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Objects Of Desire: Photographs And Retrospective Narratives Of Fieldwork In Indonesia, Jennifer W. Nourse 2011 University of Richmond

Objects Of Desire: Photographs And Retrospective Narratives Of Fieldwork In Indonesia, Jennifer W. Nourse

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications

This discussion of my fieldwork, memory, and experience begins with a nod to Handler and Gable’s essay (this volume) in which they ask what anthropology can contribute to the study of social memory. I take Gable and Handler’s insights about the false dichotomy between memory and history (since, they argue, all history and memory are perspectival) and consider ways in which fieldwork photographs demonstrate the same point. I suggest that my photographs became the repositories for individual interpretations of a host of broader issues related to the nation-state and its agenda. This agenda was reflected in ways the ...


Cacophony Or Empowerment? : Analyzing The Impact Of New Information Communication Technologies And New Social Media In Southeast Asia., Jason P. Abbott 2011 University of Louisville

Cacophony Or Empowerment? : Analyzing The Impact Of New Information Communication Technologies And New Social Media In Southeast Asia., Jason P. Abbott

Faculty Scholarship

The capabilities, tools and websites we associate with new information communication technologies and social media are now ubiquitous. Moreover tools that were designed to facilitate innocuous conversation and social interaction have had unforeseen political impacts. Nowhere was this more visible than during the 2011 uprisings across the Arab World. From Tunis to Cairo, and Tripoli to Damascus protest movements against authoritarian rule openly utilized social networking and file sharing tools to publicize and organize demonstrations and to catalogue human rights abuses. The Arab Spring, or Jasmine Revolution, was an event that was both witnessed and played out in real time ...


"India", In "Classical Aesthetic Traditions Of India, China, And The Middle East", Peter L. Manuel 2011 CUNY Graduate Center

"India", In "Classical Aesthetic Traditions Of India, China, And The Middle East", Peter L. Manuel

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Single-Parent Families In Bangkok, Thailand: Factors Affecting Children Living In Single-Parent Families, Waruesporn Jiumpanyarach 2011 University of Kentucky

Single-Parent Families In Bangkok, Thailand: Factors Affecting Children Living In Single-Parent Families, Waruesporn Jiumpanyarach

Theses and Dissertations--Sociology

There has been a transformation in family structure in Thailand due to the changes in economic and social structures over time. Though not recorded in census data the rise in single-parent families can be expected due to a rise in divorce rates, that have been recorded, over the past decades. However, the literature on single-parent families is limited and little is known about the experiences of single-mothers and children of singlemother families in Thailand. This study examines the factors that have major impacts on the well-being of children of single-parent families in Bangkok, Thailand.

A qualitative methodology was employed to ...


Sacred Biography, Translation, And Conversion: The Nabivamsa Of Saiyad Sultan And The Making Of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, Ayesha A. Irani 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Sacred Biography, Translation, And Conversion: The Nabivamsa Of Saiyad Sultan And The Making Of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, Ayesha A. Irani

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The present dissertation is a study of the Nabivamsa, "The Prophet's Lineage," the first biography of the Prophet Muhammad 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 ...


Configuring Female Sickness And Recovery: Chen Ran’S And Anni Baobei, Xin Yang 2010 Macalester College

Configuring Female Sickness And Recovery: Chen Ran’S And Anni Baobei, Xin Yang

Xin Yang

No abstract provided.


From Beauty Fear To Beauty Fever: A Critical Study Of Chinese Female Writers Born In The 1970s, Xin Yang 2010 Macalester College

From Beauty Fear To Beauty Fever: A Critical Study Of Chinese Female Writers Born In The 1970s, Xin Yang

Xin Yang

No abstract provided.


The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“The Spoils of War,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (story about war and corruption in the North Caucasus, with critical introduction comparing the Chechen war to the Palestinian conflict) 82 (2011): 35-42.


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.


Land Of Opportunity, Ashley Radee '13 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Land Of Opportunity, Ashley Radee '13

2010 Fall Semester

“We are the most perfect society now existing in the world,” wrote Michel-Guillame de Crevecoeur in his 1782 book, Letters from an American Farmer (325). Although that sentiment is debatable, the meaning rings clear; America is a land of opportunity, without oppression, without “princes for whom we toil, starve, and bleed” (Crevecoeur 325). Back in the 18th century, America lived and died for freedom, and people around the world took notice. The United States still plays a big role in the global power scene, but some people would argue that the ideals of America, of liberty, hard work, and prosperity ...


Sexuality, Exoticism, And Iconoclasm In The Media Age: The Strange Case Of The Buddha Bikini, James Shields 2010 Bucknell University

Sexuality, Exoticism, And Iconoclasm In The Media Age: The Strange Case Of The Buddha Bikini, James Shields

Faculty Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This sociocultural anthropological study looks at youth culture in Tamil Nadu, India, focusing on college-age youth in Madurai and Chennai. The dissertation first shows how youth experience their position in the larger Tamil society as “being outside of.” This exteriority is manifest in youth concepts of status and gender, the signs and activities which express such status and gender, and the social spaces in which such signs and activities are played out. In particular, the dissertation focuses on how the youth peer group is dually shaped as an exterior space of youth status negotiation—as exterior to adult norms of ...


A Mutiny Of Silence: Swarnakumari Devi's Sati, Teresa Hubel 2010 Huron University College, Canada

A Mutiny Of Silence: Swarnakumari Devi's Sati, Teresa Hubel

Department of English Publications

Aim:
To discuss how Swarnakumari Devi's family connections as much as her sex contributed to why her work faded from the memory of nationalist India.

Introduction:

The historical context that helped to produce the writing of Swarna-kumari Devi Ghosal also gives us a glimmer into some of the possible reasons why her work faded from the literary memory of nationalist India. Some of that context is hinted at in the back pages of her collection of short stories in English, published in 1919 by Ganesh and Co., Madras. Reminding us of the inescapable connection between capitalism and knowledge, these ...


The Anti-Colonial Revolutionary In Contemporary Bollywood Cinema, Vidhu Aggarwal 2010 Rollins College

The Anti-Colonial Revolutionary In Contemporary Bollywood Cinema, Vidhu Aggarwal

Faculty Publications

In her article "The Anti-Colonial Revolutionary in Contemporary Bollywood Cinema" Vidhu Aggarwal discusses several contemporary films including Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's Rang de Basanti with focus on the figure of the revolutionary hero. The Bollywood film is a cultural form that combines several aesthetic styles, from within India and from the outside. With its formal heterogeneity and as a product of one of India's largest cities, Mumbai Bollywood has had an ongoing fascination with "arrival," that is, with India's status as a contemporary nation-state. While some Bollywood films seem to celebrate fantasy scenarios of India's arrival on ...


Terrorism In Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, And The Impact Of Terrorist Arrests On Terrorism, Syed Ejaz Hussain 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Terrorism In Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, And The Impact Of Terrorist Arrests On Terrorism, Syed Ejaz Hussain

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation, in a 3-paper format, uses three data sets to study three aspects of terrorism in Pakistan. In the first paper, using data from the GTD, I describe empirically the temporal and spatial patterns of terrorism incidents in Pakistan from 1974 to 2007. In addition, I also describe the patterns in target types, weapon types and terrorist types and the patterns prior to and following the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Analysis methods include the univariate time series, descriptive statistics and the GIS. The study offers new insights on the measurement of terrorism, the cyclical nature ...


The Śūdrācāraśiromani Of Krsna Śesa: A 16th Century Manual Of Dharma For Śūdras, Theodore Benke 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Śūdrācāraśiromani Of Krsna Śesa: A 16th Century Manual Of Dharma For Śūdras, Theodore Benke

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

From the fourteenth to the seventeenth century C.E., a śāstra of a new type on the topic of Śūdras was composed and circulated among Dharmaśāstrins. These śūdradharma texts were primarily concerned with the ritual life of Śūdras—the rites, sacraments, and forms of religious knowledge to which they were entitled in śruti and smr&#;ti. But they also included expositions on the generation of Śūdra jātis according to the theory of varn&#;asankara and descriptions of the ways of life and occupations of Śūdras. This is a study and translation of one of these texts, the Śūdrācāraśiroman&#;i of ...


Sino-Indonesian Relations: Lessons From The Past, Rosita Dellios 2010 Bond University

Sino-Indonesian Relations: Lessons From The Past, Rosita Dellios

Rosita Dellios

In terms of both population and territory, Indonesia and China are the largest nations in their respective regions of Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia. They share a long history of relations, with a 'golden age' of understanding dating back to the 7th century. This was when learned Buddhists from China would travel via Borobodur in Java in their pilgrimages to India. Later, from the 14th century, diplomatic and trade interactions were fostered by 'cultural brokers' on both sides. Chronicles show Javanese envoys of Chinese origin, such as Chen Yen-xiang, conducting diplomacy with China. Muslim Chinese, such as the celebrated Ming ...


Nicolas V. Romulo: Supreme Court Of The Philippines Rules On Post-Medellin Constitutionality Of A Sole-Executive Agreement Negotiated With The United States, Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe 2010 American Society of International Law

Nicolas V. Romulo: Supreme Court Of The Philippines Rules On Post-Medellin Constitutionality Of A Sole-Executive Agreement Negotiated With The United States, Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe

Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe

No abstract provided.


Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Light of the Ancestors" is excerpted from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages.


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