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Crafts Of Color: Tupi Tapirage In Early Colonial Brazil, Amy Buono 2012 Chapman University

Crafts Of Color: Tupi Tapirage In Early Colonial Brazil, Amy Buono

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"Tyrian purple. Lamp black. Lead white. Cadmium yellow. Ultramarine blue. The materiality of color, as it is often discussed, has a fixed quality. Pigments and dyes derived from many natural substances-minerals, earths, plants, and animals-have stable optic qualities. Lapis lazuli can be reliably counted upon to be blue. Dyes made from cochineal consistently fall within a certain range at the red end of the spectrum. Similarly, we might expect that the green feathers of a bird such as the Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva), after molting, would be replaced by equally green plumes. As the excerpt above suggests, from …


¡Adiós, España!: La Pérdida De Mucho Más Que El Campo, En “¡Adiós, Cordera!”, Julia Arroyo 2012 Bowling Green State University

¡Adiós, España!: La Pérdida De Mucho Más Que El Campo, En “¡Adiós, Cordera!”, Julia Arroyo

La BloGoteca de Babel

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The Tradition Of Anonymity In The Andes, Martín L. Gaspar 2012 Bryn Mawr College

The Tradition Of Anonymity In The Andes, Martín L. Gaspar

Spanish Faculty Research and Scholarship

This essay examines the longstanding lettered tradition of representing the Andean native as anonymous, and what I view as a potential challenge to this tradition in Claudia Llosa'sLlosa, Claudia. 2006. Madeinusa, Madrid: Universal Pictures, Oberón Cinematográfica. [Google Scholar] film Madeinusa (2006). By following the gaze of the native as a common thread, I trace a genealogy of the figure of the anonymous native in Peruvian letters since the early twentieth century. Early essays and paintings of the native, I claim, display a basic politics of anonymity, while fictional works explore the narrative implications of and alternatives to …


Cuerpos Masculinos En Devenir: Sociedades Disciplinarias Y Afectos En La Narrativa Latinoamericana Reciente (Bolaño, Feinmann, Saer, Gutiérrez, Claudia Ferman 2012 University of Richmond

Cuerpos Masculinos En Devenir: Sociedades Disciplinarias Y Afectos En La Narrativa Latinoamericana Reciente (Bolaño, Feinmann, Saer, Gutiérrez, Claudia Ferman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

"Lo que son las cosas, Mauricio Silva, Ilamado el Ojo, siempre intentó escapar de la violencia aun a riesgo de ser considerado un cobarde, pero de la violencia, de la verdadera violencia, no se puede escapar, al menos no nosotros, los nacidos en Latinoamérica en la década de los cincuenta, los que rondábamos los veinte años cuando murió Salvador Allende (Bolaño, 11)."

La cita que abre este artículo constituye el primer párrafo del cuento de Roberto Bolaño "El Ojo Silva" (en Putas asesinas), que ha sido frecuentemente citado en la incipiente literatura crítica sobre el autor. La repetida atención que …


Textos Del Derrumbe: Horacio Castellanos Moya, Fernando Vallejo, Daniel Guebel, Claudia Ferman 2012 University of Richmond

Textos Del Derrumbe: Horacio Castellanos Moya, Fernando Vallejo, Daniel Guebel, Claudia Ferman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Me propongo aquí referirme a tres novelas que se publicaron entre los años 2001 y 2006, que pertenecen a tres escritores muy distantes entre sí en geografía, experiencia y propuesta literaria. Estos escritores también están separados generacionalmente: Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador, 1957) y Daniel Guebel (Argentina, 1956) y Fernando Vallejo (Colombia, 1942). Estas son Desmoronamiento (2006), de Horacio Castellano Moya; El desbarrancadero (2001) de Fernando Vallejo, y Derrumbe (2007), de Daniel Guebel. Estas novelas de obvias coincidencias en los títulos, pueden pensarse como espacios de representación de la crisis del "sujeto literario moderno", más allá de las diferencias nacionales …


“To Say Nothing”: Variations On The Theme Of Silence In Selected Works By Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Sandra Cisneros, And María Luisa Bombal, Hannah M. Frantz 2012 Gettysburg College

“To Say Nothing”: Variations On The Theme Of Silence In Selected Works By Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Sandra Cisneros, And María Luisa Bombal, Hannah M. Frantz

Student Publications

This paper explores the various ways in which Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s La Respuesta, Sandra Cisneros’s “Woman Hollering Creek,” and María Luisa Bombal’s “The Tree” address the theme of silence. It interrogates how the female characters in each of these works are silenced as well as their responses to that oppression. Meaning is subjective, so writing is a safe outlet for the oppressed. These works each identify an oppressor, either a husband or the male dominated church, as well as an oppressed individual, who is the female lead. In La Respuesta, the Catholic church, and specifically …


"Una Conversacion Con Borges": Notas A Una Entrevista De Jose Donoso, Maria Laura Bocaz-Leiva 2012 University of Mary Washington

"Una Conversacion Con Borges": Notas A Una Entrevista De Jose Donoso, Maria Laura Bocaz-Leiva

Modern Languages and Literatures Articles

En dos de los cuadernos de trabajo de Jose Donoso contenidos en el archivo de la Universidad de Iowa se encuentra un conjunto de anotaciones autografas en las que se hace evidente que el escritor no se encontraba trabajando en uno de sus proyectos literarios, sino en una entrevista a Jorge Luis Borges. Tras el hallazgo en el ano 2007 trate por diversos medios de encontrar la version publicada de este texto, ya que la importancia del entrevistado asi como la precaria situacion en la que se encontraba Donoso para entonces --sin trabajo, con poco dinero, apenas en los inicios …


Sacrificio, Violencia Y Nación En Lituma En Los Andes De Mario Vargas Llosa, Cesar Valverde 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

Sacrificio, Violencia Y Nación En Lituma En Los Andes De Mario Vargas Llosa, Cesar Valverde

Scholarship

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The Rhetoric Of Construction: A Comparative Case Study Of The Language Of The U.S. - Mexico And Israel - Palestine Border Walls, Jesse Adam Kapenga 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

The Rhetoric Of Construction: A Comparative Case Study Of The Language Of The U.S. - Mexico And Israel - Palestine Border Walls, Jesse Adam Kapenga

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This research examines the language and rhetoric of fear used to justify the walls and fences built by the American government along the U.S. - Mexico border, and by the Israeli government around the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It focuses specifically on the rhetoric used by the head of government of each country (the American president and the Israeli prime minister) during the years 2001-2011 to explain and justify the construction of a physical barrier as a measure of national defense and self-preservation.


Sexual Racism In A Gay Community On The U.S.-Mexico Border: Revisiting The Latin Americanization Thesis Online, Jesus Gregorio Smith 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

Sexual Racism In A Gay Community On The U.S.-Mexico Border: Revisiting The Latin Americanization Thesis Online, Jesus Gregorio Smith

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The aim of this investigation is to examine racism in a sexual context or as it shall be defined here, sexual racism, along the border town of El Paso, TX by expanding upon Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's (2002) Latin Americanization Thesis of tri-racial stratification that posits that the U.S. will reflect a three tier racial structure with the White race on top, then an intermediary group of Honorary Whites and a Collective Black category at the bottom. This study will expand upon the Latin Americanization Thesis by examining the intersection of race/ethnicity with sexuality. Specifically, I will add to this thesis by …


El Movimiento: A Brief Analysis Of The Role Of Core Activists In The Development Of A Unified Social Movement In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Luis Diaz 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

El Movimiento: A Brief Analysis Of The Role Of Core Activists In The Development Of A Unified Social Movement In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Luis Diaz

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This thesis attempts to solve the question of why, despite the efforts of many social activists, there is not a unified social movement in Ciudad Juárez, México. My hypothesis is that social activists who are able to distinguish between a collective project and a personal project are more likely to create a successful social movement than those who tie their public identity with their personal identity. The reason seems to be that individuals who do not make this distinction are not able or willing to create networks beyond their ideologies, as well as beyond their personal direct influence and control, …


The New Mexican Migration: Remembering Violence, Connecting, And Living In The Third Space, Uriel G. Posada 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

The New Mexican Migration: Remembering Violence, Connecting, And Living In The Third Space, Uriel G. Posada

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The concept of identity has become a topic of discussion in the last few decades, especially with the growing immigration across several countries. Countries such as the United States and Canada are receiving people who arrive from different parts of the world and who are changing the composition of these countries. In this thesis I explore how a group of Mexican journalists are adjusting their identity as they live in countries outside of Mexico. Five of the journalists are now living in the United States, and one of them is in Canada. They were forced to leave Mexico after they …


If I Value Myself, I Value School: The Protective Effect Of Self-Esteem Among Abused Females, Kelly B.T. Chang, Diomaris E. Jurecska, Chloe E. Lee-Zorn, Joav Merrick 2012 George Fox University

If I Value Myself, I Value School: The Protective Effect Of Self-Esteem Among Abused Females, Kelly B.T. Chang, Diomaris E. Jurecska, Chloe E. Lee-Zorn, Joav Merrick

Faculty Publications - Psychology Department

Children who have been severely maltreated tend to perform significantly below their non-maltreated peers in standardized tests, earn lower grades and have the most discipline issues in the school setting. There is evidence that self-esteem (SE) may be a protective factor for youth with regard to negative emotional outcomes. The role of self-esteem needs to be explored further in more collectivistic cultures. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between physical abuse, SE and school attitudes. Participants included 14 females rescued from a city landfi ll in Nicaragua (ages 7 – 17 years, M = 12.44), half …


"Excellent Clay For Pots": An Archaeological And Microscopic Investigation Of Barbadian Redware During The Early Colonial Era, Erik andre Siedow 2012 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

"Excellent Clay For Pots": An Archaeological And Microscopic Investigation Of Barbadian Redware During The Early Colonial Era, Erik Andre Siedow

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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Ni La Tierra, Ni Las Mujeres Somos Territorio De La Conquista, Adrienne Beitcher 2012 Scripps College

Ni La Tierra, Ni Las Mujeres Somos Territorio De La Conquista, Adrienne Beitcher

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis focuses on the effects of neoliberal economic and social policies in Bolivia and their role in the feminization of poor indigenous migration. The thesis argues that these neoliberal policies most deeply affect poor indigenous women in Bolivia forcing them to migrate in order to provide for their families. Through migration, women become transnational mothers ( mothers across national borders). Based on interviews conducted in both Bolivian and Argentina with migrant women, the thesis uses the experiences of these women in order to examine both the short and long-term effects of this on "culture" and mother-child relationships as well …


The Life And Work Of Gloria Anzaldúa: An Intellectual Biography, Elizabeth Anne Dahms 2012 University of Kentucky

The Life And Work Of Gloria Anzaldúa: An Intellectual Biography, Elizabeth Anne Dahms

Theses and Dissertations--Hispanic Studies

The writings and life of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (1942-2004) have had an immense impact in a variety of disciplines. Her oft-cited text Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987) is included in many university courses’ reading lists for its contributions to discourses of hybridity, linguistics, intersectionality and women of color feminism, among others. Unfortunately, most scholars content themselves with the intricacies of Borderlands to the neglect of her corpus of work, which includes essays, books, edited volumes, children’s literature and fiction/autohistorias. This analysis presented here wishes to expand our understandings of Anzaldúa’s work by engaging with her pre- and post-Borderlands …


Dismemberment In The Chicana/O Body Politic: Fragmenting NationNess And Form In Oscar Zeta Acosta's The Revolt Of The Cockroach People, And Alejandro Morales's The Rag Doll Plagues, Danizete Martinez 2012 University of New Mexico

Dismemberment In The Chicana/O Body Politic: Fragmenting NationNess And Form In Oscar Zeta Acosta's The Revolt Of The Cockroach People, And Alejandro Morales's The Rag Doll Plagues, Danizete Martinez

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

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Futurism In Venezuela: Arturo Uslar Pietri And The Reviews Indice And Válvula, Giovanna Montenegro 2012 Binghamton University

Futurism In Venezuela: Arturo Uslar Pietri And The Reviews Indice And Válvula, Giovanna Montenegro

Comparative Literature Faculty Scholarship

The short-lived revue válvula, published in Caracas in 1928, was symbolic of the cursory invasion of Futurism into Venezuela, and of the fate of the avant-garde in that country between the 1920s and 1930s. At a time, when the nation was struggling to shake itself from the patriarchal influence of the caudillo Juan Vincente Gómez (1857-1935), and was simultaneously on the eve of a shift from an agricultural to an oil-based economy, artistic avant-garde movements arrived in cultural centres such as Caracas and Maracaibo not with the boom and thunder appropriate to war-loving Futurism but, rather, trickled in slowly, gradually …


Porfirismo During The Mexican Revolution: Exile And The Politics Of Representation, 1910-1920, Nancy Alexandra Aguirre 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

Porfirismo During The Mexican Revolution: Exile And The Politics Of Representation, 1910-1920, Nancy Alexandra Aguirre

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This work broadens the narrative of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) by incorporating the perspective of the supporters of dictators Porfirio Dí­az and Victoriano Huerta. I focus specifically on urban professional "Porfiristas," examining the changes and continuities in their identity over the course of the revolution. Identity formation is the central theme of this study, and I rely on memoirs, newspapers, government documents, and oral history interviews in order to analyze the motivations of Porfiristas as they fought to sustain their worldview during a decade of global conflict.

My study draws upon the frameworks of post-colonialism, feminist theory, cultural studies, migration/diaspora …


La Mentira Como Una Estrategia De Cortesía Verbal: Estudio Pragmalinguístico De La Telenovela La Saga, Maria Carolina Torres 2012 Minnesota State University - Mankato

La Mentira Como Una Estrategia De Cortesía Verbal: Estudio Pragmalinguístico De La Telenovela La Saga, Maria Carolina Torres

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Even though languages have many things in common they all differ in the way politeness is present in verbal interactions. What might be polite in certain cultures can be considered impolite in other cultures, and this is due to the relationships among the speaker and the hearer, their context, their social needs, desires, and expectations. In this thesis I will try to provide a contextual explanation for some Colombians' use of lies (as a means of politeness to deceive) in their daily life through conversations based on some of Colombia's history. Lies have become so internalized by many Colombian people …


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