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2013

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Indigenous Dance And Dancing Indian: Contested Representation In The Global Era By Matthew Krystal (Review), Grant Arndt Jul 2013

Indigenous Dance And Dancing Indian: Contested Representation In The Global Era By Matthew Krystal (Review), Grant Arndt

Anthropology Publications

No abstract provided.


Toward A Deeper Understanding Of The Meaning Of Marriage Among Black Men, Tera R. Hurt Jul 2013

Toward A Deeper Understanding Of The Meaning Of Marriage Among Black Men, Tera R. Hurt

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

Black men benefit from healthy, satisfying marriages in domains of physical, psychological, and financial well-being. Yet marriage among Black men has declined and remains elusive for many. One gap in the research concerns the positive meaning that Black men find in their marriages. Prior research has failed to collect in-depth accounts of Black men’s experiences of marriage. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the meaning of marriage among 52 Black men, using interview data. Findings highlight four themes in the meaning of marriage—secure emotional support, lifelong commitment, enhanced life success, and secure attachment. Two themes ...


Beyond The Straight State: On The Borderlands Of Sexuality, Ethnicity, And Nation In The United States And Europe, Kevin S. Amidon Jun 2013

Beyond The Straight State: On The Borderlands Of Sexuality, Ethnicity, And Nation In The United States And Europe, Kevin S. Amidon

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Borderlands-limned, delimited, and defined by the presence, imaginary presence, or absence of geospatial boundaries contingent upon state power have many representations. Positive and negative state sanction through rights, privileges, policing, or enforcement are often determined by a person's position with respect to such boundaries. Sometimes such boundaries, like the borders of nation-states that generally define citizenship, seem to have taken on nearly immutable fixity. The historical processes through which institutional structures accredited to these questions of space and sanction began to take their modem shape in the eighteenth century. Often, however, borderlands are more imagined than physical, more contingent ...


For Our Children: A Study And Critical Discussion Of The Influences On American Indian And Alaska Native Education Policy, Hollie J. Mackey, Linda Sue Warner May 2013

For Our Children: A Study And Critical Discussion Of The Influences On American Indian And Alaska Native Education Policy, Hollie J. Mackey, Linda Sue Warner

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Inequities in educational opportunities, resources, research, and meaningful discussion are widespread for American Indian and Alaska Native students in the overarching context of American education. From a policy perspective, many might question the relative non-existence of this population outside a few select education circles. We seek to determine and describe the baseline influential studies, organizations, information sources, and people for American Indian/Alaska Native education policy through the lens of indigenous education experts in the field. Methods include web-based surveys and citation index. The dearth of literature in this field is evidence enough that more can be done to meet ...


K-20: Examining The Critical Connections Of Racism And Whiteness Within Educational Policy, Elliott N. Devore May 2013

K-20: Examining The Critical Connections Of Racism And Whiteness Within Educational Policy, Elliott N. Devore

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The author, a White gay man, utilizes a critical race theory lens to analyze historical precedents of race based educational policy as a way to further expand his understanding of the systemic nature of racism within the context of the American educational system and to make connections between his lived experiences in a low performing, high poverty public high school. Tracing policies from Plessy v. Ferguson to Gratz v. Bolinger, the author presents a historical analysis of policy to create a framework through which he analyzes and makes connections to present day affirmative action practices in higher education admission policies ...


The Puedes Approach: A Paradigm For Understanding And Responding To The 21st Century Latina/O Dropout/Pushout Crisis In The U.S., Louie F. Rodriguez May 2013

The Puedes Approach: A Paradigm For Understanding And Responding To The 21st Century Latina/O Dropout/Pushout Crisis In The U.S., Louie F. Rodriguez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The statistics reflecting the dropout/pushout crisis are sobering. Whereas 70% of all U.S. students who enter high school will graduate four years later, only about half of all low-income students of color will graduate. Research continues to show that the dropout crisis is concentrated in residentially and educationally segregated communities that tend to be primarily poor, Black, Latina/o, and are typically characterized by a high rate of English Learners and immigrant students. While the dropout crisis is pervasive, there are few progressive frameworks that provide more robust explanations as to why students drop out, and even fewer ...


Introduction: An Ethnohistory Of Listening, Sebastian F. Braun Jan 2013

Introduction: An Ethnohistory Of Listening, Sebastian F. Braun

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Leg dein Ohr auf die Schiene der Geschichte. (Put your ear to the rail of history.) Freudeskreis 1996

I hear them all, I hear them all, I hear them all. Old Crow Medicine Show 2006

Good ethnohistory, for lack of a different metaphor, might look somewhat like a reservation dog: the product of indefinite sources and directions, compromises and fights, a bricolage at its best; and for all that, interesting and beatiful, ready to be a loyal companion but independent enough to assert its survival, and fostering many children that lal look different, yet again. Here might be the time ...


Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull Jan 2013

Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify the strategies and skills parents utilized to provide for their family's basic survival needs, and the beliefs and values they embraced during the Great Depression to provide for the physical and emotional needs of their families in the midst of economic hardship. A qualitative research design utilizing a narrative inquiry approach was used to explore these issues. The research sample was composed of 12 men and women who were born in 1925 or earlier whose families suffered financial hardship during the Depression as evidenced by unemployment or underemployment of the ...


Borrowed Identity: The Tea Party And The Ethos Of Web Dubois' "Preacher", Pamela Jean Holt Jan 2013

Borrowed Identity: The Tea Party And The Ethos Of Web Dubois' "Preacher", Pamela Jean Holt

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Drawing on WEB Du Bois' notion of the "Preacher," as defined in The Souls of Black Folk, this thesis explores the intersection of this traditionally black community figure with the leadership of the Tea Party. Du Bois's "Preacher," a figure characterized by a multiplicity of powerful leadership roles within the black church community, has been largely absent from rhetorical scholarship. I argue that the ethos of the "Preacher" has lately been appropriated by white, middle class political leaders, including Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann in an effort to form spiritual, charismatic relationships with their audiences. Through close ...


Asian American Transfer Students: The Intersection Of Race & Class, Joyce Lui Jan 2013

Asian American Transfer Students: The Intersection Of Race & Class, Joyce Lui

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There has been a limited body of research on Asian American students, specifically regarding community college attendance and the transfer process. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and understand how Asian American transfer students navigate the community college, their transfer processes, as well as their post-transfer experiences. Using Critical Race Theory as the guiding framework for this study, five themes emerged: parents' expectations, academic majors, a sense of community, old and alone, and class matters. Implications for community colleges and four year institutions, as well as future research ideas are discussed.


Elucidating Parenting Processes That Influence Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Qualitative Inquiry, Tera R. Hurt, Gene H. Brody, Velma Mcbride Murry, Cady Berkel, Yi-Fu Chen Jan 2013

Elucidating Parenting Processes That Influence Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Qualitative Inquiry, Tera R. Hurt, Gene H. Brody, Velma Mcbride Murry, Cady Berkel, Yi-Fu Chen

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

This study’s purpose was to learn why some youth who participated in the Strong African American Families (SAAF) program increased alcohol use after 2 years whereas other youth did not. Using a sample of 28 African American caregiver-youth dyads, the authors collected qualitative data to explore these issues. Findings underscore the importance of caregivers’ practicing vigilant monitoring to keep their adolescents from experimenting with alcohol. Recommendations for limiting access to alcohol and encouraging vigilant parenting are discussed.


Understanding Distinct Marital Separation Patterns Among Black Couples, Tera R. Hurt Jan 2013

Understanding Distinct Marital Separation Patterns Among Black Couples, Tera R. Hurt

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

When Black married couples separate, they do so for longer durations without ever divorcing when compared to married adults from other racial and ethnic groups. Long periods of separation also have the potential to undermine individual well-being, child welfare, and family stability. This fact sheet provides an opportunity to learn more in hopes of better serving clients who may seek social services or take part in relationship development and marriage enrichment programs. The purpose of this fact sheet is to : (a) describe unique patterns in marital separation among Black couples, (b) highlight factors linked to marital separation, (c) outline consequences ...


Review Of “Uniting The Tribes: The Rise And Fall Of Pan-Indian Community On The Crow Reservation” By Frank Rzeczkowski, Christina Gish Hill Jan 2013

Review Of “Uniting The Tribes: The Rise And Fall Of Pan-Indian Community On The Crow Reservation” By Frank Rzeczkowski, Christina Gish Hill

Anthropology Publications

Frank Rzeczkowski’s book Uniting the Tribes brings a refreshing perspective to the much studied early reservation period on the Northern Plains. Utilizing meticulously researched archival materials, Rzeczkowski reveals the effects of reservation life on the emergence of a pan-Indian identity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He dispels previous assumptions that such constructions only emerged off the reservation by stretching the origins of a Native collective political identity past the spatial confines of the boarding schools and the temporal limitations of the world wars. Instead, he argues that containment on reservations leveled the playing field on the ...


A Cape Covered In Wealth: Interpreting Colonial Encounter In Museum Collections, Denise Nicole Green Jan 2013

A Cape Covered In Wealth: Interpreting Colonial Encounter In Museum Collections, Denise Nicole Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Museum collections sometimes present researchers with unanticipated objects; however, through careful research, close material examination, and an understanding of cultural-historical context, these material outliers may prove revealing. This paper examines one such anomaly: a Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) First Nations’ dentalium-covered plaited cedar bark cape trimmed with mountain goat wool. Through ethnological contextualization, followed by analysis of the cape’s material, manufacture, and provenance, I use the cape to interpret power relations, colonial encounter, and NCN social organization at the turn of the century.


The Effects Of Adolescent Stressors On African American Maternal Depression, Meneka Johnson Jan 2013

The Effects Of Adolescent Stressors On African American Maternal Depression, Meneka Johnson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In the African American community, women are the core that holds families together. These women consistently serve in multiple roles within their unique family structures. Like many women, African American women often overextend themselves and become highly involved within the lives of their loved ones, in a manner in which they take on family members' events, issues, and emotions as if they were their own experiences, especially the experiences of their children. This can be problematic for African American women because it can adversely affect their health, especially their mental health. The current study examined the relationship between child life ...


Simulating Dominance: How Procedural Rhetoric Enforces A False Native Nomos In Elder Scrolls Iii: Morrowind, Joshua Joseph Sauceda Jan 2013

Simulating Dominance: How Procedural Rhetoric Enforces A False Native Nomos In Elder Scrolls Iii: Morrowind, Joshua Joseph Sauceda

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In Bethesda Softworks's Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, it is possible to reveal the dominant ideologies working beneath its narrative elements and graphical representation of race, clothing, and environment. Using Susan C. Jarratt's Sophistic logos and nomos, Ian Bogost's "procedural rhetoric," and Gerald Vizenor's "manifest manners" or "simulations of dominance," my thesis analyzes these dominant ideologies and reveals the marginalization of the indigenous "other" as post-structural fabrications, which Philip J. Deloria calls "Indianness." Indianness, invented and mutable, is portrayed mainly through the creation of a fictional indigenous group: the "Ashlanders." Overall, I argue that the creation of ...


Stone-Boiling Maize With Limestone: Experimental Results And Implications For Nutrition Among Se Utah Preceramic Groups, Emily C. Ellwood, M. Paul Scott, William D. Lipe, R. G. Matson, John G. Jones Jan 2013

Stone-Boiling Maize With Limestone: Experimental Results And Implications For Nutrition Among Se Utah Preceramic Groups, Emily C. Ellwood, M. Paul Scott, William D. Lipe, R. G. Matson, John G. Jones

Agronomy Publications

Groups living on Cedar Mesa, SE Utah in the late Basketmaker II period (Grand Gulch phase, AD 200–400) were heavily maize-dependent, but lacked beans as a supplemental plant protein, and pottery vessels for cooking. Common occurrence of limestone fragments in their household middens suggests 1) limestone may have been used as the heating element for stone-boiling maize and 2) this practice might have made some maize proteins more available for human nutrition. Experiments examined these possibilities; results indicate that stone-boiling with Cedar Mesa limestone creates an alkaline cooking environment suitable for nixtamalization of maize kernels, and that maize cooked ...


Sexual Violence Against Women Of Color: Achieving Agency Through Community Voice, Purposeful Silence, And Responsible Literary Representations, Trisha A. Henderson Jan 2013

Sexual Violence Against Women Of Color: Achieving Agency Through Community Voice, Purposeful Silence, And Responsible Literary Representations, Trisha A. Henderson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Overall, my goal in creating this project is to prompt awareness to the issue of sexual violence against women in general; however, I want to bring attention to assault in communities of color, in particular. Women of color are devalued, and sexual violence against multicultural women is often underreported and not taken seriously enough. This thesis consists of three chapters, each one centered on sexual violence against women of color in contemporary American fiction. In Chapter 1, I contrast the use of voice in Harriet Prescott Spofford's "Circumstance" (1860) and Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987), highlighting how women of ...