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Benchmarking Demand: Pakistan And The Internet Users’ Perspective, Arzak Khan, Erik C. Nisbet 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Benchmarking Demand: Pakistan And The Internet Users’ Perspective, Arzak Khan, Erik C. Nisbet

Internet Policy Observatory

This report is the third in a series that examines public attitudes and preferences about Internet censorship and regulation in states in which media and Internet use are subject to increasing restrictions.

In the context of Pakistan, where rapid increases in internet access and usage are accompanied by a propensity to regulate this new cyber-territory, the goal of this report is to uncover the views of Pakistani Internet users with respect to the regulation and control of online spaces.

In each of these reports, we seek to provide insight into who uses the Internet in each country and the most ...


Doulas Could Improve Foreign-Born Women’S Perinatal And Postpartum Satisfaction And Increase Health Providers’ Cultural Competency In A Multicultural Urban Area Of The United States., Crystal Kazik 2016 Clark University

Doulas Could Improve Foreign-Born Women’S Perinatal And Postpartum Satisfaction And Increase Health Providers’ Cultural Competency In A Multicultural Urban Area Of The United States., Crystal Kazik

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Doulas act as a cultural bridge between clients and providers through the support, advocacy, and education they provide. Unfortunately, migrant women may be at a disadvantage for accessing and benefiting from their services due to a variety of socioeconomic and cultural factors including predisposed ideas of care and structure based on experiences in native countries, language barriers, lower health literacy, and a lack of awareness and understanding from hospital/clinic staff.

A strategic multifaceted approach utilizing doulas, such as Boston Medical Center’s collaborative and culturally competent model, may greatly improve foreign-born women’s experience and satisfaction with healthcare when ...


The Influence Of High/Low Context Culture On Choice Of Communication Media : Students’ Media Choice To Communicate With Professors In China And The United States., Xiaoxu Yang 2016 University of Louisville

The Influence Of High/Low Context Culture On Choice Of Communication Media : Students’ Media Choice To Communicate With Professors In China And The United States., Xiaoxu Yang

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on a widely used cultural construct, high context and low context culture to investigate the culture’s influence on media choices. This research compares the communication media choices of two cultures: the high context culture of China and the low context culture of the United States. 351 participants from the two countries filled out the surveys. All the participants were college students; 195 participants were from a mid-size college in China and 156 from a Midwestern University in the United States. The survey included the high context-low context scale, media richness questions and how participants choose media ...


Exploring Ethnic Stereotypes Through The Production Of Five Short Films, Ines Galiano Torres 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Exploring Ethnic Stereotypes Through The Production Of Five Short Films, Ines Galiano Torres

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This is a nontraditional thesis that combines social research in ethnic stereotypes in TV and film with the creative process of film production. This paper contains the formal step of research, in addition to the details on the production and creation of five original short films related to the issue of ethnic representations.


Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap 2016 Kennesaw State University

Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap

Symposium of Student Scholars

In 2015, there were 60 million people displaced by conflict and persecution. With refugees and asylees arriving en masse in foreign receiving countries, it is critical that host nations utilize methods of resettlement and integration that are both beneficial and sensitive to the needs of these vulnerable populations. This study documents an innovative win-win approach to community integration that benefits both hosts and refugees alike. Qualitative data was collected through more than 10 sessions of participant observation on community farms and more than 7 semi-structured interviews with program management and refugees to answer the question, what opportunities for these refugee ...


Curs Poster, Krys Ingman 2016 Bowling Green State University

Curs Poster, Krys Ingman

Krys Ingman

Academic poster made for the purpose of presenting at the Undergraduate Symposium on April 23rd, 2016. Related works include the associated PowerPoint and forthcoming paper. This poster is part of the "The Creation, Sharing, and Promotion of Japanese Popular Culture on Tumblr: Exposure to Internationality in Early Adulthood" project.


Ivy Lee, Faisal Zaben Alotaibi 2016 Murray State University

Ivy Lee, Faisal Zaben Alotaibi

Scholars Week

Ivy Lee: The Father of Modern Day Public Relations.

Ivy Ledbetter Lee is a prominent figure in the field of public relations and an American publicity expert. He is said to be the founder of what is presently known as public relations. He set up the Association of Railroad Executives which was used as a public relations service for the rail industry. He was able to use public relations to improve the morale of employees. One of such example is his use of internal magazines to motivate employees. He also held other positions such as Publicity Director for American Red ...


Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard 2016 Portland State University

Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard

Per Henningsgaard

This article presents an intriguing thesis about proximity and identification, distance and empathy based on the experience of teaching Sally Morgan’s My Place to American university students alongside Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a class examining literature as an agent of social change. Indeed, its response to the question, “How does the Australian production of My Place influence its American reception?” will surprise many people. Students more readily demonstrate empathy with characters and are prepared to ascribe their unenviable life circumstances to social structures that propagate oppression when reading ...


Chinese To English Translation: Identifying Problems And Providing Solutions, Shihua Brazill 2016 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Chinese To English Translation: Identifying Problems And Providing Solutions, Shihua Brazill

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify problems and provide solutions for improving Chinese to English translation quality, including ways to avoid Chinglish. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were used, including interviews of 20 faculty members and a survey of over 300 students at 7 universities in China. The study researched four problem areas: Chinglish, cultural awareness, machine translation (MT), and translation profession. The results indicated that causes for Chinglish stem from different levels including vocabulary, syntax, and cultural levels. Cultural awareness was found to be a key factor for improving translation quality, especially when it comes to ...


The Mainstream Misrepresentation Of Muslim Women In The Media, Megan A. Mastro 2016 Gettysburg College

The Mainstream Misrepresentation Of Muslim Women In The Media, Megan A. Mastro

What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World

I discuss the widespread misrepresentation of Islamic women in multiple sources of media and its subsequent effects on the general population's perception of this demographic as a whole.


The Annapurna Road: Development And Tourism On The Annapurna Circuit, Benjamin Skach 2016 Tufts University

The Annapurna Road: Development And Tourism On The Annapurna Circuit, Benjamin Skach

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Annapurna Circuit has oft been called one of the best treks in the world. Its popularity has brought countless trekkers to the region, resulting in a strong local dependence on tourism. In recent years, plan to develop rural regions of Nepal have resulted in extensive road networks being built along the route of the circuit. These roads have helped some locals and hurt others. This study investigates the implementation of the roads in Annapurna Conservation Area and the effects on both trekkers and locals. Further, it examines the New Alternative Trekking Trails that have been implemented along sections of ...


A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama 2016 Portland State University

A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama

Dissertations and Theses

Research on projectably multi-unit tellings (e.g., stories) has largely focused on their contexts of emergence, beginnings, endings, and uptakes (or lack thereof), rather than on their ‘middles.’ The relatively small literature on such ‘middles’ has focused on different types of responsive behaviors when they do occur (e.g., continuers). However, there is virtually no research on relevance rules that might systematically organize these ‘middles,’ including the production of responsive behaviors (or lack thereof) and the management of intersubjectivity. This thesis describes and defends one such relevance rule: Advisors are strongly accountable for responding – either vocally and/or nonvocally – at ...


The Ascendance Of Geoinformation: America In A Geoinformational Landscape, Anh Nguyen 2016 Dickinson College

The Ascendance Of Geoinformation: America In A Geoinformational Landscape, Anh Nguyen

Student Scholarship & Creative Works By Year

The Information Age is in full swing and its impact is upon on us. The rapid dissemination of information is rocking the power structure of the world in a way we have never seen before. Geoinformation thus emerges as a new geopolitical branch that shines the spotlight on the significance of the infosphere and its most important sub-region, cyberspace, in the formulation of grand strategy in our era. A true great power must now learn to control the three spaces of the world: the geostrategic, geoeconomic and geoinformational map. Each geography of governance has its own grammar of actions, and ...


Honors Senior Capstone Portfolio, Brooke M. Doss 2016 Student

Honors Senior Capstone Portfolio, Brooke M. Doss

Honors College Capstones and Theses

This Honors Senior Capstone Thesis seeks to present an analyze the current war between Ukraine and Russia by comparing an contrasting three countries' responses to this international crisis--Poland, France, and Germany.


Desinformation Und Destabilisierung – Russlands Unerklärter Krieg, Daniel Heinke 2016 Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung, HfÖV Bremen

Desinformation Und Destabilisierung – Russlands Unerklärter Krieg, Daniel Heinke

Daniel H Heinke

"Disinformation and Destabilization - Russia's Undeclared War"
 The article highlights the current developments in Russia's media-driven disinformation campaign against the German refugee policy and assesses ist role as part of a greater hybrid warfare strategy to destabilize Western Europe.


A Cross-Cultural Analysis Of Argumentativeness Among Christians In France And Britain, Stephen M. Croucher, Samara Anarbaeva, Jacob Turner, Deepa Oommen, Ian Borton 2016 University of Jyväskylä

A Cross-Cultural Analysis Of Argumentativeness Among Christians In France And Britain, Stephen M. Croucher, Samara Anarbaeva, Jacob Turner, Deepa Oommen, Ian Borton

Speaker & Gavel

This study analyzes the differences in argumentativeness between France and Britain. A total of 521 individuals in France (n = 244) and Britain (n = 277) participated in this study. Results indicate British Christians had a lower level of argumentativeness than French Christians. Religiosity was a nonsignificant predictor of total argumentativeness in France. However, in Britain, religiosity significantly predicted 37% of total argumentativeness.


Translators Writing, Writing Translators, Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Maria Tymoczko, Brian James Baer 2016 Kent State University

Translators Writing, Writing Translators, Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Maria Tymoczko, Brian James Baer

Translation Studies

Translators and translation scholars reflect on the relationship between theory and practice

Translators Writing, Writing Translators is a collection of essays by some of the leading scholar-practitioners working in the field of translation studies. Inspired by the work of distinguished translator and theorist Carol Maier, the contributors reflect, in a variety of forms—from biographical essays to studies of fictional translators to reflective commentary on translation projects and collaborations—on the complex, constantly evolving relationship of theory and practice as embodied in the writing of translators and in the concept of translation as writing.

The fact that most scholars in ...


Intercultural Learning Perspectives Of World Language Educators In Kentucky, Ernest Luke McClees 2016 Eastern Kentucky University

Intercultural Learning Perspectives Of World Language Educators In Kentucky, Ernest Luke Mcclees

Online Theses and Dissertations

A line has become blurred between intercultural interactions and daily personal interactions. The once long distance for trade, travel and communication is at its’ smallest gap. However, “American graduates have been cited as being culturally deprived and linguistically illiterate, compared to students from other countries” (2013 Kentucky Standard for World Language Proficiency). For educational leaders to improve this current educational inadequacy, it is important to understand teachers’ intercultural beliefs and how they impact their classroom practices. What is not known is the present state of world language teachers’ global competence understanding and what they perceive to be best practices to ...


The Deaf Experience In A Hearing Medical World, Sarah Kaylynn Lykins 2016 Eastern Kentucky University

The Deaf Experience In A Hearing Medical World, Sarah Kaylynn Lykins

Online Theses and Dissertations

Background: The purpose of this narrative study was to understand personal experiences of a Deaf individual when communicating with healthcare professionals, to describe personal feelings regarding challenges and successes experienced during healthcare interactions, and express the need for culturally competent healthcare providers with increasingly diverse populations.

Method: The participant interviewed is a member of the Deaf community, uses American Sign Language (ASL), and had multiple decades of major medical treatments. The study was conducted using a semi-structured method with a certified interpreter (CI) present to interpret and was audio and video recorded to account for all aspects of the signed ...


The Complexity Of Disability, Chad Painter 2016 University of Dayton

The Complexity Of Disability, Chad Painter

Communication Faculty Publications

"The Complexity of Disability" is Chapter 11 in Cross-Cultural Journalism: Communicating Strategically about Diversity. Built on the hands-on reporting style and curriculum pioneered by the University of Missouri, this introductory textbook teaches students how to write about and communicate with people of backgrounds that may be different from their own, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that take culture into account.


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