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Tourism Operators On Trial: Pushing The Animal Justice Agenda Forward In Tourism In Spite Of Theory, David Fennell, Val Sheppard Jun 2019

Tourism Operators On Trial: Pushing The Animal Justice Agenda Forward In Tourism In Spite Of Theory, David Fennell, Val Sheppard

TTRA Canada 2019 Conference

Abstract:

Justice tourism is emerging to be a topic of considerable interest as scholars strive to emphasise several important themes around the fair distribution of resources and benefits between and within societies (Mihalic & Fennell, 2014; Smith & Duffy, 2003). There is the belief that tourism must be ethical, share equity, underscore solidarity between hosts and guests, and place emphasis on respect, self-determination, as well as benefits on many different social, economic, and cultural levels (Scheyvens, 2002). An example of this type of research comes from Jamal and Camargo (2014), who discuss how limited distributive justice can be within destinations as dominant bodies protect ...


Combining Active Learning Exercises, Blake Spitz Jan 2019

Combining Active Learning Exercises, Blake Spitz

University Librarians Presentations Series

This lightning talk offers an example of combining active learning exercises to achieve multiple learning outcomes (some simple, such as resource identification, and some more complex, such as understanding archival silences and power dynamics in research access). The class was in Special Collections, but the active learning exercises – one a version of “speed-dating,” and the other a version of exhibit or bibliography curation – could easily be used in a more general library information literacy class. These activities are not new, but I had never combined them in this way before, and I have found, as a result, that I am ...


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 ...


Curating Heritage In The Digital Age: An Exploration Of How America’S National Heritage Areas Are Using Technology To Share Their Stories, Desiree Demski-Hamelin Jan 2018

Curating Heritage In The Digital Age: An Exploration Of How America’S National Heritage Areas Are Using Technology To Share Their Stories, Desiree Demski-Hamelin

School of Public Policy Capstones

Research Question

This capstone project answers the following two primary research questions: 1) how are America’s National Heritage Areas (NHAs) using technology to share their stories, and 2) what types of information are NHAs using technology to share? Additional secondary research questions are outlined in the Methodology section.

Data Source

Primary data was collected from the websites and social media accounts of each of the forty-eight active NHAs in the United States as of April 2018.

Methodology

Systematic observational content analysis of the websites and social media accounts was conducted by the author. Two rating schemes were developed to ...


Snug Harbor, Sean Jeffrey Bates Jan 2018

Snug Harbor, Sean Jeffrey Bates

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

Snug Harbor is a collection of poetry dealing with a collective working history and the personal working history of growing up in various restaurants around Upstate New York.


Orphan Eye, Megan Wilson Jan 2018

Orphan Eye, Megan Wilson

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

These are poems written by M. M. Wilson between the dates of August 2015 and March 2018. These poems were written in Belchertown, MA and Amherst, MA.


Introduction To Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, Sonny Nordmaken Jan 2017

Introduction To Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, Sonny Nordmaken

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Educational Materials

This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.


"Amazing Together": Mason Bates, Classical Music, And Neoliberal Values, Marianna Ritchey Jan 2017

"Amazing Together": Mason Bates, Classical Music, And Neoliberal Values, Marianna Ritchey

Music & Dance Department Faculty Publication Series

We are all connected...one universe...one planet...one ecosystem...thriving as one network...working with one purpose...we are...amazing together

These sentiments, accompanied by images of dolphins, forests, cell-phone towers, and outer space, were projected onto screens encircling the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra as it performed at the 2014 partner summit of Cisco Systems, Inc., a multinational conglomerate specializing in networking technology. The music on offer was The Rise of Exotic Computing, a composition for orchestra and laptop by the 38 year old composer Mason Bates. The piece musically depicts synthetic computing, in which lines of code are ...


This Great Filter, John Sieracki Jan 2017

This Great Filter, John Sieracki

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

A collection of poetry.


Symptoms Of A Cosmic Fluke, Shane Dupuy Jan 2017

Symptoms Of A Cosmic Fluke, Shane Dupuy

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

Symptoms of a Cosmic Fluke is a book of poems.


Syllabus: Conservation Of Nature And Culture, David Glassberg Jan 2017

Syllabus: Conservation Of Nature And Culture, David Glassberg

Sustainability Education Resources

This course explores the history of various efforts to conserve nature and culture. Students will learn about the history of environmental conservation, but also to think broadly about what the idea of conservation means in archaeology, historic preservation, and the arts, especially in a time of globalization and climate change. Its fundamental premise is that nature and culture are interconnected; nature cannot truly be conserved without also conserving the culture that has shaped it, and culture cannot truly be conserved without also conserving the natural world on which it rests.


Creating A Successful Wayfinding System: Lessons Learned From Springfield, Massachusetts, Yanhua Lu Nov 2016

Creating A Successful Wayfinding System: Lessons Learned From Springfield, Massachusetts, Yanhua Lu

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The masters project presents findings from recent work the author completed related to wayfinding, and wayfinding systems. This work began as part of a graduate urban design studio, followed by work as a research assistant at the UMass Design Center in Springfield, on a new “demonstration” wayfinding system installed in Springfield, Massachusetts. The wayfinding project was done in association with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Springfield Office of Planning and Community Development, was implemented with the main goals of improving public health by encouraging more people to walk.

Wayfinding systems are increasingly seen as an important part of ...


Introduction: Media Studies Has Ninety-Nine Problems…But Tyler Perry Ain't One Of Them?, Treaandrea Russworm Jun 2016

Introduction: Media Studies Has Ninety-Nine Problems…But Tyler Perry Ain't One Of Them?, Treaandrea Russworm

English Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Measuring The Movement Economy: A Network Analysis Of Pompeii, Eric E. Poehler Jan 2016

Measuring The Movement Economy: A Network Analysis Of Pompeii, Eric E. Poehler

Classics Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Digital Pompeii: Dissolving The Fieldwork- Library Research Divide, Eric E. Poehler Jan 2016

Digital Pompeii: Dissolving The Fieldwork- Library Research Divide, Eric E. Poehler

Classics Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Venice, Genoa, And John Viii Palaeologus' Renovation Of The Fortifications Of Constantinople, Marios Philippides Jan 2016

Venice, Genoa, And John Viii Palaeologus' Renovation Of The Fortifications Of Constantinople, Marios Philippides

Classics Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


The Yale-Classical Archives Corpus, Christopher William White, Ian Quinn Jan 2016

The Yale-Classical Archives Corpus, Christopher William White, Ian Quinn

Music & Dance Department Faculty Publication Series

The Yale-Classical Archives Corpus (YCAC) contains harmonic and rhythmic information for a dataset of Western European Classical art music. This corpus is based on data from classicalarchives.com, a repository of thousands of user-generated MIDI representations of pieces from several periods of Western European music history. The YCAC makes available metadata for each MIDI file, as well as a list of pitch simultaneities ("salami slices") in the MIDI file. Metadata include the piece's composer, the composer's country of origin, date of composition, genre (e.g., symphony, piano sonata, nocturne, etc.), instrumentation, meter, and key. The processing step groups ...


La Barraca, 1933: El Giro Lopiano De García Lorca, David Rodríguez-Solás Jan 2016

La Barraca, 1933: El Giro Lopiano De García Lorca, David Rodríguez-Solás

Spanish and Portuguese Faculty Publication Series

This article studies García Lorca’s stagings of Golden Age plays with the amateur student troupe La Barraca. It considers the staging of Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna and El caballero de Olmedo. In 1933, this troupe experiences a substantial change in the staging of classical plays as Fuenteovejuna was included in their repertoire. La Barraca responds to their mission as intermediaries of the theatrical tradition and educators of their new audiences. However, these additions involve a politization of their practices and siding with the Spanish Republic cultural outreach projects.

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Este artículo analiza las prácticas escénicas de García Lorca en ...


Says The King, Rushing Pittman Jan 2016

Says The King, Rushing Pittman

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

A collection of poems.


The Language Of Sustainability, Maija Ploof Jan 2016

The Language Of Sustainability, Maija Ploof

Student Showcase

This paper seeks to address the importance of understanding the ambiguous term "sustainability" through the study of humanities, chiefly literature. Additionally, the paper explores the emerging genre of climate change fiction, or "cli-fi" and its potential role in presenting the issues of both ecological and human sustainability to a global audience, using Amitav Ghosh's novel The Hungry Tide as a primary example. As a basis for the theory that literature can affect a sustainable future, I also examine the importance of language in shaping both perception and protection of the environment. Language creates familiarity, which in turn creates consciousness ...


Mapping The Terrain Of Black Writing During The Early New Negro Era, A Yęmisi Jimoh Jan 2015

Mapping The Terrain Of Black Writing During The Early New Negro Era, A Yęmisi Jimoh

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Quirk's End, Maria M. Black Jan 2015

Quirk's End, Maria M. Black

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

Longing and avoidance are both in play in the lives of Liv and August, two single people at the cusp of middle age who meet while trying to help Santo, a young illegal immigrant, and his son find a place to live. The two circle about each other and eventually fall in love, but almost as quickly old patterns reassert themselves for both. These challenges must be acknowledged and a new way envisioned before the love Liv and August share can mature into something more durable.


Negotiating Invisibility: Addressing Lgbt Prejudice In China, Hong Kong, And Thailand, Hunter Gray Jan 2014

Negotiating Invisibility: Addressing Lgbt Prejudice In China, Hong Kong, And Thailand, Hunter Gray

Master's Capstone Projects

This research serves as a consolidation of information regarding the global response to LGBT prejudice, and in particular, the response of organizations situated in China, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Interviews with activists and researchers from organizations that address LGBT prejudice served as the main form of data. Findings and subsequent analysis point to the ways in which organizations respond to the lack of visibility of the LGBT community, and how this invisibility is related to various manifestations of LGBT prejudice. Strategies that organizations have developed to respond to LGBT prejudice reveal how organizations negotiate contextual variables in their attempts to ...


Through The Camera Lens Of Development: An Exploration Of Ngos' Representations Of Africa, Sebastian Lindstrom Jan 2014

Through The Camera Lens Of Development: An Exploration Of Ngos' Representations Of Africa, Sebastian Lindstrom

Master's Capstone Projects

The purpose if this qualitative research is to acquire new knowledge in the African visual representational landscape, a digital space carefully filmed and edited by some of the most celebrated and acknowledged, mostly Western, NGOs in the world. The most watched Africa-related video from 50 NGOs were selected, downloaded and analyzed. After continuous re-watching of a 3.5 hour long set of visual data tree themes emerged. One segment relates around the NGOs intervention, another about the term or statement ‘help’, and the last theme is HIV/AIDS. The findings include the realization that the beneficiary was never explaining the ...


Healthy, Wealthy, And Wise: How Corporate Power Shaped The Affordable Care Act, Kevin Young, Michael Schwartz Jan 2014

Healthy, Wealthy, And Wise: How Corporate Power Shaped The Affordable Care Act, Kevin Young, Michael Schwartz

History Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Eastern Atlantic Coast, Elizabeth S. Chilton, Meredith D. Hardy Jan 2014

Eastern Atlantic Coast, Elizabeth S. Chilton, Meredith D. Hardy

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Oosh Boosh, Shannon A. Burns Jan 2014

Oosh Boosh, Shannon A. Burns

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

A collection of poetry.


Prison Of The Setting Sun: A Translation Of Ono Fuyumi's Rakushō No Goku, Caitlin F. Orwoll Jan 2014

Prison Of The Setting Sun: A Translation Of Ono Fuyumi's Rakushō No Goku, Caitlin F. Orwoll

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In this thesis, I have presented my translation of the novella Rakushō no goku (落照の獄) by Ono Fuyumi, preceded by a critical introduction. In this introduction, I have provided brief biographical information about the author, context for the story and its place in the Twelve Kingdoms series of novels, an analysis of the story's use of the death penalty as allegory, and an explanation for some of my choices in the translation.

In my introduction, my main purpose was to present the author, who has written multiple best-selling, award-winning novels that have received both popular and critical acclaim, yet ...


The Good, The Bad, And The Benevolent Interventionist: U.S. Press And Intellectual Distortions Of The Latin American Left, Kevin Young May 2013

The Good, The Bad, And The Benevolent Interventionist: U.S. Press And Intellectual Distortions Of The Latin American Left, Kevin Young

History Department Faculty Publication Series

U.S. journalists and commentators have helped popularize the image of two distinct Latin American lefts: a “bad” left that is politically authoritarian and economically erratic and a “good” left that is democratic and committed to free-market economics. This binary image oversimplifies the Latin American left in three ways: by overstating the contrast between the two alleged camps, by ignoring complex realities within each camp, and by exaggerating the failings of the so-called bad-left governments. The distinction makes sense, however, as a strategy for countering the rise of independent left-leaning governments in Latin America. Binary characterizations of subordinate peoples reflect ...


The Hype Man As Racial Stereotype, Parody, And Ghost In Afro Samurai, Treaandrea Russworm Feb 2013

The Hype Man As Racial Stereotype, Parody, And Ghost In Afro Samurai, Treaandrea Russworm

English Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.