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Information Search Strategies Among Theological Faculty Members In Tamil Nadu, Yesan Sellan, Dr. S. Ally Sornam, Associate Professor and Head 2018 South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS)

Information Search Strategies Among Theological Faculty Members In Tamil Nadu, Yesan Sellan, Dr. S. Ally Sornam, Associate Professor And Head

The Christian Librarian

This research article studies the information seeking search strategies used by theological faculty members in Tamil Nadu. It is based on a structured questionnaire sent to 120 select faculty members, of which 101 questionnaires were returned, achieving a response rate of 84%. Major findings of this study contribute to understanding the awareness and use of search options among respondents. Basic and keyword search options are commonly used by respondents in online sources while preferences for references from books and journals are more popular among faculty members to locate bibliographic information in print sources. This study further noted that faculty members ...


Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton 2018 Cornerstone University

Jamir's "Racism, The Thorn In The Humanity’S Peaceful Coexistence: With Special Reference To Theological, Tribal, Gendered, And Communication Media Perspectives" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton

The Christian Librarian

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Maggay's " Global Kingdom, Global People: Living Faithfully In A Multicultural World", Stefana Dan Laing 2018 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Houston)

Maggay's " Global Kingdom, Global People: Living Faithfully In A Multicultural World", Stefana Dan Laing

The Christian Librarian

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The Women Of The Pwa: The Politics And Writings Of Rashid Jahan And Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali 2018 College of William and Mary

The Women Of The Pwa: The Politics And Writings Of Rashid Jahan And Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Progressive Writers' Movement emerged as a literary collective at the center of the leftist intellectual and literary culture in colonial South Asia. Its members produced literary works that dealt with issues of anti-imperialism, economic exploitation, misogyny, and a variety of other social ills. And while the male writers of the PWA are most remembered and celebrated for their contributions to the Urdu literary canon, it was the female writers that truly embodied the values and ideals of the PWA. This thesis analyses the works of writers Rashid Jahan and Qurratulain Hyder and aims to highlight the contributions that women ...


Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Constructions Of ‘Family,’ ‘Religious Values,’ And ‘Freedom’ By Indian American And The Diaspora Of Indian Women In The United States, Jasmeet Kaur

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

Research Questions include: How are Indian-American women similar-to and different from women in India? Why do you think these similarities and differences exist? How does the Indian culture impact the lives of Indian-American women in the United States?


Uri@Spacecucumber: An Intimate Look At Gender And Societal Issues In Japanese Tattooing, Coral Kopetz 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Uri@Spacecucumber: An Intimate Look At Gender And Societal Issues In Japanese Tattooing, Coral Kopetz

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

This narrative provides a powerful feminist aspect in terms of the struggles and successes of being an independent female tattoo artist in the thriving hub of Osu-­‐Kannon, Nagoya. This narrative also tackles the issue of the recent developments facing tattooing that seek to threaten artists such as Uri and seeks to drive them underground. I can find no website that offers such insight as this narrative provides or offers a thorough compilation of the culture of tattooing in Japan and the challenges foreign tourists might face -­‐ much less in English. With the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020, a ...


Copyright Meets Fandom: Understanding The Cultural Influence Of ‘Manga’ And ‘Anime’ Through Fan Translations And Copyright Laws, Joy Thornton 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Copyright Meets Fandom: Understanding The Cultural Influence Of ‘Manga’ And ‘Anime’ Through Fan Translations And Copyright Laws, Joy Thornton

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

The worlds of Anime and Manga have had a large influence on the youth pop culture of America. With a greater extent of young people turning away from soft and safe American comics and cartoons. In favor of weightier topics, more violent and the graphic nature that Anime provides. Enjoying unique and odd High School and Boy Love romance found in Manga's. But the lack of properly translated work available has led to many youths searching out alternatives resources. Mostly to fan-translated versions of Anime and Manga found online. These fan translators hold themselves to extremely high standards and ...


The Potential Uses Of Japanese ‘Anime’ In Primary School Curricula In China, Xinran Ming 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Potential Uses Of Japanese ‘Anime’ In Primary School Curricula In China, Xinran Ming

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

With the development of globalization, more and more people are interested in Japanese anime. It is prevalence that everyone can easy to get access to various kinds of Japanese anime. there is a big issue that teenagers are also able to access to several Japanese anime that have unappropriated contents for teenagers. it is impossible to isolate Japanese anime from teenagers. it is necessary to let teenager and parents know that there are also positive affect that Japanese anime could bring to them. Instead of prohibiting teenager from watching Japanese anime. It will be more pragmatic to guide teenager and ...


Sonic Liminalities Of Faith In Sundanese Vocal Music, Sean Williams 2018 Evergreen State College

Sonic Liminalities Of Faith In Sundanese Vocal Music, Sean Williams

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

As the Sundanese have come to lean on increasingly outward expressions of their Islamic faith – through the use of the Islamic headscarf and other fashion choices, as well as through musical means – it has been the women who have consistently provided the most obvious, outward expressions of West Java’s increasingly public Islamic cultural practices. The aristocratic sung poetry of tembang Sunda has its roots in the imagery and grandeur of the 14th-century Sundanese Hindu kingdom, Pajajaran. Songs that celebrate Pajajaran – the Golden Age of local culture – feature characters not only from the Ramayana, but also from Sundanese ...


The Claremont Colleges Asian Studies Faculty Research Practices, Xiuying Zou, Carrie Marsh 2018 The Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges Asian Studies Faculty Research Practices, Xiuying Zou, Carrie Marsh

Library Staff Publications and Research

A study on research practice and needs for library resource and service support of Asian studies faculty at The Claremont Colleges.


Review Of John Whalen-Bridge, Tibet On Fire: Buddhism, Protest, And The Rhetoric Of Self-Immolation, Daniel S. Capper 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Review Of John Whalen-Bridge, Tibet On Fire: Buddhism, Protest, And The Rhetoric Of Self-Immolation, Daniel S. Capper

Faculty Publications

Review of John Whalen-Bridge, Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation, in Journal of Contemporary Religion


The Art Of Dealing With The Gods: Balinese Women And Ritual Labor, Emily Martin 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Art Of Dealing With The Gods: Balinese Women And Ritual Labor, Emily Martin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis investigates the ritual labor required of Hindu Balinese women to produce obligatory daily offerings for their households. It analyzes how Balinese broadly perceive this work and what women themselves hope to accomplish through these objects. The thesis situates this ethnographic analysis through theoretical connections with the scholarship on Bali, feminist theories of domestic labor, and ritual economies. The research was based on six months of fieldwork and interviews with thirty Balinese women and two Balinese men. I found that while many Balinese women expressed weariness or dissatisfaction with the never-ending nature of offering making, many of them also ...


Khana Khanu Bhayo (Have You Eaten)? Traditional Rice Varieties, Land Tenure, And Social Structure In Nepal’S Mid-Hills, Marie Louise Ryan 2018 Iowa State University

Khana Khanu Bhayo (Have You Eaten)? Traditional Rice Varieties, Land Tenure, And Social Structure In Nepal’S Mid-Hills, Marie Louise Ryan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Drawing on research conducted in two villages of Lamjung District in the mid-hills of Nepal, this thesis examines how social structures of caste, ethnicity, and gender, as well as land tenure affect the conservation of traditional rice varieties. Resource-poor farmers in Nepal possess a great wealth of traditional rice varieties. While subsistence farmers continue to maintain a large portion of Nepal’s rice varieties, these individuals represent poor, marginalized members of society. As populations flee rural areas for urban conveniences and economic opportunities abroad, the social dynamics of subsistence farming are shifting. The agricultural landscape of Lamjung has traditionally been ...


Syncretic Souvenirs: An Investigation Of Two Modern Indian Manuscripts, Madeline Helland 2018 Claremont Colleges

Syncretic Souvenirs: An Investigation Of Two Modern Indian Manuscripts, Madeline Helland

Scripps Senior Theses

The objective of this project was to establish a provenance for two Indian manuscripts that were recently discovered in the collections at Scripps College. Based on their illuminations, script, and binding structure, I was able to conclude that these two manuscripts are Hindu religious texts created around the 19th or 20th century. To determine an approximate origin and the significance of these volumes, my research focused on the syncretism of religion, material history, and power dynamics in India. Their context was specifically framed within the history of manuscript construction and conservation.


Disturbing The Storm: Narratives From The Liminal Space: Investigating The Commonalities Between Older Afghan Hazara Women And Calabrian Exiles Through Theories Of Storytelling And Creative Led Research, Jema Anna Stellato Pledger 2018 Australian Catholic University

Disturbing The Storm: Narratives From The Liminal Space: Investigating The Commonalities Between Older Afghan Hazara Women And Calabrian Exiles Through Theories Of Storytelling And Creative Led Research, Jema Anna Stellato Pledger

Theses

This research draws from my lived experience as a second generation immigrant of Calabrian exiles and explores the commonalities between older Afghan Hazara women and Calabrians. Working with culturally diverse groups the research examines liminality through the narratives of both cultures and investigates whether the experiences of recent female refugee populations in Australia, reflect those of previous immigrant communities. Applying theories of storytelling and liminality, the research asks, "Can a multidisciplinary arts approach reflect cultural commonalities through the process of becoming other?"

The research observes the process older Hazara Afghan women1 embark upon when negotiating change post war and dislocation ...


The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip 2017 The University of San Francisco

The Chinese Cultural Influence On Filipino Cuisine, Brandon Chase Lantrip

Master's Theses

This paper illustrates the impact of the Chinese cultural influence upon the Philippines with the primary focus being on Filipino cuisine. It examines how the Chinese cultural influence not only contributed to the development of Filipino cuisine, but how Chinese culture has also influenced the everyday life and culture of the Philippines through language and customary practices for over a millennium. The first section of the paper analyzes the cultural connection between China and the Philippines. The second section illustrates the Chinese language influence and it’s effect upon Filipino cuisine and culture. The third section explores the contested origins ...


Lessons For Legalizing Love: A Case Study Of The Naz Foundation's Campaign To Decriminalize Homosexuality In India, Preston G. Johnson 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Lessons For Legalizing Love: A Case Study Of The Naz Foundation's Campaign To Decriminalize Homosexuality In India, Preston G. Johnson

Capstone Collection

In 1860, British colonizers codified Section 377 into the Indian Penal Code. 377 is an anti-sodomy law based on Victorian/Judeo-Christian values which criminalizes homosexuality through judicial interpretation and the manipulation of ambiguous language. On August 15th, 2017, India celebrated 70 years of independence from British control, yet 377 still exerts oppressive control over the safety and freedom of Indian LGBTQI communities. Defining queerness as perversion has caused LGBTQI individuals to become victims of false accusations, blackmail, harassment, housing and workplace discrimination, familial rejection, forced “conversion therapy”, assault, rape, torture, and even murder because of this power imbalance and ...


Yoga Heritage In Brazil: History And Culture In The Development Of A Brazilian Yoga, Maria Lucia Abaurre Gnerre 2017 Federal University of Paraíba

Yoga Heritage In Brazil: History And Culture In The Development Of A Brazilian Yoga, Maria Lucia Abaurre Gnerre

International Journal of Indic Religions

This article contains a brief analysis of the trajectory of Yoga within the Brazilian cultural universe – a context in which the ancient practice developed in India starts to create new identities. Yoga tradition has acquired its own features in Brazil due to peculiarities of our cultural heritage. Although many Brazilian teachers insist on the need to value certain practices because of their "purity”, "originality" and "fidelity to Indian tradition", we consider the reverse process to be more important from a historical point of view: the constitution of a "Brazilian Yoga" which is the result of a particular interpretation of Indian ...


Ghar Wapsi And The Ethics Of Conversion In India And Other Non-Abrahamic Countries, Murali Balaji 2017 Hindu American Foundation

Ghar Wapsi And The Ethics Of Conversion In India And Other Non-Abrahamic Countries, Murali Balaji

International Journal of Indic Religions

The controversy over the Ghar Wapsi (homecoming) conversions in India has brought to focus the problematic ways in which freedom of (and from) religion and secularism have been idealized and enacted in the country since its independence. This paper looks at the state of discourse on conversion - especially the idea of predatory proselytization - and how Ghar Wapsi could compel both Christian and Muslim groups to re-examine the ways in which they convert non-Abrahamic populations. Borrowing from postcolonial frameworks, this paper seeks to problematize the idea of conversion itself in societies such as India - and why Ghar Wapsi is just as ...


Indians In The Diaspora: A Reflection Of The Indian Culture From An “Outsider’S” Perspective., Beverly Ochieng-Sande 2017 Shawnee State University

Indians In The Diaspora: A Reflection Of The Indian Culture From An “Outsider’S” Perspective., Beverly Ochieng-Sande

International Journal of Indic Religions

This Paper examines settlement, dispersal and re-arrival of Indians since during the British Empire. This paper also examines the life of Indo-Kenyans as they settled and participated in the political and social affairs of Kenya and later Uganda.


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