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Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester 2014 Framingham State University

Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities In China", Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester

Lyceum Lecture Series

Myth: The Chinese all look alike.

Myth: The Chinese all eat the same food.

Myth: All Chinese people speak Chinese.

Seen from the outside, China is perceived to be a homogeneous country. But, with 55 ethnic minority groups living within its borders, China is a very diverse country. This discussion will explore the uniqueness of these cultures as well as how they fit into Chinese society. Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department of World Languages, Framingham State University.


Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami 2014 Georgia State University

Informational And Involved Production Features Of Asian Englishes: A Corpus-Based Comparison, Tiffany Dunagan, Gharbeela Sami

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Increasing The Supply Of Affordable Housing In Urban India - Mumbai, Upasna Viswanathan 2014 Purdue University

Increasing The Supply Of Affordable Housing In Urban India - Mumbai, Upasna Viswanathan

Open Access Theses

The need for housing in today's world is irrefutable. The growing population, accompanied with the fast pace of urbanization, are producing great housing demand, in urban areas in particular. This study focused on one segment of housing - affordable housing, in Mumbai, India, the demand for which has been on a steady rise over the past decade. Though traditionally the State was the provider of affordable housing, private sector has been increasingly involved in the segment, beginning the economic meltdown of 2008-2009. Yet there is a huge demand-supply gap that exists, which needs to be filled. The researcher looks at ...


English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret 2014 Liberty University

English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret

Senior Honors Theses

English at present maintains a significant role as a second or foreign language in the region of South Asia as well as globally. In a discussion of this topic, it is important to explore a brief history of the expansion of English and its origins in South Asia. It is also essential to provide a background of South Asian English and its unique linguistic characteristics as well as its use in different contexts of South Asia. The perspectives of linguists and educators who are native to the region of South Asia should be included as much as possible in this ...


Introduction To Against Harmony: Radical Buddhism In Thought And Practice, James Shields 2014 Bucknell University

Introduction To Against Harmony: Radical Buddhism In Thought And Practice, James Shields

Faculty Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Carlos Bulosan And A Collective Outline For Critical Filipina And Filipino Studies, Michael Viola, Valerie Francisco, Amanda Solomon Amorao 2014 University of Portland

Carlos Bulosan And A Collective Outline For Critical Filipina And Filipino Studies, Michael Viola, Valerie Francisco, Amanda Solomon Amorao

Sociology and Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations

As an activist-scholar formation called the Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective (CFFSC) we take the position that Carlos Bulosan is indispensable for an emerging multidisciplinary field that is equipped in defying the neoliberal onslaught against ethnic studies in the United States and the unbridled racism most evident in the ongoing US “wars of terrorism” that haunt people of color throughout the world. We take seriously Bulosan’s insight that “[I]f the writer has any significance, [s]he should write about the world in which [s]he lives: interpret his [her] time and envision the future through his [her ...


Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould 2014 University of Bristol

Aaron Swartz’S Legacy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“Aaron Swartz’s Legacy,” Academe: Magazine of the American Association of University Professors 95(1): 19-23. Special issue on the “New Public Intellectual.” http://www.aaup.org/article/aaron-swartz%E2%80%99s-legacy#.UtZGm2RDtmk


Linkages Among Fertility, Migration, And Aging In India, Apoorva Jadhav 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Linkages Among Fertility, Migration, And Aging In India, Apoorva Jadhav

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

ABSTRACT

LINKAGES AMONG FERTILITY, MIGRATION, AND AGING IN INDIA

Apoorva Jadhav

Dr. Jere Behrman

Rapid fertility declines in India have been occurring concurrently with economic growth, changing family dynamics, and a rise in the older population- consistent with the demographic transition. This dissertation explores these relationships using the India Human Development Survey (2005-06), Building a Knowledge Base on Population Aging in India (2011), and a qualitative study. First, I investigate the relationship between increased female autonomy in partner choice and length to first birth interval, and find two important mechanisms: Women with more educational attainment are more likely choose their ...


Does Character Count: Moral Self-Fashioning In The Swadhyaya And Chinmaya Mission Movements, Purvi Parikh 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Does Character Count: Moral Self-Fashioning In The Swadhyaya And Chinmaya Mission Movements, Purvi Parikh

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Swadhyaya and the Chinmaya Mission are two rapidly growing modern Indian religious movements that have developed a contemporary discourse on the moral self--a theory and practice centered on the cultivation of an ideal human being--deeply grounded in the religious traditions of India. This discourse stands in stark contrast to conceptions of modern secular self-identity that lie at the heart of theories of modernization. Yet, it is nevertheless the case that religion is indeed only one among many competing sources of morality and authority in modernity, as modernization theorists predicted. This project asks the critical question of what makes a religious ...


Strategic Deployments Of ‘Sisterhood’ And Questions Of Solidarity At A Women’S Development Project In Janakpur, Nepal, Coralynn V. Davis 2014 Bucknell University

Strategic Deployments Of ‘Sisterhood’ And Questions Of Solidarity At A Women’S Development Project In Janakpur, Nepal, Coralynn V. Davis

Faculty Journal Articles

Linguistic uses of ‘sisterhood’ provide a window into disparate understandings of relationality among virtual and actual interlocutors in women’s development across vectors of caste, class, ethnicity and nationality. In this essay, I examine the trope of ‘sisterhood’ as it was employed at a women’s development project in Janakpur, Nepal, in the 1990s. I demonstrate that the use of this common signifier of kinship with culturally disparate ‘signifieds’ created a confusion of meaning, and differential readings of the politics of relationality. In my view, ‘sister,’ as used at this project, was a multivalent, strategically deployed, and divergently interpreted term ...


Foundations Of A Political Identity: An Inquiry Into Indian Swaraj (Self-Rule), Shantanu Garg 2014 Claremont McKenna College

Foundations Of A Political Identity: An Inquiry Into Indian Swaraj (Self-Rule), Shantanu Garg

CMC Senior Theses

India is celebrated as the largest democracy in the world but is it truly democratic? Is it the nation-state that its founder’s envisioned it to be? Has it addressed it ancient issue of social diversity?

This paper seeks to assess the present problem faced by the Indian Democracy; problems based on India’s inherent social diversity. Furthermore the paper seeks to recommend a solution based on Amartya Sen’s Open Impartiality approach that will allow the country to reassess its democratic platform. The paper also aims at providing a starting point to execute Sen’s approach by exploring the ...


Some Languages In Nepal In Danger Of Disappearing, Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2014 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Some Languages In Nepal In Danger Of Disappearing, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Auditions For The Volunteer Mission To Mars: Stories, Geetha Iyer 2014 Iowa State University

Auditions For The Volunteer Mission To Mars: Stories, Geetha Iyer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Auditions for the Volunteer Mission to Mars is a collection of short stories about migration and displacement. I explore the homelessness or rootlessness experienced by those who are products of globalization, ranging from tourists and travelers to refugees and those indentured by economic or social forces to live in homes that are not of their choosing. I also explore the environmental phenomenon of ecosystem degradation as a result of people's displacement—as humans make new homes in unfamiliar terrain, the landscape is ruptured by their presence. The environmental backdrop serves to amplify the problem of human rootlessness in an ...


An Investigation Of Indian Consumers' Adoption Of Retail Self-Service Technologies (Ssts): Application Of The Cultural-Self Perspective And Technology Acceptance Model (Tam), Rama Srinivasan 2014 Iowa State University

An Investigation Of Indian Consumers' Adoption Of Retail Self-Service Technologies (Ssts): Application Of The Cultural-Self Perspective And Technology Acceptance Model (Tam), Rama Srinivasan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The total technology investment by organized Indian retail companies through 2013 was Rs. 1155 crores (about USD 200 million). The rapidly growing Indian retail sector, emerging innovative store-based technologies (like kiosks), and extensive progress in adopting new technologies by consumers all present a pressing need to understand Indian consumers' views on acceptance and use of self-service technologies (SSTs). A model integrating the cultural-self perspective and a modified version of the Technology Acceptance Model was developed to explain the influence of culture and motivation factors on Indian consumers' attitude toward SSTs. Familiarity and service perception of SSTs were introduced as moderators ...


Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou 2013 Australian Catholic University

Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

Forthcoming: This book examines how the United Nations and states provide assistance for the police services of developing states to help them meet their human rights obligations to their citizens, under the responsibility to protect (R2P) provisions. It examines police-capacity building ("police-building") by international donors in Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG). All three states have been described as "fragile states" and "states of concern", and all have witnessed significant social tensions and violence in the past decades. The authors argue that globally police-building forms part of an attempt to make states "safe" so that they can adhere ...


The Indian Novel: The Indigenization Of The English Novel In India, Allison Smyth 2013 University of Windsor

The Indian Novel: The Indigenization Of The English Novel In India, Allison Smyth

Allison M Smyth Miss

In the early years of the nationalist movement the Indian people looking to break free from colonial domination. While the British novel became very popular among Indian book buyers and library borrowers, its subjects and themes did not necessarily agree with Indian history and traditions. After 1865 Indian authors began indigenizing this popular literary form through a series of experiments and debates about the form the Indian novel would take, and its similarities and differences from the British form. In a relatively short time period the Indian novel developed and became a founding component of what would become the Indian ...


Beyond Judicial Populism, Anil Kalhan 2013 Drexel University School of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Beyond Judicial Populism, Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

No abstract provided.


Provocative Texts: Li Zhi, Montaigne, And The Promotion Of Critical Judgment In Early Modern Readers, Rivi Handler-Spitz 2013 Macalester College

Provocative Texts: Li Zhi, Montaigne, And The Promotion Of Critical Judgment In Early Modern Readers, Rivi Handler-Spitz

Rivi Handler-Spitz

No abstract provided.


Courting Power, Anil Kalhan 2013 Drexel University School of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Courting Power, Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Philippines, Archipel Des Échanges" De Constance De Monbrison Et Corazon S. Alvina Par Gilles Bounore, Gilles Bounore 2013 Selected Works

Review Of "Philippines, Archipel Des Échanges" De Constance De Monbrison Et Corazon S. Alvina Par Gilles Bounore, Gilles Bounore

Cherubim A Quizon

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