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Political Modernism, Jabrā, And The Baghdad Modern Art Group, Nathaniel Greenberg 2010 University of Washington

Political Modernism, Jabrā, And The Baghdad Modern Art Group, Nathaniel Greenberg

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Political Modernism, Jabrā, and the Baghdad Art Group" Nathaniel Greenberg discusses how the art and literature of the late Palestinian novelist Jabrā Ibrahīm Jabrā challenged the normative perception of Arab modernism both within and outside the Middle East. Greenberg evaluates the influence of French existentialism on Jabrā's political vision of modernism and discusses the impact and nature of existentialism on Jabrā and on the Middle East. Educated in Europe, Jabrā returned to the Middle East in 1948 to live permanently in Baghdad where he was a member of the influential Baghdad Modern Art Group, established in ...


Bibliography Of Work In Modernity And "Third World" Studies, Valerian DeSousa 2010 West Chester University

Bibliography Of Work In Modernity And "Third World" Studies, Valerian Desousa

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Increased Coverage On U.S. Medical Expenditures, Ayaz S. Alam 2010 Honors College, Pace University

The Effect Of Increased Coverage On U.S. Medical Expenditures, Ayaz S. Alam

Honors College Theses

The purpose of this research paper is to examine the effect of the health reform bill, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), on total medical expenditures in the United States. Since the PPACA will provide health insurance to an additional 32 million Americans, medical expenditures can be expected to increase since the government will have to insure individuals who presently have no health insurance. This paper will outline the present healthcare system in the United States and explain why there was a growing call for healthcare reform in the country. A regression analysis was performed using ...


Kabul Times (Jan. - Mar., 1982), Afghanistan 2010 Afghanistan

Kabul Times (Jan. - Mar., 1982), Afghanistan

Digitized Afghanistan Materials in English from the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection

Kabul Times, January - March, 1982


Kabul Times (Apr - June, 1982), Afghanistan 2010 Afghanistan

Kabul Times (Apr - June, 1982), Afghanistan

Digitized Afghanistan Materials in English from the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection

Kabul Times, April - June, 1982


Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights 2009-2010, Bruce B. Johnson, Ryan Lukassen, Tyler Rosener 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights 2009-2010, Bruce B. Johnson, Ryan Lukassen, Tyler Rosener

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Reports

NOTE: Due to UNL budget constraints, the following is an abbreviated version of the historical annual report series. It essentially maintains the key data sets and briefly highlights the recent findings. It is available as a down


Essays On Equity-Efficiency Trade Offs In Energy And Climate Policies, Juan P. Sesmero 2010 University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Essays On Equity-Efficiency Trade Offs In Energy And Climate Policies, Juan P. Sesmero

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

Economic efficiency and societal equity are two important goals of public policy. Energy and climate policies have the potential to affect both. Efficiency is increased by substituting low-carbon energy for fossil energy (mitigating an externality) while equity is served if such substitution enhances consumption opportunities of unfavored groups (low income households or future generations). However policies that are effective in reducing pollution may not be so effective in redistributing consumption and vice-versa. This dissertation explores potential trade-offs between equity and efficiency arising in energy and climate policies.

Chapter 1 yields two important results. First, while effective in reducing pollution, energy ...


A Comparison Of Homeless And High-Risk Young Adults: Are They One And The Same?, Kimberly A. Tyler, Katherine A. Johnson, Lisa A. Melander 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Comparison Of Homeless And High-Risk Young Adults: Are They One And The Same?, Kimberly A. Tyler, Katherine A. Johnson, Lisa A. Melander

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Although experiencing poor parenting has been linked to high-risk behaviors and negative outcomes among different populations, very little research has been conducted on whether inadequate parenting has the same detrimental consequences for homeless and high-risk young adults. As such, this article compares homeless and marginally housed young adults to see if the associations between poor parenting (e.g. lower monitoring, neglect and physical abuse) and negative outcomes including depressive symptoms, victimization, delinquency, and substance use are similar for these two groups. The sample consisted of 199 homeless and high-risk young adults from the Midwestern United States. Multivariate results revealed that ...


Foster Care Placement, Poor Parenting, And Negative Outcomes Among Homeless Young Adults, Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Foster Care Placement, Poor Parenting, And Negative Outcomes Among Homeless Young Adults, Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Although homeless youth with and without foster care histories both face adverse life circumstances, little is known about how these two groups compare in terms of their early histories and whether they face similar outcomes. As such, we compared those with and without a history of foster care placement to determine if the associations between a history of poor parenting and negative outcomes including depression, delinquency, physical and sexual victimization, and substance use, are similar for these two groups. The sample consisted of 172 homeless young adults from the Midwestern United States. Multivariate results revealed that among those previously in ...


Financial Sector Liberalization And Its Challenges To The Local Banks: The Experience Of Singapore, Swee Liang TAN, Gilbert Yip Wei TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Financial Sector Liberalization And Its Challenges To The Local Banks: The Experience Of Singapore, Swee Liang Tan, Gilbert Yip Wei Tan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The main theme of the paper is about the challenges that financial sector liberalization poses to local banks. It reviews the experience of Singapore. We begin by explaining the unique circumstances surrounding Singapore. A small city-state controlled by a single party with about 65% majority in Parliament, Singapore has a paternalistic government that can be protective of industries that are strategic to the development of the country. Yet its government is also pragmatic, forward looking and pro-reformists. Because of its unique circumstances, the Singapore experience with liberalization is worth studying. Three key ideas will emerge in the paper. First, the ...


When Nurture Becomes Nature: Ethnocentrism In Studies Of Human Development, David F. Lancy 2010 Utah State University

When Nurture Becomes Nature: Ethnocentrism In Studies Of Human Development, David F. Lancy

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

This commentary will extend the territory claimed in the target article by identifying several other areas in the social sciences where findings from the WEIRD population have been over-generalized. An argument is made that the root problem is the ethnocentrism of scholars, textbook authors, and social commentators, which leads them to take their own cultural values as the norm.


Modern Slavery: A Regional Focus, Amanda J. Gould 2010 University of Denver

Modern Slavery: A Regional Focus, Amanda J. Gould

Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, 2010

Kevin Bales, through his study in Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader, provides an important quantitative analysis on the predictive factors of modern slavery. Upon examining his study though, several issues arise including too few observations for several of the variables and the lack of a regional variable. The author decided to rerun his study with replacements for the problematic variables used previously. Upon obtaining the results from this, the author examined development theory (development is believed to be closely liked to slavery), and began creating an alternative model, which eventually included the addition of a regional variable. This model differed ...


Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith

Dissertations

Deference refers to a certain respect or esteem which is due to a superior or an elder or a tendency of inferiors to acknowledge the legitimacy of superiors’ powers.It is a concept which is becoming increasingly popular in the works of legal commentator’s as of late. This is a direct result of the growing perception that it is a trait which is becoming synonymous with the Irish Judiciary.

The object of this research is to examine whether this accusation is true i.e. have our Superior Courts changed their mindset and adopted a more deferential stance than they ...


Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith

Dissertations

Deference refers to a certain respect or esteem which is due to a superior or an elder or a tendency of inferiors to acknowledge the legitimacy of superiors’ powers.It is a concept which is becoming increasingly popular in the works of legal commentator’s as of late. This is a direct result of the growing perception that it is a trait which is becoming synonymous with the Irish Judiciary.

The object of this research is to examine whether this accusation is true i.e. have our Superior Courts changed their mindset and adopted a more deferential stance than they ...


Innovation, Markets, And Evolution, Mitch Green 2010 Portland State University

Innovation, Markets, And Evolution, Mitch Green

Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper approaches innovation from an evolutionary perspective. Literature spanning a broad range of traditions in economics is considered, to include Institutionalist, Schumpeterian, post-Keynesian, and growth theorists. Key systemic changes are examined in the context of prevailing technological and social institutions. It is argued that expectation-fixing effects such as path-dependence in investment and innovation provide structure to a social network of market institutions that seek to validate money contracts. The institution of money is considered as a center of power in the system and affects the course of innovation. Money as the unit of account becomes the object of ...


Spanish Missions In The Indigenous Landscape:A View From Mission Santa Catalina,Baja California, Lee M. Panich 2010 Santa Clara University

Spanish Missions In The Indigenous Landscape:A View From Mission Santa Catalina,Baja California, Lee M. Panich

Faculty Publications

Mission Santa Catalina was founded on the margins of the Spanish colonial frontier in northern Baja California, but over time it became an important place in the indigenous landscape of the region. Dominican friars established the mission at a crossroads of native interaction, and recent archaeological, archival, and ethnographic research suggests that indigenous mission neophytes continued to engage in dynamic social and economic relationships with other native groups throughout the colonial period. At the same time, however, the diverse native peoples who lived at Santa Catalina formed new bonds to each other and to the lands around the mission itself ...


“Trying” Times: Medicalization, Intent, And Ambiguity In The Definition Of Infertility, Arthur L. Greil, Julia McQuillan 2010 Alfred University

“Trying” Times: Medicalization, Intent, And Ambiguity In The Definition Of Infertility, Arthur L. Greil, Julia Mcquillan

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Researchers studying infertility from the perspective of anthropology and other the social sciences seldom examine the assumptions embedded in the biomedical definition of infertility. Implicit in the biomedical definition is the assumption that people can be divided straightforwardly into those who are trying to conceive and those who are not trying to conceive. If being infertile implies “intent to conceive,” we must recognize that there are various degrees of intent and that the line between the fertile and the infertile is not as sharp as is usually imagined. Drawing on structured interview data collected from a random sample of Midwestern ...


Just Turn The Darn Thing Off: Understanding Cyberbullying, Elizabeth Englander, Amy Muldowney 2010 Bridgewater State University

Just Turn The Darn Thing Off: Understanding Cyberbullying, Elizabeth Englander, Amy Muldowney

Bridgewater Review

Cyberbullying is the newest form of an abusive pattern of behavior that has always existed among young people, and which has recently been increasing alarmingly in both frequency and severity. Efforts to identify and prevent cyberbullying have been studied and developed by the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) and include working with parents, schools, and children.


Library 2.0: Not Your Grandmother's Library, Sheau-Hwang Chang 2010 Bridgewater State University

Library 2.0: Not Your Grandmother's Library, Sheau-Hwang Chang

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Becoming An Undercover, Mitch Librett 2010 Bridgewater State University

Becoming An Undercover, Mitch Librett

Bridgewater Review

For two years, beginning in 2004, Mitch Librett left his day job as a Shift Commander in his own police department at 4 o’clock, 3 afternoons per week, donning old clothing to assume the role of narcotics investigator with the Special Investigations Unit of another police jurisdiction. He conducted in-depth interviews with these undercover police officers, eventually gaining their trust and confidence. Dr. Librett is currently writing a book about his research. Qualitative research of this sort is often rooted in the personal experiences of the researcher. It also benefits from a careful and honest examination of this history ...


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