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A Whiteheadian Innervation Of The Soma: A New Vision For The Peripheral Nervous System, David Milliern 2020 California Institute of Integral Studies

A Whiteheadian Innervation Of The Soma: A New Vision For The Peripheral Nervous System, David Milliern

Journal of Conscious Evolution

This essay draws attention to two problems in neuroscience’s set of assumptions. These self-defeating assumptions include: 1) the assumption that what the nervous system, especially the brain, does is synthesize experience, while also assuming philosophical realism, and 2) the problem of biological signal transduction. In the latter, neuroscientists and philosophers of biology have left unaddressed the issue that the signal differences between the inside and outside of the organismic boundary are of distinct ontological types; and yet no concern has been expressed regarding how it is possible that an organism’s inner states could reflect the experiential content flowing ...


Yoknapatawpha County, Wessex: An Analysis Of The Progressive Ideals Of William Faulkner And Thomas Hardy, Seth B. Bruck 2020 Saint Louis University

Yoknapatawpha County, Wessex: An Analysis Of The Progressive Ideals Of William Faulkner And Thomas Hardy, Seth B. Bruck

The Macksey Journal

Thomas Hardy and William Faulkner’s novels, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and The Unvanquished, exhibit similar ideologies despite being years apart and existing thousands of miles away from each other. Both authors posit a dichotomy of an old culture against a new culture and, in doing so, show how ancient cultures are dying out as a result of changing times and modernization. Hardy, within Tess of the D’ Urbervilles through the characters of the countryside, showcases that ancient pagan ideals still have some small prominence within the rural culture. Yet, as new generations are born and older generations pass ...


The Bloody Stones In The Pyramids Of Human Sacrifice In Mayan And Aztec Civilization, Zainab Khamis 2020 Aswan University - Egypt

The Bloody Stones In The Pyramids Of Human Sacrifice In Mayan And Aztec Civilization, Zainab Khamis

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

The Aztec and Maya pyramids were one of the most famous cultural landmarks of the indigenous peoples in Central America. These stone pyramids are characterized by mystery and fear that make the viewer imagine those gods ,who love blood , the secrets of the temples and religious and superstitious beliefs that sanctify giving away human sacrifices. These practices and rituals were known in many ancient civilizations like the ancient Egyptians,Medoppotamia and China during Chang Family period. Consequently and due to the significance of blood and stone in the formation of the Pyramids, the term “Blood and stones” was the best ...


"This Is What Community Should Look Like": An Ethnographic Study Of A Local Nonprofit Organization, Maggie Powers 2020 St. Cloud State University

"This Is What Community Should Look Like": An Ethnographic Study Of A Local Nonprofit Organization, Maggie Powers

Journal of Student Scholarship

This ethnographic study is based off of six weeks of participant observation and ethnographic research with Neighbors to Friends, a local grassroots organization in Central Minnesota that facilitates a free laundry program and runs a mobile shower vehicle that provides showers to those experiencing homelessness. By fully participating in the day-to-day operations of Neighbors to Friends, the purpose of this project is to gain a holistic understanding of how this unique nonprofit organization creates a sense of community for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. Nancy Dyson, the director of Neighbors to Friends, has a leadership style that allows for volunteers ...


Navigating Multidimensional Household Recoveries Following The 2015 Nepal Earthquakes, Jeremy Spoon, Drew Gerkey, Ram Bahadur Chhetri, Alisa Rai, Umesh Basnet 2020 Portland State University

Navigating Multidimensional Household Recoveries Following The 2015 Nepal Earthquakes, Jeremy Spoon, Drew Gerkey, Ram Bahadur Chhetri, Alisa Rai, Umesh Basnet

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Natural disaster recovery is multidimensional and takes time depending on vulnerabilities. Changeo ccurs as households embedded within integrated social and environmental systems adapt or transform.We focus on the April/May 2015 Nepal earthquakes to understand rural natural disaster recovery. We conducted household surveys on critical earthquake impacts and recovery trajectories with 400 ran-domly selected households in four clusters of settlements in two districts with catastrophic impacts to all houses and infrastructure. To track rapid change in the short-term, we completed surveys at two intervals—approximately 9 months and 1.5 years. Using non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) ordination, our analysis ...


Statement From The Indiana Academy Of The Social Sciences And Board Of Directors, MSSJ Staff 2020 Valparaiso University

Statement From The Indiana Academy Of The Social Sciences And Board Of Directors, Mssj Staff

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

No abstract provided.


Senior Editor's Note, Kenneth D. Colburn Jr. 2020 Butler University

Senior Editor's Note, Kenneth D. Colburn Jr.

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

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Table Of Contents, MSSJ Staff 2020 Valparaiso University

Table Of Contents, Mssj Staff

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

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Authors' Biographical Notes, MSSJ Staff 2020 Valparaiso University

Authors' Biographical Notes, Mssj Staff

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

No abstract provided.


Volume 23, Full Contents, MSSJ Staff 2020 Valparaiso University

Volume 23, Full Contents, Mssj Staff

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

No abstract provided.


100 Years After Suffrage: Just How Far Have Women Come?, Laura Merrifield Wilson 2020 University of Indianapolis

100 Years After Suffrage: Just How Far Have Women Come?, Laura Merrifield Wilson

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

Women earned the right to vote 100 years ago with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, effectively ending the suffrage movement that had transpired over generations. Their hard-won victory doubled the American electorate and provided women with an essential right of citizenship of which they had long been deprived. Not all women were welcomed at the polling place, though, and the exclusion of women of color, particularly in the Jim Crow South, revealed yet another barrier to eventually be struck down. In the 100 years since women earned their right to vote, they have begun “outvoting” their male counterparts and ...


Elfrieda Lang: The Difficult Career Path Of A German American Female Indiana Historian, Bruce Bigelow 2020 Butler University

Elfrieda Lang: The Difficult Career Path Of A German American Female Indiana Historian, Bruce Bigelow

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

Despite not going to high school, a German American woman became a major published history scholar, an assistant editor of the state history journal, and curator of special collections at a prestigious library in an era of patriarchy in the American history profession.


A Comparison Of Self-Control Measures And Drug And Alcohol Use Among College Students, Brooke E. Mathna, Jennifer J. Roberts, Marthinus C. Koen 2020 Longwood University

A Comparison Of Self-Control Measures And Drug And Alcohol Use Among College Students, Brooke E. Mathna, Jennifer J. Roberts, Marthinus C. Koen

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

Research has shown a link between drug and alcohol behaviors and self-control; however, much of the research focuses on only the general theory of crime (Gottfredson and Hirschi 1990), without regard to Hirschi’s (2004) self-control theory. The purpose of the current study is to examine three measures of Hirschi’s self-control theory and to understand the link between Hirschi’s self-control theory and drug and alcohol behaviors. This study draws from a sample of undergraduate college students (N = 640) to examine the role of Hirschi’s self-control in the explanation of drug and alcohol behaviors. The current study uses ...


A Terror To The People: The Evolution Of An Outlaw Gang In The Lower Midwest, Randy Mills 2020 Oakland City University

A Terror To The People: The Evolution Of An Outlaw Gang In The Lower Midwest, Randy Mills

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

The details of the heretofore unexamined Reeves Gang may serve as an important case study of violence and lawlessness in the Lower Midwest in the decades following the Civil War. Unlike the “social bandits” such as the Jesse James and Dalton Gangs of the Middle Border region, most outlaw gangs made little attempt to get along with locals. These groups ruled by fear and typically fell afoul of vigilante hangings and shootings— a one-act play, if you will. The Reeves Gang, the focus of this study, would come to be atypical, their tale turning into a three-act play, moving from ...


Diabetes Care In An Urban Indigenous American Community: Challenges And Suggestions For The Future, Margaret Pollak 2020 Indiana University Northwest

Diabetes Care In An Urban Indigenous American Community: Challenges And Suggestions For The Future, Margaret Pollak

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

Indigenous Americans living with type 2 diabetes in urban areas like Chicago face significant challenges to meeting the care recommendations of their medical providers. Based upon mixed-methods research, including both qualitative and quantitative measures, in Chicago’s Indigenous community, I have found that diabetes-care and -prevention challenges faced by individuals in this community include (1) the high financial and time costs of care, (2) lack of recognition of or response to acute symptoms of high glucose levels, (3) prioritization of other life responsibilities, (4) distrust of western medicine, and (5) fatalistic views about diabetes development and prognosis. If we are ...


Gentrification And Racial Transformation In One Neighborhood In The City Of Cincinnati During The Great Recession, Evelyn D. Ravuri 2020 Saginaw Valley State University

Gentrification And Racial Transformation In One Neighborhood In The City Of Cincinnati During The Great Recession, Evelyn D. Ravuri

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

This article examines the process of gentrification and racial transition in one neighborhood in Cincinnati between 2000 and 2016. Madisonville (Tract 55) was defined as a racially integrated middle-class neighborhood in the 1970s. In the early 2000s, substantial private and public investments in the neighborhood initiated the process of gentrification and an in-migration of wealthier (mostly white) residents. This revitalization of Madisonville coincided with the Great Recession of 2008 and with a massive exodus of the middle-class African American population. Median housing values and median rent in Madisonville increased significantly between 2010 and 2016, indicating that cost of living had ...


Colonizationism Versus Abolitionism In The Antebellum North: The Anti-Slavery Society Of Hanover College And Indiana Theological Seminary (1836) Versus The Hanover College Officers, Board Of Trustees, And Faculty, J Michael Raley 2020 Hanover College

Colonizationism Versus Abolitionism In The Antebellum North: The Anti-Slavery Society Of Hanover College And Indiana Theological Seminary (1836) Versus The Hanover College Officers, Board Of Trustees, And Faculty, J Michael Raley

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

In March 1836, nine Hanover College and Indiana Theological Seminary students, almost certainly including Benjamin Franklin Templeton, a former slave enrolled in the seminary, formed an antislavery society. The society’s Preamble and Constitution set forth abolitionist ideals demanding an immediate emancipation of Southern slaves with rights of citizenship and “without expatriation.” Thus they encountered the ire of Hanover’s Presbyterian trustees—colonizationists who believed instead that free blacks and educated slaves, gradually and voluntarily emancipated by their owners, should leave the United States and relocate to Liberia, where they would experience greater opportunity, equality, and justice than was possible ...


Documenting Current Practices Of Accommodating Linguistic Needs Of Deaf Defendants, Beau Shine 2020 Indiana University Kokomo

Documenting Current Practices Of Accommodating Linguistic Needs Of Deaf Defendants, Beau Shine

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

Deaf defendants are an underexamined population in criminal justice research, and very few studies have examined their involvement in the criminal justice system. In addition, research on accommodating the linguistic needs of deaf defendants is sparse. Failure to accommodate the linguistic needs of deaf defendants presents several concerns, including disparate treatment and violations of ADA-guaranteed rights that may lead to inadmissible evidence, dismissals of cases, and not-guilty verdicts, as well as lawsuits and litigation, all of which create additional strain on an already overburdened system. The current study combines previous research on deaf defendants with the findings of data gathered ...


Michael Lewis’S The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, David McClough 2020 Ohio Northern University

Michael Lewis’S The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, David Mcclough

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

The Undoing Project examines the relationship between two psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose work altered how we understand the functioning of the mind. In this book, Lewis embarks on a journey to understand and explain psychological research to a popular audience. Lewis is an expert writer who knows what sells books. The Undoing Project is an informative, entertaining, and quick read. Lewis has produced a well-researched book that is accessible to a broad audience.


Reviewers And Referees, MSSJ Staff 2020 Valparaiso University

Reviewers And Referees, Mssj Staff

Midwest Social Sciences Journal

No abstract provided.


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