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Not My Story: Honoring Diversity Through Multicultural Environmental Education, Kelly M. Sleight 2017 Western Washington University

Not My Story: Honoring Diversity Through Multicultural Environmental Education, Kelly M. Sleight

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

Kelly Marie Sleight’s presentation had us participants sitting at tables filled with crafting supplies. While some of us started to paint, knit and mold Kelly explained that Multicultural Environmental Education seeks to make an atmosphere where every student can succeed. One of her largest challenges in class is the need for constant hand movement. Without that, she cannot focus. Her personal solution is to knit. Kelly sees the marriage between multicultural and environmental education having students of various backgrounds engaged in many different and unique ways.


Exploring The Relationship Between Occupational Burnout And The Behavioral Well-Being Of Social Workers, Damian A. Pisapia 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Exploring The Relationship Between Occupational Burnout And The Behavioral Well-Being Of Social Workers, Damian A. Pisapia

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between occupational burnout and the behavioral well-being of social workers. Burnout is a multidimensional syndrome where workers experience feelings of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment as a consequence of work related stress and overwhelming job demands. Burnout can negatively affect organizational functioning, work performance, and pose significant health risks to workers. There are a limited number of studies focusing on the impact of occupational burnout on the behavioral well-being of workers. The findings of this study indicated that there was a significant relationship between burnout ...


The Consequences Of And Factors Affecting Perceptions And Use Of Technology, Patrick Gardner 2017 Union College - Schenectady, NY

The Consequences Of And Factors Affecting Perceptions And Use Of Technology, Patrick Gardner

Honors Theses and Student Projects

Technology and its impacts on society are the subject of constant debate. Technology has been influential in creating a global economy, which has given people more time for leisure activities. However, technology has also produced unintended by-products, including issues such as a dependence on foreign nations for commodities like food. Analyzing both the positive and negative consequences of technology can help people better understand both its regional and global impacts. In turn, this knowledge can help us make more beneficial choices regarding how we use technology moving forward. This thesis explores how technology positively and negatively affects society, and will ...


Seeking ‘Collective Solitude’ In The Pacific: An Ethnography Of Wave-Riding In Encinitas, California, Laura C. Schaffer 2017 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Seeking ‘Collective Solitude’ In The Pacific: An Ethnography Of Wave-Riding In Encinitas, California, Laura C. Schaffer

Honors Theses and Student Projects

For centuries, the practice of surfing has mystified the novelist, the missionary, the thrill-seeker, and the proximate spectator, alike. Though it has its roots in Polynesia, this wave-riding eventually globalized – spreading to and adapted by coasts worldwide. Through observation, interviews, and participation, this study examines the co-existence of supposedly competing notions of individuality and community as they manifest in the Encinitas (California) surfer, their community, and their pursuit of the waves. The study finds that while the individual surfer inscribes their own personal meaning on the pursuit, they (in the context of a ‘surf town’) are tied to other local ...


The Off Season: Masculinities, Rurality, And Family Ties In Alaska Commercial Fishing, Cruz Morey 2017 Linfield College

The Off Season: Masculinities, Rurality, And Family Ties In Alaska Commercial Fishing, Cruz Morey

Senior Theses

This study explores the intersections of masculinity, rurality, the family, and ecology through the experiences of commercial fishermen in Alaska. By understanding the plurality of masculinities and how men operate within a rural space, this study investigates the relationship between the masculine rural and the rural masculine and how that relationship pertains to commercial fishermen. This study examines existing discourse about Alaska and the masculinity of commercial fishermen in light of the concepts of cultural and economic capital, as well as local ecological knowledge (LEK). It further examines how fishermen describe their experiences in the industry as ones that are ...


Confrontational Stigma And Contested ‘Green’ Developments: Biosolid Facility Siting In The Rural Landscape, Sarah A. Mason-Renton 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Confrontational Stigma And Contested ‘Green’ Developments: Biosolid Facility Siting In The Rural Landscape, Sarah A. Mason-Renton

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines responses and reappraisal of a proposed and now operational biosolid (sewage sludge) processing facility, the Southgate Organic Material Recovery Centre (OMRC), in the Township of Southgate in rural Ontario. This research is grounded in geographical literatures related to the geography of health, emotional geography, and risk perception and facility siting. The significance of this research is based on a relative absence of literature on public perceptions of transformed waste products, such as biosolids, in rural landscapes and the need to better understand these perceptions and felt impacts in the context of rural residents’ attachments to place. This ...


A Tale Of Two Settings: Rethinking Methods And Approaches For Diversity Research, Michelle Samura 2017 Chapman University

A Tale Of Two Settings: Rethinking Methods And Approaches For Diversity Research, Michelle Samura

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

In order to better understand the range of experiences of diverse college students, scholars engaging in diversity research must be mindful of our methodological assumptions. Existing research on environment and space suggests that the concept of a “setting” is not neutral or static. In this article, I emphasize the need to consider campus spaces as dynamic and fluid. I also suggest that depictions and reports of studies’ settings should capture diverse perspectives because different populations can view a single setting very differently. A singular version of a research setting may be inadequate. I offer an example of how one setting ...


Exploring The Contributions Of Local Health Departments In Land Use And Transportation Policy: Implications For Cross-Sector Collaboration, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Semra Aytur, Katie Heinrich, Jay Maddock, Stephenie C. Lemon 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Exploring The Contributions Of Local Health Departments In Land Use And Transportation Policy: Implications For Cross-Sector Collaboration, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Semra Aytur, Katie Heinrich, Jay Maddock, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Introduction: Transportation and land use policies can impact physical activity. Local health departments (LHDs) are encouraged to participate in land use and transportation policy processes, which are outside their traditional expertise. Cross-sector collaborations are needed, yet stakeholders’ perceptions of LHD involvement are not well-understood. This paper explores (1) the perceived value of LHD participation in transportation and land use decision-making and (2) potential contributions of LHDs to these processes among relevant stakeholders.

Methods: Qualitative data were analysed from 49 semi-structured interviews conducted in 2015 and 2016. Participants were professionals representing land use planning (n=13), transportation/public works (n=11 ...


Emerson Garfield Community Commons Comprehensive Plan, Faith Keister, Mary Leu, Emma Phillips, Isaac Jang, Goldie Weers 2017 Whitworth University

Emerson Garfield Community Commons Comprehensive Plan, Faith Keister, Mary Leu, Emma Phillips, Isaac Jang, Goldie Weers

Planned Communities: SO 375H

The content of this Community Plan is intended to be used by future community developers in order to create a Community Commons for the Emerson-Garfield Community. This document is a compilation of the potential resources such as an outline of costs, desired features and elements, possible funding sources, building plans, and more. The plot of land located at 127 West Mission Avenue is an ideal space for the community commons. This was determined to be the best way to meet the desires of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council.


Food For Thought: Analyzing The Impacts Of Livestock Factory Farming In The United States, Mallory Russo 2017 Fordham University

Food For Thought: Analyzing The Impacts Of Livestock Factory Farming In The United States, Mallory Russo

Student Theses 2015-Present

The practice of large scale factory farming in the United States has raised moral and ethical questions since its establishment in the mid twentieth century. Though a relatively modern development in the field of agribusiness, factory farming has already accounted for drastic damage to both public and environmental health. Factory farming requires the unsustainable use of resources, gives off toxic waste, and poses a serious threat to public health. This paper aims the further analyze those damages, as well as investigate the lack of transparency and political corruption carried out by factory farm industry leaders. Major factory farming companies have ...


Dammed Societies: Effects Of Dams On Native Americans In The Columbia River Basin, Eliott McGill 2017 Carroll College, Helena, MT

Dammed Societies: Effects Of Dams On Native Americans In The Columbia River Basin, Eliott Mcgill

Sociology & Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

Since dam construction began in the New Deal Era, it has represented a dominance of humankind over nature. These massive structures have harnessed, collected, and distributed electricity from the rivers they hold back and allow humans to reap the benefits of that cycle. One of the areas where dams are particularly apparent is in the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. While the dams in this region certainly have allowed the area to develop and build by using the electricity collected by these dams, they have also had several negative effects on the tribal ...


Toward An Inclusive Islamic Identity? A Study Of First- And Second-Generation Muslims In Canada, Aisha Birani 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Toward An Inclusive Islamic Identity? A Study Of First- And Second-Generation Muslims In Canada, Aisha Birani

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Toward an Inclusive Islamic Identity? A Study of First- and Second-Generation Muslims in Canada examines the intergenerational differences between first- and second-generation Muslims living in Canada, and the way in which they define their personal identities as both Muslim and Canadian. It aims to investigate the integration experiences of Muslims in Canada in order to understand how closely they derive a sense of belonging from Islam and/or their religious communities, and how their identification with Islam limits or stimulates their sense of belonging in Canada. The main research question I pose, therefore, is: how does being Muslim affect the ...


Divine Intervention: Designed For Social Evolution By Integrating Natural Order, Anatoshia L. Wyatt 2017 Kennesaw State University

Divine Intervention: Designed For Social Evolution By Integrating Natural Order, Anatoshia L. Wyatt

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

There is a long tradition in architecture of using ordering systems found in nature and science to create built space. This thesis builds upon such line of thought to propose new design methods based on ordering systems with a particular focus on social relations. It focuses on the design of a community center in the city of Atlanta which is considered as a catalyst for jumpstarting the betterment of society through improvement of social bonds, community involvement, activism, meditation, and the integration of nature in the community. The design is situated on the Bellwood Quarry site and creates an ecological ...


An Embodied Education: Questioning Hospitality To The Queer, Clio Stearns 2017 University of New Hampshire

An Embodied Education: Questioning Hospitality To The Queer, Clio Stearns

Occasional Paper Series

This is an essay about hospitality and the ways we must question frameworks telling us to welcome the queer in educational contexts. I will show how educational scholarship as well as programming for schools, teachers and students have emphasized the interconnected concepts of hospitality and welcome as a way of keeping queer bodies legislatively, physically and psychically safe. While acknowledging the importance of hospitality as a starting point, I examine its limits with the hope of showing how it might foreclose curiosity. I argue that one fundamental problem with hospitality and welcome toward the queer is the way these phenomena ...


公共空間與庶民生活的連結 : 以重奪餘樂里公共空間為例, Ka Man CHAN 2017 Lingnan University

公共空間與庶民生活的連結 : 以重奪餘樂里公共空間為例, Ka Man Chan

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

公共空間除了是政府分區計劃大綱圖內的“Open Space”外,他還有自己的生命、地方歷史和性格嗎?這篇文章意圖透過闡述街坊組織餘樂里一號在餘樂里公共空間的行動,解釋公共空間並不只是法律定義上的休憩用地,它還是社會上不同持份者在不斷角力和辨證下所建構出來的產物。空間的形塑,包括設計及管理,亦深深突顯發展商及政府的管治思維和對城市的構想。從餘樂里一號的小型重奪空間例子,本文章希望透過梳理其內部組織及行動過程,了解當中所遇到的困難、內部角力及創造,亦希望以此檢視公共空間運動的可行性及其意義。

選擇餘樂里一號及餘樂里作為研究對象,是因為餘樂里的公共空間不論在出現背景、裝潢及設計上,均是本地私人發展項目內的公共設施的典型例子,也因為筆者在過去兩年在西營盤做關注社區規劃的組織城西關注組,當中亦有參與是次餘樂里一號的行動 。筆者嘗試以現場觀察、參與者訪問及自身反思進行分析材料,望能對整個行動有較全面的理解。


機場 (不) 是商場 : 「航空城」與機場北商業區計劃, Lok Man MAK 2017 Lingnan University

機場 (不) 是商場 : 「航空城」與機場北商業區計劃, Lok Man Mak

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

二零一六年十月十七日,香港機場管理局在會議展覽中心召開記者會公布「SKYCITY航天城」發展計劃,機管局主席蘇澤光稱「航天城」第一期為「結合零售、餐飲、娛樂、寫字樓、酒店等設施」的「超越傳統的購物中心」,換言之即使其功能或概念如何複雜,到底還是一個商場項目。事實上,機管局發言人宣稱「航天城」商場在二零二一年落成時將為全港最大型的商場。「航天城」第一期包括兩個項目:一個商場項目和一個酒店項目。商場項目將於二零一七年初招標,預計二零二一年落成,地盤面積達四萬平方米,總樓面為十九萬五千平方米;酒店項目已於十一月開始招標,預計二零二零年落成,地盤面積為六千六百五十平方米,總樓面為三萬三千七百平方米,將提供四百五十至七百五十間客房,規模與毗連的香港天際萬豪酒店(六百五十八間客房)接近。機管局傾向「航天城」第一期的兩個項目由單一發展商承包,第一期完成後再研究後續發展方向和合作模式。

規劃中的「航天城」商場與酒店座落於機場島北面的半島的「機場北商業區」,該區早在九十年代制訂的機場發展總綱已預留作商業區用途,先後建成了亞洲博覽館、香港天際萬豪酒店、海天碼頭和航天城高爾夫球場。「航天城」第一期的商場和酒店項目就座落在高球場位置,而高球場已被機管局通知提早結束合約。雖然該區早已規劃為商業區,但今次發展計劃卻涉及土地使用權的轉變/轉讓。為發展「航空城」,政府以象徵式地價港幣二千元將原來的「機場地契」分割出近二十五公頃的「機場北商業區」用地授予機管局,並將該地改劃作「商業用地」,從原來「機場地契」限制鬆綁以放寬樓面限制,簽訂土地契約的程序經已完成。機管局作為政府全資擁有的私營化機構,該如何理解兩者之間的土地轉讓?政黨提出的質疑只針對政府對機管局補貼之嫌,然而更重要的恐怕在於公共權力的問題。機管局作為受委託管理機場的機構,似乎有必要釐清機管局的權力與角色。

另一個問題在於為何機場需要興建一個全港最大的商場?政府以什麼角色參與其中?二零一六年九月的政府公報曾提到機場北商業區發展為「港珠澳大橋『橋頭經濟』的重要一環」。「橋頭經濟」最早在二零一四年《施政報告》中提出,旨在即將通車的港珠澳大橋、機場及其相關的道路系統基礎下,將作為交通樞紐的大嶼山發展成新核心商業區的構想。機場作為公共交通設施,為何會出現一塊商業用地?公眾需要「航天城」嗎?誰會在此得益?如此龐大的集合式地產項目又如何與政府推動的經濟發展想像結合?本文將先討論「航天城」的主題公園式規劃,再從象徵經濟的進路討論「航天城」如何扣連政府與發展商共謀的文化計劃,耙梳「航天城 ...


Grassroots Diplomacy And Vernacular Law: The Discourse Of Food Sovereignty In Maine, John Welton 2017 University of Maine-Orono

Grassroots Diplomacy And Vernacular Law: The Discourse Of Food Sovereignty In Maine, John Welton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis studies the discourse of food sovereignty in Maine, a coalition of small-scale farmers, consumers, and citizens building an alternative food system based on a distributed form of production, processing, selling, purchasing, and consumption. This distribution occurs at the municipal level through the enactment of ordinances. Using critical-rhetorical field methods, I argue that the discourse of food sovereignty in Maine develops a ‘constitutive’ rhetoric that composes rural society through affective relationships. Advocates engage the industrial food system to both expose its systemic bias against small-scale farming and construct their own discourse of belonging. Based upon agrarian values such as ...


Factors In Public School Settings That Result In Teacher Agency, Jessica Hadid 2017 Dominican University of California

Factors In Public School Settings That Result In Teacher Agency, Jessica Hadid

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

A quality system for educating a nation’s youth depends upon a teaching force that continually learns, and applies its learning outcomes to active problem solving and development. Many current school and district models minimize teacher ability to engage in meaningful change, ultimately undermining the teachers’ sense of personal and professional agency. Literature suggests that internal forms of motivation are likely to result in the development of agency via self-determination of actions and behaviors. This mixed methods study examined five public schools in a small K-12 district through the lens of self-determination theory. An initial set of quantitative data were ...


White Power In Context: The Structural Correlates Of White Power Support Events In The United States, 2012-2015, Drew Cormac Medaris 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

White Power In Context: The Structural Correlates Of White Power Support Events In The United States, 2012-2015, Drew Cormac Medaris

Theses and Dissertations

Much of the prior research on white power groups focuses on very rare outcomes – criminal events, especially violent ones – without as much attention devoted to the more common or fundamental activities that often work to start the mobilization process for ethnocentric groups and the individuals associated with them. Broadly, the goal of the current study is to fill this gap in knowledge by integrating prominent criminological theories and themes drawn from the Social movement literature in order to explore the geographic distribution and macro-level correlates of ideologically-motivated white power movement activities. Specifically, I implement content analysis techniques of open source ...


Angry Faces Are More Resistant To Forgetting Than Are Happy Faces: Directed Forgetting Effects On The Identity Of Emotional Faces, Peter K.C. TAY, Hwajin YANG 2017 Singapore Management University

Angry Faces Are More Resistant To Forgetting Than Are Happy Faces: Directed Forgetting Effects On The Identity Of Emotional Faces, Peter K.C. Tay, Hwajin Yang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Using the item-method directed forgetting paradigm (i.e. intentionally forgetting specified information), we examined directed forgetting of facial identity as a function of facial expression and the sex of the expresser and perceiver. Participants were presented with happy and angry male and female faces cued for either forgetting or remembering, and were then asked to recognise previously studied faces from among a series of neutral faces. For each recognised test face, participants also recalled the face’s previously displayed emotional expression. We found that angry faces were more resistant to forgetting than were happy faces. Furthermore, angry expressions on male ...


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