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Faithful To A Fault: Was It Really Necessary To Remake "Let The Right One" In In English?, Kevin Taylor Anderson, Salman Hameed Oct 2010

Faithful To A Fault: Was It Really Necessary To Remake "Let The Right One" In In English?, Kevin Taylor Anderson, Salman Hameed

Adjunct Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


Across The Bridge: Using Photovoice To Investigate Environment And Health In A Hungarian Romani (Gypsy) Community, Krista Harper Aug 2010

Across The Bridge: Using Photovoice To Investigate Environment And Health In A Hungarian Romani (Gypsy) Community, Krista Harper

Krista M. Harper

No abstract provided.


Zerain.Com: Cultural Landscape As A Framework For Integrating Sustainable Development, Heritage And Language Preservation, Jacqueline Urla Jun 2010

Zerain.Com: Cultural Landscape As A Framework For Integrating Sustainable Development, Heritage And Language Preservation, Jacqueline Urla

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

No abstract provided.


Diggin' Uncle Ben And Aunt Jemima: Battling Myth Through Archaeology, Kelley Deetz Jun 2010

Diggin' Uncle Ben And Aunt Jemima: Battling Myth Through Archaeology, Kelley Deetz

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


New England Terrestrial Settlement In A Submerged Context: Moving Pre-Contact Archaeology Into The Twenty First Century, Kerry J. Lynch May 2010

New England Terrestrial Settlement In A Submerged Context: Moving Pre-Contact Archaeology Into The Twenty First Century, Kerry J. Lynch

Open Access Dissertations

Human occupation of the New England region of North America during the early Holocene has long been established archaeologically. However, the data exists almost solely from terrestrial sites. Vast portions of aerial land once available to early occupants of the area for resource procurement and living surfaces are now submerged. Underwater pre-Contact resources embedded in these submerged landforms will undeniably contribute to a holistic understanding of New England's cultural history. Examination of current archaeological procedures reveal that the archaeological standards, practices, and theories commonly employed in terrestrial archaeology are largely not being extended past the coastline into the underwater ...


Reproductive Biology Of Mouse And Dwarf Lemurs Of Eastern Madagascar, With An Emphasis On Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus Rufus) At Ranomafana National Park, A Southeastern Rainforest, Marina Beatriz Blanco May 2010

Reproductive Biology Of Mouse And Dwarf Lemurs Of Eastern Madagascar, With An Emphasis On Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus Rufus) At Ranomafana National Park, A Southeastern Rainforest, Marina Beatriz Blanco

Open Access Dissertations

This dissertation investigates reproductive schedules of brown mouse lemurs at Ranomafana, using intensive trapping techniques. The reproductive condition of female mouse lemurs was recorded on the basis of vaginal morphology, vaginal smears, body mass gain profiles and nipple development. Testis size was measured in males throughout the reproductive season. The timing of the first seasonal estrus was determined in frequently captured females over multiple years and it showed individual periodicities close to 365 days, consistent with endogenous regulation and entrainment by photoperiod. The timing of estrus did not correlate with female age or body mass. Males showed testicular regression during ...


Breastfeeding And The Individual: The Impact Of Everyday Stressful Experience And Hormonal Change On Breastfeeding Duration Among Women In São Paulo, Brazil, Alanna Emilia Frances Rudzik Feb 2010

Breastfeeding And The Individual: The Impact Of Everyday Stressful Experience And Hormonal Change On Breastfeeding Duration Among Women In São Paulo, Brazil, Alanna Emilia Frances Rudzik

Open Access Dissertations

Breastfeeding offers significant benefits to the breastfed infant as well as the breastfeeding woman. The World Health Organization now recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months, followed by supplementation and continued breastfeeding to two years or more. Around the world, public health programs endeavour to promote breastfeeding through educational programs. In Brazil, such programming is widespread, and yet less than 30% of women in São Paulo breastfeeding exclusively even to four months post-partum. This study uses a qualitative-quantitative bio-experiential approach to explore the way that stressful experiences and circumstances in the lives of low-income women from the Eastern Zone of São ...


That Which Is Not What It Seems: Queer Youth, Rurality, Class And The Architecture Of Assistance, Kaila Gabrielle Kuban Feb 2010

That Which Is Not What It Seems: Queer Youth, Rurality, Class And The Architecture Of Assistance, Kaila Gabrielle Kuban

Open Access Dissertations

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (or ‘queer’) youth are increasingly the objects of intense concern for ‘the state’, subjects of – and subject to – a panoply of interventional programs designed to mediate against queer youths’ ‘risk-taking’ behaviors. While the material and structural realities of queer youth’s lives are discursively absent in policy formation, they largely determine policy implementation and significantly shape policy reception, as there is an uneven distribution of state-based queer youth programming in Massachusetts. In the Commonwealth it is primarily rural and working-class communitybased organizations that receive most of the interventional programs, and thus it is working-class and ...


The Tyranny Of Narrative, Neil Silberman Jan 2010

The Tyranny Of Narrative, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Who Should Care For The Dead? Balancing Religious Rights With Civic Responsibilities, Neil A. Silberman Jan 2010

Who Should Care For The Dead? Balancing Religious Rights With Civic Responsibilities, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson Jan 2010

Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson

Adjunct Faculty Author Gallery

This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals construct the social reality of acupuncture sessions as a form of holistic medical therapy. Verbal and nonverbal interactions create an appealing medical environment but also help prevent the emergence of undesired counter-realities (e.g., pain, biomedical intervention). Based on observations of acupuncture sessions conducted in Galway, Ireland, I illustrate how 10 ambiance and aesthetic elements of clinics create a complex medico-cultural environment that balances oppositional associations (Western=non-Western, exoticism=convention, medical alterity=medical professionalism). Patients inter- viewed continually referred to acupuncture as a natural and ...


The Climatic Niche Diversity Of Malagasy Primates: A Phylogenetic Approach, Jason M. Kamilar, Kathleen M. Muldoon Jan 2010

The Climatic Niche Diversity Of Malagasy Primates: A Phylogenetic Approach, Jason M. Kamilar, Kathleen M. Muldoon

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

Background

Numerous researchers have posited that there should be a strong negative relationship between the evolutionary distance among species and their ecological similarity. Alternative evidence suggests that members of adaptive radiations should display no relationship between divergence time and ecological similarity because rapid evolution results in near-simultaneous speciation early in the clade's history. In this paper, we performed the first investigation of ecological diversity in a phylogenetic context using a mammalian adaptive radiation, the Malagasy primates.

Methodology/Principal Findings

We collected data for 43 extant species including: 1) 1064 species by locality samples, 2) GIS climate data for each ...


Teaching Heritage Values Through Field Schools: Case Studies From New England, Elizabeth S. Chilton Jan 2010

Teaching Heritage Values Through Field Schools: Case Studies From New England, Elizabeth S. Chilton

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Book Collections At The Southeast European Institue, Univesity Of Graz, Joel Halpern Jan 2010

Bibliography Of Book Collections At The Southeast European Institue, Univesity Of Graz, Joel Halpern

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts Jan 2010

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has ...


Exhibiting Human Evolution: How Identity And Ideology Get Factored Into Displays At A Natural History Museum, Chanika Mitchell Jan 2010

Exhibiting Human Evolution: How Identity And Ideology Get Factored Into Displays At A Natural History Museum, Chanika Mitchell

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This paper focuses on how identity and racial ideology are factored into displays in the exhibit, Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins, at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. I used visitor questionnaires, observations, exhibition construction and curatorial interviews to examine that the concept of race is so ingrained in our society racial ideology and identity is automatically embedded in exhibits about human evolution. How may the exhibition inform the visitors’ perception of race and human evolution? A key aspect investigated was if the curatorial staff was conscious or unconscious about the racial ideological information present in the ...