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"The Least Of These": Towards An Integrated Queer Of Color Critique Of The Prison Industrial Complex, Jahqwahn J. Watson Jan 2017

"The Least Of These": Towards An Integrated Queer Of Color Critique Of The Prison Industrial Complex, Jahqwahn J. Watson

Senior Independent Study Theses

The prison is a site of social death and death-making. the technology of social death originates in the American institution of chattel slavery and has reemerged in the prison industrial complex. The text Prison and Social Death approaches social death in prisons through the lens of reproductive justice, but the author does so in a way that neglects the influence of race in one’s prison experience. Using the lens of necropolitics, I seek to understand how the markers of race, gender, and sexuality compound to produce experiences unique to the black woman/queer/and trans folk in the prison ...


Queer Tastes: An Exploration Of Food And Sexuality In Southern Lesbian Literature, Jacqueline Kristine Lawrence May 2014

Queer Tastes: An Exploration Of Food And Sexuality In Southern Lesbian Literature, Jacqueline Kristine Lawrence

Theses and Dissertations

Southern identities are undoubtedly influenced by the region's foodways. However, the South tends to neglect and even to negate certain peoples and their identities. Women, especially lesbians, are often silenced within southern literature. Where Tennessee Williams used literature to bridge gaps between gay men and the South, southern lesbian literature severely lacks a traceable history of such connections. The principal objective of this thesis is to explore the ways in which southern lesbians manipulate food metaphors to describe their sexual desires and identities. This thesis only begins to lay out a history of southern lesbian literature as many lesbian ...


Diversity At The Ballot Box: Electoral Politics And Maine's Minority Communities, Post-Wwii To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Selma Botman, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck, Bob Greene Jan 2008

Diversity At The Ballot Box: Electoral Politics And Maine's Minority Communities, Post-Wwii To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Selma Botman, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck, Bob Greene

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

As this year’s Sampson Center exhibition makes clear the powerful desire to find historical inevitability in the advance toward equal opportunity for all Americans has become far more nuanced by the sometimes discomforting reminders that advances at the ballot box are neither as clear-cut nor as unconditional as we once hoped. The ancient antipathies of racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia are not so easily elided by political campaigns and elections. The pace of social consensus requires a degree of patience and continuing attention that tries the very fabric of American life while we attempt to comprehend the consequences of change ...


Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2008

Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2007

Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Apr 2007

Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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'Remember Me?' The Life And Legacy Of Jean Byers Sampson, University Of Southern Maine, Joseph S. Wood, Abraham J. Peck, Mark Lapping, Margaret Ann Brown Jan 2007

'Remember Me?' The Life And Legacy Of Jean Byers Sampson, University Of Southern Maine, Joseph S. Wood, Abraham J. Peck, Mark Lapping, Margaret Ann Brown

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

In April 1961, Jean Byers Sampson wrote to the director of branches of the NAACP notifying him that she was involved with establishing a branch in Lewiston-Auburn. Because Jean had worked for the national branch of the NAACP in the late 1940s, she began her letter with a friendly “Remember me?” It is a short, intimate phrase that characterized how Jean worked throughout her life. “‘Remember Me?’ The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson,” the third annual event of the Sampson Center, is a tribute to how one person’s life changed Maine.


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The Mosaic of ...


Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2007

Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2006

Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jul 2006

Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Liberating Visions: Religion And The Challenge Of Change In Maine,1820 To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Susie Boch, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck Jan 2006

Liberating Visions: Religion And The Challenge Of Change In Maine,1820 To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Susie Boch, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

Liberating Visions: Religion and the Challenge of Change in Maine, 1820 to the Present. Each of the Sampson Center’s three scholars has crafted an original essay related to one of the Sampson Center collections—African-American, Judaic, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender—thereby reflecting on how religious institutions have fostered minority identity and have framed social and cultural transformation.


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Religion and Transformation (Joseph S. Wood, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Programming (Susie Bock, Director, Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine and Head, USM Special Collections)

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Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor Oct 2005

Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor Jul 2005

Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor

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Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor Apr 2005

Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor

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The Ties That Bind: Experiences Of Family In Maine, 1900-Present, Univeristy Of Southern Maine, Susie Bock, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Abraham J. Peck, Howard M. Solomon Jan 2005

The Ties That Bind: Experiences Of Family In Maine, 1900-Present, Univeristy Of Southern Maine, Susie Bock, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Abraham J. Peck, Howard M. Solomon

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

The Ties That Bind opens a window to meaning in the material culture of Mainers outside the dominant culture. Focusing on family, the three Center scholars whose work is catalogued here provide a lens that allows us to peer through that window into something of the complex nature of difference. The three scholars reveal otherwise anonymous Maine people, whose very anonymity came from the difference that was culturally constructed to segregate them from the dominant culture. Family, which reflects something common to every different culture, works here to highlight unity in human diversity. In that way, family also provides a ...


Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2005

Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen Oct 2004

Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen Jul 2004

Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen Apr 2004

Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen

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Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor Jan 2004

Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen Oct 2003

Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen Apr 2003

Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen

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Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen Jan 2003

Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen

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Network News, Vol.5, No. 3 (Fall 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Nancy Audet, Maine Rural Network Oct 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No. 3 (Fall 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Nancy Audet, Maine Rural Network

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen Oct 2002

Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Network News, Vol.5, No.[2] ([Summer] 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network Jul 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No.[2] ([Summer] 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network

Network News

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Network News, Vol.5, No. 1 (Spring 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network Apr 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No. 1 (Spring 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network

Network News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan Apr 2002

Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan Feb 2002

Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan

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Mlgpa News (Winter 2002), Maggie Allen Jan 2002

Mlgpa News (Winter 2002), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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