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David Versus Goliath: The Power Of Weakness In Asymmetric Warfare—Lessons From History, Nicholas K. Petaludis 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

David Versus Goliath: The Power Of Weakness In Asymmetric Warfare—Lessons From History, Nicholas K. Petaludis

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Under what conditions do violent nonstate actors (VNA) succeed against states? Why does David sometimes beat Goliath? Since at least the time of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian Wars, the realist narrative in international relations measures power primarily in relative, coercive, and deterrent terms. Strong states should accordingly face fewer constraints and enjoy more options while pursuing their national interests. Unconventional warfare, and its subsets of terrorism and insurgency, should—given these circumstances, end in VNA failure. Sometimes, however, VNAs find success. By comparing the literature on historical and current case studies, I propose that a set of preconditions and two mechanisms …


Encountering Ghosts Of The Capitalocene On Northern German Walkways, Lara-Lane Plambeck 2023 Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany

Encountering Ghosts Of The Capitalocene On Northern German Walkways, Lara-Lane Plambeck

Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis

Walking is a two-fold practice of both transcendence reflecting capitalist conformity as well as of potential for resistance. Applying the theory on walking traditionally associated with the subject in the modern city (Benjamin 1999) to today‘s Northern German countryside, I will argue that the dominant structures of feeling reflected in the walking culture and rural people‘s engagement with the land today is characterized by a sense of capitalist realism (Fisher 2009) and informed by the feeling of alienation leading to the fetishization of landscape. I, too want to explore walking‘s potential to step out of capitalist conformity. When intentionally walking …


Some Problematic Issues When Learning Russian As A Foreign Language, Bella KonstantinovnaZakaeva, Ibrahim Alshbul 2023 Russia, Vladikavkaz.

Some Problematic Issues When Learning Russian As A Foreign Language, Bella Konstantinovnazakaeva, Ibrahim Alshbul

Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب

The article discusses the issues of learning Russian by people of other nationalities. The authors describe the difficult moments that students meet while learning Russian. The characteristic of similarities and differences with other languages is given in the paper. The characteristics of writing and reading the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, phonetics, the case system, aspects of the verb, verbs of movement, etc. are are highlighted in the piece of writing.


Global Engineering Ethics: What? Why? How? And When?, Rockwell F. Clancy III, Qin Zhu 2022 Virginia Tech, Delft University of Technology

Global Engineering Ethics: What? Why? How? And When?, Rockwell F. Clancy Iii, Qin Zhu

Journal of International Engineering Education

Even though engineering programs, accreditation bodies, and multinational corporations have become increasingly interested in introducing global dimensions into professional engineering practice, little work in the existing literature provides an overview of questions fundamental to global engineering ethics, such as what global engineering ethics is, why it should be taught, how it should be taught, and when it should be introduced. This paper describes the what, why, how, and when of global engineering ethics – a form adopted from a 1996 article by Charles Harris, Michael Davis, Michael Pritchard, and Michael Rabins, which has influenced the development of engineering ethics for …


Simin Daneshvar’S “The Selection": Study And Analysis, Anas Al-Jarrah 2022 Department of Semitic and Oriental Languages, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

Simin Daneshvar’S “The Selection": Study And Analysis, Anas Al-Jarrah

Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب

Simin Daneshvar is considered one of the most prominent contemporary writers in Iran. She has gained an exceptional position in contemporary Iranian literature and is considered the lady of the modern Persian novel. She is considered so not only because she is the first woman to write the novel, but also because of the intellectual and social dimensions that her works carry. Her works focus on social issues such as Iranian women’s issues, the class system and its ramifications, and the problems of tribal bigotry in Iran. Simin has relied on real-life situations to write her novels and stories. Such …


Introduction: Pandemic And The Global South, Puspa Damai 2022 Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Introduction: Pandemic And The Global South, Puspa Damai

Critical Humanities

In lieu of abstract: Critical Humanities is a child of the coronavirus pandemic. As paradoxical as it may sound, the journal was born of our desire for community, conviviality, and survival in a world ravaged by disease, despair and death.


Spotify Streaming's Noteworthy Effects On Japan, Megan Atwell 2022 Whittier College

Spotify Streaming's Noteworthy Effects On Japan, Megan Atwell

Whittier Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


The Yellow Qipao, Feibi Wang 2022 Bowling Green State University

The Yellow Qipao, Feibi Wang

Honors Projects

This is a creative project centered around the pre-production of a short film about queer Asian American Christianity and the research that went into it. The synopsis of the script written for the short film is a life in the day of Aspen. Aspen prepares for church and is indecisive of the clothes they want to wear, because they are gender non-conforming. They come out to their mom and there is conflict. My research going into this project consists of researching media representation of queerness, Asian American identity, and Christianity, and how the three identities intersect in Aspen’s life and …


K-5 Elementary Alternative Program: A Case Study, William E. Scheuer IV 2022 East Tennessee State University

K-5 Elementary Alternative Program: A Case Study, William E. Scheuer Iv

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this case study was to examine how the K-5 elementary alternative program All Students Can Thrive (ASCT) used student-centered learning practices to influence the whole child. There is a lack of research on K-5 elementary alternative programs, such as ASCT, and specifically those that integrate student-centered learning practices to influence the whole child. Literature does not contain universally accepted interventions that are effective in the elementary alternative setting to help students return to the mainstream classroom setting better prepared to display appropriate behaviors when a student is removed from a mainstream classroom setting due to disruptive behaviors. …


Strangers Switching Their Identities: Cultural Identity Management And Performance On Social Media A Qualitative Analysis Of International Students’ Intercultural (Ex)Change Processes And Perceptions Regarding Their Stay In The United States And Countries Of Origin, Vivian Kretzschmar 2022 Clemson University

Strangers Switching Their Identities: Cultural Identity Management And Performance On Social Media A Qualitative Analysis Of International Students’ Intercultural (Ex)Change Processes And Perceptions Regarding Their Stay In The United States And Countries Of Origin, Vivian Kretzschmar

All Theses

In this globalized world, cross-country travel for education has been a prevalent (5.6 million students identified as international students in 2020) and ever-increasing (with a predicted increase of 250% by 2030) trend through the past decades. The sojourn impacts the students’ experience of the new culture and the ensuing shocks and adaptations. The understanding of something as complicated as culture, trying to be integrated into a new culture, and its perception to individuals, of course, have their ways of distinct communication trends through social media.

The struggle of maintaining and changing one’s cultural identity and adaptation across cultures has been …


Aiii Sài Gòn Hông?, Jackie Ta, Ngoc Uyen Phuong Ta 2022 Clemson University

Aiii Sài Gòn Hông?, Jackie Ta, Ngoc Uyen Phuong Ta

All Theses

“Aiii Sài Gòn Hông?”

In Saigon, “Ai… hông?” is a phrase that street vendors often shout to advertise what they sell for the day. This body of work, “Aiii Sài Gòn Hông?” (Translates: “Saigon, anyone?”) invites the audience to take a glimpse into the vivid everyday life in contemporary Vietnam through a perspective of a Saigon local. Utilizing the modalities of painting and sculpture, I collect, accumulate and organize parts of the streets and marketplace by manipulating and amplifying certain key visual elements. The goal of the work is to reconstruct an experiential space that speaks not only to the …


Encampment, Deborah Michelle Hutson 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Encampment, Deborah Michelle Hutson

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Novella about a German Jew, Frederic, who escapes Nazi Germany on the SS Columbus by concealing his religion after the arrest of his mother by the Gestapo. After the Columbus is torpedoed by the British while trying to run a blockade, he eventually ends up at the Fort Stanton German Internment Camp in New Mexico. There he falls in love with Elizabeth, a Mexican American nurse at the tuberculosis hospital, who is also dealing with grief and questioning her place in the world after losing both of her parents. The bombing of Pearl Harbor forces Frederic to deal with tightened …


Reviving Knowledges Through Play And Resistance: The Case Of Navajo Conceptions Of Space, Daniel Ness, Richard D. Sawyer 2022 St. John's University

Reviving Knowledges Through Play And Resistance: The Case Of Navajo Conceptions Of Space, Daniel Ness, Richard D. Sawyer

Northwest Journal of Teacher Education

The authors explore a possible cause of epistemicidal predispositions of the dominant Eurocentric curricula. They posit that one way to determine a plausible contributing factor of this increasing devastation is to consider epistemicide through the lens of intellectual development. To do this, the authors examine parallel patterns of behavior in the domains of developmental and cognitive psychology. The authors then discuss an alternative framework to the Western conception of space within formal K-12 education by presenting the Navajo conception of space and play. Throughout the paper, the authors argue that all students—and especially those living in poverty in commercially constructed, …


Perils Of Heavy Rainfall: Displacement And Resettlement Driven By Floods, Shumaila Hemani Dr. 2022 University of Alberta

Perils Of Heavy Rainfall: Displacement And Resettlement Driven By Floods, Shumaila Hemani Dr.

The Goose

Monsoon is typically a season to rejoice in South Asia because it cools off July's hot summer weather. In the poetry of Sufi mystic Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, the monsoon represents a time of abundance, and his verses are prayers of abundance for Sindh and the entire world as rainfall is indeed a much-awaited season to cast off dry spells of the desert. However, in the past few years, climate change has led to heavy floods and massive displacement of poor people in Sindh. This year, floods even reached Karachi's urban city, the biggest metropolis of Pakistan, causing the displacement …


Transnational Connections; Diasporic (Re)Turns To Indonesia, Jorien van Beukering 2022 The University of Queensland, Australia

Transnational Connections; Diasporic (Re)Turns To Indonesia, Jorien Van Beukering

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

In the twentieth century, decolonization sparked mass migration movements across the globe as former settlers left newly independent colonies for the former imperial metropole or a new country altogether. In the following decades, postcolonial migrants made new homes and created communities in their hostlands. Eventually, some travelled back to their country of origin, the former colony. Indisch Dutch returns to Indonesia are not uncommon and, although some members of the first generation visited Indonesia as tourists, accounts of (re)turns by the second and third generation are rare. To form a clearer picture of the transnational connections between Indonesia and the …


Objects Of Belonging And Displacement; Artefacts And European Migrants From Colonial Indonesia In Colonial And Post-Colonial Times, Caroline Drieënhuizen 2022 Open Universiteit (Heerlen, The Netherlands)

Objects Of Belonging And Displacement; Artefacts And European Migrants From Colonial Indonesia In Colonial And Post-Colonial Times, Caroline Drieënhuizen

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

As colonial Indonesia never was intended to be a “settler colony”, many Dutch citizens spent only a certain period of their lives there before returning to the Netherlands. However, there were also Europeans, many with Asian-European roots, who had called the colony home for generations and were forced to leave that home after 1945.

All these different types of colonial migrants were displaced and maintained, built and reinforced their relations with the country (whether it was the colony or the “motherland”) they had left. This transnationalism (or, as I argue here, imperial orientation) took shape not only legally or relationally …


Anton Stolwijk (2021), "Aceh; Kisah Datang Dan Terusirnya Belanda Dan Jejak Yang Ditinggalkan", Moch Nur Ichwan 2022 Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta

Anton Stolwijk (2021), "Aceh; Kisah Datang Dan Terusirnya Belanda Dan Jejak Yang Ditinggalkan", Moch Nur Ichwan

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

No abstract provided.


Ronit Ricci (2019), "Banishment And Belonging; Exile And Diaspora In Sarandib, Lanka, And Ceylon", Achmad Sunjayadi 2022 Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya, Universitas Indonesia

Ronit Ricci (2019), "Banishment And Belonging; Exile And Diaspora In Sarandib, Lanka, And Ceylon", Achmad Sunjayadi

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

No abstract provided.


Ravando (2020), "Perang Melawan Influenza; Pandemi Flu Spanyol Di Indonesia Masa Kolonial, 1918-1919". Agus Suwignyo (Ed.) (2020), "Pengetahuan Budaya Dalam Khazanah Wabah"., Solita Sarwono 2022 Independent consultant in health education and behavioural sciences

Ravando (2020), "Perang Melawan Influenza; Pandemi Flu Spanyol Di Indonesia Masa Kolonial, 1918-1919". Agus Suwignyo (Ed.) (2020), "Pengetahuan Budaya Dalam Khazanah Wabah"., Solita Sarwono

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam H.E. Harimurti Kridalaksana (Kph Martanegara), Felicia N. Utorodewo 2022 Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia

In Memoriam H.E. Harimurti Kridalaksana (Kph Martanegara), Felicia N. Utorodewo

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia

No abstract provided.


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