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Unidentified Allies: Intersections Of Feminist And Transpersonal Thought And Potential Contributions To Social Change, Christine Brooks 2010 Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Unidentified Allies: Intersections Of Feminist And Transpersonal Thought And Potential Contributions To Social Change, Christine Brooks

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Contemporary Western feminism and transpersonalism are kaleidoscopic, consisting of

interlocking influences, yet the fields have developed in parallel rather than in tandem.

Both schools of praxis developed during the climate of activism and social experimentation

of the 1960s in the United States, and both share a non-pathological view of the human

experience. This discussion suggests loci of synthesized theoretical constructs between the

two disciplines as well as distinct concepts and practices in both disciplines that may serve

the other. Ways in which a feminist-transpersonal perspective may catalyze social change on

personal, regional, and global levels are proposed.


Psychospiritual Development Of Female Adoptees Raised Within A Closed Adoption System: A Theoretical Model Within A Feminist And Jungian Perspective, April E. Topfer 2010 The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Psychospiritual Development Of Female Adoptees Raised Within A Closed Adoption System: A Theoretical Model Within A Feminist And Jungian Perspective, April E. Topfer

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This article proposes a transpersonal theoretical model suggesting that the embodiment of

the voice of the feminine is a significant catalyst for awakening the psychological and spiritual

growth and development of female adoptees. Existing Jungian and feminist theoretical

models regarding the psychological and spiritual implications for a female adoptee raised

within a closed adoption system will be discussed. The author will share her adopted voice

about her spiritual and psychological process toward finding wholeness using a hermeneutical

process of inquiry. The voices of birth mothers who relinquished their children will also be

included. Voice is then explored to be an ...


Maine Alumni Magazine, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2010, University of Maine Alumni Association 2010 The University of Maine

Maine Alumni Magazine, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2010, University Of Maine Alumni Association

UMaine Alumni Magazines - All

Contents:

Not Your Traditional Valedictorian: Eighteen years out of high school only increased Amy Smith's passion for learning --- Master of the Mile: All-American Riley Masters runs UMaine's first sub-four-minute mile --- Beyond Belt Tightening: UMaine's president calls for strategic planning to deal with the budget crunch --- Innovation for the Greater Good: Wireless telecom guru Ashok Jhunjhunwala works to help rural India --- Alumni Newsmakers: Major General John "Bill" Libby, Alexander Irvine, Sandy Blitz, Bryce Bayer --- Remembering a Native Son: Fred Hutchinson


Lovely Hungers, Brianne Fulton 2010 Fort Hays State University

Lovely Hungers, Brianne Fulton

Master's Theses

In Lovely Hungers I explore women's desires through the template of the decorative ceramic collectible. I emulate music boxes and princess figurines because they are targeted exclusively at the female consumer, and were the earliest version of commercial femininity to which I was exposed . I became infatuated with them swallowing their simplistic message hook, line, and sinker, only to be confronted with the complexities of my gender at a later age. Many women enjoyed the same items in childhood, and my hope is that the viewer relates to my tongue-in-cheek references to these endearing, yet saleable objects because of ...


Conduits, Jennifer Higerd 2010 Fort Hays State University

Conduits, Jennifer Higerd

Master's Theses

Conduit refers to the means of conveying something vital from place to place or between beings. Clearly visible in some works, for which the connection plays a formal and symbolic role, the undisguised conduit shows the ways we connect to others. In its naked form, the conduit reveals the nature of our connections to others. At times fragile and tenuous, it can be tenaciously strong, sometimes so strong, perhaps too strong, that where the joint will not give way, the body itself will break. Made visible by the tubular form of the plant stem seen in cross -section, conduit cells ...


Female Agency In Restoration And Nineteenth-Century Drama, Haley D. Anderson 2010 University of South Florida

Female Agency In Restoration And Nineteenth-Century Drama, Haley D. Anderson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines issues of female agency in the plays The Rover and The Widow Ranter by Aphra Behn, Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw, and Votes for Women! by Elizabeth Robins. The heroines of each of these plays work toward gaining agency for themselves, and in order to achieve this goal, they often stray from cultural norms of femininity and encroach on the masculine world. This thesis postulates that agency for women becomes a fluid notion, not statically defined. These plays show a fluctuating and evolving sense of feminine agency.


Microexpression Spotting In Video Using Optical Strain, Sridhar Godavarthy 2010 University of South Florida

Microexpression Spotting In Video Using Optical Strain, Sridhar Godavarthy

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Microexpression detection plays a vital role in applications such as lie detection and psychological consultations. Current research is progressing in the direction of automating microexpression recognition by aiming at classifying the microexpressions in terms of FACS Action Units. Although high detection rates are being achieved, the datasets used for evaluation of these systems are highly restricted. They are limited in size - usually still pictures or extremely short videos; motion constrained; containing only a single microexpression and do not contain negative cases where microexpressions are absent. Only a few of these systems run in real time and even fewer have been ...


Malaria In Prehistoric Sardinia (Italy): An Examination Of Skeletal Remains From The Middle Bronze Age, Teddi J. Setzer 2010 University of South Florida

Malaria In Prehistoric Sardinia (Italy): An Examination Of Skeletal Remains From The Middle Bronze Age, Teddi J. Setzer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sardinia was an island with a history of a malarious environment until eradication efforts were conducted from 1946 to 1950. While historic documents suggest the disease was introduced from North Africa around 500 BC, no study has been conducted to test for the presence of malaria in prehistoric native populations, such as the Nuragic people of the Bronze Age. However, it has been suggested that aspects of the Nuragic culture, for example the stone structures found throughout the island, are adaptations to a malarious environment. The purpose of this dissertation is to test the hypothesis that malaria was present in ...


Modeling Swelling Instabilities In Surface Confined Hydrogels, Abiola Shitta 2010 University of South Florida

Modeling Swelling Instabilities In Surface Confined Hydrogels, Abiola Shitta

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The buckling of a material subject to stress is a very common phenomenon observed in mechanics. However, the observed buckling of a surface confined hydrogel due to swelling is a unique manifestation of the buckling problem. The reason for buckling is the same in all cases; there is a certain magnitude of force that once exceeded, causes the material to deform itself into a buckling mode. Exactly what that buckling mode is as well as how much force is necessary to cause buckling depends on the material properties. Taking both a finite difference and analytical approach to the problem, it ...


The Accidental Practitioner: Principles Of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy In The Works Of Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph J. Ward 2010 University of South Florida

The Accidental Practitioner: Principles Of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy In The Works Of Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph J. Ward

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Just as psychology and philosophy have influenced the field of literary studies, literature provides insight about the theories and practices of its sister disciplines. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate how literary works of Kurt Vonnegut illuminate principles of the influential branch of psychotherapy known as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).

This thesis traces the similar philosophies and shared beliefs of Vonnegut and REBT's founder, Albert Ellis, and details how Ellis's REBT is illustrated in selected works of Vonnegut, specifically, Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, Galapagos, and Timequake. The thesis concludes by suggesting that Vonnegut's works ...


Teaching Social Skills To Children With Asperger’S And High Functioning Autism: An Evaluation Of Video Self-Modeling And Behavior Skills Training, Krystal M. McFee 2010 University of South Florida

Teaching Social Skills To Children With Asperger’S And High Functioning Autism: An Evaluation Of Video Self-Modeling And Behavior Skills Training, Krystal M. Mcfee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of video self-modeling and

behavior skills training to teach social skills to children with Asperger’s and high

functioning autism. The targeted social skills were social initiations and social responses.

The video self-modeling alone condition was implemented first using a video

feedforward approach. A behavior skills training (BST) procedure was implemented

following the video self-modeling alone condition for each participant. BST consisted of

instructions, modeling, rehearsal, and feedback. The frequency of each target behavior

was scored from videotapes using 10-second frequency within interval recording. After

the video self-modeling was introduced ...


A Call To Is Educators To Respond To The Voices Of Women In Information Security, Amy B. Woszczynski, Sherri Shade 2010 Kennesaw State University

A Call To Is Educators To Respond To The Voices Of Women In Information Security, Amy B. Woszczynski, Sherri Shade

Faculty Publications

Much prior research has examined the dearth of women in the IT industry. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of women in IT within the context of information security and assurance. This paper describes results from a study of a relatively new career path to see if there are female-friendly opportunities that have not existed in previous IT career paths. Research methodology focuses on a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with women who are self-described information security professionals. A primary goal of the study is to understand the perceptions of women in information security and determine ...


Character Of Memorization: Quotation And Identity In Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Joanne Nystrom Janssen 2010 University of Iowa

Character Of Memorization: Quotation And Identity In Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Joanne Nystrom Janssen

Theses and Dissertations

In nineteenth-century Britain, the average person's mind was an anthology containing snatches of poetry, Latin verb conjugations, Bible verses, folk songs, miscellaneous facts, and the catechism. Because secular and religious education emphasized learning by rote, students' minds were stocked with information and quotations that originated in other texts, which is reflected in characters who repeat those bits and pieces in the period's literature. My dissertation investigates concepts of personal and national identity in Victorian literature and culture, particularly through the understudied phenomenon of rote memory. George Eliot's Maggie Tulliver, for example, quotes Thomas à Kempis's Imitation ...


Paradoxes Of Particularity: Caribbean Literary Imaginaries, Heidi Lee LaVine 2010 University of Iowa

Paradoxes Of Particularity: Caribbean Literary Imaginaries, Heidi Lee Lavine

Theses and Dissertations

"Paradoxes of Particularity: Caribbean Literary Imaginaries," explores Caribbean literary responses to nationalism by focusing on Anglophone and Francophone post-war Caribbean novels as well as a selection of short fiction published in the 1930s and `40s. Because many Caribbean nations gained their independence relatively recently (Jamaica and Trinidad in the 1960s, the Bahamas, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent in the `70s, Antigua and St. Kitts in the `80s) and because some remain colonial possessions (Aruba, Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.), nationalism and its alternatives are of major literary concern to Caribbean authors. This project considers how and to what extent the ...


The Phenomenology Of Movement: Action, Proprioception, And Embodied Knowledge, Wendy S Scholz 2010 University of Iowa

The Phenomenology Of Movement: Action, Proprioception, And Embodied Knowledge, Wendy S Scholz

Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this thesis is to provide an account of the phenomenology of movement that collapses the distinction between mental and physical without the elimination of the mental. There are two main ways in which mental and physical converge in this account. First of all, the type of knowledge involved in learning movement skills is a type of nonpropositional knowledge that is literally embodied in the neuromuscular system of the body. Thus the mental phenomena of knowing-how and thinking how to do movement skills are body-wide phenomena. Furthermore, this type of knowledge is genuinely self-referential, since the knower and ...


Performance Edition Of Franz Von Suppé'S Overture To Das Modell, Jeremy Christian Starr 2010 University of Iowa

Performance Edition Of Franz Von Suppé'S Overture To Das Modell, Jeremy Christian Starr

Theses and Dissertations

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Lucan's Cato, The Defeat Of Victory, The Triumph Of Memory, Mark Allen Thorne 2010 University of Iowa

Lucan's Cato, The Defeat Of Victory, The Triumph Of Memory, Mark Allen Thorne

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation provides a new examination of the figure of Cato within Lucan's epic poem Bellum Civile by focusing on the theme of memory within the epic and its interaction with Cato's character specifically. It argues that one may read the epic as possessing the rhetorical function of a literary funeral monumentum, the purpose of which is to retell the death of Rome in the Roman Civil War, mourn its passing, and yet in so doing simultaneously preserve its memory so that future generations may remember the liberty Rome once possessed and may be influenced by that memory ...


Japanese Literature As World Literature: Visceral Engagement In The Writings Of Tawada Yoko And Shono Yoriko , Robin Leah Tierney 2010 University of Iowa

Japanese Literature As World Literature: Visceral Engagement In The Writings Of Tawada Yoko And Shono Yoriko , Robin Leah Tierney

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation argues that the writings of the contemporary Japanese writers Tawada Yoko and Shono Yoriko should be understood as literature that is commenting upon global processes and therefore categorized within the newly re-deployed category of "World Literature." In the first chapter I explore the political project of Shono Yoriko's fictional and polemical writings. Shono uses the bundan (literary establishment) as a platform for her critique of neo-liberal economic trends and launches a campaign that is both global in scope and kyoku-shi (hyper-personal) in tone. She counters universally applicable socio-economic trends with intensely personal myths and private vendettas against ...


Geographies Of Reclamation: Writing And Water In The Columbia River Basin, 1855-2009, Chad Duane Wriglesworth 2010 University of Iowa

Geographies Of Reclamation: Writing And Water In The Columbia River Basin, 1855-2009, Chad Duane Wriglesworth

Theses and Dissertations

Generations of literary critics have claimed that geography plays a prominent role in the production of Pacific Northwest literature; however, no one has meaningfully interpreted the literary and cultural history of the region in relation to United States water policy and the Bureau of Reclamation's transformation of the Columbia River Basin. This dissertation argues that the literary and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest becomes coherent only when the environmental, cultural, socio-economic and generational histories of this watershed are placed at the center of scholarly inquiry.

The project maps and traces ways that local and national narratives from the ...


The Conundrum Of Colonialism In Postwar Germany, Jason Verber 2010 University of Iowa

The Conundrum Of Colonialism In Postwar Germany, Jason Verber

Theses and Dissertations

After World War II East and West Germans alike contributed to the maintenance and dismantling of European colonialism, whether by means of direct participation or state policy. At the same time, Germans in both states fashioned a variety of narratives about Germany's own colonial period, selectively including and interpreting facts in order to support sweeping pronouncements on Germany's past, present, and future. In this regard Germans were not unique, as other Europeans after 1945 likewise struggled to find their way in a rapidly decolonizing world and to make sense of the history that had led them to this ...


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