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Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf 2016 University of Hull

Surfing The Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory Of Agency, Resistance, And Orders Of Dissent In Contemporary Social Movements, Athina Karatzogianni, Michael Schandorf

Athina Karatzogianni

The theorisation and understanding of contemporary social movements, socio-technological phenomena, and the intersection of the two are limited by an incommensurability between the conceptualisations of individual agency and the disciplining powers of social structures. We introduce a theory of sociotechnological agency that bridges the individual and the social through a reconceptualization of the conventional notion of intentionality. Drawing from recent theories of affect and embodiment, posthuman-influenced materialisms and realisms, postmodern critical theory, and critiques of network theory, we introduce a model for understanding sociopolitical action and dissent that accounts for individual human agency as a nexus of overlapping and often ...


Access To Communication In United States Prisons: Reducing Recidivism Through Expanded Communication Programs With Inmates, Lilie Gross 2016 University of Puget Sound

Access To Communication In United States Prisons: Reducing Recidivism Through Expanded Communication Programs With Inmates, Lilie Gross

Politics & Government Undergraduate Theses

The need for better communication systems in prisons is dire and will reduce recidivism rates in the United States. Not only is communication via phone lines extremely expensive and corrupt, it is almost impossible. Inmates in United States Prisons need this availability and option to communicate with their families and maintain outside relationships. While maintaining healthy and positive relationships is good for inmate's mental health, it also decreases the risk of recidivism. This paper aims to highlight the benefits of phone communication and relationships between inmates and family on the outside for it will decrease the 50% recidivism rate ...


'Rebellious Highlanders': The Reception Of Corsica In The Edinburgh Periodical Press, 1730-1800, Rhona Brown 2016 University of Glasgow

'Rebellious Highlanders': The Reception Of Corsica In The Edinburgh Periodical Press, 1730-1800, Rhona Brown

Studies in Scottish Literature

Examines the way Scottish periodicals, especially the Weekly Magazine and the Caledonian Mercury, reported and discussed the nationalist resistance in Corsica against first Genoese and then French rule; recalibrates the role of James Boswell in shaping Scottish opinion about Corsica, especially in his Account of Corsica (1768); notes the parallels made by Scottish commentators between the Corsican resistance under Pascal Paoli and the Scottish highlands, especially the Jacobite risings of 1715 and 1745; and suggests the value of looking at the distinctive responses of Scottish periodicals, not just the print networks based on London.


"Let Me Tell You What I See" Creating A Culturally Relevant Arts Based Education Through The Use Of Photography And Storytelling, William Tran 2016 University of San Francisco

"Let Me Tell You What I See" Creating A Culturally Relevant Arts Based Education Through The Use Of Photography And Storytelling, William Tran

Master's Projects

There are many constructs that can hinder the ability of students of color to succeed in a classroom environment. Factors such as the construct of whiteness, microaggressions, the banking method, as well as cuts in arts based classes create a learning environment where oppression occurs on multiple levels. The construct of whiteness creates an environment in which only the ideas, values, lived experiences, and knowledge of whites are considered valid. Microaggressions uphold the construct of whiteness by insulting and invalidating any ideas, values, lived experiences, languages, and knowledge that are outside the construct of whiteness. The constructs of whiteness as ...


Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan 2016 None

Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan

The Goose

This personal essay describes the author's visit to Provence to see the sites where Cézanne painted a number of well-known landscape paintings. He compares the paintings with the landscape as it existed when the paintings were painted, and as exist today, to trace the connections between landscape, and art, and in particular, Cézanne's artistic techniques. Finally, the author suggests that Cézanne's close observation of the natural world, and commitment to studying the old masters still has something important to teach us today in our digital age.


Creating A Better World With Information And Communication Technologies: Health Equity, Sajda Qureshi 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Creating A Better World With Information And Communication Technologies: Health Equity, Sajda Qureshi

Sajda Qureshi

When news broke on 23rd July 2014, that a case of the deadly virus Ebola had been confirmed in Lagos, home to about 21 million people and a major transportation hub, the World held its breath. If not contained, this virus could spread quickly killing a multitude of people around the World. By 15th October, cases of Ebola had been recorded around the World: Liberia reported 4249 cases with 2458 deaths, Sierra Leone reported 3252 cases with 1183 deaths, Guinea 1472 cases with 843 deaths, Nigeria reported 20 cases with 8 deaths, the USA reported 3 cases and 1 death ...


Are We Making A Better World With Information And Communication Technology For Development (Ict4d) Research? Findings From The Field And Theory Building, Sajda Qureshi 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Are We Making A Better World With Information And Communication Technology For Development (Ict4d) Research? Findings From The Field And Theory Building, Sajda Qureshi

Sajda Qureshi

As Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to penetrate people’s lives the world over, there is a sense that understanding the role of ICTs in the context of development needs to be conceptualized theoretically while making empirical contributions that add to what we know (Avgerou, 2008; Davison, 2012; Sein and Harindranath, 2004; Sahay and Walsham, 1995). Other scholars have pointed to the importance of this research for the field of Information Systems (ISs) in offering broader contributions. Avgerou (2008) suggests that in the era of globalization such research offers contributions in ISs beyond “organizational organizational and national boundaries and ...


Spartan Daily, August 24, 2016, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2016 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, August 24, 2016, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2016

Volume 147, Issue 1


The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Susan Signe Morrison's The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter.


Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Gerald Hill's Hillsdale Book.


The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland 2016 University of Victoria

The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland

The Goose

Review of Margo Wheaton's The Unlit Path Behind the House.


Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart 2016 University of the Fraser Valley

Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart

The Goose

Review of Matt Rader's Desecrations.


The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily McGiffin 2016 York University

The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Amanda Ackerman's The Book of Feral Flora. Review of Sarah de Leeuw's Skeena.


Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus 2016 Pacifica Graduate Institute

Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus

The Goose

Review of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen's Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman


Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd 2016 UBC Okanagan

Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Rita Wong's undercurrent.


Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan 2016 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan

The Goose

Review of Timothy Clark's Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept.


The Names By Tim Lilburn, Jeremy Luke Hill 2016 Vocamus Press

The Names By Tim Lilburn, Jeremy Luke Hill

The Goose

Review of Tim Lilburn's The Names.


The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock 2016 Carleton University

The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock

The Goose

A review of Josh Massey's The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree.


Cacophony Or Empowerment? : Analyzing The Impact Of New Information Communication Technologies And New Social Media In Southeast Asia., Jason P. Abbott 2016 University of Louisville

Cacophony Or Empowerment? : Analyzing The Impact Of New Information Communication Technologies And New Social Media In Southeast Asia., Jason P. Abbott

Jason Abbott

The capabilities, tools and websites we associate with new information communication technologies and social media are now ubiquitous. Moreover tools that were designed to facilitate innocuous conversation and social interaction have had unforeseen political impacts. Nowhere was this more visible than during the 2011 uprisings across the Arab World. From Tunis to Cairo, and Tripoli to Damascus protest movements against authoritarian rule openly utilized social networking and file sharing tools to publicize and organize demonstrations and to catalogue human rights abuses. The Arab Spring, or Jasmine Revolution, was an event that was both witnessed and played out in real time ...


Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe 2016 University of San Francisco

Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what motivated college students—the Unplugged Students—to intentionally use their cell phones less and how they understood the impact that unplugging had on their interpersonal relationships and college experience. Nine undergraduate college students from four private schools were interviewed in one-on-one semi- structured interviews. These students, considered non-users, provided a particularly useful perspective as these students made a conscious choice to counteract social norms and experienced both being plugged in and unplugged. Cell phones and the act of unplugging proved to make up a complex and more nuanced ...


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