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Soka Gakkai’S Human Revolution: The Rise Of A Mimetic Nation In Modern Japan, Levi Mclaughlin Dec 2018

Soka Gakkai’S Human Revolution: The Rise Of A Mimetic Nation In Modern Japan, Levi Mclaughlin

UH Press Book Previews

Soka Gakkai is Japan’s largest and most influential new religious organization: It claims more than 8 million Japanese households and close to 2 million members in 192 countries and territories. The religion is best known for its affiliated political party, Komeito (the Clean Government Party), which comprises part of the ruling coalition in Japan’s National Diet, and it exerts considerable influence in education, media, finance, and other key areas.

Levi McLaughlin’s comprehensive account of Soka Gakkai draws on nearly two decades of archival research and non-member fieldwork to account for its institutional development beyond Buddhism and suggest ...


What Is The Use Of The Colonial Model (Or, Better Yet, The Concept Of Coloniality) For Studying Appalachia?, Jacob L. Stump Dec 2018

What Is The Use Of The Colonial Model (Or, Better Yet, The Concept Of Coloniality) For Studying Appalachia?, Jacob L. Stump

Jacob Stump

No abstract provided.


Geochemical Data From Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico, Anna S. Cohen, Daniel E. Pierce Dec 2018

Geochemical Data From Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico, Anna S. Cohen, Daniel E. Pierce

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

Included here are geochemical concentrations (ppm) of ceramic artifacts and clay samples from the archaeological site of Angamuco, Mexico. Additional data include maps and photographs of the ceramic samples. Concentrations were measured via Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis and are available here asAppendix B. These data complement the discussions and interpretations in “Geochemical Analysis and Spatial Trends of Ceramics and Clay from Angamuco, Michoacán”[1].


The Eventualization Of Political Thinking: From The Arab Revolutions To The Trump Era, Oscar Barroso Dec 2018

The Eventualization Of Political Thinking: From The Arab Revolutions To The Trump Era, Oscar Barroso

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article, "The Eventualization of Political Thinking: From the Arab Revolutions to the Trump Era", Óscar Barroso maps out some of the most important contemporary philosophies of the Event: those of Rancière, Badiou, Hardt and Negri and Žižek. These philosophies of the event are defined as post-humanist political proposals that entrust emancipation not to the realization of anthropological ideas but to the emergence of difference. Examining the pessimistic interpretation that these authors make of what has happened since the events of 2011, the author questions whether too much trust has been placed in the supposed virtue of difference and ...


Intimate Political Economies Of The Andes, Carmen Martínez Novo Dec 2018

Intimate Political Economies Of The Andes, Carmen Martínez Novo

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Entwined Threads Of Red And Black: The Hidden History Of Indigenous Enslavement In Louisiana, 1699-1824, Leila K. Blackbird Dec 2018

Entwined Threads Of Red And Black: The Hidden History Of Indigenous Enslavement In Louisiana, 1699-1824, Leila K. Blackbird

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Contrary to nationalist teleologies, the enslavement of Native Americans was not a small and isolated practice in the territories that now comprise the United States. This thesis is a case study of its history in Louisiana from European contact through the Early American Period, utilizing French Superior Council and Spanish judicial records, Louisiana Supreme Court case files, statistical analysis of slave records, and the synthesis and reinterpretation of existing scholarship. This paper primarily argues that it was through anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity and with the utilization of socially constructed racial designations that “Indianness” was controlled and exploited, and that Native Americans ...


Pi Gamma Mu News Dec 2018

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks On American Indian History And The Future By Pauline R. Hillaire With Gregory P. Fields, Charles R. Rowland Jr. Dec 2018

Book Review: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks On American Indian History And The Future By Pauline R. Hillaire With Gregory P. Fields, Charles R. Rowland Jr.

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Tar Wars: Oil, Environment And Alberta’S Image By Geo Takach, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz Dec 2018

Book Review: Tar Wars: Oil, Environment And Alberta’S Image By Geo Takach, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: If Truth Be Told: The Politics Of Public Ethnography By Didier Fassin, Beth M. Rauhaus Dec 2018

Book Review: If Truth Be Told: The Politics Of Public Ethnography By Didier Fassin, Beth M. Rauhaus

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Politics Of Desecularization: Law And The Minority Question In Pakistan By Sadia Saeed, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Manisha Kalita, Michael L. Hirsch Dec 2018

Book Review: Politics Of Desecularization: Law And The Minority Question In Pakistan By Sadia Saeed, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Manisha Kalita, Michael L. Hirsch

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Europe Since 1989: A History By Philipp Ther, Samuel B. Hoff Dec 2018

Book Review: Europe Since 1989: A History By Philipp Ther, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought And Conflict By Perri 6 And Paul Richards, Misty Luminais Dec 2018

Book Review: Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought And Conflict By Perri 6 And Paul Richards, Misty Luminais

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: What Is Global History? By Sebastian Conrad, Eric Martone Dec 2018

Book Review: What Is Global History? By Sebastian Conrad, Eric Martone

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans And The Rise Of The Military Friendly Campus By Ellen Moore, David A. Mattingly Dec 2018

Book Review: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans And The Rise Of The Military Friendly Campus By Ellen Moore, David A. Mattingly

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals And Their Struggle For Social And Political Justice By Albert J. Raboteau, Patricia M. Muhammad Dec 2018

Book Review: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals And Their Struggle For Social And Political Justice By Albert J. Raboteau, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Cityscapes Of New Orleans By Richard Campanella, Michael S. Powers Dec 2018

Book Review: Cityscapes Of New Orleans By Richard Campanella, Michael S. Powers

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Scaling Identities: Nationalism And Territoriality By Guntram H. Herb And David H. Kaplan, Kofi Johnson Dec 2018

Book Review: Scaling Identities: Nationalism And Territoriality By Guntram H. Herb And David H. Kaplan, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Expanding Blaze: How The American Revolution Ignited The World, 1775-1848 By Jonathan Israel, Jasper M. Trautsch Dec 2018

Book Review: The Expanding Blaze: How The American Revolution Ignited The World, 1775-1848 By Jonathan Israel, Jasper M. Trautsch

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Doing Conceptual History In Africa By Alex Fleisch And Rhiannon Stephens, Okori Uneke Dec 2018

Book Review: Doing Conceptual History In Africa By Alex Fleisch And Rhiannon Stephens, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries And Companies By Françoise Carré And Chris Tilly, Richard A. Almeida Dec 2018

Book Review: Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries And Companies By Françoise Carré And Chris Tilly, Richard A. Almeida

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Evidence And Meaning: A Theory Of Historical Studies By Jörn Rüsen, John Sneed Dec 2018

Book Review: Evidence And Meaning: A Theory Of Historical Studies By Jörn Rüsen, John Sneed

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Role Of African Culture In The Implementation Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child: The Kenyan Experience, David Ngira Otieno Dec 2018

The Role Of African Culture In The Implementation Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child: The Kenyan Experience, David Ngira Otieno

International Social Science Review

The issue of child vulnerability is a concern of many postcolonial African governments. The deplorable conditions under which orphans and other vulnerable children live compounds general family poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Governments and international bodies have passed laws to improve the situation of children. However, this paper will demonstrate, the status of children in Sub-Saharan Africa has continued to deteriorate, thus putting into question the effectiveness of these legislations. With a focus on Kenya, this study explores the possibility of a bottom-up integrated approach that is culturally sensitive in tackling the challenges facing children in Kenya.


Bromance And Hookup Culture: A Study In The Performance Of Masculinity By College Men, Anna-Sophie Poost Dec 2018

Bromance And Hookup Culture: A Study In The Performance Of Masculinity By College Men, Anna-Sophie Poost

International Social Science Review

This paper argues that in order to maintain gender norms and the societal understanding of masculinity, homoerotic or feminine exercises, such as bromances, must be offset by compensatory hypermasculinity or clearly heterosexual masculine behaviors, such as partaking in hookup culture.


A Data-Driven Analysis Of Video Game Culture And The Role Of Let's Plays In Youtube, Ana Ruiz Segarra Dec 2018

A Data-Driven Analysis Of Video Game Culture And The Role Of Let's Plays In Youtube, Ana Ruiz Segarra

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Video games have become an important part of the global popular cultures that are connecting broader audiences of all ages around the world. A recent phenomenon that has lasted almost ten years is the creation and upload of gaming-related videos on YouTube, where Let’s Plays have a considerable presence. Let’s Plays are videos of people playing video games, usually including the game footage and narrated by the players themselves. In this work I use the metadata, of popular channels and their videos to analyze the current state of video game culture in YouTube and what is the role ...


Being Black And Depressed Double Sucks, Stephanie C. Jones Dec 2018

Being Black And Depressed Double Sucks, Stephanie C. Jones

Student Theses

This paper investigates the ways race and racism mediate perceptions and experiences of depression among young Black Americans living in the New York metropolitan area. Based on 25 in-depth interviews with Black Americans between the ages of 18-28, the research shows that the Black identity exacerbates suffering for participants because it fundamentally changes how depression is lived, felt, and navigated. This study extends research about the lack of cultural competence among American health professionals, stigma surrounding mental illnesses among the Black American community, and the effects of the systematic dehumanization of Black bodies in American society.


Reimagining Essex Street Market, Madeleine M. Crenshaw Dec 2018

Reimagining Essex Street Market, Madeleine M. Crenshaw

Capstones

Reimagining Essex Street Market is a multimedia story highlighting a historic 78-year-old market on the Lower East Side that is moving to a massive mixed-used development. Using, GIFS, text, social video and photo, this project illustrates the historical and cultural significance of the market that has been a staple to the neighborhood and the immigrant communities of the Lower East Side for decades.

https://medium.com/@madeleinecrenshaw/reimagining-essex-street-market-6ebcbb704b25


The Colonized Masculinity And Cultural Politics Of Seediq Bale, Chin-Ju Lin Dec 2018

The Colonized Masculinity And Cultural Politics Of Seediq Bale, Chin-Ju Lin

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article, “The Colonized Masculinity and Cultural Politics of Seediq Bale,” Chin-ju Lin discusses a Taiwanese blockbuster movie, a postcolonial historiography and a form of life-writing, which delineates the last Indigenous insurrection against Japanese colonialism. This article explores the cultural representations in Seediq Bale. Fighting back as a colonized man for pride and dignity is portrayed as means to restore their masculine identity. The headhunting tradition is remembered, romanticized, praised highly as heroic and even strengthened in an inaccurate way to promote individualistic masculinity and to forge a new national identity in postcolonial Taiwan. Nevertheless, the stereotypical and essentialist ...


Islam & Interfaith Dialogue: Innovative Diplomacy Between The United States And Islamic Republic Of Iran, Kristyn Rohrer Dec 2018

Islam & Interfaith Dialogue: Innovative Diplomacy Between The United States And Islamic Republic Of Iran, Kristyn Rohrer

Honors Student Research

This meta-communicative study provides an analysis of global interfaith dialogue as it pertains to peace and conflict, with a primary focus on Islam. The Islamic Republic of Iran and United States have a complicated history. Their diplomatic relationship is rife with manipulation, radicalism, and a disregard for human dignity. Currently, the US is imposing hundreds of sanctions and restrictions on Iran, from nuclear energy to medicine, as a result of President Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran Deal. However, other forms of dialogue are affecting positive relations between the two countries. Interfaith dialogue between North American Mennonites ...


Dignity In Decision-Making: Modernity And Social Navigation Among Rural French Polynesian Youth, Laura Jarvis Dec 2018

Dignity In Decision-Making: Modernity And Social Navigation Among Rural French Polynesian Youth, Laura Jarvis

Anthropology Theses and Dissertations

This research examines critical questions about the experiences of youth through the lenses of modernity, subjectivity, and the lifecourse. Growing up in a (post)colonial context of shifting definitions of adulthood, youth from the rural island of Rurutu, French Polynesia must navigate various decisions and transformations with little information to base their future aspirations on. This dissertation identifies dignity as the main motivating factor in youth decision-making, one that is constantly redefined as youth navigate shifting social fields. Dignity, as used here, is a target youth strive for in order to contest feelings of social precarity stemming from unaccommodating education ...