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November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


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.


Borders And Barriers: Perspectives On Aging And Alternative Medicine Among Transnational North Indian Immigrants, Kanan B. Mehta Dec 2010

Borders And Barriers: Perspectives On Aging And Alternative Medicine Among Transnational North Indian Immigrants, Kanan B. Mehta

Anthropology Theses

This study explores the practice of alternative medicine among a group of senior, transnational Indian immigrants. I analyze how cross-cultural ideologies influence aging and immigrant experiences in healthcare. I explore the ways in which transnational networks nurture social relations and aid in acquiring healthcare resources. This study also examines the developments that alternative medicine underwent during the colonial rule and how those developments affected the trajectory of biomedicine. I focus on the practice of alternative medicine as a significant contributor to immigrant health. Finally, I argue that we need to strive for a symbiosis between alternative medicine and Western biomedicine ...


When Nurture Becomes Nature: Ethnocentrism In Studies Of Human Development, David F. Lancy Jun 2010

When Nurture Becomes Nature: Ethnocentrism In Studies Of Human Development, David F. Lancy

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

This commentary will extend the territory claimed in the target article by identifying several other areas in the social sciences where findings from the WEIRD population have been over-generalized. An argument is made that the root problem is the ethnocentrism of scholars, textbook authors, and social commentators, which leads them to take their own cultural values as the norm.


"My One Regret...": The Case For Cultural Immersion In Study Abroad Programs, Kevin Geyer May 2010

"My One Regret...": The Case For Cultural Immersion In Study Abroad Programs, Kevin Geyer

Honors Scholar Theses

Study abroad has been an established institution in US universities for almost a century, and hundreds of thousands of students travel to all corners of the world every year. While many list some degree of cultural immersion as a main goal, most students have a difficult time achieving this. Drawing from interviews with twenty-five UConn undergraduates that studied abroad, this study attempts to identify factors that hold students back from cultural encounters. The study also discusses the 'success stories' of undergrads that made significant connections abroad, and highlights the factors that can lead to this (e.g., homestays, jobs, internships).


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.


Cinderella Tales And Their Significance, Kristen Friedman May 2010

Cinderella Tales And Their Significance, Kristen Friedman

Anthropology

No abstract provided.


Weaving Development: Cultural Preservation And Economic Improvement In Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sarah Van Etten May 2010

Weaving Development: Cultural Preservation And Economic Improvement In Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sarah Van Etten

Anthropology Honors Projects

This ethnographic study examines the tensions and contradictions between goals of “cultural preservation” and “economic improvement” in a development oriented weaving cooperative based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Through a nuanced analysis of the ways these goals are manifested in three weaving villages, I argue that they in fact support each other and that it is a discourse of differences that strengthens the organization. By understanding tradition as active and emphasizing collaboration, the Asociación de Artesanos Andinos facilitates this discourse and allows for a more fluid and productive negotiation of these seemingly conflicting objectives.


2010-2011, Csusb Jan 2010

2010-2011, Csusb

Anthropology Department's Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Doing Ethnography In An Urban Hospital Emergency Department Setting: Understanding How Culture Was Related To Emergency Physician Habitus, Renady Hightower Jan 2010

Doing Ethnography In An Urban Hospital Emergency Department Setting: Understanding How Culture Was Related To Emergency Physician Habitus, Renady Hightower

Wayne State University Dissertations

This hospital ethnography focused on the relationship between culture and emergency physician habitus. The habitus of these physicians was defined as those routine, patterned forms of behaviors and practices performed by the physicians while in the emergency department and while interacting with the patient during the physician-patient interaction. Pierre Bourdieu's practice theory was used to address how culture was related to the habitus of the emergency physician. The researcher found that culture was not only related to the habitus of these physicians, but it reproduced, and at times created, aspects of the habitus through the practices performed while in ...


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 ...