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Dmt And “The Man Box:” Provoking Change And Encouraging Authentic Living, An Arts-Based Project, Steven Reynolds May 2019

Dmt And “The Man Box:” Provoking Change And Encouraging Authentic Living, An Arts-Based Project, Steven Reynolds

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This thesis explores the mind-body experience through an arts-based research approach to examine, and redefine the emotional capacity and usefulness of males through societal determinants that limits and hinders men from living their authentic selves. Through the lens of a metaphoric “Man Box” 112 men participated in a workshop recreating their personal narratives of socialization through, style of dress, coping mechanisms, belief systems and who they should be as men through society's standards. In the “Man Box,” male bonding, and emotional feelings are discouraged, while the objectification of women, material property and physical/emotional strength are encouraged. This research ...


Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant Apr 2019

Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007).


Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant Apr 2019

Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers.


“In The Beginning Was Body Language” Clowning And Krump As Spiritual Healing And Resistance, Sarah S. Ohmer Feb 2019

“In The Beginning Was Body Language” Clowning And Krump As Spiritual Healing And Resistance, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

In the neighborhood of HollyWatts in Los Angeles, dance allows a shift from existing as bodies presented as sites of threat and extinction to sources of spiritual empowerment. Clowning and Krump dancers—their subjectivity and their dancing bodies—negotiate survival from trauma and socioeconomic marginalization. I argue that the dancers’ performances act as embodied narratives of “re-membering in the flesh.” The performance acts as a spiritual retrieval and re-integration of traumatic memories and afflictions into memory through the body. Choreography and quotes from dancers support the claim that Krump and Clowning is “re-membering in the flesh” that enacts self-worth, self-defined ...


The Homecoming Of The Negro Spirit: Black Spiritual Intelligence As A Structural Form Of Intelligence, Quincy Brown Jan 2019

The Homecoming Of The Negro Spirit: Black Spiritual Intelligence As A Structural Form Of Intelligence, Quincy Brown

CMC Senior Theses

In Is Spirituality an Intelligence? Motivation, Cognition, and the concern of Psychology of Ultimate Concern, Robert Emmons develops a case for spirituality as a form of intelligence. His thesis claims that spiritual intelligence is a “set of capacities and abilities that enable people to solve problems and attain goals in their everyday lives”: “the capacity for transcendence; the ability to enter into heightened spiritual states of consciousness; the ability to invest everyday activities, events, and relationships with a sense of the sacred; the ability to utilize spiritual resources to solve problems in living; and the capacity to engage in ...


Islam, Christianity, Traditional Religions And Power Politics In Northern Nigeria Since Pre-Islamic Period, Emmanuel M. Abar Jan 2019

Islam, Christianity, Traditional Religions And Power Politics In Northern Nigeria Since Pre-Islamic Period, Emmanuel M. Abar

Dissertations

Problem. Currently in Northern Nigeria, religious interaction among the three major religious traditions, Islam, Christianity, and African Traditional Religion, is marred by violent religious conflicts. Also, competing concepts of religious legitimacy, which appeal to the historical heritage of Nigeria, are often used to validate and justify the violation of religious freedom. Does the current state of religious interaction among the various religious groups reflect the true heritage of religious interaction in Northern Nigeria? Or is it possible that the history of the interaction between African Traditional Religions, Islam, and Christianity in the past might actually be a heritage that points ...


Jenyffer Nascimento’S Epic Poetry Of Black Female Empowerment Jenyffer Nascimento: A Poesia Épica De Empoderamento Da Mulher Negra, Sarah S. Ohmer Jan 2018

Jenyffer Nascimento’S Epic Poetry Of Black Female Empowerment Jenyffer Nascimento: A Poesia Épica De Empoderamento Da Mulher Negra, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

This article presents results of auto-ethnography, literary analysis, and fieldwork research to answer an underlying, perhaps unresolved, concern, relevant to this dossier: how can we produce an ethical dialogue as transnational Black Feminists, among Black Brazilian women, and North American Black women, in an ethical manner, while realizing that one may (not ever) be a part of the “carnival without you in it.” Fertile Earth/ Terra Fertil tells a long overdue epic story to an audience within the poetry: Black women, family members, other times a Black man, Brazil, white women, or “you,” undefined. Joy to pain to chaos, sensuality ...


The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, And The Future Of Genocide Studies, Kate E. Temoney Jan 2016

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, And The Future Of Genocide Studies, Kate E. Temoney

Department of Religion Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

In recent genocides and other conflicts—for example, the Sudan, Burma, and now Iraq—sexual violence and religion have received increasing but modest systematic treatment in genocide studies. This essay contributes to the nascent scholarship on the religious and sexual dimensions of genocide by providing a model for investigating the intersections among religion, genocide, and sexual violence. I treat the Rwandan genocide as a case study using secondary and primary sources and proffer the reinforcing typologies of “othering,” justification, and authorization as an investigatory tool. I further nuance the influences of religion on forms of sexual violation by arguing that ...


Photograph Of Bible School Children, Unknown Aug 1966

Photograph Of Bible School Children, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph has caption written on the back in black pen: "Bible School Children, Church of Christ, Ala Omah W/S; Etche County Council, Ahoadah [illegible]; 8/12/66." and has a purple stamp presumably from the company who produced the print. There are multiple rows of children sitting and standing in front of a building. Several children are holding books. Date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant Teaching At The Bible Training College, Unknown Jan 1966

Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant Teaching At The Bible Training College, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph of Rees Odeil Bryant teaching at the Bible Training College in Nigeria. He is wearing a white shirt and a bowtie. The back of the photograph has the following caption written in black pen: "35. Rees Bryant teaching at the ON BTC."


Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant And Bible Training College Students, Unknown Jan 1966

Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant And Bible Training College Students, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph has following caption written in verso: "Rees Bryant and ON BTC students working in a field." The field is presumably near the Bible Training College in Nigeria. The date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of Nigerian Christian Bible Correspondence School, Unknown Jan 1966

Photograph Of Nigerian Christian Bible Correspondence School, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph has following caption written on back in black pen: "NCBCS with chart". The Nigerian Christian Bible Correspondence School chart is being held up by a man. A young boy is also in the photograph on the far right. Date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of The Bryant Family, Unknown Jan 1965

Photograph Of The Bryant Family, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph of Patti Mattox Bryant and Rees Odeil Bryant with their children. The children are, from left to right, William, Rebecca, Sara Jo, and David. The photograph appears to have been taken in Nigeria and the date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant And Graduate Of Bible Training College, Unknown Jan 1965

Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant And Graduate Of Bible Training College, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Back of photograph has caption written in blue pen: "Rees Bryant with a 3rd year student on the day of his graduation from the BTC [Bible Training College]." The graduate is on the left of the photograph and Rees Bryant is on the right of the photograph. Both men are in profile facing each other. Date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant Preaching, Unknown Jan 1965

Photograph Of Rees Odeil Bryant Preaching, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph of Rees Odeil Bryant preaching in Nigeria. Bryant is standing behind a wooden podium with a Bible open and is wearing a white shirt and a bowtie. The date of creation is estimated.


Photograph Of Nancy Petty, Henry Farrar, And Iris Hayes, Unknown Jan 1965

Photograph Of Nancy Petty, Henry Farrar, And Iris Hayes, Unknown

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Photograph of (from left to right) Nancy Petty, Henry Farrar, and Iris Hayes presumably in Nigeria, possibly working through the African Christian Hospitals Foundation. The date of creation is estimated.


Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant Dec 1960

Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Letter from Patti Mattox Bryant to her parents F. W. and Mildred Mattox dated 18 December 1960. Patti thanks her parents for the Christmas package they sent to the Bryant family in Nigeria.


Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant Aug 1960

Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Letter from Patti Mattox Bryant to her parents, F. W. and Mildred Mattox, dated 11 August 1960. Patti writes to her parents about her memories of her recently deceased grandfather.


Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant Apr 1960

Letter From Patti Mattox Bryant To F. W. And Mildred Mattox, Patti Mattox Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Letter from Patti Mattox Bryant to her parents, F. W. and Mildred Mattox, dated 7 April 1960. Patti writes about her family's travel to Nigeria and their first few days of settling in to their new life.


Newsletter No. 4, Rees Odeil Bryant Jun 1958

Newsletter No. 4, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Newsletter No. 4 dated 1 May 1958 written by Patti Mattox Bryant from Nigeria. In the newsletter she describes their adjustments to Nigeria and their ongoing ministry.


Newsletter No. 3, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant May 1958

Newsletter No. 3, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Newsletter No. 3 from Rees and Patti Bryant dated 1 May 1958. In the newsletter the Bryants write about the ministry opportunities they had during the month of April.


Newsletter No. I, Rees Odeil Bryant Mar 1958

Newsletter No. I, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Newsletter No. I written by Rees Odeil Bryant dated 1 March 1958. Bryant updates his readers on the final preparations for their travels to Nigeria.