Bluegrass And Old-Time In Catalonia: An Ethnographic Case Study Of Aesthetic Communitas, 2018 East Tennessee State University
Bluegrass And Old-Time In Catalonia: An Ethnographic Case Study Of Aesthetic Communitas, Michael J. Luchtan
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This is an ethnographic case study of a musical community in Catalonia centered around the performance of bluegrass and old-time music. By using Victor and Edith Turners’ ideas of normative communitas, this paper identifies an aesthetic communitas model which describes a community centered around a performative genre. Through participant observation in the 16th Annual Al Ras Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival and interviews with local musicians, fans, venue owners, and luthiers, the ethnographic narrative details the characteristics of the aesthetic communitas in Catalonia and searches for associations of Appalachia that accompany the cross-cultural manifestation of bluegrass and old-time music ...
Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the main anesthesia providers in over 70% of rural hospitals providing anesthesia. Each year, over 2,000 student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) graduate and continue as licensed CRNAs. This Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) project emphasizes the importance of developing culturally competent providers in anesthesia by promoting early outreach in cultural competence education of SRNAs. Cultural competence is described as possessing characteristics of congruent attitudes, awareness, and conduct that provides and enables effective skills in cross-cultural encounters. Encompassing cultural competency education early in the SRNAs profession may provide valuable lifelong cultural skills that will ...
Resource Competition Among The Uinta Basin Fremont, 2018 Utah State University
Resource Competition Among The Uinta Basin Fremont, Elizabeth A. Hora-Cook
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Archaeologists describe the Uinta Fremont (A.D. 0 – 1300) as a mixed foraging-farming society that underwent a dramatic social change from A.D. 700 – 1000. Researchers observe through different architectural styles and subsistence activity a change from large, aggregated settlements to more dispersed and defensively oriented villages and hamlets. The Ideal Free Distribution (IFD) model provides an explanatory framework through which to interpret these changes. IFD predicts the order in which people or animals will occupy habitats based on a habitat’s relative suitability and suggests hypothetical behaviors that people or animals might engage in to improve or maintain the ...
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography [Table Of Contents], 2018 Fordham University
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography [Table Of Contents], Robert Desjarlais
“Emerging from an unknown body, enthralling images, and lacerating silences, The Blind Man is written with the force of literature. Desjarlais’s fierce masterpiece reawakens anthropology’s sense of wonder with the affective, spectral nature of worldly encounters. A transformational book.”—João Biehl, Princeton University
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography examines the complicated forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, anthropologist and writer Robert Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind, who begs for money at ...
“Tribal Trenches”: A Qualitative Critique Of Consociational Design In Northern Ireland, 2018 Stetson University
“Tribal Trenches”: A Qualitative Critique Of Consociational Design In Northern Ireland, Sarah Hollmann
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
How does consociational power sharing impact ethnic divisions in Northern Ireland? Though those in the consociationalist school would claim that the lack of active political violence in Northern Ireland is a powerful argument in favor of consociationalism; I argue that active violence has been replaced by increasing political polarization and ethno-national tensions. Using data gathered from twenty-four semi-structured interviews in Northern Ireland, this project critiques the hypothesis that ethnic divisions lose their salience after the implementation of consociational power-sharing agreements after ethno-nationalist conflict. Despite the growing literature on the long-term effects of consociationalism, scholars have largely focused on quantitative methods ...
A Bit Like Cash: Understanding Cash-For-Bitcoin Transactions Through Individual Vendors, 2018 University of Central Oklahoma
A Bit Like Cash: Understanding Cash-For-Bitcoin Transactions Through Individual Vendors, Stephanie J. Robberson, Mark R. Mccoy
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
As technology improves and economies become more globalized, the concept of currency has evolved. Bitcoin, a cryptographic digital currency, has been embraced as a secure and convenient type of money. Due to its security and privacy for the user, Bitcoin is a good tool for conducting criminal trades. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has regulations in place to make identification information of Bitcoin purchasers accessible to law enforcement, but enforcing these rules with cash-for-Bitcoin traders is difficult. This study surveyed cash-for-Bitcoin vendors in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico to determine personal demographic information, knowledge of ...
Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1213. Student folk studies project titled “Historic Survey of 10 Representative Houses Designed by James Maurice Ingram in the Bowling Green Area.” Project includes architectural descriptions, photographs and architectural drawings of ten representative houses eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria C (Design/Construction). Also included in this collection is a project by Robin Zeigler in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the historic architecture of James Maurice Ingram in Warren County, Kentucky. Application includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding historic properties designed by ...
Genau, Charles (Fa1212), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Genau, Charles (Fa1212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1212. Student paper titled “Winemaking: The Old and New Way” in which Charles Genau details the process of wine production from harvest, to fermentation, bottling, and distribution. Genau compares and contrasts methods of traditional winemaking with contemporary approaches. He also gathered his information from two winemakers of different ages and ethnic backgrounds. The paper contains two illustrations of the winemaking process.
Stillwell, Gloria (Fa 1211), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Stillwell, Gloria (Fa 1211), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1211. Student paper titled “Folk Remedies” in which Gloria Stillwell collects traditional cures and medicinal recipes for various aches, pains, and illnesses including “colic,” “diabetes,” “worms,” “asthma,” and other bodily-related ailments. Stillwell gathered her information from close family members and friends.
Currey, Cathy (Fa 1210), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Currey, Cathy (Fa 1210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1210. Student folk studies project titled “The History of African-American Education in Christian County, [Kentucky].” Narrative history which includes historical and architectural information, photographs, and other documentation regarding African American schools in Christian County, Kentucky.
Review: Syriac Chant And The Limits Of Modality, 2018 San Francisco State University
Review: Syriac Chant And The Limits Of Modality, Sarah Bakker Kellogg
Yale Journal of Music & Religion
A book review is presented for Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo, by Tala Jarjour. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0-190-63525-1.
Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1208. Student paper titled “Moonshine” in which Joe Griggs interviews E.Y. Hurt, a native of Todd County, about his varied business ventures including owning motels, grocery stores, and, eventually, a moonshine still. Hurt describes the fermentation process, production, and running of moonshine in Kentucky during the Prohibition era. The paper also contains a brief biographical background of the informant as well as two fully transcribed interviews with Hurt.
Seal, Kathy (Fa 1209), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Seal, Kathy (Fa 1209), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1209. Student paper titled “Household Appliances” in which Kathy Seal interviews her uncle, Edward Derringer, about his collection of unusual household items. The pieces, which were obtained through bartering, are arranged by “Kitchen Appliances,” “Kitchen Utensils,” “Cleaning Utensils,” and “Miscellaneous.” Seal emphasizes that the purpose of her paper is to draw attention to the appearance of the appliances rather than their functions. The paper, then, is made up entirely of hand-drawn illustrations of each object.
Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1207. Student folk studies project by Katherine J. Chappell in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the W. L. Bray house, at 1318 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. Project includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding this one-and-a-half story Tudor Revival house designed in 1934 by local architect James Maurice Ingram.
Hide And Seek: How And Why Peace Corps Panama Volunteers Conceal And Reveal Parts Of Their Social Identities And Perceived Impacts On Their Cultural Integration, 2018 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad
Hide And Seek: How And Why Peace Corps Panama Volunteers Conceal And Reveal Parts Of Their Social Identities And Perceived Impacts On Their Cultural Integration, Sara Sweeney
Hide and Seekexplores Peace Corps’ role in Panama and details the unique opportunities that Peace Corps Volunteers have to integrate and experience remote communities of the Indigenous tribe known as the Ngäbe Bugle. The main research question of this paper is derived from the challenges that Volunteers in Panama commonly face upon arriving to their communities and presenting themselves to their community members. I will discuss how Volunteers process the cultural differences they experience in their communities, how they respond to them, and whether they choose to conceal or reveal parts of their social identities to their community members ...
Facilitating Community Participation With Palestine Refugees: An Exploratory Study Of Unrwa, 2018 SIT Graduate Institute
Facilitating Community Participation With Palestine Refugees: An Exploratory Study Of Unrwa, Tiffany Rene Baccus
Community participation plays an important role in reversing the traditional power dynamic between service providers and beneficiaries. However, the level of community participation facilitated by organizations in their initiatives often varies greatly. This study sought to understand how and to what extent the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) West Bank Field Office can best facilitate community participation with Palestine refugees through its initiatives. Data collection took place at two levels: the strategic and camp level. The strategic level included interviews with a representative from the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Department of Refugee Affairs (DORA) as well as nine ...
Something Old, Something New: Historicizing Same-Sex Marriage Within Ongoing Struggles Over African Marriage In South Africa, 2018 John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Something Old, Something New: Historicizing Same-Sex Marriage Within Ongoing Struggles Over African Marriage In South Africa, Michael W. Yarbrough
Publications and Research
This article examines contemporary struggles over same-sex marriage in the daily lives of black lesbian- and gay-identified South Africans. Based primarily on 21 in-depth interviews with such South Africans drawn from a larger project on post-apartheid South African marriage, the author argues that their current struggles for relationship recognition share much in common with contemporaneous struggles of their heterosexual counterparts, and that these commonalities reflect ongoing tensions between more extended-family and more dyadic understandings of African marriage. The increasing influence of dyadic understandings of marriage, and of associated ideals of romantic love, has helped inspire same-sex marriage claims and, in ...
Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1206. Collection consists of interviews conducted by students in Barry Kaufkins’ Introduction to Folk Studies (FLK 276) class at WKU. Students conducted interviews with various family members, friends, and coworkers. Topics include childhood memories, cultural traditions, professional responsibilities, and other issues relating to personal narratives. Collection also contains brief summaries of subjects covered in the interviews. Audio recordings of the interviews that were recorded and submitted are stored in the WKU Sound Archives.
Last Chance To Care: An Autoethnography Of End-Of-Life Care In Indonesia, 2018 Nova Southeastern University
Last Chance To Care: An Autoethnography Of End-Of-Life Care In Indonesia, Petra B. Wessner
The Qualitative Report
In Australia, palliative care is an accepted and expected part of contemporary health care service provision. Efficacious palliative care focusses on managing pain and symptoms and making the patient as comfortable as possible (World Health Organization Definition of Palliative Care (WHO, 2010). As well, palliative care focusses on the spiritual and psycho-social dimensions of life (Martina, 2017), providing the opportunity for the patient and their family to continue to be engaged with life and self-determined decision making throughout palliation. In this account, utilizing the qualitative research method of autoethnography the Australian author describes her experience of caring for her Indonesian ...
Bartlett, Karen (Fa 1204), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Bartlett, Karen (Fa 1204), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1204. Student paper titled “Frightening Folktales” in which Karen Bartlett gathers together an assortment of various ghost stories and urban legends. Bartlett collected the tales from family members, friends, and classmates.