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Book Review: Fragile States, Lohar Brock, Hans-Henrik Holm, Georg Sorensen, Michael Stohl, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams 2012 Gettysburg College

Book Review: Fragile States, Lohar Brock, Hans-Henrik Holm, Georg Sorensen, Michael Stohl, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

In an era when good governance features prominently on the global development agenda, there seems to be a corollary spotlight on state fragility. In this book - a quick read that covers much ground - the authors wade into the conceptual waters of state fragility with the following aims: (i) sketching more clearly its conceptual parameters, including its core characteristics; (ii) dissecting its connection to violent conflict; (iii) analyzing the role that international society has played in relation to fragile statehood; and (iv) laying out two proposals for tackling its intractability. These analyses are conducted through the prism of three case studies ...


Civil Society, Roger A. Lohmann 2012 West Virginia University

Civil Society, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

An introductory encyclopedia article covering all aspects of the topic of Civil Society.


Mickey Ricans? The Recent Puerto Rican Diaspora To Florida, Jorge Duany PhD 2012 Florida International University

Mickey Ricans? The Recent Puerto Rican Diaspora To Florida, Jorge Duany Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


The Old World In The New: Florida Discovers The Arts Of Spain. 1885-1930, Richard Kagan PhD 2012 Johns Hopkins University

The Old World In The New: Florida Discovers The Arts Of Spain. 1885-1930, Richard Kagan Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Passions, Affections, Dollars: A Sentimental Political Economy Of Cuba And Florida, Damian Fernández PhD 2012 Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City

Passions, Affections, Dollars: A Sentimental Political Economy Of Cuba And Florida, Damian Fernández Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


How Cubans Transformed Florida Politic And Leveraged Local For National Influence, Susan Eckstein PhD 2012 Boston University

How Cubans Transformed Florida Politic And Leveraged Local For National Influence, Susan Eckstein Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Until The Land Was Understood - Spaniards Confront La Florida, 1500-1600, Paul E. Hoffman PhD 2012 Louisana State University

Until The Land Was Understood - Spaniards Confront La Florida, 1500-1600, Paul E. Hoffman Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz 2012 University of South Florida

Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Labor unions, workers’ rights, strikes, and boycotts all figure prominently Ybor City’s cigar manufacturing history. The strike of 1920-1921 serves as the focus of this lesson, shedding light on this important industry to Florida’s economy.


Antropofagia And Constructive Universalism: A Diptych, Aarnoud Rommens 2012 The University of Western Ontario

Antropofagia And Constructive Universalism: A Diptych, Aarnoud Rommens

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study proposes a rethinking of the word-image relation through an examination of Joaquin Torres-García’s Constructive Universalism (ca.1934-1949) and the Brazilian Modernist movement of Antropofagia (1928-ca.1934). By placing both in the close relation of a ‘diptych,’ I argue for a new reading of Torres-García’s visual work as well as a different understanding of Antropofagia.

In the first part of this work, I argue, through a close reading and viewing of Torres-García’s work, that the constitutive instability between word/image has been overlooked in favour of, on the one hand, an appropriation in terms of a ...


Crise Do Natural: Percepções E Representações Da Natureza E Suas Relações Com A Esfera Social Na Novíssima Prosa Latino-Americana., Danielle Murta de Laborde Affonso 2012 University of New Mexico

Crise Do Natural: Percepções E Representações Da Natureza E Suas Relações Com A Esfera Social Na Novíssima Prosa Latino-Americana., Danielle Murta De Laborde Affonso

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This thesis approaches the fictional works of three contemporary Latin American authors: the Brazilian writers Regina Rheda, Letícia Wierzchowski and the Argentine author Gustavo Nielsen. In selected works by these writers Humana Festa (2008); Os Aparados (2009) and El Corazón de Doli (2010), respectively, I analyze the literary representation of nature in relation to neoliberalism and globalization in Latin America. My study considers the explicit and implicit values attached to the ecological in contemporary society, how the environment is represented in contemporary literature and how it dialogues with current political, social and cultural trends. The thesis explores how the fictional ...


Interlanguage Pragmatic Development In Native Speaker/Nonnative Speaker Participatory Online Environments, Adrienne Gonzales 2012 University of New Mexico

Interlanguage Pragmatic Development In Native Speaker/Nonnative Speaker Participatory Online Environments, Adrienne Gonzales

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This dissertation seeks to discover the ways in which participation in an online social networking site affects interlanguage pragmatic development. Livemocha is an online social network centered around language learning that emphasizes the collaboration required in constructing language. This social networking site encourages learners to establish an identity through their user profiles and to reach out to other members through email, text-based chat, video chat, or peer-reviewed lessons. This study examines interaction in text-based chat between native speakers (NSs) and language learners of Spanish in this environment. Conversations were collected from seven participants over the course of one academic year ...


Community Events Flyer, ISLAC 2012 University of South Florida

Community Events Flyer, Islac

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


La Agresión Verbal En La Novela Mexicana De Temática Homosexual, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2012 The University of Western Ontario

La Agresión Verbal En La Novela Mexicana De Temática Homosexual, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Do You See Any Porters Anywhere?, Richard Elman 2012 Syracuse University

Do You See Any Porters Anywhere?, Richard Elman

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


Tizayuca: A Case Study Of Embedded Stones, Samantha Newmark 2012 Colgate University Libraries

Tizayuca: A Case Study Of Embedded Stones, Samantha Newmark

Colgate Academic Review

This study focuses on the stones found on the walls of the church at Tizayuca. I will first discuss their iconography. I believe I have identified Mexican flowers directly tied to two of the stones. This will lead to a discussion of the flower gods and flower-related festivals. Next, I shall enumerate the ways in which the stones and the church may be connected to celestial constructs. Finally, I shall draw conclusions regarding the placement and function of the stones based on the flower symbolism and celestial correlations.


Lesson 4: Changing Demographics Means Changing Political Power, Amanda Colborne 2012 Stewart Middle Magnet School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 4: Changing Demographics Means Changing Political Power, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The Hispanic population has been growing steadily in Florida for a number of years. In this lesson, students will consider how the U.S. government differentiates between “race” and “ethnicity” and will learn which countries of origin are represented most in Florida’s Latin American immigrants.


Lesson 3: The Seminole Wars - A Brief Overview And The Role Of Black Seminoles, Amanda Colborne 2012 Stewart Middle Magnet School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 3: The Seminole Wars - A Brief Overview And The Role Of Black Seminoles, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The Seminole Wars in Florida were some of the costliest wars in American history. This lesson will explore those conflicts and will look specifically at the role Black Seminoles played during this time period.


Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook 2012 Bloomingdale High School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Some historians maintain that the Cuban sandwich has more to do with Tampa than with Havana. In this lesson, students will learn how, with the input of several immigrant groups in Tampa, the “mixto” became the iconic Cuban sandwich.


Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook 2012 Bloomingdale High School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Using Garner’s multiple intelligence learning theory, the Teachers Curriculum Institute’s visual discovery strategies, and CRISS reading strategies, students will become familiar with the exploration of Florida by Juan Ponce de León.


Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne 2012 Stewart Middle Magnet School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Once a small town with few residents, St. Augustine went through remarkable changes in the beginning of the 20th Century, transforming into a major tourist attraction. This lesson explores the transformation of St. Augustine from small town to major tourist attraction in the beginning of the 20th century.


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