The Production Of Space: Indigenous Resistance Movements In The Peruvian Amazon, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Production Of Space: Indigenous Resistance Movements In The Peruvian Amazon, Christian Calienes
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
The resistance movement that resulted in the Baguazo in the northern Peruvian Amazon in 2009 was the culmination of a series of social, economic, political and spatial processes that reflected the Peruvian nation’s engagement with global capitalism and democratic consolidation after decades of crippling instability and chaos. The recently discovered oil and natural gas reserves that occupy the subsoil of much the Peruvian Amazon provide the latest natural resource upon which the national project can continue to be implemented. In a context of neo-imperialism and neo-extractivism where through accumulation by dispossession, new markets are introduced into global capitalist structures ...
Espacios Alternativos Y Nomadismo En Tres Poetas Salvadoreñas De La Guerra: Leyla Quintana, Kenny Rodríguez Y Eva Ortiz, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Espacios Alternativos Y Nomadismo En Tres Poetas Salvadoreñas De La Guerra: Leyla Quintana, Kenny Rodríguez Y Eva Ortiz, Juana M. Ramos
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This dissertation analyzes the literary production of Leyla Quintana, Kenny Rodríguez, and Eva Ortiz, three Salvadoran poets who participated actively in the Civil War of El Salvador (1980-1992), and produced their literary work in that same period. It explores, from the perspective of Nomadism developed by Rosi Braidotti, the resignification of the feminine subjectivity, as well as the construction of new figurations in order to articulate a counter discourse that challenges the official hegemonic and heteropatriarcal narrative. In the same order, it questions the validity of the cultural codes established and imposed by those groups that hold the political and ...
Truth And Reconciliation Commissions And The Search For Justice: A Comparative Study Of Chile, Argentina And Guatemala, 2018 Claremont McKenna College
Truth And Reconciliation Commissions And The Search For Justice: A Comparative Study Of Chile, Argentina And Guatemala, Pastor Jose Arroyo
CMC Senior Theses
During the mid to late 1900s many Latin American countries found themselves under the rule of violent military regimes and in civil war. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the atrocities committed in the late 20th century throughout Latin America and to discuss the ways in which these societies, affected by state violence, were able to overcome the past. In this paper, I will look at the purpose of truth and reconciliation commissions and their outcomes in Chile, Argentina, and Guatemala in order to find some similarities and compare and contrast the successes and failures of the different ...
The Glass Ceiling’S Missing Pieces: Female Migrant Domestic Workers Navigating Neoliberal Globalization In Latin America, 2018 Claremont McKenna College
The Glass Ceiling’S Missing Pieces: Female Migrant Domestic Workers Navigating Neoliberal Globalization In Latin America, Roselyn Cantu
CMC Senior Theses
This thesis explores globalization’s effects on female migrant domestic workers in Latin America by examining the socioeconomic and political status of Paraguayan and Peruvian domestic workers in Argentina. Through this research, I answer several key questions. First, how does globalization shape neoliberal markets that enforce the exploitative structures of domestic labor? Second, how is gender inequality present in governmental and social discrimination? Third, do the costs of transnational care labor outweigh the benefits? The former two questions are answered by the rising demand for care labor and resulting global care chains that fuel greater cross-border migration and statelessness of ...
Navigating Risks Across Borders: The Lived Experiences Of Central American Women Migrants, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University
Navigating Risks Across Borders: The Lived Experiences Of Central American Women Migrants, Carla Angulo-Pasel
Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)
The journey for ‘unauthorized’ migrant women from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) through Mexico dangerous and violent. In hopes of achieving safe passage to the United States (U.S.), women migrants will have to navigate borders. In this dissertation, I use the concept of borders to reveal the gendered experiences of (im)mobility. I argue that navigating borders throughout the migratory journey is not simply about experiencing the risks and vulnerabilities associated with restrictive border enforcement policies and practices implemented by the nation-state. (Im)mobility for women migrants is equally about the boundaries and/or barriers that are ...
Trauma In Guatemala And Postville, Iowa, 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
Trauma In Guatemala And Postville, Iowa, Jessica J. Lechtenberg
Latin American Studies: Student Scholarship & Creative Works
This study uses a historical understanding of Guatemala to explain the significant trauma following the largest immigration raid in U.S. history which primarily deported Guatemalan residents who had been working at the Agriprocessors meat processing plant without documentation. Through an analysis of literature detailing the immigration raid, Guatemala's history of violence, and court proceedings, I have found that high levels of trauma exist for the individuals who were deported following the raid and for their families and friends. Personal communication with the current Dean of Students at Postville's public school lends a hand in gaining a deeper ...
La Voz Winter 2018, 2018 UConn
La Voz Winter 2018, El Instituto
In this issue:
- Hurricane María
- Metanoia events
- Speakers: Sir Hilary Beckles; Ailyn Morera
- Mead Lecture
- PRCAP: Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project
- Tinker Field Research
- Spotlight: Joseline Tlacomulco
- Poetry: Nicole Delgado
Strategies Retailers Use To Build Brand Loyalty And Improve Customer Experience, 2018 Walden University
Strategies Retailers Use To Build Brand Loyalty And Improve Customer Experience, Mekus Samuel
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The use of strategy to build brand loyalty and improve customer experience by retail managers is essential in driving sales revenue and increasing profitability. Retail managers should perceive customer experience strategy as a tool for product differentiation, which could be leveraged to attain benefits, such as, repeat business, positive word of mouth, increased sales, and the competitive advantage. Some retail managers may not fully comprehend customer experience strategy, and may solely focus on individual facets such as, customer service and employee training. This qualitative multiple case study explored the strategies retail managers used to build brand loyalty and improve customer ...
America Latina: Democrazia Alla Deriva, 2017 Universidad de Guanajuato
America Latina: Democrazia Alla Deriva, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte
Fernando Barrientos Del Monte
Strengthening The M&E System Of Peace Corps Colombia, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Strengthening The M&E System Of Peace Corps Colombia, Samuel Burke
In 1961, when the Peace Corps was established, Colombia was the first country chosen to receive volunteers. The program ran for 20 years, with volunteers working all over the country in various sectors. Then in 1981, due to the increasing violence from the guerilla civil war, the US government decided to withdraw the volunteers and suspend the Colombia program. After a 29-year hiatus, at the request of the Colombian government, the Peace Corps was invited back to Colombia in 2010.
The Peace Corps Colombia post currently has two programs, Practical English for Success (PES), established first; and, Community Economic Development ...
Back To The Future: The Expanding Field Of Latin-American Science Fiction, 2017 Iowa State University
Back To The Future: The Expanding Field Of Latin-American Science Fiction, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira
Rachel Haywood Ferreira
This article examines the exponential growth of the field of Latin American science fiction in recent years, first through an evaluation of a series of critical/historical studies of the genre, and then by tracing the textual histories of a number of the region's earliest works of sf. The contemporary interest in identifying, retrolabeling, and republishing the works that form the local roots of Latin American science fiction is indicative of the growing maturity of the genre there, as it stems from a desire to understand the nature and extent of participation in this global yet Northern-centered genre in ...
Lydia Cacho’S Role In The Transformation Of Human Sex-Trafficking, 2017 Arcadia University
Lydia Cacho’S Role In The Transformation Of Human Sex-Trafficking, Antoinette Josephick
Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works
Lydia Cacho (2014) is a Mexican investigative journalist and feminist who fights for woman, children and human rights. She is known for exposing the Mexican child pornography run by wealthy businessmen through her book Demons of Eden. Cacho (2014) was raised by supportive parents and especially looked up to her feminist mother. Her remarkable work as a journalist exposing serious issues in Mexico and around the world have lead her to become one of the most important feminists in modern times. She continues to pave a way for victims of sexual exploitation to come forward and tell their stories. Cacho ...
The Impact Of Culture On Hispanic Entrepreneurs As Mediated By Motivation, Challenge, And Success, 2017 University of the Incarnate Word
The Impact Of Culture On Hispanic Entrepreneurs As Mediated By Motivation, Challenge, And Success, Valerie V. Ballesteros
Theses & Dissertations
In the modern economic environment, demographic shifts in U.S. population resulting from changing immigration, changing economic policies and environments, and growing socioeconomic disparity, scholarly research examining the business behavior of specific groups and the impact of behavior on the broader marketplace is valuable and necessary. Hispanic entrepreneurs, when compared to both minority and non-minority business-owners, started and flourished in successful business ownership at a greater growth rate than any other group (Davila, Mora, & Zeitlin, 2014). Since the beginning of the 21st century, Hispanic entrepreneurs have become a measurable economic force. The cultural experience of the Hispanic entrepreneur is important ...
Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, Ivan De Jesus Iglesias
Theses and Dissertations
In the last decades, with an increased rhythm and greater intensity, the so-called neoliberal violence has come to play a relevant role within the history of world societies. The Latin American institutional, political, social, and economic changes of the 1970’s and 1980’s, especially those produced under dictatorships, contributed to create the conditions for the implementation of the processes of economic liberalization and global market as part of the concept of institutional modernization and cultural globalization that gave rise to the neoliberal mentality. In this context, neoliberalism becomes hegemonic as a mode of discourse and is incorporated into the ...
Cluster Approach: Gaps And Shortcomings In Un Coordination Of Humanitarian Actors In Post-Earthquake Haiti And Implications For Policy Concerns Of The New Humanitarian School Of Thought, 2017 Clark University
Cluster Approach: Gaps And Shortcomings In Un Coordination Of Humanitarian Actors In Post-Earthquake Haiti And Implications For Policy Concerns Of The New Humanitarian School Of Thought, Naomi Vinbury
International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)
This research analyzes the role of the UN OCHA Cluster Approach in the context of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Gaps and shortcomings of the current humanitarian model are identified and the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach is considered as a model to be used as an instrument to inform the New Humanitarian school of thought. A recent history of Haiti and the political relationship to the international community will be reviewed as context that outlines the vulnerabilities that created a risk society leading up to the disaster. A brief history of the recent trajectory of humanitarian aid will be reviewed and ...
There And Almost Back Again, 2017 Bank Street School for Children
There And Almost Back Again, Holley Adcock
Occasional Paper Series
Adcock reflects on and asses her thirty years of experience living and teaching overseas in places all over the globe. This essay focuses on the changes to both individual and national identity that take place when immersing oneself in other cultures.
Understanding Truth: How Commissioners Influence The Final Report Of A Truth Commission, 2017 Florida International University
Understanding Truth: How Commissioners Influence The Final Report Of A Truth Commission, Christine Bianco
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
Ensuring a future of human rights means coming to terms with past violations of human rights. This both recognizes human rights as an important position in the policy of the state and helps to end a system of impunity against such actions, even if it is done symbolically. One of the major mechanisms that states have used to address their past has been truth commissions. The strength of truth commissions lies in their ability to bring to light the voices of the victims as well as their ability to criticize those who have committed human rights abuses.
In order to ...
Faith-Based Resistance, Human Rights, And Emancipatory Practices, 2017 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Faith-Based Resistance, Human Rights, And Emancipatory Practices, Curtis Kline
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
Progressive political theologies can expand and deepen both the strength and the conceptualization of human rights advocacy. However, not all political theologies are an effort to defend human dignity; neither are all understandings and practices of human rights. The validation of progressive political theologies as well as the validation of human rights conceptualizations comes from their capacity to concretely change the lived reality of poor and oppressed peoples of the world.
As with political theologies, there is a constant struggle over the control of how to conceptualize what constitutes a human rights issue. While many communities of faith find liberating ...
Gangs And The Culture Of Violence In El Salvador (What Role Did The Us Play?), 2017 University of Windsor
Gangs And The Culture Of Violence In El Salvador (What Role Did The Us Play?), Norma Roumie
The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History
Gang violence in El Salvador has resulted in conditions that have perpetuated an environment of terror and culture of violence. This paper aims to understand the emergence of transnational gangs in El Salvador and the US involvement in this process. The article is divided into the following subtitles; 1980s civil war and the repercussions of US involvement, Salvadorans migration to the US and reverse migration (with a focus on Los Angeles and San Salvador), and US exportation of heavy-handed policies to El Salvador’s institutionalized use of political violence. The paper concludes that US involvement in El Salvador created a ...
Putting Gender On The Agenda: A Feminist Approach To Study Abroad, 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis
Putting Gender On The Agenda: A Feminist Approach To Study Abroad, Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D., Holly Gastineau-Grimes Ph.D.
Department of History and Social Sciences
A presentation at the 2017 Higher Education Partnership: Internationalization in the Americas conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (sponsored by the Partners of the Americas organization). This presentation outlines the Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment in the Western Hemisphere study abroad initiative at Marian University.