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Steel Pan's Heart, Chioma Viola Ozuzu 2012 Trinity College

Steel Pan's Heart, Chioma Viola Ozuzu

Senior Theses and Projects

Even though mostly Afro-Trinidadians play pan, the Steel Pan instills national identity and pride because Pan has become internationally popular and the proliferation of so many steel drum events before carnival, including Panorama-the world largest Steel Pan competition.The purpose of this paper looks the hybridization and Creolization of the music culture of the nation, in regards to the major ethnic groups, especially Indo-Trinidadian.


Affective Economies: Indigenous Conflict Over Natural Resources In Contemporary India, Jesse Benjamin 2012 Kennesaw State University

Affective Economies: Indigenous Conflict Over Natural Resources In Contemporary India, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Cannibalism: Montaigne's Essays As A Vehicle For The Cultural Translation Of Chineseness In Lin Yutang's The Importance Of Living, Rivi Handler-Spitz 2012 Macalester College

The Importance Of Cannibalism: Montaigne's Essays As A Vehicle For The Cultural Translation Of Chineseness In Lin Yutang's The Importance Of Living, Rivi Handler-Spitz

Rivi Handler-Spitz

No abstract provided.


Voicing And Devoicing Rules In East And Southeast Asian Languages, Siyu C. Zhang 2012 Wayne State University

Voicing And Devoicing Rules In East And Southeast Asian Languages, Siyu C. Zhang

Honors College Theses

Languages are composed of sounds that are produced by the vocal organs. These sounds can be split into two categories, voiceless and voiced. In general, based upon the International Phonetic Alphabet, there are more voiced sounds possible than voiceless sounds, with vowels, nasals, and approximants inherently voiced. After analyzing the separate phonetic inventories of 9 Asian languages representative of the major Asian language families (Arabic, Burmese, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese), it was found that all of them except Mandarin Chinese had far more voiced sounds than voiceless sounds as well. After isolating only stops and affricates ...


Reading Ruins Against The Grain: Istanbul, Derbent, Postcoloniality, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Iowa

Reading Ruins Against The Grain: Istanbul, Derbent, Postcoloniality, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Leaving The House Of Memory: Post-Soviet Traces Of Deportation Memory, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Iowa

Leaving The House Of Memory: Post-Soviet Traces Of Deportation Memory, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Imam Shamil (1797–1871), Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Bristol

Imam Shamil (1797–1871), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Philology, Education, Democracy, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Bristol

Philology, Education, Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Sublimity Of Charles Bovary, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Bristol

The Sublimity Of Charles Bovary, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Armenian Dialect Of Khodorjur, Bert Vaux 2012 King's College, University of Cambridge

The Armenian Dialect Of Khodorjur, Bert Vaux

Bert Vaux

No abstract provided.


Financial Inclusion: Lessons From Rural South India, Ram A. Cnaan, M. S. Moodithaya, Femida Handy 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Financial Inclusion: Lessons From Rural South India, Ram A. Cnaan, M. S. Moodithaya, Femida Handy

Departmental Papers (SPP)

Financial inclusion/exclusion has recently been emphasised as an important policy option aimed at alleviating poverty, minimising social exclusion and enhancing economic growth. In this article, we review the growing interest in financial exclusion and inclusion, define them and demonstrate their existence in developing and developed countries. Our empirical focus is on whether financial inclusion has been successfully implemented in four sites in rural South India where banks claimed that financial inclusion is complete. Although many rural people in South India are financially included, the concept of financial inclusion is more complex than usually portrayed. Our findings show that social ...


Domestic Violence Lawmaking In Asia: Some Innovative Trends In Feminist Lawmaking, Rangita de Silva de Alwis 2012 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Domestic Violence Lawmaking In Asia: Some Innovative Trends In Feminist Lawmaking, Rangita De Silva De Alwis

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Domestic violence lawmaking intersects global human rights norms and domestic women's movements. Domestic violence is both a global and local phenomenon. The World Bank argues that domestic violence accounts for one in five lost years in women aged 15-44. The costs range from direct expenses such as medical care and social services to productivity and labor market costs to the psychological toll imposed by the intergenerational transmission of violence. The international women's movement and the international human rights conventions have confirmed that violence in the home is neither a private issue nor a cultural practice. Domestic violence was ...


From Tawa'if To Wife? Making Sense Of Bollywood's Courtesan Genre, Teresa Hubel 2012 Huron University College, Canada

From Tawa'if To Wife? Making Sense Of Bollywood's Courtesan Genre, Teresa Hubel

Department of English Publications

Introduction:

Although constituting what might be described as only a thimbleful of water in the ocean that is Hindi cinema, the courtesan or tawa'if film is a distinctive Indian genre, one that has no real equivalent in the Western film industry. With Indian and diaspora audiences generally, it has also enjoyed a broad popularity, its music and dance sequences being among the most valued in Hindi film, their specificities often lovingly remembered and reconstructed by fans. Were you, for example, to start singing "Dil Cheez Kya Hai" or "Yeh Kya Hua" especially to a group of north Indians over ...


Logogenesis And Appraisal: A Systemic Functional Analysis Of English And Japanese Language Arts Textbooks, Shinji Kawamitsu 2012 Marshall University

Logogenesis And Appraisal: A Systemic Functional Analysis Of English And Japanese Language Arts Textbooks, Shinji Kawamitsu

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the distinct and purposeful differences of the language of evaluation between English textbooks and Japanese textbooks. This thesis applies Appraisal system in Systemic Functional Linguistics to the language arts textbooks used in 2nd to 4th grade classrooms in Japan and in the U.S. The analysis shows that the number of Attitudinal lexical items, especially invoked Attitude, is notably higher than that in the English texts. The analysis also shows that the Japanese texts employ Judgment lexis, which is a resource to form a sense of group harmony, more than the other ...


The Friendly Yeti, Daniel S. Capper 2012 University of Southern Mississippi

The Friendly Yeti, Daniel S. Capper

Faculty Publications

Most images of yetis in Western popular culture and scholarly literature portray them as secular, predatory monsters. These representations overlook important religious dimensions of yetis that are hidden in the current literature, so I take a new look at yetis in Tibetan religions in order to clarify our understanding of these legendary creatures. Following a phenomenological approach that sets aside the issue of the ontological existence of yetis, I examine texts, art, ritual, and folklore in order to propose four yeti personal ideal types: the Buddhist practitioner, the human religious ally, the friendly yeti, and the mountain deity yeti. These ...


Kakikotoba No Naka No Hanashikotoba: Yangu Adaruto Shoosetsu Ni Okeru Setsurensa No Bunseki, Satoko Suzuki 2011 Macalester College

Kakikotoba No Naka No Hanashikotoba: Yangu Adaruto Shoosetsu Ni Okeru Setsurensa No Bunseki, Satoko Suzuki

Satoko Suzuki

No abstract provided.


Guest Contributor, Chapati Mystery (2012), Anil Kalhan 2011 Drexel University School of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Guest Contributor, Chapati Mystery (2012), Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

No abstract provided.


World Literature As A Communal Apartment: Semyon Lipkin’S Ethics Of Translational Difference, Rebecca Gould 2011 University of Bristol

World Literature As A Communal Apartment: Semyon Lipkin’S Ethics Of Translational Difference, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


City Of Water: Architecture, Urbanism And The Floods Of Phnom Penh, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle 2011 Selected Works

City Of Water: Architecture, Urbanism And The Floods Of Phnom Penh, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle

Shelby Elizabeth Doyle

The following is a summary of ongoing research conducted in 2011-2012, funded in part by the Fulbright Program and entitled City of Water: Architecture, Urbanism and the Floods of Phnom Penh. This work documents the relationships between water, architecture, and infrastructure in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The objective of the project is to record the architectural and urban conditions sustained by and subject to the cyclical floods of the city’s rivers and the challenges faced by Phnom Penh as it rapidly urbanizes in a flood plain.


Sacred Biography, Translation, And Conversion ; The Nabīvaṃśa Of Saiyad Sultān And The Making Of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, Ayesha A. Irani 2011 University of Toronto at Mississauga

Sacred Biography, Translation, And Conversion ; The Nabīvaṃśa Of Saiyad Sultān And The Making Of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, Ayesha A. Irani

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The present dissertation is a study of the Nabīvaṃśa, “The Prophet’s Lineage,” the first biography of the Prophet Muḥammad to be composed in Bangla, in the first half of the seventeenth century. A literary milestone in the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural history of Islam, it marks a significant contribution to Bangla’s rich literary corpus, and became a canonical work for the late-medieval Islamic Bangla literary tradition. This hitherto little-studied text is used to examine the nature of Islamic expansion on Bengal’s eastern frontier, addressing issues of religious competition, identity formation, and conversion. These were central concerns of the author ...


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