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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 ...


Digital Technologies In The Research Process: Lessons From The Digital Research Community In The Uk, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr 2016 University of Leicester

Digital Technologies In The Research Process: Lessons From The Digital Research Community In The Uk, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr

Panayiota Tsatsou Dr

This paper reports on a qualitative study of the employment of digital tools, resources and services by
social researchers in the UK and has a twofold aim. First, it presents the employment of digital means of
research work from the stage of designing the research through to data collection and dissemination of
the research results. Second, it assesses the complexity and multiplicity of digital tools, resources and
services used in research as well as the complexity and range of such usage, also providing explanations
as to why researchers in different disciplines use in different ways and for different purposes digital ...


Digital Technologies In The Research Process: Lessons From The Digital Research Community In The Uk, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr 2016 University of Leicester

Digital Technologies In The Research Process: Lessons From The Digital Research Community In The Uk, Panayiota Tsatsou Dr

Panayiota Tsatsou Dr

This paper reports on a qualitative study of the employment of digital tools, resources and services by
social researchers in the UK and has a twofold aim. First, it presents the employment of digital means of
research work from the stage of designing the research through to data collection and dissemination of
the research results. Second, it assesses the complexity and multiplicity of digital tools, resources and
services used in research as well as the complexity and range of such usage, also providing explanations
as to why researchers in different disciplines use in different ways and for different purposes digital ...


Illusions Of A ‘Bond’: Tagging Cultural Products Across Online Platforms, Nadine Desrochers, Audrey Laplante, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin, Louise Spiteri 2016 University of Montreal

Illusions Of A ‘Bond’: Tagging Cultural Products Across Online Platforms, Nadine Desrochers, Audrey Laplante, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin, Louise Spiteri

Library and Information Science Publications

Structured Abstract

Purpose

Most studies pertaining to social tagging focus on one platform or platform type, thus limiting the scope of their findings. This study explores social tagging practices across four platforms in relation to cultural products associated with the book Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming.

Design/methodology/approach

A layered and nested case study approach was used to analyze data from four online platforms: Goodreads, Last.fm, WordPress, and public library social discovery platforms. The top-level case study focuses on the book Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming, and its derivative products. The analysis of tagging practices in each of ...


Cedarville University Ranked Among 20 Best College Deals, Mark D. Weinstein 2016 Cedarville University

Cedarville University Ranked Among 20 Best College Deals, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University has been ranked among the 20 best college deals for conservative Christians by Great College Deals. The ranking was published on the organization's website in June. The largest evangelical Christian university in Ohio is ranked #8.


But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role Of Gatekeepers In Music Selection In 1960s Top 40 Radio, Len O'Kelly 2016 Grand Valley State University

But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role Of Gatekeepers In Music Selection In 1960s Top 40 Radio, Len O'Kelly

Len O'Kelly

The decision to play (or not to play) certain songs on the radio can have financial ramifications for performers and for radio stations alike in the form of ratings and revenue. This study considers the theory of gatekeeping at the individual level, paired with industry factors such as advertising, music industry promotion, and payola to explain how radio stations determined which songs to play.  An analysis of playlists from large-market Top 40 radio stations and small-market stations within the larger stations’ coverage areas from the 1960s will determine the direction of spread of song titles and the time frame for ...


The Role And Usage Of Apps And Instant Messaging In Religious Mass Events, Juan Narbona, Daniel Arasa 2016 School of Church Communications, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome

The Role And Usage Of Apps And Instant Messaging In Religious Mass Events, Juan Narbona, Daniel Arasa

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Over the last few years, large events have conferred great importance on Event Management, or the management of mass meetings. In the religious sector, for centuries, pilgrimages have been a clear example of mass events of a spiritual nature. Due to globalization and increased mobility, recent times have seen the multiplication of international events without a fixed location: Taizé encounters, Kumbh Mela (India), and World Youth Day are all good examples of this. These events imply at least a threefold spiritual, organizational and touristic challenge, and success in each one of these areas contributes to the favourable result of the ...


Rasp-Qs: Efficient And Confidential Query Services In The Cloud, Zohreh S. Alavi, Lu Zhou, James L. Powers, Keke Chen 2016 Wright State University - Main Campus

Rasp-Qs: Efficient And Confidential Query Services In The Cloud, Zohreh S. Alavi, Lu Zhou, James L. Powers, Keke Chen

Keke Chen

Hosting data query services in public clouds is an attractive solution for its great scalability and significant cost savings. However, data owners also have concerns on data privacy due to the lost control of the infrastructure. This demonstration shows a prototype for efficient and confidential range/kNN query services built on top of the random space perturbation (RASP) method. The RASP approach provides a privacy guarantee practical to the setting of cloudbased computing, while enabling much faster query processing compared to the encryption-based approach. This demonstration will allow users to more intuitively understand the technical merits of the RASP approach ...


Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach 2016 Iowa State University

Be A Student Of Life, Gary Wingenbach

Ethos

The countdown has begun! Graduation at Iowa State will be here very soon. It's a time of joy and celebration for many and a time of apprehension for others. But what's to fear outside the walls of Iowa State? Nothing if you have a plan.


Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller 2016 Iowa State University

Where Is The Outrage?, Chris Miller

Ethos

The Rev. Jon Seda is the acting pastor of Ames' St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He is active in the pro-life movement and recently expressed his views in an Iowa State Daily letter to the editor. In his letter, Seda stated that there are similarities to the abortion controversy and the recent public outrage over Susan Smith's alleged murder of her young children. The letter prompted many replies from Iowa State students.


The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller 2016 Iowa State University

The After-College Search, Rhonda Drost, Darcy Dougherty, Jen Schroeder, Jennifer Holland, Becky Waller

Ethos

What's that? A light at the end of the tunnel! It's been four long years (or is that five years? Six?) and you are ready to graduate . But to get to that light, you have to be on the tracks. That means resumes, cover letters, internships, job searches and treks to the career services office. Got it together? Turn the page and let ethos help.


Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel 2016 Iowa State University

Someone To Talk To, Ahnalee Luchtel

Ethos

Stress and depression are no strangers to college students. But unfortunately, help often is a stranger. Students who need someone to talk to - about practically anything - might think they have nowhere to turn.


See The Light, Ronda Drost 2016 Iowa State University

See The Light, Ronda Drost

Ethos

Every year I dread winter, and every year I suffer through it. My grades decline in January and February. I go out little and am always grouchy. I eat a lot and I gain weight- only to lose it again in the spring when I get so hyper and energetic that I sleep little and rarely sit.


Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing 2016 Iowa State University

Veishea Highlights Education, Jennifer Wing

Ethos

To reemphasize the theme of education, the Veishea Open House Committee is attempting to incorporate open houses into the classrooms on Veishea Friday.


Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa Students Unite Against Tuition Increases, Darcy Dougherty

Ethos

If Gov. Terry Branstad's budget passes, Iowa State tuition may increase by 7 percent to 12 percent. But some Iowa students are not giving up without a fight. More than 60 students from Iowa's regent universities attended a rally at the state capitol in mid-February to impress their financial concerns on state legislators. The rally was organized by the United Students of Iowa.


Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry 2016 Iowa State University

Building A Global Physics Bridge, Mark Berry

Ethos

On the first floor of the Physics Building at Iowa State is the headquarters of an organization that is only the second of its type in the world.


Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme 2016 Iowa State University

Mighty Monkeying Around, Jeff Inman, Monique Nicodeme

Ethos

Okay, so Saturday Night Live isn't giving you the comedy fix that it used to. Stand-up is pretty boring. And Roseanne is just beginning to grate on your nerves. Comedy isn't what it used to be. Sounds like a job for Precision Man and Trigger Boy, two of the mainstays of the Mighty Monkey Power Hour.


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