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An Ethnographic Portrait Of International Students, Gina L. Hunter, Kate Blackner, Antony Sean Brooks, Adam Cameron, Ashley Kelly, Jarrett Kelly, Kayleigh Newman, Natalie Potts, Nolan Russert, Alexandra Williams Dec 2013

An Ethnographic Portrait Of International Students, Gina L. Hunter, Kate Blackner, Antony Sean Brooks, Adam Cameron, Ashley Kelly, Jarrett Kelly, Kayleigh Newman, Natalie Potts, Nolan Russert, Alexandra Williams

ISU Ethnography of the University Initiative

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The Culture Of Crossfit: A Lifestyle Prescription For Optimal Health And Fitness, Steven Kuhn Sep 2013

The Culture Of Crossfit: A Lifestyle Prescription For Optimal Health And Fitness, Steven Kuhn

Senior Theses - Anthropology

The increasing frequency of obesity related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension are often the product of a nutritionally inadequate diet along with sedentary lifestyle. The fitness movement called CrossFit, formed by Greg Glassman in 1996, provides an alternative prescription to battling these physical ailments by incorporating high intensity-functional exercise along with a Paleolithic-inspired diet (The Paleo Diet). CrossFit is a distinct lifestyle that encourages participants to strive for an "elite" and "optimal" state of fitness and health. In this thesis I provide ethnographic data collected from participant-observation at a CrossFit gym in Bloomington, IL. I examine scientific ...


The Progression Of The Field Of Kinesics, Megan Waiflein Sep 2013

The Progression Of The Field Of Kinesics, Megan Waiflein

Senior Theses - Anthropology

Kinesics, a term coined by anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell, is the study nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication is primarily conducted through the use of gestures, facial expressions, and body language. These sometimes subtle cues are estimated to convey as much as seventy percent of the context of a conversation. In this thesis, I review the origin of the field of kinesics in anthropology, the development of subfields, its introduction into other various fields of study, and its significance today. Using citation analysis, I show the movement kinesics through various disciplines. This significant field of research has progressed from a research topic centered ...


Inadequate Access To Healthy Opportunities And Structural Violence: A Case Study Of Health Disparities Among Hispanics In Mclean County, Cecilia Montesdeoca Sep 2013

Inadequate Access To Healthy Opportunities And Structural Violence: A Case Study Of Health Disparities Among Hispanics In Mclean County, Cecilia Montesdeoca

Senior Theses - Anthropology

Significant disproportionate human suffering is experienced by socially disadvantaged populations as a result of preventable difference in the burden of disease, injury, violence, and/or opportunities to achieve optimal health. Disparities in health refer to differences between two or more population groups in health outcomes and in the prevalence, incidence, or burden of disease, disability, injury, or death (CNHEOa 2013). Health disparities are discriminatory and are directly related to the historical and current unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources (CDC 2007). While such disparities are more visible when comparing health status of whole countries, they are also ...


The Conundrum Of Developing Country`S Heritage Tourism: How Tourism Destroys What It Tries To Preserve, Jessica Meado May 2013

The Conundrum Of Developing Country`S Heritage Tourism: How Tourism Destroys What It Tries To Preserve, Jessica Meado

Senior Theses - Anthropology

Organizations like United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, have joined with more than a hundred nations in order to develop sustainable preservation techniques for World Heritage Sites, thereby, allowing for a sites continued appreciation for future generations throughout the world. Heritage tourism purports to allow nations to benefit economically from investing in heritage sites as their continued preservation will increase tourist`s cultural motivation to travel to the country, resulting in increased cash flow into the country. However, as more and more tourists visit a location the more wear and tear is put on the site, thereby negatively ...