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Globalism, Postmodernism & The Dislocation Of The Self, Cecile Brennan 2009 John Carroll University

Globalism, Postmodernism & The Dislocation Of The Self, Cecile Brennan

Cecile Brennan

No abstract provided.


Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting, David Depew 2009 University of Iowa

Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting, David Depew

David J Depew

This essay reviews key controversies in the history of the Darwinian research tradition: the Wilberforce-Huxley debate in 1860, early twentieth-century debates about the heritability of acquired characteristics and the consistency of Mendelian genetics with natural selection; the 1925 Scopes trial about teaching evolution; tensions about race, culture, and eugenics at the 1959 centenary celebration Darwin’s Origin of Species; adaptationism and its critics in the Sociobiology debate of 1970s and, more recently, Evolutionary Psychology; and current disputes about Intelligent Design. These controversies, I argue, are etched into public memory because they occur at the emotionally charged boundaries between public-political, technical-scientific ...


Family Media Education For The Net Generation, Alice Lee 2009 Hong Kong Baptist University

Family Media Education For The Net Generation, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

In the Web 2.0 age, the young people are growing up digital and the Internet becomes the essential part of their lives. This paper discusses the importance of family media education in this new age. The paper has three objectives: (1) analyzes the characteristics and media use of the Net Generation; (2) explores the role of parents in their online activities; (3) puts forward a family media education model “ARTICLE” for the Internet age. The model includes components of attitude, replacement, timetable, information, family communication, family online linkage and media ethics.


Diversity Certificate Training, Norman Powell, Sherwood Thompson 2009 Eastern Kentucky University

Diversity Certificate Training, Norman Powell, Sherwood Thompson

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Tort Law And Probabilistic Litigation: How To Apply Multipliers To Address The Problem Of Negative Value Suits, Ben Depoorter 2009 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Tort Law And Probabilistic Litigation: How To Apply Multipliers To Address The Problem Of Negative Value Suits, Ben Depoorter

Ben Depoorter

This Article advances a proposal that brings to life valuable lawsuits that litigation costs currently discourage. Our proposal converts claims with negative expected values into positive expected value claims by implementing a novel system involving flexible conditional multipliers. Our proposal has two components. First, under the proposed system a plaintiff is allowed to select a damage multiplier that determines the amount of damages the plaintiff will receive if the litigation is successful. Second, courts select cases for litigation randomly with a probability inverse to the multiplier the plaintiff selected.


“Inheritance, Race And The Four Major Factors For The Unity Between African Americans And European Americans: Land/Territory, Blood/Genes, Religion And Language,”, Amadu Kaba 2009 Seton Hall University

“Inheritance, Race And The Four Major Factors For The Unity Between African Americans And European Americans: Land/Territory, Blood/Genes, Religion And Language,”, Amadu Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

There is no American or human being in the United States or the world today alive 150 years ago. This means that American citizens today have inherited one of the richest territories in the world from their ancestors who inhabited the land before them. No other people have inherited such a wealthy and geographically diverse territory. In 1990, for example, the buying power of all Americans was $4.27 trillion. By 2009, that figure increased to $10.72 trillion. Apart from Native Americans, people of Black African descent and people of European descent are the oldest inhabitants of the United ...


Conservatism And American Political Development, Brian Glenn 2009 Wesleyan University

Conservatism And American Political Development, Brian Glenn

Brian J. Glenn

No abstract provided.


Contract Services Management, Wanda Costen 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contract Services Management, Wanda Costen

Wanda M. Costen

No abstract provided.


What Can We Learn From The Affair: Part 4 Of 4 Part Series On Recovering From Infidelity, Tiffani Kisler 2009 Univerisity of Rhode Island

What Can We Learn From The Affair: Part 4 Of 4 Part Series On Recovering From Infidelity, Tiffani Kisler

Tiffani S. Kisler

No abstract provided.


The Returns To English-Language Skills In India, Mehtabul Azam, Aimee Chin, Nishith Prakash 2009 World Bank

The Returns To English-Language Skills In India, Mehtabul Azam, Aimee Chin, Nishith Prakash

Nishith Prakash

No abstract provided.


Influencing Scientists’ Collaboration And Productivity Patterns Through New Institutions: University Research Centers And Scientific And Technical Human Capital, Branco Ponomariov, Craig Boardman 2009 University of Texas at San Antonio

Influencing Scientists’ Collaboration And Productivity Patterns Through New Institutions: University Research Centers And Scientific And Technical Human Capital, Branco Ponomariov, Craig Boardman

Craig Boardman

This paper analyzes the effect of university research centers on the productivity and collaboration patterns of university faculty. University research centers are an important subject for policy analysis insofar that they have become the predominant policy response to scientific and technical demands that have not been met by extant institutions, including academic departments, private firms, and government laboratories. Specifically, these centers aim to organize researchers from across the disciplines and sectors which, collectively as a research unit, possess the scientific and technical capacity relevant to scientific and technical goals of the sponsoring agencies. In this paper, we measure the productivity ...


Literacy Gaps By Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis, Hyunjoon Park, Pearl Kyei 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Literacy Gaps By Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis, Hyunjoon Park, Pearl Kyei

Hyunjoon Park

No abstract provided.


Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Group Diversity And Salience: A Natural Experiment From A Television Game Show, Gabriella Bucci, Rafael Tenorio 2009 DePaul University

Group Diversity And Salience: A Natural Experiment From A Television Game Show, Gabriella Bucci, Rafael Tenorio

Gabriella A. Bucci

We take advantage of a naturally occurring experiment in a television game show to study the impact of group characteristics on their ability to select salient solutions in a matching game. The Family Feud features families seeking to earn prizes by matching the results of public opinion surveys on various subjects. Our main result is that, controlling for task difficulty, families that are more diverse, as measured by both the intra-family generational gap and the relatedness of their members, are more successful at matching wider ranges of survey responses. This highlights the importance of member diversity in expanding information and ...


A Critical View Of Critical Terrorism Studies, James Lutz 2009 Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

A Critical View Of Critical Terrorism Studies, James Lutz

James M Lutz

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming The Technological Imagination: Water, Power, And Place In India, Roopali Phadke 2009 Macalester College

Reclaiming The Technological Imagination: Water, Power, And Place In India, Roopali Phadke

Roopali Phadke

No abstract provided.


Preventing Unintended Pregnancies And Improving Contraceptive Use Among Young Adult Women In A Rural, Midwestern State: Health Promotion Implications, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson 2009 University of Iowa

Preventing Unintended Pregnancies And Improving Contraceptive Use Among Young Adult Women In A Rural, Midwestern State: Health Promotion Implications, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson

Michelle L. Campo

Despite high rates of unintended pregnancy among women aged 18 to 30 years, little research has been conducted to understand the factors associated with their contraceptive use. Eighteen focus groups were conducted with young adult women (N = 106) who were mostly white, non-Hispanic. Results suggested that contraceptive use was negatively affected by low contraceptive knowledge; use of alcohol; a lack of planning for sex; a misperception of the likelihood of pregnancy; forgetting to use contraceptives; and concerns about side effects, cost, and confidentiality. Women liked the peace of mind that using contraceptives gave them and the benefits of regular periods ...


Extractive Regimes: Toward A Better Understanding Of Indonesian Development, Paul Gellert 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Extractive Regimes: Toward A Better Understanding Of Indonesian Development, Paul Gellert

Paul K. Gellert

This article proposes the concept of an extractive regime to understand Indonesia's developmental trajectory from 1966 to 1998. The concept contributes to world-systems, globalization, and commodity-based approaches to understanding peripheral development. An extractive regime is defined by its reliance on extraction of multiple natural resources in the formation of an economic and political order that is also supported by global and regional forces. After elaborating the concept of an extractive regime, the article illustrates it through examination of Indonesia's developmental trajectory from its formation in the post–World War II era to its firm establishment during Suharto's ...


Damage Control: Part 2 Of 4 Part Series On Recovering From Infidelity, Tiffani Kisler 2009 Univerisity of Rhode Island

Damage Control: Part 2 Of 4 Part Series On Recovering From Infidelity, Tiffani Kisler

Tiffani S. Kisler

No abstract provided.


Green Rim, Robert Gliner 2009 San Jose State University

Green Rim, Robert Gliner

Robert Gliner

No abstract provided.


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