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Burning Man 2010 A Photographic Retrospective, Molly Hude Dec 2010

Burning Man 2010 A Photographic Retrospective, Molly Hude

In Situ

No abstract provided.


Domestic Politics Food Within The Family, Louis Frank Dec 2010

Domestic Politics Food Within The Family, Louis Frank

In Situ

No abstract provided.


Sobremesa: An Analysis Of Food & Culture In Hispanic Communities, Darien Perez Dec 2010

Sobremesa: An Analysis Of Food & Culture In Hispanic Communities, Darien Perez

In Situ

No abstract provided.


Attitudes And Intentions Associated With Breastfeeding In College Students A Survey Of Attitudes And Intentions Towards Breastfeeding In Undergraduate Students At The University Of Pennsylvania, Vidushi Bajoria Dec 2010

Attitudes And Intentions Associated With Breastfeeding In College Students A Survey Of Attitudes And Intentions Towards Breastfeeding In Undergraduate Students At The University Of Pennsylvania, Vidushi Bajoria

In Situ

No abstract provided.


In Situ 2010: University Of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Journal, Louis Frank, Darien Perez, Vidushi Bajoria, Molly Hude Dec 2010

In Situ 2010: University Of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Journal, Louis Frank, Darien Perez, Vidushi Bajoria, Molly Hude

In Situ

No abstract provided.


A New Method To Reconstruct Recombination Events At A Genomic Scale, Marta Melé, Asif Javed, Francesc Calafell, Jaume Bertranpetit, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr Nov 2010

A New Method To Reconstruct Recombination Events At A Genomic Scale, Marta Melé, Asif Javed, Francesc Calafell, Jaume Bertranpetit, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr

Department of Anthropology Papers

Recombination is one of the main forces shaping genome diversity, but the information it generates is often overlooked. A recombination event creates a junction between two parental sequences that may be transmitted to the subsequent generations. Just like mutations, these junctions carry evidence of the shared past of the sequences. We present the IRiS algorithm, which detects past recombination events from extant sequences and specifies the place of each recombination and which are the recombinants sequences. We have validated and calibrated IRiS for the human genome using coalescent simulations replicating standard human demographic history and a variable recombination rate model ...


Ancient Dna From European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities, Wolfgang Haak, Oleg Balanovsky, Juan J. Sanchez, Sergey Koshel, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Christina J. Adler, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian, Guido Brandt, Carolin Schwarz, Nicole Nicklisch, Veit Dresely, Barbara Fritsch, Elena Balanovska, Richard Villems, Harald Meller, Kurt W. Alt, Alan Cooper, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr Nov 2010

Ancient Dna From European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities, Wolfgang Haak, Oleg Balanovsky, Juan J. Sanchez, Sergey Koshel, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Christina J. Adler, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian, Guido Brandt, Carolin Schwarz, Nicole Nicklisch, Veit Dresely, Barbara Fritsch, Elena Balanovska, Richard Villems, Harald Meller, Kurt W. Alt, Alan Cooper, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr

Department of Anthropology Papers

In Europe, the Neolithic transition (8,000–4,000 b.c.) from hunting and gathering to agricultural communities was one of the most important demographic events since the initial peopling of Europe by anatomically modern humans in the Upper Paleolithic (40,000 b.c.). However, the nature and speed of this transition is a matter of continuing scientific debate in archaeology, anthropology, and human population genetics. To date, inferences about the genetic make up of past populations have mostly been drawn from studies of modern-day Eurasian populations, but increasingly ancient DNA studies offer a direct view of the genetic past ...


On Ethnographic Sincerity, John L. Jackson Jr Oct 2010

On Ethnographic Sincerity, John L. Jackson Jr

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This essay posits sincerity and humor as linked ways of politicizing the interactions that underpin all ethnographic encounters. This politicization is contrasted with conventional anthropological preoccupations with authenticity (and fetishizations of ethnographic writing), and it demands attention to the human bodies that constitute ethnographic intersubjectivity. Combining a discussion of Habermas’s public sphere with the exploits of a nineteenth‐century African American mesmerist and protoanthropologist, Paschal Randolph, I argue against one kind of “occulted anthropology” (the disembodied version attributed to Habermas) for an agential variety exemplified by Randolph’s differently framed investments in the political powers of occultist possibility. Instead ...


The Dance Of Tomorrow, Stephanie Helle Oct 2010

The Dance Of Tomorrow, Stephanie Helle

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


Mixing Business With Pleasure, Jordana Kono Oct 2010

Mixing Business With Pleasure, Jordana Kono

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


The Rulebook, Will Van Eaton Oct 2010

The Rulebook, Will Van Eaton

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


The Rush Of New Reality, Carrie Slaton Oct 2010

The Rush Of New Reality, Carrie Slaton

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


Good Memory, Joe Pinsker Oct 2010

Good Memory, Joe Pinsker

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


Anna Unseen, Talia Lev Oct 2010

Anna Unseen, Talia Lev

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


The Second Stratum, Carrie Slaton Oct 2010

The Second Stratum, Carrie Slaton

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


The Other Side, Monica Schechter Oct 2010

The Other Side, Monica Schechter

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


The Rebound, Jeremy Ruthberg Oct 2010

The Rebound, Jeremy Ruthberg

Comics

In this course, Mythology and the Movies, students were assigned the creation of a 20-30 page graphic novel. Graphic novels are an excellent form for presenting mythological stories and many of the graphic novels available today address the same theoretical issues the class was studying. The graphic novel created for this assignment had to contain an original story that the student wrote and illustrated and it had to demonstrate one of the class mythological themes: metamorphosis, creation and origin, chaos and order, time, the quest, fate and chance, difference, or "the Other". Students used photographs, their own drawings, clip art ...


Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis Aug 2010

Youth And Status In Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This sociocultural anthropological study looks at youth culture in Tamil Nadu, India, focusing on college-age youth in Madurai and Chennai. The dissertation first shows how youth experience their position in the larger Tamil society as “being outside of.” This exteriority is manifest in youth concepts of status and gender, the signs and activities which express such status and gender, and the social spaces in which such signs and activities are played out. In particular, the dissertation focuses on how the youth peer group is dually shaped as an exterior space of youth status negotiation—as exterior to adult norms of ...


Affiliative Behaviors In Pairbonded Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus Discolor), Andrea Spence-Aizenberg May 2010

Affiliative Behaviors In Pairbonded Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus Discolor), Andrea Spence-Aizenberg

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Adult titi monkeys (Callicebus spp.) form strong pairbonds and reside in socially monogamous groups. In addition, adult males are heavily involved in infant care, exhibiting a degree of direct investment unusual even among primate species with paternal care. Most of the research exploring the nature of these social bonds has focused on captive populations, and data on wild titi populations are limited. In particular, data quantifying the pairbond and exploring the costs of infant care are rare for wild titi monkeys. I analyzed data from two groups of titi monkeys (Callicebus discolor) in Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve and ...


The Dualities Of Endurance: A Collaborative Historical Archaeology Of Ethnogenesis At Brothertown, 1780-1910, Craig N. Cipolla May 2010

The Dualities Of Endurance: A Collaborative Historical Archaeology Of Ethnogenesis At Brothertown, 1780-1910, Craig N. Cipolla

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The Brothertown Indian community formed in the late 18th century when segments of several tribal groups from coastal northeastern North America broke away from their home settlements to move west together. What united the community was a shared belief in Christianity, a dedication to practices of agriculture, and hopes of escaping the land politics and corrupting influences of colonial culture on the East Coast. This dissertation investigates the ethnogenesis, evolution, and endurance of the Brothertown Indian community from the perspective of collaborative historical archaeology. In doing so, it aims to reassess theories of culture, identity, and discourse in the modern ...


Making Space For Capital: The Production Of Global Landscapes In Contemporary India, Llerena Searle May 2010

Making Space For Capital: The Production Of Global Landscapes In Contemporary India, Llerena Searle

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This study investigates the construction of globally familiar landscapes of malls, office towers, and high-rise housing complexes in Indian cities. Across the country, firms eager to produce these elite landscapes are snatching up industrial estates, inner-city slums, and peri-urban agricultural land, displacing the poor and forcing up land prices in the process. This study draws on interviews with foreign and Indian investors, developers, and consultants, as well as participant observation with a European real estate fund in India, in order to examine the decisions and practices of the industry members who are constructing these landscapes; it argues that they are ...


Terrorism In Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, And The Impact Of Terrorist Arrests On Terrorism, Syed Ejaz Hussain May 2010

Terrorism In Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, And The Impact Of Terrorist Arrests On Terrorism, Syed Ejaz Hussain

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation, in a 3-paper format, uses three data sets to study three aspects of terrorism in Pakistan. In the first paper, using data from the GTD, I describe empirically the temporal and spatial patterns of terrorism incidents in Pakistan from 1974 to 2007. In addition, I also describe the patterns in target types, weapon types and terrorist types and the patterns prior to and following the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Analysis methods include the univariate time series, descriptive statistics and the GIS. The study offers new insights on the measurement of terrorism, the cyclical nature ...


Philadelphia Foodways Ca. 1750-1850: An Historical Archaeology Of Cuisine, Teagan A. Schweitzer May 2010

Philadelphia Foodways Ca. 1750-1850: An Historical Archaeology Of Cuisine, Teagan A. Schweitzer

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This research utilizes historical archaeology in the examination of the foodways and food landscape of Philadelphia ca. 1750-1850. The method employed here combines archaeological and documentary research to explore historic food habits and culinary practices. Primary research consists of analysis of animal bones from three sites located in and around Philadelphia including the Speaker’s House, Stenton, and the National Constitution Center. Additionally archaeobotanical materials are examined from the National Constitution Center site. These datasets are combined with faunal and floral analyses from other Philadelphia archaeological sites in order to facilitate an examination of the foodways of the city as ...


"The World Is Upside Down": Women's Participation In Religious Movements In Mozambique, Christy K. Schuetze May 2010

"The World Is Upside Down": Women's Participation In Religious Movements In Mozambique, Christy K. Schuetze

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In recent years, new Pentecostal-style churches have proliferated around the world. Expanding at astonishing rates in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the growth of Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches has shifted the global center of gravity of Christianity from the West to the global South. This dissertation takes a new approach to studying the impacts of such powerful new religious developments. Rather than study a single type of religious group, the study follows women, the striking majority of participants in Pentecostal churches and in emergent forms of “traditional” religion, through new networks of spiritual healing. Drawing on over ten years of personal connections ...


In Situ 2010 Vol. 2: University Of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Journal, Molly Hude, Lana Porter, Heather Alpino, Kevin Chung, Helen Vaskevitch, Lauren Kapsalakis, Rachel Gittelman, Brandi Waters, Hayley Germack May 2010

In Situ 2010 Vol. 2: University Of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Journal, Molly Hude, Lana Porter, Heather Alpino, Kevin Chung, Helen Vaskevitch, Lauren Kapsalakis, Rachel Gittelman, Brandi Waters, Hayley Germack

In Situ

No abstract provided.


The Transformation Of Environment Into Landscape: The Historical Ecology Of Monumental Earthwork Construction In The Bolivian Amazon, Clark L. Erickson Apr 2010

The Transformation Of Environment Into Landscape: The Historical Ecology Of Monumental Earthwork Construction In The Bolivian Amazon, Clark L. Erickson

Department of Anthropology Papers

Although the Neotropics are recognized as a region rich in biological diversity, the origin, evolution, and maintenance of this phenomenon continues to be debated. Historical ecologists and landscape archaeologists point out that the Neotropics have a long, complex human history that may have been a key factor in the creation, shaping, and management of present day biodiversity. The construction of monumental earthworks referred to as ring ditches of the Bolivian Amazon and surrounding regions in late prehistory had considerable impact on the fauna, flora, soils, and topography of forest islands. Patterned landscape features, historical documents, energetics, and historical ecology are ...


Burning Man: The Man And The Myth, Molly Hude Apr 2010

Burning Man: The Man And The Myth, Molly Hude

Anthropology Senior Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of The Proximal Femur To The Femoral Length In Subadults From Different Populations, Catalina I. Villamil Apr 2010

The Relationship Of The Proximal Femur To The Femoral Length In Subadults From Different Populations, Catalina I. Villamil

Anthropology Senior Theses

No abstract provided.


Breast Feeding Beliefs And Behaviors: Evaluating Cultural Patterns Among Hispanic Women, Shelly Joseph Apr 2010

Breast Feeding Beliefs And Behaviors: Evaluating Cultural Patterns Among Hispanic Women, Shelly Joseph

Anthropology Senior Theses

No abstract provided.


Ownership, Representation, And Repatriation, Margaret Bruchac Mar 2010

Ownership, Representation, And Repatriation, Margaret Bruchac

Department of Anthropology Papers

No abstract provided.