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Laughter, Silence And Roar In The Andes, Olga González-Castenada 2009 Macalester College

Laughter, Silence And Roar In The Andes, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Accounting For Absence: The Colombian Paramilitaries In U.S. Policy Debates, Winifred Tate 2009 Colby College

Accounting For Absence: The Colombian Paramilitaries In U.S. Policy Debates, Winifred Tate

Winifred L. Tate

Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked across borders every year." "Money laundering represents as much as 10 percent of global GDP." "Internet child porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry."

Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see only one problem: these numbers are probably false. Their continued use ...


Thinking And Drinking Chocolate: The Origins, Distribution, And Significance Of Cacao In Mesoamerica, Diana Moreiras Reynaga 2009 Western University

Thinking And Drinking Chocolate: The Origins, Distribution, And Significance Of Cacao In Mesoamerica, Diana Moreiras Reynaga

Diana K Moreiras Reynaga

This paper examines cacao’s (Theobroma cacao L.) physical and chemical composition, ecology, distribution and habitat and summarizes the recent archaeological research on cacao, mapping its distribution as shown by various lines of archaeological evidence. Existing hypotheses for cacao’s spread are discussed and illustrated using a GIS mapping of detailed topographic maps of South and Central America. By focusing on the potential paths which cacao could have been transported and grown (at elevations ranging from sea-level to 1000 m) it is possible to eliminate many previously proposed routes, and pinpoint the most likely locations for the cacao’s earliest ...


The George Korda Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The George Korda Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


Sovereignty On Borrowed Territory: Sahrawi Identity In Algeria, Randa Farah 2009 Western University

Sovereignty On Borrowed Territory: Sahrawi Identity In Algeria, Randa Farah

Randa R Farah Dr.

This article begins with a brief overview of the pivotal moments in this conflict. It will subsequently argue that, since the Moroccan invasion in 1975, three fundamental factors have enabled the Sahrawis to sustain their struggle for national independence against great odds.


Charles Tilly As A Theorist Of Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker 2009 UCLA

Charles Tilly As A Theorist Of Nationalism, Rogers Brubaker

Rogers Brubaker

This paper considers Charles Tilly as an important but underappreciated theorist of nationalism. Tilly’s theory of nationalism emerged from the “bellicist” strand of his earlier work on state-formation and later incorporated a concern with performance, stories, and cultural modeling. Yet despite the turn to culture in Tilly’s later work, his theory of nationalism remained state-centered, materialist, and instrumentalist—a source of both its power and its limitations.


Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki 2009 University of Athens (Greece) alumna, University of Durham (UK) alumna

Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki

Anastasia Tsaliki

Participation in this documentary directed by Julian Thomas and produced by Electric Sky for History Channel International.

"The legend of blood sucking vampires has captured peoples’ imagination for generations. Mysterious tales of the undead rising from their coffins to terrorise the living and drain their blood are the stuff of horror movies and novels. But a crack team of archaeologists and forensic scientists have uncovered hard evidence for the existence of the legend – a legend that continues to haunt communities in the present day…"


Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. McInnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with HIV testing among Aboriginal peoples in Canada who live off-reserve. Data were drawn for individuals aged 15–44 from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2001), which represents a weighed sample of 520,493 Aboriginal men and women living off-reserve. Bivariable analysis and logistic regression were used to identify factors associated with individuals who had received an HIV test within the past year. In adjusted multivariable analysis, female gender, younger age, unemployment, contact with a family doctor or traditional healer within the past year, and “good” or “fair/poor” self-rated health ...


Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

Douching is a common practice among certain groups of women and MSM, and it is conducted for the purpose of cleanliness as part of bodily hygiene maintenance. Although there has been considerable research about female vaginal douching, understandings of rectal douching (RD) for MSM are limited. In the epidemiological and medical literature, RD is presented as a behaviour that removes beneficial bacteria and the surface epithelium layer of the colon, which can, potentially, increase the risk of HIV transmission in MSM. The paucity of research on male douching practices is curious given the primacy of anal sex in HIV prevention ...


Giving Voice To Choice: Integrating Scientific, Ethnographic, And Historical Analysis To Understand 17th Century Native Pottery From Western New England, Julie A. Woods, Matthew T. Boulanger, Elizabeth S. Chilton, David V. Hill, Michael D. Glascock 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Giving Voice To Choice: Integrating Scientific, Ethnographic, And Historical Analysis To Understand 17th Century Native Pottery From Western New England, Julie A. Woods, Matthew T. Boulanger, Elizabeth S. Chilton, David V. Hill, Michael D. Glascock

Julie Woods

No abstract provided.


You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2009 Buffalo State College

You Can’T Be Nonviolent Without Violence: The Rainbow Family’S Nonkilling Nomadic Utopia And Its Survival Of Persistent State Violence, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Since 1972, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a nonhierarchical nomadic community, has been holding large temporary gatherings in remote forests around the world to pray for world peace and to create a model of a functioning utopian society. Wherever and whenever they gather, the temporary Rainbow city remains essentially unchanged, modeling what anarchist theorist Hakim Bey calls the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ). Revolutions, Bey writes, seek permanent change and, in doing so, lead to violence and martyrdom. Revolutionaries aim to hold territory. The TAZ, by contrast, does not directly engage the state, but instead “liberates an area (of land ...


Bibliography Of Book Collections At The Southeast European Institue, University Of Graz, Joel Halpern 2009 university of massachusetts, Amherst

Bibliography Of Book Collections At The Southeast European Institue, University Of Graz, Joel Halpern

Joel M. Halpern

No abstract provided.


Building Sustainable Societies: A Swedish Case Study On The Limits Of Reflexive Modernization., Cindy Isenhour 2009 University of Maine, Department of Anthropology

Building Sustainable Societies: A Swedish Case Study On The Limits Of Reflexive Modernization., Cindy Isenhour

Cindy Isenhour

No abstract provided.


Intellectual Property And The Safeguarding Of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues And Practical Options For Museums, Libraries And Archives, Molly Torsen, Jane E. Anderson Dr 2009 Harvard University

Intellectual Property And The Safeguarding Of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues And Practical Options For Museums, Libraries And Archives, Molly Torsen, Jane E. Anderson Dr

Jane E. Anderson

No abstract provided.


The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2009 Buffalo State College

The Political Tsunami: Not All Death And Destruction Is Natural, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Unlike many disasters that befall the Third and Fourth Worlds, the 2004 Tsunami was both large and unique enough to dominate the western press. The stories in the mainstream media, however, were rather simplistic, sticking to a feel good script of nations uniting to offer aid to the tidal wave’s unfortunate victims. Meanwhile, without much media attention, the Indonesian government used the cover of the Tsunami and the ensuing relief efforts, to intensify its war against rebels in its break-away Ache province – which suffered from the brunt of the Tsunami. Also ignored by the western mass media, was the ...


Dell Hymes And The Ethnography Of Communication, Barbara Johnstone, William Marcellino 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Dell Hymes And The Ethnography Of Communication, Barbara Johnstone, William Marcellino

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Cycling In The Complexity Of Early Societies, Sergey Gavrilets, David G. Anderson, Peter Turchin 2009 University of Tennessee

Cycling In The Complexity Of Early Societies, Sergey Gavrilets, David G. Anderson, Peter Turchin

David G. Anderson

Warfare is commonly viewed as a driving force of the process of aggregation of initially independent villages into larger and more complex political units that started several thousand years ago and quickly lead to the appearance of chiefdoms, states, and empires. Here we build on extensions and generalizations of Carneiro’s (1970) argument to develop a spatially explicit agent-based model of the emergence of early complex societies via warfare. In our model polities are represented as hierarchically structured networks of villages whose size, power, and complexity change as a result of conquest, secession, internal reorganization (via promotion and linearization), and ...


Post-Quake Food Security In Haiti, John Mazzeo 2009 DePaul University

Post-Quake Food Security In Haiti, John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Rewriting Jewish History, Neil A. Silberman 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Rewriting Jewish History, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


The ‘Spanish As Threat’ Ideology And Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Attrition., Tonya Wolford, Phillip M. Carter 2009 Florida International University

The ‘Spanish As Threat’ Ideology And Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Attrition., Tonya Wolford, Phillip M. Carter

Phillip M. Carter

No abstract provided.


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