Kristen Clark, Eleanor Haskin, Rachel Haberman

Mammoth Cave Research Symposia

No abstract provided.


Does This Spear Make My Butt Look Big, Katrina A. Judd 2016 Georgia State University

Does This Spear Make My Butt Look Big, Katrina A. Judd

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Field Methods In Ethnography (Fa 849), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Field Methods In Ethnography (Fa 849), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 849. This collection consists of student projects conducted in their “Field Methods in Ethnography” class. Some projects included topics on recipes, plastic canvas crafts, and the music scene in Bowling Green, Kentucky. These Western Kentucky University students provide photos, transcribed interviews, and written papers.


Nature Connection: Theory, Evidence And Practice, Matt V. Bukowski 2016 James Madison University

Nature Connection: Theory, Evidence And Practice, Matt V. Bukowski

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

This presentation explores scholarly work at the intersection of mental health and the natural world in a variety of disciplines. My intent is to provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, research-based evidence, and clinical practices that support the idea that experiencing the natural world can improve human mental health outcomes.


The Archaeology Of Appetites, Molly S. Schonert 2016 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Archaeology Of Appetites, Molly S. Schonert

SEWSA 2016 Intersectionality in the New Millennium: An Assessment of Culture, Power, and Society

Through use of examining how food is produced, stored, distributed and consumed, one can take a glimpse into the past, present and even future of this planet–to better understand the complexity of human identity and the social practices or roles that define an individual, community or society. So this begins an exploration of the archaeology of food as a gendered commodity throughout our evolutionary past, emphasizing the infinite ways in which foodway practices exceeds the nutritional value of what our ancestors, family, friends and ourselves consume(d) on a daily basis. Foodways practices is an invaluable tool in any ...


Performing Gender Through Bowling, Or, "I Was In Shock Other Girls Could Bowl", Eleanor Ann Hasken 2016 Western Kentucky University

Performing Gender Through Bowling, Or, "I Was In Shock Other Girls Could Bowl", Eleanor Ann Hasken

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this thesis, I explore how bowling frames a gendered understanding of the world. I examine style, ball weight, and relationships, and others areas to discuss the ramifications of a binary understanding of gender as it is conceived in bowling centers. To complete this examination, I use interviews and personal observations from a year of fieldwork in Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky. I also rely on my personal experiences with the sport to provide contextual information. Drawing primarily on scholarship from Judith Butler, Richard Bauman, and Ann K. Ferrell, I theorize about gendered performances occurring in the bowling center. These ...


Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 843), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 843), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 843. This collection consists of interviews and photographs collected by Mark Brown which highlight the Kentucky Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship recipients from 2013. Brown has provided interviews between the masters and apprentices, photos, and typescripts sharing not only their experiences but some of their performance work as well.


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