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2005

Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff Aug 2015

Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff

Peter Rutkoff

No abstract provided.


The Black Body As Souvenir In American Lynching, Harvey Young Nov 2005

The Black Body As Souvenir In American Lynching, Harvey Young

Harvey Young

This essay reads the collection of body parts, in the aftermath of the lynching spectacle, as souvenirs, fetish objects, and performance remains. Along the way, it spotlights the importance of narrative to the souvenir, challenges the notion that performance disappears through an emphasis on its remains, and asserts that embodied experiences of the past can be accessed in the present.


Haitian Creole, Marc E. Prou Nov 2005

Haitian Creole, Marc E. Prou

Marc E. Prou

Haitian Creole, also known as Kreyòl, is a member of the French-based creole language groups with a considerable part of its lexicon coming directly from seventeenth century French. Its grammar differs from French, however, and reflects closely the West African languages, such as Ewe, Fon, Yoruba, and Ibo. Kreyòl is similar to the creoles spoken in the French overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe, as well as in Dominica, Saint Lucia, and parts of Trinidad.


Haiti's Condemnation: History And Culture At The Crossroads, Marc E. Prou Oct 2005

Haiti's Condemnation: History And Culture At The Crossroads, Marc E. Prou

Marc E. Prou

As Haiti emerges from its recent bicentennial, the persistent underdevelopment combined with the absence of independent social and judicial institutions denote an increase in the level of repression and social division. Such social divergence has been intensified since the overthrow of (Baby Doc) Duvalier in 1986, and subsequent political turmoil throughout the 1990's and beyond. Thus, political instability, violent overthrows, successive coups and countercoups, persistent poverty, the state against the nation, all constitute the trademarks of this economically collapsed but cultural rich Caribbean island. Interestingly, individual Haitians are relatively successful peple abroad. Thus the question then becomes: what explanations ...


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


“Minimizing Risks In Study Abroad Programs: Who Is Responsible?”, Marc Prou Jun 2005

“Minimizing Risks In Study Abroad Programs: Who Is Responsible?”, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

This presentation focuses on the possibilities of minimizing potential risks involved in education abroad programs in the Caribbean. Dealing with the existing literature, the procedures of past and existing programs, and the testimonies and experiences of former students and administrators, we aim to achieve a better understanding of the relationships between responsibilities, accountability, and the possibility of minimizing foreseeable risks. From the standpoint of the students, the faculty, and the institution, we will attempt to gauge the possible risks based on their likelihood, preventability, and severity, and will examine ways in which a standardized procedure for allocating responsibility and accountability ...


Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2005

Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act was enacted in 1994 as a result of pressure created by Forum Against Sex-determination and Sex –preselection. But it was not implemented. After another decade of campaigning by women’s rights organisations and public interest litigation filed by CEHAT, MASUM and Dr. Sabu George, The Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002 received the assent of the President of India on 17-1-2003. The Act provides “for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders ...


“Haitian-Americans”, Marc Prou Dec 2004

“Haitian-Americans”, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

The indisputable massive presence of haitian Americans in the last three decades has changed the way scholarship on black immigrants from the Caribbean and the African Diasporas has taken shape. Haitian Americans' presence has serious implications for U.S society, its institutions and public policies. The existing body of literature dealing with ethnic Haitian Americans, although not as voliminous as that of other recent ethnic groups in the United States, reflects a vast array of perspectives. Much of the literature centers on the history of immigration and the adaptation process of Haitian immigrants and Haitian Americans in many urban areas ...


“Towards A Non-Essentialist Pedagogy Of ‘Islam’”, Khaldoun Samman Dec 2004

“Towards A Non-Essentialist Pedagogy Of ‘Islam’”, Khaldoun Samman

Khaldoun Samman

No abstract provided.


Poetic Valuing Of The Female Self: Selected Women's Writings From Brazil, Cuba And Guyana, Dawn Duke Dec 2004

Poetic Valuing Of The Female Self: Selected Women's Writings From Brazil, Cuba And Guyana, Dawn Duke

Dawn Duke

Duke examines selected women's poems, such as "Loveact," "Mujer negra," and "Black Woman," which depict real, historical, or mythical beings who are idealized and who achieved glorious recognition. These women rose against adverse cultural experience to leave their impressions on the forces of slavery, colonization, and neo-colonialism. The poems exalt the revolutionary stance of these women even as they make leadership qualities, combativeness, and resistance female attributes.


Literature Review: Policies And Conditions Surrounding The Integration Of 'Traditional' Medical Systems And 'Western' Biomedicine, Treena Orchard Dec 2004

Literature Review: Policies And Conditions Surrounding The Integration Of 'Traditional' Medical Systems And 'Western' Biomedicine, Treena Orchard

Dr. Treena Orchard

No abstract provided.


Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff Dec 2004

Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff

Will Scott

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Social And Cultural Context Of Female Sex Workers In Karnataka, India: Implications For Prevention Of Hiv Infection, J. Blanchard, J. O'Neil, B. Ramesh, P. Bhattacharjee, Treena Orchard, S. Moses Dec 2004

Understanding The Social And Cultural Context Of Female Sex Workers In Karnataka, India: Implications For Prevention Of Hiv Infection, J. Blanchard, J. O'Neil, B. Ramesh, P. Bhattacharjee, Treena Orchard, S. Moses

Dr. Treena Orchard

No abstract provided.


Review: Gendering The Spirit: Women, Religion, And The Post-Colonial Response, Donna Maeda Dec 2004

Review: Gendering The Spirit: Women, Religion, And The Post-Colonial Response, Donna Maeda

Donna Maeda

Reviews the book "Gendering the Spirit: Women, Religion, and the Post-Colonial Response," edited by Durre S. Ahmed.


Indigenism, Painting And Identity: Mixing Media Under Philippine Dictatorship, Cherubim Quizon Dec 2004

Indigenism, Painting And Identity: Mixing Media Under Philippine Dictatorship, Cherubim Quizon

Cherubim A Quizon

No abstract provided.


Bennett W. Smith And The Ministerial Influence On Political Life In Buffalo, Sherri Wallace Dec 2004

Bennett W. Smith And The Ministerial Influence On Political Life In Buffalo, Sherri Wallace

Sherri L. Wallace

No abstract.


The Enigma Of Mayan Hieroglyphs, Russell M. Franks Dec 2004

The Enigma Of Mayan Hieroglyphs, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

Much of the confusion in deciphering Mayan hieroglyphs that has occurred over the centuries can be traced directly to Bishop de Landa. Landa is infamous for his religious persecution of the Maya peoples, and beginning in 1562, the systematic destruction of their birch-bark books. It wasn't until 1922 that the Russian linguist Yuri Knorozov made the breakthrough analysis that the glyphs stood for sounds and not symbols.


“Diacuí Killed Iracema: Indigenism, Nationalism And The Struggle For Brazilianness”, Tracy Devine Guzmán Dec 2004

“Diacuí Killed Iracema: Indigenism, Nationalism And The Struggle For Brazilianness”, Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán

No abstract provided.


A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements And The Labour Movement, 1965-1975, Rowan Cahill, Beverley Symons Dec 2004

A Turbulent Decade: Social Protest Movements And The Labour Movement, 1965-1975, Rowan Cahill, Beverley Symons

Rowan Cahill

During the decade 1965-1975, a cultural revolution took place in Australia. The future was seeded with movements and ideas that changed Australian society and culture, and enlarged the space for democratic action. This book, edited by Beverley Symons and Rowan Cahill, themselves activists during the period, brings together the candid, at times vulnerable, recollections of thirty-nine participants in the events of the decade.


The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks Dec 2004

The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

The late 19th century was a time of dynamic change for the United States. High ideals, progressive reform movements, accelerated industrial expansion, explosive immigration rates, and an increase in urban growth all characterized the Gilded Age of America.

This paper will examine the factors and social conditions that revolutionized how abnormal sexual and gender behavior was interpreted as insanity in and out of the courtroom during this Gilded Age.


Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd Dec 2004

Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd

A Yęmisi Jimoh

Article on New Negro/Harlem Renaissance era.


The Messenger (1917-1928), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Dec 2004

The Messenger (1917-1928), A Yęmisi Jimoh,

A Yęmisi Jimoh

Article on the Messenger magazine.


Archetypal Energies And The Four Faces Of Romantic Relationships, Carroy U. Ferguson Dec 2004

Archetypal Energies And The Four Faces Of Romantic Relationships, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

All relationships are valuable learning experiences. They are mirrors to assist us in our various Earth lessons. As mirrors, relationships, particularly romantic or intimate relationships, reflect to a large extent energies that are going on inside of us. At much deeper levels, these energies are what I call our authentic Archetypal Energies. Over the years, I have come to recognize at least twenty-five of these primary Archetypal Energies, each with a unique function and purpose for our human experience. I use easily recognized terms to evoke a common sense of these energies. Love, for example, is one of these deeper ...


Tradition, Tech, And Transformation: Information Technologies And The Intellectual Property Of Indigenous Peoples, Sam Grey Dec 2004

Tradition, Tech, And Transformation: Information Technologies And The Intellectual Property Of Indigenous Peoples, Sam Grey

Sam Grey

Changes brought about by the globalization of laws and markets, and the geometric expansion of technological innovation, make intellectual property issues nebulous and mercurial, to the point that keeping pace with changes in the field is a full-time pursuit requiring a high degree of skill and dedication. For nations-within-nations, as is the status of most Native groups worldwide, intellectual property presents a particularly difficult legal and political problem, as indeed intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes challenge the sovereignty of even the strongest and most 'modern' of nation-states. Authorities on the protection of traditional knowledge (TK), resources, and cultural expressions assert ...


Waiting For Some Angel: Indigenous Rights As An Ethical Imperative In The Theory And Practice Of Human Rights, Sam Grey Dec 2004

Waiting For Some Angel: Indigenous Rights As An Ethical Imperative In The Theory And Practice Of Human Rights, Sam Grey

Sam Grey

This article uses the stalled Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the impetus for an examination of arguments championing and opposing the framing of Indigenous rights as human rights. Failings both theoretical and practical – in the conceptualisation, promulgation and interpretation of human rights – have long left Aboriginal peoples at a disadvantage. The dual focus of Indigenous claims is unique in the rights lexicon, asserting the right to be simultaneously different from and equal to the majority population. Yet Indigenous rights are often perceived, by governments with the power to block their progress, as a threat to state ...


Pop Goes The Rapper: A Close Reading Of Eminem’S Genderphobia, Vincent L. Stephens Dec 2004

Pop Goes The Rapper: A Close Reading Of Eminem’S Genderphobia, Vincent L. Stephens

Vincent L Stephens

This article argues that controversial hip-hopper Eminem is more properly termed a genderphobe than a homophobe. Eminem consistently uses homophobic language to critique gender behaviour, not sexual orientation. Focusing on genderphobic lyrics more accurately reveals hip-hop culture's emphasis on gender behaviour rather than the emphasis on sexual object-choice that homophobia implies. The focus on genderphobia also highlights a discriminatory practice aimed toward external behaviour that is related to homophobia but operates differently in certain cultural realms. I ground my discussion by focusing on the centrality of authenticity in hip-hop and gender propriety's centrality in comprising hip-hop notions of ...


The Role Of Ict In The Economic Development Of Africa: The Case Of South Africa, Kehbuma Langmia Dec 2004

The Role Of Ict In The Economic Development Of Africa: The Case Of South Africa, Kehbuma Langmia

Kehbuma Langmia

Africa has been hard hit with poverty and disease and this has had an immense effect on the quality of social, cultural, and political lives of the people. This has made development to move at a very slow pace in the last decades.


Book Revew: Rewriting White, By Todd Vogel, Tim Engles Dec 2004

Book Revew: Rewriting White, By Todd Vogel, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

No abstract provided.


State Terrorism And Globalization: The Cases Of Ethiopia And Sudan, Asafa Jalata Dec 2004

State Terrorism And Globalization: The Cases Of Ethiopia And Sudan, Asafa Jalata

Asafa Jalata

This article compares the essence and effects of Ethiopian and Sudanese state terrorism by focusing on the commonalities between the two states. These peripheral African states have used global and regional connections and state terrorism as political tools for creating and maintaining the confluence of identity, religion, and political power. Ethiopia primarily depends on the West, and Sudan on the Middle East, since Christianity and Islam are the dominant religions in these African states respectively. While the Ethiopian state was formed by the alliance of Abyssinian (Amhara-Tigray) colonialism and European imperialism, the Sudanese state was created by British colonialism known ...