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African American Athletes And The Negotiation Of Public Spaces: An Examination Of Athletic Capital And African American Perceptions Of Success, Keona Lewis Dec 2010

African American Athletes And The Negotiation Of Public Spaces: An Examination Of Athletic Capital And African American Perceptions Of Success, Keona Lewis

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores the culture of sport among African American male football players as well as African American perspectives on sport and success. A case study of six African American, Division 1 FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) collegiate student athletes was conducted along with seventeen supplemental interviews with community members, parents, coaches and former athletes and fans. The participants answered questions that explored education, success, identity construction, ethnicity and sport. Archival data was also reviewed framing the discussion on football in Florida, links between education and sport participation and African American male academic achievement. While many perspectives varied, there were collective ...


Down, But Not Out: An Ethnographic Study Of Women Who Struggled With And Overcame Methamphetamine Addiction, Jodi Nettleton Dec 2010

Down, But Not Out: An Ethnographic Study Of Women Who Struggled With And Overcame Methamphetamine Addiction, Jodi Nettleton

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Women suffer methamphetamine (meth) addiction at a rate much higher than rates for addiction to other drugs. Female meth users are susceptible and predisposed to gender-related risks: high rates of unprotected vaginal and anal sex, sex-work, and sexual coercion. Precursors for addiction (e.g., abuse, body dysphasia) put females in a difficult position for recovery and highlight the need for gender-specific research and treatment.

Methamphetamine (a synthetically derived stimulant) creates psychological and physical dependency that affects every neuron of the brain and damages the body immediately. Women ingest meth for initial effects that allay social pressures: feeling euphoric, connecting with ...


Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items donated by or about Ogden alumni.


Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Kappa Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Alpha Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Delta Tau chapter of Phi Mu at Western Kentucky University.


Davis, Nathan William (Fa 534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2010

Davis, Nathan William (Fa 534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 534. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Nathan William Davis related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2010

Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 533. Folkore material classified by genre. Information collected by Brendan J. Sullivan related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Gentility And Gender Roles Within The 18th-Century Merchant Class Of Newport, Rhode Island, Nicki Hise Dec 2010

Gentility And Gender Roles Within The 18th-Century Merchant Class Of Newport, Rhode Island, Nicki Hise

Graduate Masters Theses

The Capt. Thomas Richardson household rose to prominence in Newport, Rhode Island during the community’s golden age of prosperity in the 18th century when Newport quickly became one of the leading seaports in the New World. However, all prosperity halted due to the hardships and damage Newport suffered during the American Revolutionary War. Much of the city’s property and economic success was destroyed at the hands of occupying British troops, and the Rhode Island community was never able to fully recover. Like others in colonial Newport, Capt. Thomas Richardson achieved genteel status as a merchant, distiller, and slave ...


Violence, Symbols, And The Archaeological Record: A Case Study Of Cahokia's Mound 72, Kathryn Koziol Dec 2010

Violence, Symbols, And The Archaeological Record: A Case Study Of Cahokia's Mound 72, Kathryn Koziol

Theses and Dissertations

Acts of violence are not always easily distinguished in their form. Given the additional difficulties caused by the obscure nature of the archaeological record, it is no wonder that interpretations of these behaviors are so skewed both between and within fields of research. There is little consistency in this academic dialogue, which prevents researchers from grappling with the larger perspectives that should be approached. For instance, just how far back in our human history have events such as genocide occurred? Are these modern in origin? The scale of ancient events and our anthropological scopes need more adjustment to the unique ...


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


Écriture Et Oralité Dans L’Oeuvre De Calixthe Beyala, Gloria Nne Onyeziri Dec 2010

Écriture Et Oralité Dans L’Oeuvre De Calixthe Beyala, Gloria Nne Onyeziri

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

A reading of several works of Beyala will help us consider the way orality works for African women and to suggest new forms of the symbolic representation and of narrative framing drawn from the speech of the people. Reference to their African culture, to their consciousness of cultural identity, helps characters such as Édène, Loukoum and Beyala to define themselves and to lay claim to a critical and self-confi dent voice. They learn from orality the ways of saying of the wise, what is to be retained and transmitted through traditional culture and what aspects of collective memory are better ...


Composite Of Complexity: Manifestations Of Whiteness And Class Among Las Vegas Italian Americans, Danielle Nicole Axt Dec 2010

Composite Of Complexity: Manifestations Of Whiteness And Class Among Las Vegas Italian Americans, Danielle Nicole Axt

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Conventional terminology and conventional boundaries, in regard to ethnicity, are no longer applicable to the ever shifting population of the United States. In specific, the various degrees of White ethnic identity does not easily transition into convenient all encompassing categories such as Caucasian or more simply, White. Whiteness studies have been at the forefront of this critique, most recently asserting that White ethnic identity is heavily influenced by context. However, although many studies are now recognizing the impact of multiple layers of White ethnic identity (along the lines of gender, locale, socioeconomic level etc.) many still neglect to identify a ...


Can The "Peasant" Speak? Forging Dialogues In A Nineteenth-Century Legend Collection, William Pooley Dec 2010

Can The "Peasant" Speak? Forging Dialogues In A Nineteenth-Century Legend Collection, William Pooley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The folklore collections amassed by Jean-François Bladé in nineteenth-century southwestern France are problematic for modern readers. Bladé's legacy includes a confusing combination of poorly received historical works and unimportant short stories as well as the large collections of proverbs, songs, and narratives that he collected in his native Gascony. No writer has ever attempted to study any of Bladé's informants in detail, not even his most famous narrator, the illiterate and "defiant" Guillaume Cazaux.

Rather than dismissing Bladé as a poor ethnographer whose transcripts do not reflect what his informant Cazaux said, I propose taking Bladé's own ...


Human Things: Rethinking Guitars And Ethnography, Matthew L. Hale Dec 2010

Human Things: Rethinking Guitars And Ethnography, Matthew L. Hale

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This work is about objects and their makers, their relationship, and the negotiation between tradition and innovation in the creation of things. I explore the relationship between tradition, innovation, and technology as it pertains to the creation, perception, and interaction with acoustic steel string guitars and ethnographies. First, I focus on the works of two Nashville based guitar makers, Grant and Cory Batson. I investigate the ways in which the Batsons critically evaluate traditional construction techniques and design features as they create their instruments, looking at their theories of tone production, methods of construction, and their perceptions and uses of ...


Collection Development And Sustainability At The University Of South Florida, Merilyn Burke Nov 2010

Collection Development And Sustainability At The University Of South Florida, Merilyn Burke

Merilyn S Burke

Article concerning the procedures used to select materials in the area of Sustainability for the new school of Global Sustainability at USF


Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 488. Information collected by Erik Rothfuss related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Phillips, Jennifer, B. 1988 (Fa 487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Phillips, Jennifer, B. 1988 (Fa 487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 487. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Jennifer Phillips related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Loveall, Sandra Kaye, B. 1964 (Fa 486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Loveall, Sandra Kaye, B. 1964 (Fa 486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 486. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Sandra Kaye Loveall related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Mccomas, Eric Donald, B. 1983 (Fa 484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Mccomas, Eric Donald, B. 1983 (Fa 484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 484. Folkore material classified by genre. Information collected by Eric Donald McComas related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Validation, Resistance, And Exclusion: Neo-Nationalist Cultural Heritage In A Globalized World, Neil A. Silberman Nov 2010

Validation, Resistance, And Exclusion: Neo-Nationalist Cultural Heritage In A Globalized World, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Taft, Anne Celine (Fa 15), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Taft, Anne Celine (Fa 15), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 15. Interviews conducted by Anne Celine Taft with Zeleme (Brashear) Cottrell, about her weaving. Cottrell discusses the weaving process in depth and how it has affected her life.


Geiger, Alison Anne (Fa 14), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Geiger, Alison Anne (Fa 14), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 14. Interviews conducted by Alison Geiger with Grace (Meador) Galloway about her quilting. Includes step-by-step instructions, with photographs, demonstrating the construction of a cathedral window quilt block. Grace's life is also discussed, including raising her family on a farm in Warren County.


Indian Head Rock Back In Kentucky After 3-Year Fight With Ohio, Stephanie Dearing Nov 2010

Indian Head Rock Back In Kentucky After 3-Year Fight With Ohio, Stephanie Dearing

Indian Head Rock Project

Article on the return of Indian Head Rock to Kentucky from November 10, 2010.


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Nov 2010

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


Leave No Stone Uncovered, Kenneth Hart Nov 2010

Leave No Stone Uncovered, Kenneth Hart

Indian Head Rock Project

An article in the Ashland Daily Independent on the return of the Indian Head Rock to Kentucky from November 4, 2010.


Update: Indian Head Rock Returned To Kentucky, Wsaz (Tv) Nov 2010

Update: Indian Head Rock Returned To Kentucky, Wsaz (Tv)

Indian Head Rock Project

A series of articles by WSAZ television on the removal and return of the Indian Head Rock.


Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 13. Interviews conducted by Teresa D. Klimowicz with Esther (Magers) Isbell, a native of Barren Coutny, Kentucky. Special attention is focused on her biblical themed quilts. Isbell also discusses her various occupations and participation in community affairs while living in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Loring-Greenough House, North Yard Archaeogeophysics, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, John M. Steinberg, Christa M. Beranek, John Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin Nov 2010

Loring-Greenough House, North Yard Archaeogeophysics, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, John M. Steinberg, Christa M. Beranek, John Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

An archaeogeophysical survey was carried out in May 2010 using Geonics EM-38 RT and a Malå Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system with a 500 MHz antenna over an 28x26 m grid immediately northeast of the Loring-Greenough house in Jamaica Plain, MA. Three major anomalies were identified. These anomalies have not been ground truthed, but they appear to be archaeological features. First, we suggest that there is builders trench just north of the house. Second, we suggest that there could be three east-west garden paths or other landscape features about 30 cm below the surface crossing the entire length of the ...