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The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Jun 2015

The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

In November 2002, the Massachusetts electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Referendum Ballot Question 2 (Q. 2), sponsored by California millionaire Ron Unz. The passage of this initiative by close to 70% of the voters effectively ended bilingual education in the state as it had been known for thirty years. Exit polling done at selected cities in Massachusetts by the Mauricio Gaston Institute and UMass Poll revealed, however, that out of a total 1,491 Latinos polled, a vast majority of them, around 93%, had voted in favor of rejecting Q. 2 and keeping bilingual education in place. Indeed, Q. 2 ...


Exploring Gloria Anzaldúa’S Methodology In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Jun 2015

Exploring Gloria Anzaldúa’S Methodology In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera--The New Mestiza does not fit into the usual critical categories simply because she follows inclination of interest, as opposed to working at achieving systematization. Not only does she shift continually from analysis to meditation, and refuse to recognize disciplinary barriers, but she speaks poetically even when dealing with cultural, political, and social issues. Indeed her method, like Simmel's, is more akin to "style" in art than it is to "analysis" or "inquiry" in the social sciences. A critic proclaims her/his own incompetence, however, if the mere fact that a text has a ...


Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia May 2015

Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia

No abstract provided.


The City Is Full Of Bugs, Michael Stanley May 2015

The City Is Full Of Bugs, Michael Stanley

Michael A Stanley

This essay explores the use of symbolism and metaphor in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, focusing on a particular scene inside Mary Rambo’s apartment in the middle of the novel. The use of symbolism in the novel is extensive, and many objects and characters serve as metaphors for social classes and groups, and often these representations also function as direct satire for various political groups, folkways, and the expectations or prejudices of the time period in which the novel is set. The objects and events that take place in Mary Rambo’s apartment go beyond symbolism to include a ...


What Are The Key Competencies, Qualities, And Attributes Of The African American Municipal Police Chief?, Patrick Oliver Apr 2015

What Are The Key Competencies, Qualities, And Attributes Of The African American Municipal Police Chief?, Patrick Oliver

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

The purpose of this dissertation was to identify and understand the dimensions of leadership of those African Americans, who are effective as the chief executive officer (CEO) of a municipal law enforcement agency, and thereby to educate and inform both those aspiring to be police chiefs and those presently serving as police chiefs, particularly African Americans. Four content areas were examined to gain a better understanding of the research question: (1) Police executive leadership literature; (2) African American leadership; (3) The trait theory of leadership; (4) emotional intelligence. Study participants were all African American police chiefs with the expertise and ...


Hispanic High School Dropouts: Their Unheard Voices, Cheryl Ann Clayton-Molina Apr 2015

Hispanic High School Dropouts: Their Unheard Voices, Cheryl Ann Clayton-Molina

Dr. Cheryl Ann Clayton-Molina

America is in the midst of a high school dropout crisis that will cost $3 trillion in lost wages over the lifetime of the 12 million students who are predicted to drop out. Each year, in an America's northern states, approximately 10,000 students drop out of high school; the majority of these students are Hispanic. Guided by Ogbu's cultural-ecological theory of academic disengagement, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the experiences of Hispanics who dropped out of high school and their rationales for dropping out.. Eight Hispanic dropouts in a local community were interviewed ...


A Leader For Every Generation, Ananya Vajpeyi Apr 2015

A Leader For Every Generation, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


Red Devil Or Tragic Hero? Osceola As Settler-Colonial Icon, C. S. Monaco Apr 2015

Red Devil Or Tragic Hero? Osceola As Settler-Colonial Icon, C. S. Monaco

C. S. Monaco

This essay explores the meaning behind America's divergent response to Osceola, one of the most noted of native American war leaders, and the importance of political party affiliation in the construction of his media iconography. Moreover, Osceola's cultural and political significance is placed within the critical context of settler-colonialism. Previous work on this Native leader has bypassed the crucial role of Whig and Democratic political operatives as well as the emergent mass media in the manufacture of a self-serving and highly skewed celebrity image. Thus an essential perspective has been missing from the historiography, a lacuna that is ...


Attachment-Focused Integrative Reminiscence With Older African Americans: A Randomized Controlled Intervention Study, Myra Sabir, Suk-Young Kang Mar 2015

Attachment-Focused Integrative Reminiscence With Older African Americans: A Randomized Controlled Intervention Study, Myra Sabir, Suk-Young Kang

Myra Sabir

: Prior integrative reminiscence interventions have had a limited focus on attachment themes. The attachmentfocused integrative reminiscence (AFIR) intervention differs from these in its central emphasis on attachment themes. The wide range of health benefits resulting from integrative reminiscence may be due in part to reminiscing about, mourning, and integrating unresolved attachment experiences.


Marx And Poverty In India, Vivek Kumar Srivastava Dr. Mar 2015

Marx And Poverty In India, Vivek Kumar Srivastava Dr.

Vivek Kumar Srivastava Dr.

Marx analyses the causes of Indian poverty. In his opinion it is due to British exploitation.


Can The Subaltern Smile? Oedipus Without Oedipus, Andrés Henao Castro Feb 2015

Can The Subaltern Smile? Oedipus Without Oedipus, Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

This article explores the relationship between theory and praxis by contrasting three different models of intellectual endeavor: totalizing, particular and decolonial. Attending to the critique that Gayatri Spivak raised against Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze in Can the Subaltern Speak?, this article advocates a dramaturgical reading of texts as a model for political theory to address subaltern agency. It reads such agency in the smile that Pier Paolo Pasolini registers in his 1967 film version of Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Tyrannos. Dramaturgically read, Oedipus reveals another text, the tragic history of a yet insufficiently explored democratic alternative that goes against the ...


A Narrative Inquiry Of Successful Black Male College Students, Malou Chantal Harrison Feb 2015

A Narrative Inquiry Of Successful Black Male College Students, Malou Chantal Harrison

Malou Chantal Harrison

Despite a growing enrollment of Black males in colleges and universities in the U.S., the nationwide college degree completion rate for Black males remains at disproportionately low numbers as compared to other ethnicities and to that of Black females. The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to evoke and promote the voices of successful Black male students and to understand their perspectives on factors that contributed to their college success. Findings from this research provide insight into college experiences and interventions that have positive implications for Black male college student success. Valencia's (2010) work on educational attainment ...


Volunteering For Development: Tensions Around Conducting Multi-Sited Ethnography With Volunteers, Nichole Georgeou Jan 2015

Volunteering For Development: Tensions Around Conducting Multi-Sited Ethnography With Volunteers, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

A scholarly and personal account of the ethical, and human issues and values involved in a specific example of ethnographic research and field-work, with wider research implications and relevance.


Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Novels As An Early Paradigm Of Racial Toleration, Ronnie W. Faulkner Jan 2015

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Novels As An Early Paradigm Of Racial Toleration, Ronnie W. Faulkner

Ronnie W. Faulkner

The Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) provide an early paradigm of racial toleration by displacing the heterogeneous race conflicts of the U. S. to an interplanetary location. There, the protagonist John Carter, representing Burroughs himself, introduces a level of racial acceptance and integration almost unheard of on the Earth of that era (the early twentieth century).


Racism And Rhetoric From Ferguson To Palestine, C. Heike Schotten Jan 2015

Racism And Rhetoric From Ferguson To Palestine, C. Heike Schotten

C. Heike Schotten

No abstract provided.


Review Of Native And National In Brazil (Comparative Studies In Society And History), Tracy Devine Guzmán Jan 2015

Review Of Native And National In Brazil (Comparative Studies In Society And History), Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán

No abstract provided.


Authentic Identities, Andrew Pierce Jan 2015

Authentic Identities, Andrew Pierce

Andrew J. Pierce

Authenticity has played a central role in modern philosophical discourse, where it has often been interpreted individualistically. But concerns about authenticity also arise in relation to questions of group membership, and become especially pressing in the case of minority and/or disadvantaged groups. In this essay, I develop an alternative conception of authenticity based on the intersubjective relation of trust. Such a relational conception is better equipped to deal with both the authenticity of individuals, and that of groups, which, I ultimately argue, are two sides of the same coin.


American Studies Journal: Ralph Ellison Issue, A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2015

American Studies Journal: Ralph Ellison Issue, A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd

A Yęmisi Jimoh

Special issue of journal


White Male Nostalgia In Don Delillo's Underworld, Tim Engles Jan 2015

White Male Nostalgia In Don Delillo's Underworld, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

No abstract provided.


A Critical Review Of The Model Minority Myth In Selected Literature On Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders In Higher Education, Oiyan Poon Dec 2014

A Critical Review Of The Model Minority Myth In Selected Literature On Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders In Higher Education, Oiyan Poon

OiYan Poon

No abstract provided.


Dialogue On “1 Malaysia”: The Uses Of Metadiscourse In Ethnopolitical Accounting, Richard Buttny, Azirah Hashim Dec 2014

Dialogue On “1 Malaysia”: The Uses Of Metadiscourse In Ethnopolitical Accounting, Richard Buttny, Azirah Hashim

Richard Buttny

No abstract provided.


More Than Images: Postcards And New Reflections On Information Literacy, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian Dec 2014

More Than Images: Postcards And New Reflections On Information Literacy, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian

Rachel Wen-Paloutzian

Focusing on a case study of postcard instruction for an American Culture course in the William H. Hannon Library at LMU, this presentation discusses how library instruction with postcards works within the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework. Specifically, Native Americans postcards are great resources to explore and illustrate one of the Framework concepts, “Authority is constructed and contextual.” Also, this presentation highlights metaliteracy, in particular, the affective engagement with information. Alongside behavioral and cognitive analytic skills, affective value is central to learning with cultural artifacts and visual resources, such as postcards.  


Postcards Reimagined: Visual Literacy And Undergraduate Research, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian Dec 2014

Postcards Reimagined: Visual Literacy And Undergraduate Research, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian

Rachel Wen-Paloutzian

With attractive imageries and diverse topics, postcards are important cultural, historical, and social resources for undergraduate education. Loyola Marymount University Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections holds one of the largest postcard collections in the nation. This presentation discusses how to incorporate postcards into undergraduate courses and introduce students to visual literacy and primary source research. This talk highlights creative instruction design to engage students with in-class exercises and facilitate hands-on experience with postcards. Specifically, it focuses on two effective instructional tools that guide the viewing and research process with postcards: Postcard Dating Guide and Object Analysis Worksheet ...


Counterfoundational Histories From Native Brazil: On Violence And The Aesthetics Of Memory, Tracy Devine Guzmán Dec 2014

Counterfoundational Histories From Native Brazil: On Violence And The Aesthetics Of Memory, Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán

This paper examines the ongoing struggle of Guarani-Kaiowá communities in the context of national and nationalist development imperatives and calls for an urgent rethinking of the current and possible relationships between notions of communal belonging, dominant sovereignty, and "progress."


Navigating The Territories Of Indigenous Arts Leadership: Exploring The Experiences And Practices Of Indigenous Arts Leaders, Michelle Evans, Amanda Sinclair Dec 2014

Navigating The Territories Of Indigenous Arts Leadership: Exploring The Experiences And Practices Of Indigenous Arts Leaders, Michelle Evans, Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair

This article explores the leadership of Australian Indigenous artists and arts leaders. We advance the idea of ‘territories’ to convey the overlapping contexts in which Indigenous artistic leaders work, and through this framework seek to highlight the embodied ways individuals enact leadership across country and community. Thematic, narrative and discursive analysis of 29 in-depth interviews with diverse Indigenous artists identify four territories and multiple practices of leadership in which our participants engage. The four territories are: authorization in a bi-cultural world (cultural authorization and self-authorizing); identity and belonging (both fearless and connected); artistic practice (innovative and custodian of cultural values ...


The Myth Of The White Minority, Andrew Pierce Dec 2014

The Myth Of The White Minority, Andrew Pierce

Andrew J. Pierce

In recent years, and especially in the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection, projections that whites will soon become a minority have proliferated. In this essay, I will argue that such predictions are misleading at best, as they rest on questionable philosophical presuppositions, including the presupposition that racial concepts like ‘whiteness’ are static and unchanging rather than fluid and continually being reconstructed. If I am right about these fundamental inaccuracies, one must wonder why the myth of the white minority persists. I will argue that by re-envisioning whites as a minority culture struggling against a hostile dominant group, and by ...


Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2014

Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Review of the Book Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts, by A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.)


Food Sovereignty As Decolonization: Some Contributions From Indigenous Movements To Food System And Development Politics, Sam Grey, Raj Patel Dec 2014

Food Sovereignty As Decolonization: Some Contributions From Indigenous Movements To Food System And Development Politics, Sam Grey, Raj Patel

Sam Grey

The popularity of ‘food sovereignty’ to cover a range of positions, interventions, and struggles within the food system is testament, above all, to the term’s adaptability. Food sovereignty is centrally, though not exclusively, about groups of people making their own decisions about the food system—it is a way of talking about a theoretically-informed food systems practice. Since people are different, we should expect decisions about food sovereignty to be different in different contexts, albeit consonant with a core set of principles (including women’s rights, a shared opposition to genetically modified crops, and a demand for agriculture to ...


Algonquin Interdisciplinary Artist Nadia Myre, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Dec 2014

Algonquin Interdisciplinary Artist Nadia Myre, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Contemporary Ethnic Minority In China: An Introduction, Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Reza Hasmath Dec 2014

The Contemporary Ethnic Minority In China: An Introduction, Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

This article introduces the historical context behind the practice of fixed ethnic identification currently employed in the People’s Republic of China. Notwithstanding the major problems to clearly delineate the boundaries of many ethnic groups in the Chinese context, the article contends there was a strong pragmatism for officially classifying ethnic minority groups rather than adopting the self-identification method used in many Western nations. Finally, the article poses the query whether ethnic minority status continues to hold a meaningful category of analysis in contemporary China.