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Placing Immigrant Incorporation: Identity, Trust, And Civic Engagement In Little Havana, Richard N. Gioioso 2010 Florida International University

Placing Immigrant Incorporation: Identity, Trust, And Civic Engagement In Little Havana, Richard N. Gioioso

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Immigrant incorporation in the United States has been a topic of concern and debate since the founding of the nation. Scholars have studied many aspects of the phenomenon, including economic, political, social, and spatial. The most influential paradigm of immigrant incorporation in the US has been, and continues to be, assimilation, and the most important place in and scale at which incorporation occurs is the neighborhood. This dissertation captures both of these integral aspects of immigrant incorporation through its consideration of three dimensions of assimilation – identity, trust, and civic engagement – among Latin American immigrants and American-born Latinos in Little Havana ...


Influence Of Job Accessibility On Housing Market Processes: Study Of Spatial Stationarity In The Buffalo And Seattle Metropolitan Areas, Sungsoon Hwang, Jean-Claude Thill 2010 DePaul University

Influence Of Job Accessibility On Housing Market Processes: Study Of Spatial Stationarity In The Buffalo And Seattle Metropolitan Areas, Sungsoon Hwang, Jean-Claude Thill

Sungsoon Hwang

The impact of job accessibility on housing prices is examined in the Buffalo and Seattle metropolitan areas using a hedonic regression modeling framework. Global hedonic regression results show that job accessibility is positively associated with housing price in the two study areas. Local hedonic regression modeling is also conducted to test whether the response of the housing market to job accessibility is spatially stationary. The statistical analysis reveals that the role of job accessibility in the house price-setting process varies locally in each metropolitan area. Empirical challenges with unraveling relationship between transportation and land use, and the policy implications of ...


Rethinking Language Contact, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón 2010 University of Western Ontario

Rethinking Language Contact, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

You can find here an overview of my thesis research project, related to the topic of Multilingual Language Education.


Re-Imagining Yerevan In The Post-Soviet Era: Urban Symbolism And Narratives Of The Nation In The Landscape Of Armenia's Capital, Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan 2010 Florida International University

Re-Imagining Yerevan In The Post-Soviet Era: Urban Symbolism And Narratives Of The Nation In The Landscape Of Armenia's Capital, Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The urban landscape of Yerevan has experienced tremendous changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Armenia’s independence in 1991. Domestic and foreign investments have poured into Yerevan’s building sector, converting many downtown neighborhoods into sleek modern districts that now cater to foreign investors, tourists, and the newly rich Armenian nationals. Large portions of the city’s green parks and other public spaces have been commercialized for private and exclusive use, creating zones that are accessible only to the affluent. In this dissertation I explore the rapidly transforming landscape of Yerevan and its connections to the development ...


Arts And Culture Asset Mapping, Haley Buckbee, Sara Busco, John Chavers, Henry Cook 2010 Portland State University

Arts And Culture Asset Mapping, Haley Buckbee, Sara Busco, John Chavers, Henry Cook

Asset Mapping: Community Geography Project

A senior capstone course is the culmination of the University Studies Program at Portland State University. The emphasis of a capstone course is to take students out of the classroom and into the field. Students bring previous knowledge and skills to work on a community project. They work together as a team, utilizing resources and collaborating with faculty and community leaders to find solutions for important issues. Our project partner, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, works to enhance arts education and cultural awareness among youth, makes culture accessible and affordable to Multnomah county residents, supports diverse cultural activities and organizations, and ...


Australian Geography Unit, Daniel Scarbrough 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Australian Geography Unit, Daniel Scarbrough

Social Sciences

These lesson plans are designed for American students to learn about Australian Geography in a exciting and fun way. It will cover both physical and cultural geography aspects and this unit is designed for 9th grade geography and social science classes. The lesson plans consist of lecture portion and activities. This variety of teaching styles will cater to students of all learning styles (audio, verbal, and kinesthetic) and be enjoyable and informative.


Variations In Vulnerability To Climate Change In Southeast Asia, Kelsey Margaret Allard 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Variations In Vulnerability To Climate Change In Southeast Asia, Kelsey Margaret Allard

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Escenario Lingüístico Multilingüe: Una Evidencia De Vitalidad Etnolingüística, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón 2010 University of Western Ontario

Escenario Lingüístico Multilingüe: Una Evidencia De Vitalidad Etnolingüística, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

No abstract provided.


Are Residents Who Are Displaced By Gentrification Better Or Worse Off After Relocating?, Alice M. Anigacz 2010 Macalester College

Are Residents Who Are Displaced By Gentrification Better Or Worse Off After Relocating?, Alice M. Anigacz

Economics Honors Projects

This honors thesis examines how individuals displaced by gentrification fare after relocation, with changes in wage and income as the primary measures of well-being. Geo-coded Panel Study of Income Dynamics data is used in conjunction with decennial census tract-level neighborhood data to evaluate nationwide occurrences of gentrification and their effects on the displaced between 1990 and 1995, with a focus on whether changing neighborhood effects can account for the change in well-being. Standard OLS regressions not accounting for neighborhood effects find that compared to a nationwide sample, a sample of movers, and a sample of displaced residents, residents displaced specifically ...


The Places Of Birth: Navigating Risk, Control, And Choice, Hannah E. Emple 2010 Macalester College

The Places Of Birth: Navigating Risk, Control, And Choice, Hannah E. Emple

Geography Honors Projects

Through qualitative research in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and a literature review grounded in health and feminist geography, this paper analyzes how women, their families, and health care providers view and navigate places of birth. Over four million births occur annually in the United States, making birth the most common reason for hospitalization of women. Although 99% of women in the U.S. give birth in hospitals, a small but vocal minority seek alternative places to birth – primarily at home. Where to give birth is a contested subject infused with social and political significance. I suggest that place is highly ...


Sustainable Syracuse: A Community Revitalization Initiative Through Green Mapping, Morgan Leykam 2010 Syracuse University

Sustainable Syracuse: A Community Revitalization Initiative Through Green Mapping, Morgan Leykam

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

A reinvention of Syracuse’s identity is taking place. A once industrial hub that could tout the Eerie Canal as its central lifeline and Onondaga Lake as a popular, American vacation spot has found itself fighting for two major development goals: sustainability and redeveloping low-income neighborhoods. “Creative city” development models are gaining popularity as America moves from manufacturing to service-based industries. But creative cities cannot be established using top-down approaches. When a creative city is built by the people who live in it, their passion comes through in the city’s image. What is perceived by visitors is a young ...


Accessibility In The Syracuse Food Desert, Amory Hillengas 2010 Syracuse University

Accessibility In The Syracuse Food Desert, Amory Hillengas

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Food insecurity is uncertain access to nutritious food. It is a social justice issue influenced by geographic and demographic factors. Low-income and minority individuals are more prone to be affected by food insecurity. One way is that they may live in food deserts, places where there is limited access to nutritious food sources. It is unjust for anyone to have inadequate access to nutritious food. This study investigated this premise in Syracuse, New York. The selected study area was composed of zip codes 13205, 13207, 13202 and 13210. The food sources for these regions were identified through the database Reference ...


The Commodification Of The Modern Black Man: Examining The Effect Of Drug Law On The New York State Prison Industrial Complex, Alexis Kinney 2010 Syracuse University

The Commodification Of The Modern Black Man: Examining The Effect Of Drug Law On The New York State Prison Industrial Complex, Alexis Kinney

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This Capstone project examines the effect of New York State’s prison industrial complex on local economies. The prison industrial complex is a system of imprisonment that, through various methods, transforms prisoners into commodities. The complex involves endorsing legislation to create more crimes and longer sentences for those crimes, thus increasing the number, and term length, of incarcerated citizens. In New York, the creation of the Rockefeller drug laws resulted in a revitalized diligence in the war against drugs, leading to the promotion of prisoner-based upstate economies. Through engagement with United States drugs laws, historical accounts of drug use and ...


Negotiating Everyday Islam After Socialism: A Study Of The Kazakhs Of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia, Namara Brede 2010 Macalester College

Negotiating Everyday Islam After Socialism: A Study Of The Kazakhs Of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia, Namara Brede

Geography Honors Projects

Using ethnographic interviews and participant observations from the Kazakh community of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia in June 2009, this study examines how Islamic discourses, practices, experiences, and scales of influence are negotiated in post-socialist Central Asia. To do this, local, national, and transnational dynamics of Mongolian Kazakh religious practice are considered alongside the individual-scale mediating roles of personal preference, social position, life course, power, and social networks. Islam in Bayan-Ulgii is shown to be integral to community and ethnic identity but also multifaceted, dynamic, and multi-scalar, militating against essentialist portrayals of Islam as monolithic or dichotomously split between “high” and “low” forms.


Geographic Information System Analysis Of Changing Demographic Patterns And Ethnic Restaurant Locations In Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1940-2005, Shwu-Jing Jeng 2010 Western Kentucky University

Geographic Information System Analysis Of Changing Demographic Patterns And Ethnic Restaurant Locations In Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1940-2005, Shwu-Jing Jeng

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The geography of food has been a popular subject for researchers and scholars who have explored the representative foods of a given region in reference to the area’s cultural identity. Food plays an important role in the development of individual cultures and civilization. Food consumption and dining habits usually reflect individuals’ location, cultural and individual identity, accessibility to food and heritage. United States is a country often called a “melting pot society.” Immigrants in the United States comprise over eight percent of the population, and various ethnic groups have reshaped American society with their unique cultures and foodways.

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Change In The Textile Mill Villages Of South Carolina's Upstate During The Modern South Era, Claire E. Jamieson 2010 The University of Tennessee

Change In The Textile Mill Villages Of South Carolina's Upstate During The Modern South Era, Claire E. Jamieson

Masters Theses

While the textile mill and the textile mill village were once prominent features of the landscape of the American South, textile mills are rapidly falling into disuse. Because the mill village housing stocks were sold by owners of the mills to their employees in the 1950s and 1960s, the fate of the mill villages was, in part, divorced from the fate of the textile industry. This thesis demonstrates that mill villages are not abandoned after plant closures and explains why residents remain. This is achieved through a history of South Carolina’s mill villages, a quantitative analysis of Spartanburg County ...


Enregistering Style, Barbara Johnstone 2010 Carnegie Mellon University

Enregistering Style, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Cultural Diversity Or An Excuse For 'Othering' In The Us: A Case Study Of Filipino-American Lives, Laura Lambert 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

Cultural Diversity Or An Excuse For 'Othering' In The Us: A Case Study Of Filipino-American Lives, Laura Lambert

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Earthquake Anxiety May Be Indicator Of Future Trouble, Cari Bourette 2010 Western Kentucky University

Earthquake Anxiety May Be Indicator Of Future Trouble, Cari Bourette

Cari Bourette

No abstract provided.


Norumbega News, No.14 (Spring 2010), Osher Library Associates 2010 University of Southern Maine

Norumbega News, No.14 (Spring 2010), Osher Library Associates

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

Issue No.14, Spring 2010

Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Portland, Maine


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