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Memory And History In South Eleuthera: A Report To The People Of South Eleuthera, Elena Sesma Jan 2018

Memory And History In South Eleuthera: A Report To The People Of South Eleuthera, Elena Sesma

Archaeological Project Reports

Over the past 5 years, archaeologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have made several short-term trips to South Eleuthera to research the history of this portion of the island. Our main interests have been in understanding how the landscape has changed over the past 150 years, and especially in the past few decades as tourism has fallen off in the south. Through a combination of ethnographic research and pedestrian survey of the South Eleuthera landscape, we have gained a clearer understanding of the history of this region, and of contemporary life today. This report offers a summary of findings ...


Canvas And Catalyst: Reinventing Urban Space, Ricardo A. Borges Jan 2013

Canvas And Catalyst: Reinventing Urban Space, Ricardo A. Borges

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

As an intervention strategy set amid a stark and neglected, yet highly energized urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this project seeks to relieve a stagnating urban condition through the introduction of contemporary and dynamic forms of expression. Skateboarding and street art can be seen as interpretative modes of action that reinvent objects, spaces, and conditions within the urban landscape, lending creative and engaging gestures to the everyday. As (sub) cultural expressions in their own right, these practices transcend their mere formal representations, and present unique identities, spaces, and modes of engagement within a society, initiating a creative mindset and DIY ...


Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts Jan 2010

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has ...


Exhibiting Human Evolution: How Identity And Ideology Get Factored Into Displays At A Natural History Museum, Chanika Mitchell Jan 2010

Exhibiting Human Evolution: How Identity And Ideology Get Factored Into Displays At A Natural History Museum, Chanika Mitchell

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This paper focuses on how identity and racial ideology are factored into displays in the exhibit, Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins, at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. I used visitor questionnaires, observations, exhibition construction and curatorial interviews to examine that the concept of race is so ingrained in our society racial ideology and identity is automatically embedded in exhibits about human evolution. How may the exhibition inform the visitors’ perception of race and human evolution? A key aspect investigated was if the curatorial staff was conscious or unconscious about the racial ideological information present in the ...


Process Not Product: The Icomos Ename Charter (2008) And The Practice Of Heritage Stewardship, Neil A. Silberman Jul 2009

Process Not Product: The Icomos Ename Charter (2008) And The Practice Of Heritage Stewardship, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

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Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman Oct 2008

Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

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

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

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Exploring The Frontiers Of Heritage: Economics, Social Ecology, And Collective Memory, Neil A. Silberman Apr 2007

Exploring The Frontiers Of Heritage: Economics, Social Ecology, And Collective Memory, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

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Reshaping Waterloo: History, Archaeology, And The European Heritage Industry, Neil A. Silberman Jan 2007

Reshaping Waterloo: History, Archaeology, And The European Heritage Industry, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

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The Good Empire: Japan's New Order At Home And Abroad, Stephen E. Pelz Jan 1978

The Good Empire: Japan's New Order At Home And Abroad, Stephen E. Pelz

Asian Language & Literature Occasional Papers

PREFATORY NOTE

The Area Studies Programs within the International Programs Office of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst initiated in 1976 a series of Occasional papers to provide an outlet for both informal and formal scholarly works of a generci interest to the University community. In 1978 the first numbers in this series devoted to issues and themes related to Asia were introduced under the sponsorship of the Asian Studies Committee at the University. The initial three papers deal with topics in Japan, China and Laos. In future papers topics will be presented which encompass the major regions of Asia ...


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

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

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

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

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

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


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

The Role Of The Chinese In Lao Society, Joel Halpern

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Use Of Minerals By The Copper Eskimo, Joel Halpern Jan 1952

Use Of Minerals By The Copper Eskimo, Joel Halpern

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Thomas Jefferson And The Geological Sciences, Joel Halpern Nov 1951

Thomas Jefferson And The Geological Sciences, Joel Halpern

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


Frobisher's False El Dorado [Baffin Island - Arctic], Joel Halpern May 1951

Frobisher's False El Dorado [Baffin Island - Arctic], Joel Halpern

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


Frobisher's False El Dorado, Joel Halpern May 1951

Frobisher's False El Dorado, Joel Halpern

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.