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Anthrofest 2011, Jennifer McAuley, Elaine Yang, Molly Hude, Sascha Murillo, Hayley Germack, Madeleine Macks, Myles Karp, Paul Mitchell, Lydia Gau, Cassandra Turcotte, Kym Cole, Sarah MacIntosh, Catalina Villamil, Lauren Kapsalakis 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Anthrofest 2011, Jennifer Mcauley, Elaine Yang, Molly Hude, Sascha Murillo, Hayley Germack, Madeleine Macks, Myles Karp, Paul Mitchell, Lydia Gau, Cassandra Turcotte, Kym Cole, Sarah Macintosh, Catalina Villamil, Lauren Kapsalakis

Anthrofest

The University of Pennsylvania anthropology annual undergraduate research conference known as ANTHROFEST brings together undergraduates involved in research across all concentrations in anthropology, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Each year, select students present and discuss their original research to the community at Penn. The conference is open to the public.


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth McAlister 2011 Wesleyan University

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Division II Faculty Publications

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


Book Review Of, Paul Shankman. The Trashing Of Margaret Mead: Anatomy Of An Anthropological Controversy, Michele Ruth Gamburd 2011 Portland State University

Book Review Of, Paul Shankman. The Trashing Of Margaret Mead: Anatomy Of An Anthropological Controversy, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the book "The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy," by Paul Shankman.


The Religification Of Pakistani-American Youth, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Religification Of Pakistani-American Youth, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

GSE Publications

This article describes a cultural production process called religification, in which religious affiliation, rather than race or ethnicity, has become the core category of identity for working-class Pakistani-American youth in the United States. In this dialectical process, triggered by political changes following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Muslim identity is both thrust upon Pakistani-American youth by those who question their citizenship and embraced by the youth themselves. Specifically, the article examines the ways in which schools are sites where citizenship is both constructed and contested and the roles that peers, school personnel, families, and the youth themselves play in ...


Fisher, Lucas Samuel, B. 1987 (Fa 547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Fisher, Lucas Samuel, B. 1987 (Fa 547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 547. Paper titled: "Bowling Lingo," written by Lucas Samuel Fisher about the folk speech of bowlers, gathered in Glasgow, Kentucky, and nationally through an online bowling forum. This project was a requirement for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Smith, Corey William, B.1989 (Fa 549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Corey William, B.1989 (Fa 549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 549. Joke collected from Joe Lohden by his stepson Corey Smith, which was told to Smith during his childhood. This project was a requirement for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Schooling Passions: Nation, History, And Language In Contemporary Western India (Book Review), Christopher Bischof 2011 University of Richmond

Schooling Passions: Nation, History, And Language In Contemporary Western India (Book Review), Christopher Bischof

History Faculty Publications

Schooling Passions is an anthropological work that explores the everyday production of local, regional, and national senses of belonging in the elementary schools in the locality of Kolhapur near the southern boundary of the state of Maharashtra, India. Kolhapur was an independent kingdom until 1949 and traces its origin to Shivaji Bhosale, a seventeenth-century hero-warrior who founded the Marathi nation. Equipped with a knowledge of Marathi and significant expertise in nationalism, citizenship, education, and gender, Véronique Benei conducted fieldwork at five schools in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the expectation that education would be less nationalistic there than ...


I'M Okay, You're Criminally Insane: Life In A Neurotic Fear State, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2011 Buffalo State College

I'M Okay, You're Criminally Insane: Life In A Neurotic Fear State, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Michael I. Niman finds a direct line between the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and the creation of a neurotic fear state. Mixed in with all the logical, rational condemnation of violent rhetoric, however, is a bit of kneejerk lunacy


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth McAlister 2011 Wesleyan University

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


Wronski, Genevieve Elissa, B. 1980 (Fa 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Wronski, Genevieve Elissa, B. 1980 (Fa 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 544. Paper titled "The Monkey Walk" written by Genevieve Elissa Wronski in which she documents Brian Greever's ape imitation performed at social parties. Includes colored illustrations and video.


El Desarrollo De La Ciencia Política En México. Una Mirada A Través De Los Estudios Sobre El Estado De La Disiciplina, J. R. Joel Flores-Mariscal 2011 National Autonomous University of México

El Desarrollo De La Ciencia Política En México. Una Mirada A Través De Los Estudios Sobre El Estado De La Disiciplina, J. R. Joel Flores-Mariscal

J. R. Joel Flores-Mariscal

Se presenta una revisión de los títulos publicados hasta 2009 que han analizado la situación de la ciencia política en México o algún aspecto de ésta. Destaca el crecimiento y la diversificación de autores e instituciones, de las revistas publicadas y de los enfoques y temas recurrentes. Hasta fines de los años noventa se ven autores recurrentes y momentos de auge en las publicaciones asociados a coyunturas como congresos, procesos de modificación a planes de estudio, etc., Después de estos años hay la emergencia de nuevos autores y enfoques de estudio, y que el desarrollo de estos trabajos en su ...


Purposeful Engagement Of First-Year Division I Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison 2011 University of Central Florida

Purposeful Engagement Of First-Year Division I Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

This study examined the extent to which transitioning, first-year student-athletes engage in educationally sound activities in college. The sample included 147 revenue and nonrevenue first-year student-athletes who were surveyed at four large Division 1-A universities. Findings revealed that revenue and nonrevenue first-year student athletes differed regarding their academic and athletic identities. Transitioning revenue student-athletes rated themselves as having slightly higher athletic identities, yet lower academic identities compared to their nonrevenue counterparts. The findings from this study also indicated that the kinds of effective educational practices that first-year student-athletes engage in have a positive influence on their academic self-concept. These findings ...


Global Transformations, Local Activism: “New” Unionism’S Engagement With Economic And Health Care Transformation In Urban Central Appalachia, Rebecca Adkins Fletcher 2011 University of Kentucky

Global Transformations, Local Activism: “New” Unionism’S Engagement With Economic And Health Care Transformation In Urban Central Appalachia, Rebecca Adkins Fletcher

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

It has long been argued that the organization of the U.S. health care system is shaped by the struggles between capital and labor, and this relationship is of increasing significance today. Transformations from an industrial to a service economy, rising insurance costs, neoliberal social policies, and decreased labor union power have increased the number of Americans with reduced access to health care, especially for service workers and women. This dissertation is an ethnographic study of how workers in two leading unions in the “new” unionism movement, the Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Service Union (RWDSU) and the United Steelworkers (USW ...


Political Economy Of Exotic Trade On The Mississippian Frontier: A Case Study Of A Fourteenth Century Chiefdom In Southwestern Virginia, Maureen Elizabeth Siewert Meyers 2011 University of Kentucky

Political Economy Of Exotic Trade On The Mississippian Frontier: A Case Study Of A Fourteenth Century Chiefdom In Southwestern Virginia, Maureen Elizabeth Siewert Meyers

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

Although the Mississippian culture area has been studied for decades, the frontier of the Mississippian region is less understood. Various Mississippian frontiers appear to have been important for the obtainment of trade goods which were important symbols of chiefly power. Studying these frontiers will allow archaeologists to better understand the emergence and maintenance of power within Southeastern chiefdoms. This dissertation explores one frontier site, Carter Robinson (44LE10) in southwestern Virginia, and its role in Southern Appalachian chiefdom power through its control of trade at the border. This research identifies ceramic and non-utilitarian markers of trade and identifies changes at the ...


Strategic Flexibility: Household Ecologies Of Ful’Be In Tanout, Niger, Karen Marie Greenough 2011 University of Kentucky

Strategic Flexibility: Household Ecologies Of Ful’Be In Tanout, Niger, Karen Marie Greenough

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

(Agro)pastoralism in Sahelian Niger, as elsewhere, operates through household enterprises. Katsinen-ko’en (Fulбe) households, interconnected within kin and community networks, utilize a range of flexible strategies to manage a variety of ecological and economic risks. This dissertation argues that (agro)pastoralist households and communities maintain or improve viability in risky environments first by employing various mobility patterns, among other strategies, and relying on the tightly knit interdependence between household and herd. Secondly, households that most successfully sustain a cooperative integrity (i.e. partnerships between husband and wife, or wives, and parents and children) to negotiate decisions and strategies best ...


Is Immigration Policy Labor Policy? Immigration Enforcement, Undocumented Workers, And The State, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Laura Nussbaum-Barberena 2011 Loyola University Chicago

Is Immigration Policy Labor Policy? Immigration Enforcement, Undocumented Workers, And The State, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Laura Nussbaum-Barberena

Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Enforcement-oriented immigration programs have spread rapidly from the United States-Mexico border throughout the United States interior in recent years, intensifying the vulnerabilities of undocumented workers. In this article, we draw on our ethnographic research with undocumented workers and activists in the Chicago area to examine the expanded use of instruments such as E-Verify, No-Match letters, and federal-local enforcement collaborations. We consider how accelerated enforcement-oriented immigration policies affect the labor relations of undocumented workers in the Chicago area, and we also explore how immigrant labor leaders help workers ward off the short-term effects of punitive immigration policies as they organize for ...


Is Immigration Policy Labor Policy? Immigration Enforcement, Undocumented Workers, And The State, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Laura Nussbaum-Barberena 2011 Loyola University Chicago

Is Immigration Policy Labor Policy? Immigration Enforcement, Undocumented Workers, And The State, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Laura Nussbaum-Barberena

Social Justice

Enforcement-oriented immigration programs have spread rapidly from the United States-Mexico border throughout the United States interior in recent years, intensifying the vulnerabilities of undocumented workers. In this article, we draw on our ethnographic research with undocumented workers and activists in the Chicago area to examine the expanded use of instruments such as E-Verify, No-Match letters, and federal-local enforcement collaborations. We consider how accelerated enforcement-oriented immigration policies affect the labor relations of undocumented workers in the Chicago area, and we also explore how immigrant labor leaders help workers ward off the short-term effects of punitive immigration policies as they organize for ...


Cuba For Cubans? Contradictions In Cuban Development Since 1990, Martin Carriel 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Cuba For Cubans? Contradictions In Cuban Development Since 1990, Martin Carriel

Honors Projects

Not long ago, eighty-five percent of Cuban trade was conducted through the the Soviet Union's Council of Mutual Economic Assistance and the US maintained a strict economic embargo. Today, most Cuban trade is conducted with countries as diverse as Venezuela, China, and Canada, and despite the economic embargo, the US is the largest source of food for Cuba. The fall of the USSR in the early 90s forced Cuba into restructuring its trade, with widespread repercussions throughout Cuban economic, political and social systems and the ideology behind them. World-systems theory offers a theoretical framework that allows an understanding of ...


Repeal The Seal!, Mirah Riben 2011 SelectedWorks

Repeal The Seal!, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Instead of introducing legislation to give back rights to adoptees taken from them during the 1940s, the author suggests repealing the state regulations that originally sealed the birth certificates of adoptees.


The Ironies Of Adoption, Mirah Riben 2011 SelectedWorks

The Ironies Of Adoption, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

The author points out the irony of the extent people will go to in an attempt to conceive and birth a child that is genetically and biologically connected to them, yet when all their efforts fail and they ersort to adoption, they accept a system that relies on lies and secrecy and severs all the adoptee's connections to his heredity.


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