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Consequences Of Contact: An Evaluation Of Childhood Health Patterns Using Enamel Hypoplasias Among The Colonial Maya Of Tipu, Amanda R. Harvey 2011 University of Southern Mississippi

Consequences Of Contact: An Evaluation Of Childhood Health Patterns Using Enamel Hypoplasias Among The Colonial Maya Of Tipu, Amanda R. Harvey

Master's Theses

Located in western Belize, Tipu was occupied from 1541-1704. This Colonial Maya population from a Spanish visita mission church was analyzed to investigate health disturbances associated with European contact. Dental defect called enamel hypoplasias were scored to assess childhood health. Standard methods of scoring (Buikstra and Ubelaker 1994) were employed to assess frequency, severity, and type of episode in the permanent anterior dentition. For analysis, 325 individuals were placed into age groups of subadults (6-17 years), younger adults (18-35 years), and older adults (36-50+ years). The population was also considered for differences by sex and tooth type.

Results showed a ...


¡Adelante Hermanas De La Raza! Josefina Silva De Cintrón, Artes Y Letras, And Puerto Rican Women’S Feminismo In The 1930s, Patricia A. Schechter 2011 Portland State University

¡Adelante Hermanas De La Raza! Josefina Silva De Cintrón, Artes Y Letras, And Puerto Rican Women’S Feminismo In The 1930s, Patricia A. Schechter

History Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article tells the story of Josefina Silva de Cintrón, (1884-1988), Puerto Rican journalist, feminist and arts impresario. Silva de Cintrón moved from San Juan to New York City in 1927. She published the Spanish language journal Artes y Letras from 1933 to 1939, and it circulated in 8 countries throughout the Americas. Artes y Letras was a publication that significantly enabled Spanish-speaking women’s activism in New York City. In its pages, women tested their ideas about feminismo. Their feminismo was Pan American in orientation and anti-racist in purpose, energized by the rhetoric of la raza. This article describes ...


The Latino Population Of New York City, 1990—2010, Laird Bergad 2011 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

The Latino Population Of New York City, 1990—2010, Laird Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines demographic and socioeconomic factors concerning the Latino population of New York City between 1990 and 2010.

Methods: Data on Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, reorganized for public use by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, IPUMSusa. Cases in the dataset were weighted and analyzed to produce population estimates.

Results: The City’s Latino population continued its steady increase from 1.7 million people and 24% of the total population in 1990 to nearly 2.4 million and 29% of all New Yorkers in ...


Anthrotourist: An Improvised Journey Through Latin America (2nd Edition), Jason R. Old 2011 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Anthrotourist: An Improvised Journey Through Latin America (2nd Edition), Jason R. Old

Jason R. Old

Anthrotourist: An Improvised Journey Through Latin America is the story of one anthrotourist’s approach to understand the world around him by learning about the various cultures that inhabit Latin America. Throughout the book, the reader will get insight into the thoughts of not only the people groups of whom the author meets during his travels, but the reader will also get a glimpse into the mindset of the author himself as he attempts to articulate his observations throughout his travels from Honduras to Colombia over the course of three months.
According to the Jason Old, being an anthrotourist is ...


The Latina And Latino History Of Southern Methodist University, Aaron E. Sánchez, Ruben A. Arellano, Nyddia Hannah 2011 Southern Methodist University

The Latina And Latino History Of Southern Methodist University, Aaron E. Sánchez, Ruben A. Arellano, Nyddia Hannah

Student Research

This booklet describes the history, scholarship, and accomplishments of Latina and Latino students, professors, and student groups at Southern Methodist University from the 1910s-2000s. The social, cultural, and political events and trends that impacted their growth and development are documented, including images and profiles.


Cuba, Social Policy At A Crossroads: Maintaining Priorities, Transforming Practice, Miren Uriarte 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cuba, Social Policy At A Crossroads: Maintaining Priorities, Transforming Practice, Miren Uriarte

Miren Uriarte

From the beginning of the Cuban revolution in 1959, the model of social development has underscored equity across society and universal access. Full responsibility rests on government to fund and deliver social entitlements. These values have framed the development and implementation of social policy during the last 40 years. During this time Cuba has instituted free and universally accessible health care and education and has built on its formerly weak pension system to develop a universal and government sponsored one. Cuba's safety net of benefits includes protection of workers' employment and housing, food subsidies, utilities and other necessities, and ...


Projecting Pornography, Enacting (In)Equality, And Mexican Modernity, Ageeth Sluis 2011 Butler University

Projecting Pornography, Enacting (In)Equality, And Mexican Modernity, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

If pornography proves a problematic avenue within women’s bid for sexual liberation and equality today, how then has this historically been constructed? In an attempt to determine the role of pornography within articulations of women’s sexual (in)equality, I use a banned pornographic magazine published in 1930s Mexico as the starting point for a broader examination of the relationships between female sexual visibility and modernity, and sexual normativity and the state. Employing the Foucaultian methodology of genealogy, I trace popular representations of female sexuality as well as civic discourse on sexual prohibitions through space (from the USA and ...


El Militarismo En La Granada De Rodolfo Walsh, Eleonora Bertranou 2011 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

El Militarismo En La Granada De Rodolfo Walsh, Eleonora Bertranou

Hispanic Studies Faculty Publications

"Rodolfo Walsh escribió sus dos únicas obras de teatro, La granada y La batalla, en 1965, cuando ya se reconocía como un intelectual de izquierda, bajo la influencia de su experiencia cubana, pero aún reticente a creer que para los países latinoamericanos era posible dar comienzo a un proyecto evolucionario liderado por grupos armados. En la tematización de las Fuerzas Armadas, Walsh llama la atención sobre el militarismo de los países latinoamericanos y usa la sátira para agudizar su crítica a tal fenómeno. En La granada, reconoce el rol de la institución militar bajo un nuevo orden mundial y ridiculiza ...


Pancho Villa And The Lord Of The Skies: Narcocorridos In The Mexican Corrido Tradition, Sarah Goldsworthy Berry 2011 Western Oregon University

Pancho Villa And The Lord Of The Skies: Narcocorridos In The Mexican Corrido Tradition, Sarah Goldsworthy Berry

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

No abstract provided.


La Malinche Como Símbolo De La Nación: Las Exploraciones De La Malinche Como La Madre Que Se Traiciona, Que Se Vende Y Que Se Abandona, Nicole A. Abrams 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

La Malinche Como Símbolo De La Nación: Las Exploraciones De La Malinche Como La Madre Que Se Traiciona, Que Se Vende Y Que Se Abandona, Nicole A. Abrams

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the different interpretations of the Malinche related to her role as the translator and lover of the Spaniards during the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the sixteenth century. Centuries later, during the period of Mexican independence in the nineteenth century, Malinche became the traditional symbol of the nation as the mother who betrays, sells and abandons Mexican independence from Spain when Mexicans tried eradicate Spanish influence in your country. In addition, these negative representations of the Maliche as the evil mother, serve to show her as the scapegoat of all conflicts of the Malinche during the Spanish ...


Las Malinches De Laura Esquivel Y De Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda: Una Reexaminación De La Malinche Y La Política Sexual En Estos Textos Modernos, Elizabeth R. Ackley 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Las Malinches De Laura Esquivel Y De Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda: Una Reexaminación De La Malinche Y La Política Sexual En Estos Textos Modernos, Elizabeth R. Ackley

Honors Theses

One of the first women to appear in Mexican post-Hispanic history is La Malinche, the indigenous "language" of the Spanish conquistador, Hernán Cortés. Historically, Mexicans have associated La Malinche with betrayal because it helped Europeans at least with translation during the conquest of Mexico. In addition, over time, she has become a symbol of both motherhood and the tempting woman in whose hands lies the destruction of Mexico. Although there is not much historical information about this important woman in physical texts, a symbolic image of her has been developed on a large scale in Mexican culture through social institutions ...


Imperial Infringement Or Self-Destruction? The Demise Of The Caribbean's Black Power Socialist Experiment, Georgia E. Swan-Ambrose 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Imperial Infringement Or Self-Destruction? The Demise Of The Caribbean's Black Power Socialist Experiment, Georgia E. Swan-Ambrose

Honors Theses

The Caribbean’s experimentation with Black Power and socialism was the highest expression of its self-emancipation and self-definition. This thesis explores the reasons why this experiment, the dawning of a new day as it freed the masses from the grips of colonial constraints, was suppressed. It deconstructs which factor had a greater impact on the failure of the Caribbean’s nation-building process, internal strife and contradictions, or U.S. imperialistic hegemonic greed. Beginning with the exploration of intellectual and inspirational rhetoric of freedom, equality and black liberation, these ideological thinkers inspired the Caribbean to fight for independence. A case study ...


Reconstructing The Concept Of Terrorism After 9/11: The Case Of Farc-Ep In Colombia, Leland Garivaltis 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Reconstructing The Concept Of Terrorism After 9/11: The Case Of Farc-Ep In Colombia, Leland Garivaltis

Honors Theses

Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia- Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) is a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group that formed in the rural sections of Colombia in 1966. The guerilla group has claimed to fight for the marginalized Colombian. Because this insurgent group disrupts the status quo, more recent hardliner governments of Colombia and the United States have vilified the organization publicly to denounce the legitimacy and goals of the Leftist guerillas as well as labeled them terrorists and narco-terrorists. This thesis provides analysis and research to negate the comparison between the rural guerilla fighters and terrorist organizations, while it also provides evidence ...


Women Against Dictatorship And Repression: A Comparative Study Of The Women’S Organizations Formed In Chile And Argentina Respectively Between 1973-1990 And 1976-1983, Ariana L. Awad 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Women Against Dictatorship And Repression: A Comparative Study Of The Women’S Organizations Formed In Chile And Argentina Respectively Between 1973-1990 And 1976-1983, Ariana L. Awad

Honors Theses

This project is a comparative case study between the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina who formed during the dictatorship of the military junta from 1976 to 1983 and the groups of women that formed organizations in Chile under Pinochet beginning in 1973. The thesis looks at the roles of specific institutions, such as their respective governments, the United States and the Catholic Church and how they differed in each country. The thesis not only examines the institutional influences on the movements but also how both of their coalitions’ outcomes were influenced by historical factors. At first glance ...


La Formulación De Una Identidad Mexicana Fronteriza En La Frontera De Cristal: Un Proceso De Reconciliación, Alexander W. Brockwehl 2011 Union College - Schenectady, NY

La Formulación De Una Identidad Mexicana Fronteriza En La Frontera De Cristal: Un Proceso De Reconciliación, Alexander W. Brockwehl

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the concept of Mexican identity on the border between Mexico and the United States. The essay focuses on two stories by Carlos Fuentes - "La capitalina" and "La frontera de cristal" - but also considers the theory of Mary Pat Brady, Gloria Anzaldúa, Pablo Vila, and some other theorists to understand and better articulate the message of Sources. Important to the concepts that are discussed in the essay is the phenomenon of globalization and its role in motivating relations between the two countries. The main argument of the essay consists of two parts. The first focuses on the American ...


Hechiceras E Inquisidores: The Relative Lack Of Severity Of Witchcraft Prosecution Among Spanish Imperial Territories, Jeffrey Michael Mastrianni 2011 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Hechiceras E Inquisidores: The Relative Lack Of Severity Of Witchcraft Prosecution Among Spanish Imperial Territories, Jeffrey Michael Mastrianni

Honors Scholar Theses

This paper examines the social, cultural, political, and judiciary motivations behind the prosecution of witchcraft in the Spanish Empire between the years of 1492 and 1643. Included as background material are introductions to witchcraft, the history of the Empire, and the behaviors of the Spanish Inquisition. The paper attempts to illustrate the fact that witchcraft prosecution was neither severe nor overly violent in the Empire, and that each of the four major regions of the Empire (Spain proper, the Netherlands, Italy, and the Viceroyalty of Mexico) witnessed a steady and early decline of witchcraft prosecutions, albeit for different reasons. It ...


A Community Of Modern Nations: The Mexican Herald At The Height Of The Porfiriato 1895-1910., Joshua Salyers 2011 East Tennessee State University

A Community Of Modern Nations: The Mexican Herald At The Height Of The Porfiriato 1895-1910., Joshua Salyers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Mexican Herald, an English language newspaper in Mexico City during the authoritative rule of Porfirio Díaz (1895-1910), sought to introduce a vision of Mexico's development that would influence how Mexicans conceived of their country's political and cultural place within a community that transcended national boundaries. As Mexicans experienced rapid modernization led partially by foreign investors, the Herald represented the imaginings of its editors and their efforts to influence how Mexicans conceptualized their national identity and place in the world. The newspaper's editors idealized a Mexico that would follow the international model of the United States and ...


The Chinese In Northern Mexico: Immigration, Integration, And Discrimination In Mexican Society, 1882-1940, Yesenia M. Alaniz 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Chinese In Northern Mexico: Immigration, Integration, And Discrimination In Mexican Society, 1882-1940, Yesenia M. Alaniz

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

In The Chinese in Northern Mexico: Immigration, Integration, and Discrimination 1882-1940, the focus is on understanding what compelled the Chinese to immigrate to Mexico and how their lives in the country developed over time. After the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation was signed by both nations in 1899, the Chinese saw Mexico as an alternative to the United States, which was not allowing any Chinese to enter the country. The first part of the paper looks into the immigration patterns that led to the Chinese arrival, then shifts into examining what type of jobs, industries, and overall experience the ...


The Politics Of The Moving Image In Mexico After 1968, Ageeth Sluis, Melixa Abad-Izquirda, Melanie Huska, Anne Rubenstein, Erika Ramirez 2011 Butler University

The Politics Of The Moving Image In Mexico After 1968, Ageeth Sluis, Melixa Abad-Izquirda, Melanie Huska, Anne Rubenstein, Erika Ramirez

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


The Seduction Of Brazil: The Americanization Of Brazil During World War Ii, Michael Conniff 2011 San Jose State University

The Seduction Of Brazil: The Americanization Of Brazil During World War Ii, Michael Conniff

Faculty Publications

A review of Antonio Pedro Tota. The Seduction of Brazil: The Americanization of Brazil during World War II. Translated by Lorena B. Ellis. Foreword by Daniel J. Greenberg. (LLILAS Translations from Latin America Series.) Austin: University of Texas Press. 2009. Pp. xxi, 159. $55.00.


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