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Labor Migration And Social Networking: Maasai Labor Migrants In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Elise Rakoff May 2019

Labor Migration And Social Networking: Maasai Labor Migrants In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Elise Rakoff

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Tanzania’s Maasai communities have historically occupied the northern and northeastern regions of the country, employing semi-nomadic and pastoralist practices. However, since the late 1990s, influxes of young, male Wamaasai have migrated to urban centers seeking economic and social opportunity, to diversify income when environmental changes limit the efficacy of pastoralism, and for other various reasons to be discussed herein. This research investigates the rural to urban migration of Maasai labor migrants from the northern regions to the coastal economic center of Dar es Salaam, utilizing ethnographic research and structured conversations.

Further, this research explores the processes through which urban ...


"Glimmerings, Hints, And Secret Amazements": William Blake, Walt Whitman, And The Spiritual Incantations Of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl", Elijah Levine May 2018

"Glimmerings, Hints, And Secret Amazements": William Blake, Walt Whitman, And The Spiritual Incantations Of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl", Elijah Levine

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This essay dissects the links between Allen Ginsberg and two of his poetic predecessors, William Blake and Walt Whitman in order to elucidate a spiritual reading of his 1956 seminal poem “Howl.” Focusing on Ginsberg’s life between 1947 and 1952, portrayed through journals, biography, manuscripts, and interviews, salient connections emerge from which Ginsberg constructs a language to express his spirituality that is grounded in Blake’s and Whitman’s works. Throughout this period, highlighted by his 1948 hallucination of William Blake, Ginsberg constructs the parameters of his spirituality synthesizing literary touchstones with lived experience. “Howl,” as a result, is ...


Health And Medicine Among First-Generation African Immigrants In The United States, Anne Fuller Apr 2018

Health And Medicine Among First-Generation African Immigrants In The United States, Anne Fuller

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The focus of this research will be on the medicines and health practices of first-generation African immigrants in the U.S. and the role they play in an increasingly holistic formal American health field. For the Eurocentric American, traditional African practices are predominantly viewed as antithetical to modernity; for the Afrocentric American, White western medicine can represent a rejection of African culture and thus one’s complete identity. The dynamic of these two perspectives within African immigrants in the U.S. is proficient in both resolving health crises and creating cultural conflict. The rise of alternative medicine within the formal ...


Understanding Colorism Through The Perceptions And Social Interactions Of African Diasporic Women, Ebimene Doubeni May 2017

Understanding Colorism Through The Perceptions And Social Interactions Of African Diasporic Women, Ebimene Doubeni

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I investigate the ways colorism operates in the lives of ten Afro-Trinidadian/Black women in Trinidad and ten African-American/Black women in the United States. The purpose of my research is to investigate the way colorism is discussed in my participants’ college communities. The purpose is to educate the members of the Black communities that I studied about the negative effects of colorism. Entrenched in skin tone hierarchies, the post-slavery countries of the United States and Trinidad are exemplars of the how the social constructs of a racial caste system perpetuates themselves in Black communities. I provide literature on how ...


The Effect Of Diversity Ideology On The Perception Of Political Candidates Varying By Race, Karyne Nichelle Williams May 2016

The Effect Of Diversity Ideology On The Perception Of Political Candidates Varying By Race, Karyne Nichelle Williams

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Previous research on person perception has examined how stereotypes can affect people’s judgments of outgroup members. Research has also shown that ideology is related to prejudice and judgments about outgroups. In the current study, we examine how judgments of outgroup members are affected by a colorblind ideology versus a multicultural ideology. In Study 1, we had a national sample of participants recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk (n = 107) rate a fictional Black and White candidate on judgments related to political qualities and personal traits and complete explicit attitude measures. Results indicated that colorblind attitudes led to more negative political ...


Resurrecting ‘Phantom Limb[S] Of The Dismembered Slave And God’: Unveiling The Africanisms In Gem Of The Ocean, Artisia Green Jan 2016

Resurrecting ‘Phantom Limb[S] Of The Dismembered Slave And God’: Unveiling The Africanisms In Gem Of The Ocean, Artisia Green

Arts & Sciences Book Chapters

At the helm of the August Wilson 20th century cycle is Gem of the Ocean (2003). On the surface, this play chronicles the first generation of the post-emancipation era and the first family of the Wilson Cycle-Aunt Ester and her protege, Black Mary; the formidable Eli and Solly Two Kings, the harbinger of justice; Caesar Wilks, the town constable; and the determined Citizen Barlow. The year is 1904 and the black heirs of the Constitutional promissory notes entitling them to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are attempting to cash out. The search has begun for the fruits of ...


Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 2, Julie Richter, Jody L. Allen Jan 2012

Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 2, Julie Richter, Jody L. Allen

Africana Studies Articles & Book Chapters

The situation for African Americans in Yorktown did not improve much during the antebellum period. The possibility of being willed, sold, or mortgaged by a slaveholder remained. William Vail is one ex.ample. Vail had over thirty slaves and mongaged some or all of them at some point. When Vail died in 1834, he owned several lots in Yorktown but gave permission in his will to sell Ambrose, Caesar, Lucy, Bob, and Tom Bailey, if necessary to pay his debts. He left his wife, Louisa, William, Alfred, Molly, Carlia, Charlotte, Alice and her three children, as well as his "man ...


Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 1, Julie Richter, Jody Allen Jan 2012

Historical Overview Of Africans And African Americans In Yorktown, At The Moore House, And On Battlefield Property, 1635-1867 Colonial National Historical Park, Vol 1, Julie Richter, Jody Allen

Africana Studies Articles & Book Chapters

In 2008, Colonial National Historical Park updated the Yorktown Long Range Interpretive Plan. At the stakeholders' workshop, the "untold" story of African Americans and slavery was identified as a priority for future interpretive programs. In order to accurately interpret this aspect of Yorktown's history, a study focusing on the African Americans who worked and lived in the area within the Yorktown unit of the park was needed. The study would focus on the primary periods of significance, from the colonial period to the establishment of the Yorktown National Cemetery, with emphasis on the primary sources associated with the park ...


Historical Perspectives Of The African Burial Ground New York Blacks And The Diaspora, Edna Greene Medford Jan 2009

Historical Perspectives Of The African Burial Ground New York Blacks And The Diaspora, Edna Greene Medford

Institute for Historical Biology Articles & Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground Part 2: Descriptions Of Burials, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara Bianco Jan 2009

The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground Part 2: Descriptions Of Burials, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara Bianco

Institute for Historical Biology Articles & Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground Part 3: Appendices, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara Bianco Jan 2009

The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground Part 3: Appendices, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara Bianco

Institute for Historical Biology Articles & Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara A. Bianco Jan 2009

The Archaeology Of The New York African Burial Ground, Warren R. Perry, Jean Howson, Barbara A. Bianco

Institute for Historical Biology Articles & Book Chapters

No abstract provided.