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Participatory Design Ethnography In The Learning Commons: Initial Research Findings, Krista Harper May 2014

Participatory Design Ethnography In The Learning Commons: Initial Research Findings, Krista Harper

Krista M. Harper

Presentation on initial findings from research at the UMass Amherst Learning Commons using participatory design ethnography and Photovoice. In this Spring 2014 project, I guided students through a semester-length research study of students' perspectives on and practices in the library.


Community Commons: An Analysis Of The Gullah Communities Of South Carolina, Elizabeth Brabec Jun 2013

Community Commons: An Analysis Of The Gullah Communities Of South Carolina, Elizabeth Brabec

Elizabeth Brabec

Descended from slaves brought to the southeast United States between the early 17th and mid 19th centuries, the Gullah-Geechee of South Carolina and Georgia in the United States, have developed distinctive, culturally-expressive creole communities. Juxtaposed against their ancestor’s plantation slave villages, present-day settlements reveal deliberate creations of community and strong connections to place. The Gullah concept of place and community also includes an understanding of the land as commons that is at odds with the dominant culture in the United States.Under slavery the Gullah lived in rigidly geometric settlements. Although this was the only settlement pattern the slaves ...


On Dialogue Studies, Donal Carbaugh Jan 2013

On Dialogue Studies, Donal Carbaugh

Donal Carbaugh

The study of dialogue is a way to open several intellectual arenas for investigation while at the same time offering insights into multiple scenes of practical yet culturally diverse human practices. This article reviews several such arenas including studies of dialogue as a culturally distinctive form of communication, dialogue as an approach to understanding social practices, dialogic ethics, as well as dialogue as an integrative view of not only cultural practice but also natural environments. Throughout, dialogue studies are cast as a broad field with distinct disciplines within it, as holding deep value for understanding diversity in peoples’ practices, as ...


Discourses Of Development: Narratives Of Cultural Heritage As An Economic Resource, Neil Silberman Jan 2012

Discourses Of Development: Narratives Of Cultural Heritage As An Economic Resource, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Redefining Need, Reconfiguring Expectations: The Rise Of State-Run Youth Voluntarism Programs In Russia, Julie D. Hemment Jan 2012

Redefining Need, Reconfiguring Expectations: The Rise Of State-Run Youth Voluntarism Programs In Russia, Julie D. Hemment

Julie D Hemment

This article investigates the restructuring of the Russian social welfare system by interrogating Putin-era state-run projects to promote youth voluntarism. Set up in the aftermath of liberalizing social welfare reform, these organizations are interesting hybrids: at the same time as they honor the Soviet past and afford symbolic prominence to Soviet era values, they simultaneously advance distinctively neoliberal
 technologies of self-help and self-reliance. In dialogue with recent studies in the anthropology of neoliberalism and the anthropology of postsocialism, I consider the implications of these intertwined logics. Focusing on the interpretive work undertaken by one provincial voluntary organization, I argue that ...


Symposium Program: War, Dictatorship & Memory In Spain, Jacqueline Urla Jan 2011

Symposium Program: War, Dictatorship & Memory In Spain, Jacqueline Urla

Jacqueline L. Urla

Program for the Interdisciplinary Symposium, War, Dictatorship and Memory in Spain. Organizers: Justin Crumbaugh, Sara Brenneis and Jacqueline Urla. Oct. 13015, 2011.


The Tyranny Of Narrative, Neil Silberman Jan 2010

The Tyranny Of Narrative, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Who Should Care For The Dead? Balancing Religious Rights With Civic Responsibilities, Neil A. Silberman Jan 2010

Who Should Care For The Dead? Balancing Religious Rights With Civic Responsibilities, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Chronology Of The Drafting, Review, And Revision Of The Proposed Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil Silberman Jul 2007

Chronology Of The Drafting, Review, And Revision Of The Proposed Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Cultural Heritage And The Information Technologies: Facing The Grand Challenges And Structural Transformations Of The 21st Century, Neil Silberman Jan 2007

Cultural Heritage And The Information Technologies: Facing The Grand Challenges And Structural Transformations Of The 21st Century, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Second Class Relics: Forgery, Fantasy, And The Ideology Of Antiquities Collecting In The Holy Land, Neil Silberman Nov 2003

Second Class Relics: Forgery, Fantasy, And The Ideology Of Antiquities Collecting In The Holy Land, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


The First Revolt And Its Afterlife, Neil Silberman Jan 2002

The First Revolt And Its Afterlife, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: Archaeology, Religious Commemoration, And Nationalism In A Disputed City, 1801-2001, Neil Silberman Jan 2001

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: Archaeology, Religious Commemoration, And Nationalism In A Disputed City, 1801-2001, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


The Sea Peoples, The Victorians, And Us, Neil A. Silberman Jan 1998

The Sea Peoples, The Victorians, And Us, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


The Battle That Disney Should Have Won, Neil Silberman Dec 1994

The Battle That Disney Should Have Won, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

An oldie but goodie


The Role Of The Chinese In Lao Society, Joel Halpern Jan 1961

The Role Of The Chinese In Lao Society, Joel Halpern

Joel M. Halpern

No abstract provided.


Geographic, Demographic, And Ethnic Background Of Laos, Joel Halpern Jan 1961

Geographic, Demographic, And Ethnic Background Of Laos, Joel Halpern

Joel M. Halpern

No abstract provided.


Thomas Jefferson And The Geological Sciences, Joel Halpern Nov 1951

Thomas Jefferson And The Geological Sciences, Joel Halpern

Joel M. Halpern

No abstract provided.