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Identity And Fashion: A Look At Jordanian Christian Women And How Their Identity Is Portrayed Through Their Clothing, Brittany Witcher 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Identity And Fashion: A Look At Jordanian Christian Women And How Their Identity Is Portrayed Through Their Clothing, Brittany Witcher

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

My research seeks to analyze the relationship between identity and fashion among Jordanian Christian women between the ages of 18-24. The goal of my project was to discover how Jordanian Christian women identify themselves, whether their clothes reflect their identity, and lastly find out what ways their clothes reflect their identity. In order to investigate my study, I observed various places throughout the city of Amman, the media and various churches; surveyed 20 women regardless of religion; held a focus group; and lastly, interviewed 5 Jordanian Christian women between 18-24, and 1 Jordanian Christian man of similar age. Through my ...


Peruvians In The United States 1980—2008, Laird Bergad 2010 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Peruvians In The United States 1980—2008, Laird Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines demographic and socioeconomic factors concerning Peruvians in the United States between 1980 and 2008.

Methods: Data on Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, reorganized for public use by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, IPUMSusa. Cases in the dataset were weighted and analyzed to produce population estimates.

Results: The Peruvian population of the U.S. increased dramatically between 1980 and 2008 from about 70,000 to over 550,000 people. Migration increased in each decade and there is no reason to believe that migration ...


La Arqueología En El Ecuador: Investigando Las Lecciones Del Pasado Y Las Cuestiones Del Presente, Brett Erspamer 2010 SIT Study Abroad

La Arqueología En El Ecuador: Investigando Las Lecciones Del Pasado Y Las Cuestiones Del Presente, Brett Erspamer

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Durante las últimas tres semanas, desde el 8 de noviembre hasta el 26 de diciembre 2010, tuve la oportunidad de hacer una pasantía con el Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural (INPC) en Cuenca, la tercera cuidad más poblada del Ecuador. El INPC fue creado por el Estado en 1978 y “es el encargado de investigar, conservar, preservar, restaurar, exhibir y promocionar el Patrimonio Cultural en el Ecuador.” El país, en lo que concierne a este Instituto, está dividido en 7 Regionales, cada cual con una oficina que es responsable por la administración de 3 o 4 provincias. La de Cuenca ...


Education As A Detour On The Path To Inevitable Motherhood: The Acquired Values And Collective Ambitions Of The Students At La Maison D’Education Mariama Ba, Hannah DeAngelis 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Education As A Detour On The Path To Inevitable Motherhood: The Acquired Values And Collective Ambitions Of The Students At La Maison D’Education Mariama Ba, Hannah Deangelis

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The values young Senegalese women acquire at home revolve around motherhood, domesticity and, above all, solidarity. The students lucky enough to attend La Maison D’Education Mariama Ba, the most elite girl’s high school in all of Senegal carry these community-centered values. Here, young Senegalese women have a chance to take a detour from the prescribed path that their gender has dictated by spending seven years living and studying with their peers in a highly intellectual setting. An understanding of the narratives of their lives before school, time spent at MEMB, and vision of their futures provides a lens ...


The Invisible Hook. The Hidden Economics Of Pirates. Peter T. Leeson, Procesos De Mercado. Revista Europea De Economía Política, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

The Invisible Hook. The Hidden Economics Of Pirates. Peter T. Leeson, Procesos De Mercado. Revista Europea De Economía Política, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Piratas Y Corsarios En La Era Digital, Mario Šilar, Alejandro Néstor García Martínez 2010 University of Navarra

Piratas Y Corsarios En La Era Digital, Mario Šilar, Alejandro Néstor García Martínez

Mario Šilar

http://www.unav.es/nuestrotiempo/es/temas/piratas-y-corsarios-en-la-era-digital


Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2010 Buffalo State College

Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


We're Marching Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2010 Buffalo State College

We're Marching Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This sociocultural anthropological study looks at youth culture in Tamil Nadu, India, focusing on college-age youth in Madurai and Chennai. The dissertation first shows how youth experience their position in the larger Tamil society as “being outside of.” This exteriority is manifest in youth concepts of status and gender, the signs and activities which express such status and gender, and the social spaces in which such signs and activities are played out. In particular, the dissertation focuses on how the youth peer group is dually shaped as an exterior space of youth status negotiation—as exterior to adult norms of ...


Visualizing The Social Links Of Election Monitors With Arcgis, Gregory C. Couch 2010 University of Redlands

Visualizing The Social Links Of Election Monitors With Arcgis, Gregory C. Couch

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

Spatial analysis of the network of personnel in election monitoring and democratization missions allows users to visualize the impact and interactions these individuals and mission teams have had. This project focuses on the integration of the ArcGIS geographic information system and a private Access database to allow the user to input, edit, and visualize spatial and temporal data during the research of election monitoring networks. These data include the individuals, the missions, the positions held, and the dates of each activity. As these missions and individuals interact through space and time, network analysis will yield nodes of importance. This analysis ...


The Blood Drive Of Wku Greek Week: Issues Of Altruism, Egoism, Integration And Separation, Cynthia Halcyone Cotton 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Blood Drive Of Wku Greek Week: Issues Of Altruism, Egoism, Integration And Separation, Cynthia Halcyone Cotton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis focuses on the Blood Drive which takes place during the spring Greek Week event at Western Kentucky University. I primarily investigate the varying methods of negotiating issues of altruism and egoism in terms of the Blood Drive as well as way that the Blood Drive fits into the WKU Greek yearly cycle. I focus on issues of the process of identity in social Greek-letter organizations and how the process of this identity is renegotiated during the Blood Drive and other Greek events.

I interviewed people from several groups for this paper. Initially, I interviewed Blood Donor Recruitment Representatives ...


East Meets West: Middle Eastern Muslims In The Southeastern United States, Jessica Lee Winslow 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

East Meets West: Middle Eastern Muslims In The Southeastern United States, Jessica Lee Winslow

Masters Theses

Muslims of Middle Eastern and Turkish origin, whether longtime immigrants, recent refugees, or students living in America temporarily, are an important part of the changing ethnic and religious landscape in the Southeast U.S. In the aftermath of 9/11, much attention has been shifted upon Islam and the Middle East. Discrimination and a lack of mutual understanding and tolerance between the selected populations and native-born, non-Muslim Americans are persistent problems. The Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center and the Istanbul Center of Atlanta recognize and reflect the contemporary need for intercultural and interfaith awareness, education, and dialogue to promote tolerance. I ...


Educators' Perspectives And Approaches To Teaching In Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, Karmen Melissa Stephenson 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Educators' Perspectives And Approaches To Teaching In Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Classrooms, Karmen Melissa Stephenson

Masters Theses

In recent years the Midway School System in Midway, Tennessee (pseudonyms are used for the town, the school, and the participants in this research), has experienced a significant demographic change that has had both social and academic impacts. An influx of Hispanic students, primarily from Mexico, has brought students who are culturally different and for whom English is not the first language into a school that has traditionally been comprised of almost all white English speaking students. In the era of No Child Left Behind and other large scale educational reforms, this demographic change presents many new challenges to educators ...


Being And Becoming Visible: Women, Performance, And Visual Culture, Olga M. Mesropova, Stacey Weber-Fève 2010 Iowa State University

Being And Becoming Visible: Women, Performance, And Visual Culture, Olga M. Mesropova, Stacey Weber-Fève

World Languages and Cultures Books

Spanning geographical, cultural, and methodological boundaries, the essays in Being and Becoming Visible examine female representation in a variety of performative and visual media. Olga M. Mesropova and Stacey Weber-Fève situate the disciplines of visual culture and performance studies within two conceptual frameworks—multicultural and feminist—through the overarching thematic trope of visibility.

The contributors offer a mix of sociohistorical, ethnographic, ideological, postcolonial, and cultural approaches to the study of female representation in performance, visual, and consumer cultures. They examine curatorship, mythological representation of women, the interrelationship of mother and child, domestic gender roles, domestic abuse, and indigenous female representation ...


Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams

Theses and Dissertations in Geography

This dissertation focuses on the National Register of Historic Places and considers the geographical implications of valuing particular historic sites over others. Certain historical sites will either gain or lose desirability from one era to the next, this dissertation identifies and explains three unique preservation ethical eras, and it maps the sites which were selected during those eras. These eras are the Settlement Era (1966 – 1975), the Commercial Architecture Era (1976 – 1991), and the Progressive Planning Era (1992 – 2010). The findings show that transformations in the program included an early phase when state authorities listed historical resources pertaining to the ...


Road Kill And The New Science Of Human-Animal Relationships, Harold Herzog 2010 Animal Studies Repository

Road Kill And The New Science Of Human-Animal Relationships, Harold Herzog

Harold Herzog, Ph.D.

Ignore, rescue, or obliterate that turtle in the road?


What Do Irish Setters And Girls Named "Jennifer" Tell Us About The Causes Of Social Change?, Harold Herzog 2010 Animal Studies Repository

What Do Irish Setters And Girls Named "Jennifer" Tell Us About The Causes Of Social Change?, Harold Herzog

Harold Herzog, Ph.D.

What causes dog breed fads?


Working At Play: Bdsm Sexuality In The San Francisco Bay Area, Margot D. Weiss 2010 Wesleyan University

Working At Play: Bdsm Sexuality In The San Francisco Bay Area, Margot D. Weiss

Margot Weiss

No abstract provided.


Mainstreaming Kink: The Politics Of Bdsm Representation In U.S. Popular Media, Margot D. Weiss 2010 Wesleyan University

Mainstreaming Kink: The Politics Of Bdsm Representation In U.S. Popular Media, Margot D. Weiss

Margot Weiss

No abstract provided.


Rumsfeld!: Consensual Bdsm And ‘Sadomasochistic’ Torture At Abu Ghraib, Margot D. Weiss 2010 Wesleyan University

Rumsfeld!: Consensual Bdsm And ‘Sadomasochistic’ Torture At Abu Ghraib, Margot D. Weiss

Margot Weiss

No abstract provided.


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