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I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom Apr 2018

I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom

Art Practices MFA Theses

The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...


Children Of The Maize: An Exploration Of Drought, Warfare, Migration And Puebloan Philosophy In The Thirteenth Century Mesa Verde Region, Claudia M. Escue Jan 2017

Children Of The Maize: An Exploration Of Drought, Warfare, Migration And Puebloan Philosophy In The Thirteenth Century Mesa Verde Region, Claudia M. Escue

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The late thirteenth century saw a mega drought that covered the western half of North America. Of the many affected societies, the ancestral Puebloans of the Mesa Verde region are perhaps the most well-known because of their mass migration out of their ancestral home at the end of the century. In this thesis, I analyze the factors that led to this mass migration through data from five separate communities that were affected by these drought conditions. I compare evidence from the pueblos of Sand Canyon, Goodman Point, Woods Canyon, Castle Rock, and, the most recently excavated, Cowboy Wash and find ...


Momentary Memorials: Political Posters Of The Lebanese Civil War And Hezbollah, Megan Miller Jan 2014

Momentary Memorials: Political Posters Of The Lebanese Civil War And Hezbollah, Megan Miller

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) is a product of its diverse participating factions. With more than a dozen political, religious, and social parties, the streets of Lebanon became flooded with contradicting political imageries, influencing public perception of the ‘other’ and inciting military action. Their unique role in Lebanon’s political atmosphere allows such graphics to transcend mere propaganda to become physical sites of memorialization, despite their ephemerality. Posters exhibiting martyrs, political icons, and spiritual references control viewers’ field of vision and prompt their physical accumulation around the images, much like one would see at a funeral or sculptural memorial. These ...