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Collection Development And Sustainability At The University Of South Florida, Merilyn Burke Nov 2010

Collection Development And Sustainability At The University Of South Florida, Merilyn Burke

Merilyn S Burke

Article concerning the procedures used to select materials in the area of Sustainability for the new school of Global Sustainability at USF


Risk Sensitivity And Terrorism, Lawrence Kuznar, James Lutz Sep 2010

Risk Sensitivity And Terrorism, Lawrence Kuznar, James Lutz

James M Lutz

One enduring question about terrorism is why individuals choose to join terrorist groups. Past studies have shown that terrorists are not always poor, and they can in fact come from more privileged groups in society. Risk sensitivity and prospect theory are approaches that can help explain some of the anomalies. They suggest that two types of group are likely to supply members for terrorist organizations in disproportionate numbers. One group consists of those who face a loss of status or position due to ongoing changes in society. A second group consists of those who have an opportunity to gain a ...


Memorias Pintadas De La Violencia Y El Secreto Público En Sarhua, Olga González-Castenada Aug 2010

Memorias Pintadas De La Violencia Y El Secreto Público En Sarhua, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Aug 2010

Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Social Implications Of Emerging Technologies, Katina Michael Jun 2010

The Social Implications Of Emerging Technologies, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

As the Program Committee Chair, I would like to first and foremost thank the forty person strong international program committee for their support, feedback and contributions from the outset. The Committee itself was made up of researchers from 11 countries, covering diverse disciplines and expertise. In their own right members of the program committee are renowned researchers, cited in many of the papers appearing in this year’s ISTAS full proceedings, and over the years appearing in associated publications such as IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. It was such an honour to work with persons possessing a truly collaborative spirit ...


Transportation And Trauma: Dog-Sledding And Vertebral Compression In Alaskan Eskimos, Scott Legge Mar 2010

Transportation And Trauma: Dog-Sledding And Vertebral Compression In Alaskan Eskimos, Scott Legge

Scott Legge

No abstract provided.


Trauma, Secrecy And Testimonio In Andean Visual Culture, Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Trauma, Secrecy And Testimonio In Andean Visual Culture, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Memory, Exaggerated Truths And Secrecy In Visual Representations Of Violence In Peru, Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Memory, Exaggerated Truths And Secrecy In Visual Representations Of Violence In Peru, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Culture And Co-Morbidity In East And West Berliners, Mary Fechner Dec 2009

Culture And Co-Morbidity In East And West Berliners, Mary Fechner

Mary Fechner

Following the collapse of socialism, fluctuations in cardiac mortality rates in East Germany and a West-to-East cardiac health gradient became topics of interest. Researchers suggested possible causes for these phenomena, including stress from postsocialism. I proposed that a cultural investigation of heart disease comorbid with depression could inform our understanding of the potential health effects of the postsocialist transition. I conducted ethnographic and survey research. In the study described here, I administered a depression scale (CES-D) and an ethnographically derived measure of cultural stress (Good Life Survey) to over 200 East and West Berliners with cardiovascular disease. Comparison of the ...


Picturing Memories Of War In Sarhua: New Ways Of Seeing And Unveiling Secrecy, Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Picturing Memories Of War In Sarhua: New Ways Of Seeing And Unveiling Secrecy, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Global Transactions: Refugees Sending Money Home, Dianna Shandy Dec 2009

Global Transactions: Refugees Sending Money Home, Dianna Shandy

Dianna Shandy

No abstract provided.


Memorias Pintadas Y Secretos Públicos [Picturing Memories And Public Secrets], Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Memorias Pintadas Y Secretos Públicos [Picturing Memories And Public Secrets], Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Visual Anthropology Review Editor: Seeing China (American Anthropologist), Marc Moskowitz Dec 2009

Letter From The Visual Anthropology Review Editor: Seeing China (American Anthropologist), Marc Moskowitz

Marc L. Moskowitz

No abstract provided.


Considerations For Culturally Appropriate Hiv/Aids Education Strategies In Belize: An Analytical Study Exploring The Relationship Between Knowledge And Stigma, C. Mcinnes, Treena Orchard, E. Druyts, R. Baird, W. Zhang, R. Hogg, P. Vandeusen Dec 2009

Considerations For Culturally Appropriate Hiv/Aids Education Strategies In Belize: An Analytical Study Exploring The Relationship Between Knowledge And Stigma, C. Mcinnes, Treena Orchard, E. Druyts, R. Baird, W. Zhang, R. Hogg, P. Vandeusen

Dr. Treena Orchard

No abstract provided.


Tejido, Memorias Y Solidaridad [Knitting Memories And Solidarity], Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Tejido, Memorias Y Solidaridad [Knitting Memories And Solidarity], Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Lugares De Memoria En Ayacucho: Una Mirada Crítica [Memory Sites In Ayacucho: A Critical View], Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Lugares De Memoria En Ayacucho: Una Mirada Crítica [Memory Sites In Ayacucho: A Critical View], Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Laughter, Silence And Roar In The Andes, Olga González-Castenada Dec 2009

Laughter, Silence And Roar In The Andes, Olga González-Castenada

Olga González-Castenada

No abstract provided.


Accounting For Absence: The Colombian Paramilitaries In U.S. Policy Debates, Winifred Tate Dec 2009

Accounting For Absence: The Colombian Paramilitaries In U.S. Policy Debates, Winifred Tate

Winifred L. Tate

Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked across borders every year." "Money laundering represents as much as 10 percent of global GDP." "Internet child porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry."

Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see only one problem: these numbers are probably false. Their continued use ...


Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr. Dec 2009

Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Leogane and other parts of Haiti. This natural disaster claimed more than 230,000 lives and left more than 1 million Haitians homeless. As Americans watched horrifying images of devastation, death and destruction, Haitian Americans in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, New York and Chicago, Illinois tried to contact their loved ones. Many people around the world wondered whether or not Haiti, a country with a long, turbulent history was cursed, as the Reverend Pat Robertson stated on his show called the ...


Haitian Protestant Views Of Vodou And The Importance Of Karacte Within A Transnational Social Field, Bertin M. Louis Jr. Dec 2009

Haitian Protestant Views Of Vodou And The Importance Of Karacte Within A Transnational Social Field, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

The ways that some Haitian Protestants view of Vodou and the importance of karactè (character) have emerged as two interrelated and fundamental aspects of Haitian Protestant worldview within a transnational social field. First, many Haitian Protestants believe the practice of Vodou since the Bwa Kayiman ceremony is the main reason why Haiti is mired in a socioeconomic crisis. Second, the development of a Haitian individual’s karactè through Haitian Protestantism is seen by a growing number of Haitian Protestants in the Bahamas, Haiti and the United States as a remedy that can transform the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere ...


Ant 320: Human Variation, John Mazzeo Dec 2009

Ant 320: Human Variation, John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Language, Power And Politics (Fall 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges Dec 2009

Language, Power And Politics (Fall 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

In this course, we will examine the integral role language plays in politics; and, more generally, how power operates in linguistic practices and political interaction. As we critically examine how language is used to articulate, maintain and subvert relations of power in society, emphasis will be placed on language in the media, the political rhetoric associated with war, and the construction of ‘truth’ in politics. We will also consider the role of ethnographic analysis in aiding our understandings of how social actors use and (re)interpret political language. The course will provide you with a foundation for understanding how language ...


Language In Society (Winter 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges Dec 2009

Language In Society (Winter 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

In this course, we will examine how language and society affect each other. We will place a significant focus on language use in our own society to explore regional and social differences in speech. We will examine the attitudes and ideologies people have about languages, language varieties, and their speakers (e.g. issues of prestige and stigma). We will explore how speakers use language to construct identities and interact with different audiences. And we will examine how language itself often becomes a political issue (e.g. in debates over language and education). The course will use a mixture of lectures ...