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What's Below The Peak? Perceptions Of Media From Those That Live Below The World's Most Famous Mountain, Jonah P. Lucas 2015 Gettysburg College

What's Below The Peak? Perceptions Of Media From Those That Live Below The World's Most Famous Mountain, Jonah P. Lucas

Student Publications

This research seeks to explore the perceptions the Sherpa people in the Khumbu region have on the media that has been created about them and their communities. Interviews conducted in the Khumbu region of Nepal with a variety of individuals gave insight into how different socio-economic and educational backgrounds affect these perceptions. This research found that all Sherpa are aware to some extent of the media about them, and its biggest effect is the international tourism trade that it promotes. Furthermore, journalists visiting the region are regarded as normal tourists, and the work they do is considered accurate and suitable ...


The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams 2015 Loyola University Chicago

The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Response Of Aamft Approved Supervisors To A Case Vignette Describing The Perpetration Of Violence In A Family , Kathleen Murphy Adams 2015 Iowa State University

A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Response Of Aamft Approved Supervisors To A Case Vignette Describing The Perpetration Of Violence In A Family , Kathleen Murphy Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

Concerns about how family therapists respond to violence in families have been discussed in the literature for more than two decades (e.g., Bograd, 1984; Cook & Franz-Cook, 1984; Crnkovic, Del Campo, & Steiner, 2000; Goldner, 1985; Hansen, 1993; Harway, Hansen, & Cervantes, 1991, 1997; James & McIntyre, 1983; Pressman, 1989; Shamai, 1996,).;This study was designed to determine to what extent clinical supervisors' awareness of violence in families reflects or contradicts the poor awareness of family therapists as reported in the literature. Feminist informed critical discourse analysis was used, with a particular emphasis on exploring how the language that supervisors used addressed agency for violence.;54 AAMFT Approved Supervisors provided written conceptualizations ...


Africa, Asia, And The History Of Philosophy: Racism In The Formation Of The Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830 By Peter K.J. Park (Review), Joseph D. O'Neil 2015 University of Kentucky

Africa, Asia, And The History Of Philosophy: Racism In The Formation Of The Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830 By Peter K.J. Park (Review), Joseph D. O'Neil

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Right To Land And The Rule Of Law: Infrastructure, Urbanization And Resistance In India, Preeti Sampat 2015 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Right To Land And The Rule Of Law: Infrastructure, Urbanization And Resistance In India, Preeti Sampat

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The Special Economic Zones Act 2005, a critical infrastructure model, was enacted in India in two days amid total political consensus. Within two years, intense conflicts over land and resources erupted in SEZ areas across the country between corporate developers, the state, and peasants' and citizens' groups. In the ensuing furor, several SEZs foundered and Goa state unprecedentedly revoked its SEZ policy, suspending 15 SEZs, some with construction underway. Amid raging debates and accusations of corrupt real estate deals over SEZs and other "infrastructure" and urbanization investments, the central (federal) government attempted to redraft land acquisition policy, eventually enacting a ...


Īśvara As He Is: Devotional Theism In The Pātañjala Yogaśāstra, Jonathan Dickstein 2015 University of Colorado Boulder

Īśvara As He Is: Devotional Theism In The Pātañjala Yogaśāstra, Jonathan Dickstein

Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Patañjali’s Yogasūtra forms the textual basis for what is commonly called “Classical Yoga Philosophy”. This seminal first millennia text repeatedly employs the Sanskrit word “īśvara” to refer to a presiding divinity, the nature of which has been contested for centuries. In contrast to the abundance of modern interpretations that depreciate the status of “God” in Classical Yoga, I argue that the īśvara of the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra (sūtras and bhāṣya) carries an eminence comparable to that of Lord Kṛṣṇa of the Bhagavad Gītā. In short, “God” means “Supreme God” for Patañjali, regardless of the philosophical complications that may result from ...


Immigrants And Revitalization: Understanding The Regional Context, Emily Grablutz 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Immigrants And Revitalization: Understanding The Regional Context, Emily Grablutz

Reports (Social Science Studio)

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The State Of Surveillance In India: The Central Monitoring System’S Chilling Effect On Self-Expression, Addison Litton 2015 Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law

The State Of Surveillance In India: The Central Monitoring System’S Chilling Effect On Self-Expression, Addison Litton

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

In June 2013, Edward Snowden shook the world’s confidence in personal privacy when he leaked top-secret information about the United States National Security Agency’s (“NSA”) surveillance program, “Prism.” Snowden’s leaks shattered the global perception that citizens of the world’s leading democracy are free from government intrusion, and it was no surprise that privacy issues took the international stage. At the time of Snowden’s leaks, it was little known that, across the globe in India, the largest democracy on the planet had had its own massive surveillance program in the works since 2007 —a program that ...


Solutions To The Conflict In Kashmir, Nikolis Kurr 2015 Bowling Green State University

Solutions To The Conflict In Kashmir, Nikolis Kurr

International ResearchScape Journal

This policy paper investigates the conflict between India and Pakistan over the region of Kashmir in order to weigh whether a political rather than military resolution can be found. Various proposals to resolve the conflict are examined and evaluated. On the one hand, the possibility of Kashmir’s autonomy is considered; on the other, the solution of joint governance or, as a third option, formal partition of Kashmir in an Indian and Pakistani territory are explored. The importance of resuming political talks between India and Pakistan represents a primary first goal in order to make any resolution possible.


Improving Maternal And Child Health In Bangladesh: The Integration Of Midwives In Conjunction With The United Nations Millenium Development Goals Initiative, Elizabeth Casto 2015 Bowling Green State University

Improving Maternal And Child Health In Bangladesh: The Integration Of Midwives In Conjunction With The United Nations Millenium Development Goals Initiative, Elizabeth Casto

International ResearchScape Journal

As the United Nations Millennium Development Goals initiative comes to a close, it is important to examine what has been effective in combating disparities in developing nations. In this paper I explore the impact midwives have on improving maternal and child health in Bangladesh by focusing on how the United Nations Millennium Development Goals initiative has helped to change societal views on women and birth as midwives become more integrated into improving maternal and child health. It is a quantitative and qualitative approach analyzing the statistics of implementing midwives as these impact cost-effectiveness and change in mortality rates in addition ...


India And Its Northeast Exception: From Frontier To Forefront, Akshita Manjari Bhanjdeo 2015 Bard College

India And Its Northeast Exception: From Frontier To Forefront, Akshita Manjari Bhanjdeo

Senior Projects Spring 2015

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Living Without Recognition : A Case Study Of Burmese Refugees In Malaysia., Meagan Floyd, Michael Zeller, Jason P. Abbott 2015 University of Louisville

Living Without Recognition : A Case Study Of Burmese Refugees In Malaysia., Meagan Floyd, Michael Zeller, Jason P. Abbott

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Strategic Deployments Of "Sisterhood" And Questions Of Solidarity At A Women’S Development Project In Janakpur, Nepal, Coralynn V. Davis 2015 Bucknell University

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

Faculty Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Strategic Deployments Of "Sisterhood" And Questions Of Solidarity At A Women's Development Project In Janakpur, Nepal, Coralynn V. Davis 2015 Bucknell University

Strategic Deployments Of "Sisterhood" And Questions Of Solidarity At A Women's Development Project In Janakpur, Nepal, Coralynn V. Davis

Faculty Contributions to Books

No abstract provided.


Religiosity And Social Problems Among Muslim Adolescents In Southern Thailand, Suhaimee Sateemae, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Mahsoom Sateemae 2015 Satree Islam Vitaya Mulniti School

Religiosity And Social Problems Among Muslim Adolescents In Southern Thailand, Suhaimee Sateemae, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Mahsoom Sateemae

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Substantial commentary has been written about the historical context of the Malay-Muslim minority in the deep south of Thailand. Much of the recent scholarship on the Malay-Muslim minority of Thailand has focused on the ongoing ethnic insurgency in southern Thailand, the region’s troubled history of annexation, and its relevance to Thailand’s political landscape. However, there is little empirical research on the Malay-Muslim population itself, although it is assumed that expressions of their religious identity are a fundamental aspect of collective identity formation. In an effort to fill this gap, this study explored perceptions of religiosity and risk behavior ...


Grace In Degrees: Śaktipāta, Devotion, And Religious Authority In The Śaivism Of Abhinavagupta, Alberta Ferrario 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Grace In Degrees: Śaktipāta, Devotion, And Religious Authority In The Śaivism Of Abhinavagupta, Alberta Ferrario

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes conceptions of grace (śaktipāta) and devotion in the doctrine of the Kashmiri polymath Abhinavagupta (c. 960–1020 CE), within the broader context of his tradition, Tantric Śaivism. Śaktipāta, “the descent of power,” refers to the descent of Śiva’s divine grace upon the individual soul at a single moment in time, conferring on the person who shows its signs the eligibility to receive initiation from a guru. Questions examined include the relation between Śiva’s grace and devotion; the soteriological efficacy of individual actions (karman) with respect to grace; who is a fit recipient for grace; and ...


Russian Folk Art By Alison Hilton (Review), Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby 2015 University of Kentucky

Russian Folk Art By Alison Hilton (Review), Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Final Pagan Generation By Edward J. Watts (Review), James A. Francis 2015 University of Kentucky

The Final Pagan Generation By Edward J. Watts (Review), James A. Francis

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Urdu Resultive Constructions (A Comparative Analysis Of Syntacto-Semantic And Pragmatic Properties Of The Compound Verbs In Hindi-Urdu)‎, Razia A. Husain 2015 University of Kentucky

Urdu Resultive Constructions (A Comparative Analysis Of Syntacto-Semantic And Pragmatic Properties Of The Compound Verbs In Hindi-Urdu)‎, Razia A. Husain

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

Among Urdu’s many verb+verb constructions, this thesis focuses on those constructions, which combine the stem of a main content verb with another inflected verb which is used in a semantically bleached sense. Prior work on these constructions has been focused on their structural make-up and syntactic behavior in various environments. While there is consensus among scholars (Butt 1995, Hook 1977, Carnikova 1989, Porizka 2000 et al.) that these stem+verb constructions encode aspectual information, to date no clear theory has been put forward to explain the nature of their aspectual contribution. In short, we do not have a ...


Tracing An American Yoga: Identity And Cross-Cultural Transaction, Christa Schwind 2015 University of Denver

Tracing An American Yoga: Identity And Cross-Cultural Transaction, Christa Schwind

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation looks at the creative identity of an American yoga, both rooted in its Indic origins and radically transformed in its U.S. manifestations. It traces the broad historical transactions of yoga in terms of East and West, Secular and Religious, authenticity and idealized conception, as well as provides a critical historical genealogy of Anusara and Sridaiva yoga. Furthermore, the project relates yoga to the identity, power, and knowledge dynamics of pre-modern, modern, and postmodern histories and interpretations of yoga and Tantra, multiple theoretical discourses, and the embodied practices of individuals within Indian and American contexts.

I argue that ...


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