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Adoption Fees: Ethical Considerations For All Parties In Adoption, Mirah Riben Dec 2009

Adoption Fees: Ethical Considerations For All Parties In Adoption, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

A great deal is said about ethics in adoption. However, the term remains vague, undefined, and subjective with suggested, but no firm or enforced guidelines enacted to police the adoption industry and protect the families and individuals whose lives they irrevocably change. This presentation focuses on the inequities of adoption fees particularly in terms of providing legal counsel to the mothers relinquishing.


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS Panahon ng mga Filipino ang 21st century: Ang Asian Century (Ang pagpapanumbalik sa likas na Karangalan ng lahat ng Filipino sa buong mundo) Manifest Greatness is a work-in-progress Manifesto of, for and by Filipino citizens of the world in synergy with foreign national friends of the Filipino people worldwide in pursuit of genuine entrepreneurial wisdom


Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben Dec 2009

Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Children are being stolen, kidnapped and trafficked fro adoption in Guatemala, as elsewhere. The author reports on her Human Rights Delegatiion visit with one mother who successfully reclaimed her daughter as she was on her way to be adopted in the US, as well as her visit with Norma Cruz' Survivor's Foundation who is working to help the victim of kidnappings in this corrupt nation.


New Practices Of Affirmative Action, Chandan Gowda Oct 2009

New Practices Of Affirmative Action, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Asalariados De La Muerte. Sicariato Y Criminalidad En Colombia., Alexander Montoya Prada Sep 2009

Asalariados De La Muerte. Sicariato Y Criminalidad En Colombia., Alexander Montoya Prada

Alexander Montoya Prada

El sicariato es un recurso utilizado en el desarrollo de conflictos sociales desde el ámbito público estatal hasta el privado íntimo. En este artículo hacemos un recorrido de los últimos 30 años en la historia de Colombia, para estudiar la manera como se relaciona con diferentes actores y procesos, como los del narcotráfico y el paramilitarismo, describiendo la trayectoria de los sicarios, modus operandi, niveles de organización, móviles de los contratantes y tarifas. De igual manera abordamos la relación y la reacción del Estado ante el sicariato, con políticas de justicia, seguridad y rehabilitación.


Machhu Longu Kannada Cinema ("Hatchet, Long Sword" Kannada Cinema), Chandan Gowda Jul 2009

Machhu Longu Kannada Cinema ("Hatchet, Long Sword" Kannada Cinema), Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

Referring to her role in Avva (2008) in a television interview, Shruti, the actress, said: “Her sharp tongue itself is the machhu, longu in the film.” Her analogy affirms the wide popularity of what can be termed the Machhu Longu (ML) films in Kannada, all of which are set in the underworld.


"The ‘Sea Of Orality": An Introduction To Orality And Modern Irish Culture’, Seán Crosson Dr., Nessa Cronin, John Eastlake Jun 2009

"The ‘Sea Of Orality": An Introduction To Orality And Modern Irish Culture’, Seán Crosson Dr., Nessa Cronin, John Eastlake

Seán Crosson

[Introduction to the collection Anáil an Bhéil Bheo: Orality and Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)] While the connections between oral and textual traditions in Ireland have been the focus of much scholarly work in the past, less consideration has been paid to the theoretical concept of “orality” and the corresponding significance of oral texts in modern Irish culture and society. The present collection of essays seeks to explore the relationships between such interrelated islands, and to highlight the connections between orality and textuality that, at different times and for different reasons, have not been recognised, foregrounded or integrated ...


Proceedings Of The Scientific Conference On Energy And It At Alvsjo Fair, Stockholm March 11-12, 2009 In Connection With The “Energitinget 2009, Dr. Erik Dahlquist, Dr. Jenny Palm May 2009

Proceedings Of The Scientific Conference On Energy And It At Alvsjo Fair, Stockholm March 11-12, 2009 In Connection With The “Energitinget 2009, Dr. Erik Dahlquist, Dr. Jenny Palm

Dr. Erik Dahlquist

This book contains the proceedings from the Energy and IT conference at Alvsjo Energy conference "Energitinget" arranged by Swedish Energy Agency, with approximately 2500 visitors. The papers contain both technical and social science papers, relating to both energy efficiency in buildings and in industry.


"Open Records" Versus "Equal Access": Reframing Our Issues, Mirah Riben Apr 2009

"Open Records" Versus "Equal Access": Reframing Our Issues, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Adoption reform activists have for decades used the phrase "open records". Riben argues that "Equal Access" rightly reframes the argument as one of equality rather than a special request.


Cultural Rights: The Possible Impact Of Private Military And Security Companies, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak Apr 2009

Cultural Rights: The Possible Impact Of Private Military And Security Companies, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Culture and its protection has been present in the earliest codifications of the laws of war and international humanitarian law, both in its physical manifestations as cultural heritage and its practice and enjoyment as cultural rights. However, the engagement of PMSCs in recent conflicts has again raised the vexed issue of the role of ‘culture’ and heritage professionals in armed conflicts and belligerent occupation. This debate has in turn exposed the limitations of existing IHL and human rights instruments.

To complement the PRIV-WAR project’s current and projected work, this report is divided into four parts. First, there is an ...


New Experimental Data On The Distance Of Sling Projectiles, Margaret Y. Brown Vega, Nathan M. Craig Jan 2009

New Experimental Data On The Distance Of Sling Projectiles, Margaret Y. Brown Vega, Nathan M. Craig

Nathan M Craig

The range of stones cast by slings used in the past is debated. In the Central Andes, slings are asserted to be important weapons of prehispanic war, and have been recovered archaeologically. Rolled river cobbles and stones presumed to be slingstones found at fortified hilltop archaeological sites are presented as evidence that slings were used at these fortifications. Yet sling use has not been adequately tested at hillforts. Experiments conducted in Europe by a novice slinger have attempted to illuminate the range of sling cast stones at ancient hillforts. Data acquired from native slingers is necessary to more accurately assess ...


Who Deserves To Be A Mother: The Impact Of Class, Age And Powerlessness,, Mirah Riben Jan 2009

Who Deserves To Be A Mother: The Impact Of Class, Age And Powerlessness,, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Worldwide, poverty far exceeds abuse, neglect or abandonment as adoption moves children from economically at-risk mothers to adopters of higher socio-economic status. Domestically, American mothers (and those in other industrialized countries) have historically lost children to protect their parents from the shame and stigma of out-of-wedlock, “unwed” pregnancy. It is socially created criteria such as age, marital and financial status, which change over time and place - not fitness - that determine who is considered "deserving" to be a mother and who is made to feel inadequate, selfish and undeserving of their own child. These criteria create pressure on marginalized, powerless expectant ...


Adoption Loss, Pain, Irresolvable And Universal Grief, Mirah Riben Jan 2009

Adoption Loss, Pain, Irresolvable And Universal Grief, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Adoption loss is a limbo loss with no ritual or closure, that has been recognized as being irresolvable, creating increased risk of secondary infertility and post traumatic stress disorder. The pain is felt regardless of where the mother lives, how much she chose the decision and felt it was best. The grief, pain and anger do not lessen over time.


Index, Wolfgang Fikentscher Jan 2009

Index, Wolfgang Fikentscher

Wolfgang Fikentscher

No abstract provided.


Prehispanic Warfare During The Early Horizon And Late Intermediate Period In The Huaura Valley, Peru, Margaret Brown Vega Jan 2009

Prehispanic Warfare During The Early Horizon And Late Intermediate Period In The Huaura Valley, Peru, Margaret Brown Vega

Margaret Brown Vega

Discussions of prehispanic warfare entail treatment of the relationship between ritual and war, and inform on interpretations of indigenous fortifications. Ten radiocarbon dates from recent excavations at the fortress of Acaray in the Huaura Valley, Perú, confirm the site was used during two periods: the Early Horizon (ca. 900-200 BC) and the Late Intermediate Period (ca. AD 1000-1470). These two periods are characterized by the construction of fortifications in neighboring valleys on the north coast and in the central highlands. The 23-ha site of Acaray is one of the largest fortified sites known in the near-north-coast area, and it holds ...


Mujeres En El Cruce: Remapping Border Security Through Migrant Mobility, Anna O. Oleary Jan 2009

Mujeres En El Cruce: Remapping Border Security Through Migrant Mobility, Anna O. Oleary

Anna Ochoa OLeary

In this article I discuss some of the findings of my study of the encounter between female migrants and immigration enforcement authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border. An objective of the research was to ascertain a more accurate picture of women temporarily suspended in the “intersection” of diametrically opposed processes, immigration enforcement and transnational mobility. Of the many issues that have emerged from this research, family separation is most palpable. This suggests a deeply entrenched economic relationship between family separation and measures to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Indeed, women’s accounts of crossing into the U ...


History And Evolution Of International Cultural Heritage Law: Through The Question Of The Removal And Return Of Cultural Objects, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak Jan 2009

History And Evolution Of International Cultural Heritage Law: Through The Question Of The Removal And Return Of Cultural Objects, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

The role of law in the removal and return of cultural objects has long been fraught and contested. This paper examines the history and development of the legal protection of cultural heritage at the international level with particular reference to the return of cultural objects.

With a view to facilitating the Intergovernmental Committee's future work, the paper is divided into four parts. First, there is an examination of the historical development of international cultural heritage law in respect of restitution over the last two centuries. Second, the establishment and work of the Intergovernmental Committee is considered in this historical ...


Cultural Heritage In Human Rights And Humanitarian Law, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak Jan 2009

Cultural Heritage In Human Rights And Humanitarian Law, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

The public outcry in response to the looting of the Baghdad Museum following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the bombardment of the historic city of Dubrovnik in 1991 are contemporary examples of international condemnation of attacks upon cultural heritage during armed conflict and belligerent occupation. This international concern has manifested itself since the earliest codification of the laws of war which provided cultural heritage with a protection regime distinct from other civilian property, and state categorically that violations shall be subject to legal sanctions. These general international humanitarian law instruments are augmented by a specialist multilateral framework which governs ...


Territorio, Gestión Local Y Conflicto En El Municipio De El Tambo, Alexander Montoya Prada Jan 2009

Territorio, Gestión Local Y Conflicto En El Municipio De El Tambo, Alexander Montoya Prada

Alexander Montoya Prada

La influencia de guerrillas, paramilitares y mafias ha crecido en años recientes, afectando la gestión pública local y nacional, el diseño de políticas públicas y el manejo de los recursos. La comprensión de este proceso requiere de estudios de caso como el que presentamos del municipio de El Tambo en el departamento del Cauca. Aquí se analiza el impacto que los actores armados generan en la satisfacción plena de los derechos civiles, políticos y sociales de los ciudadanos. Queremos conocer cuáles son los actores que hacen presencia, sus motivaciones para incidir en la institucionalidad pública local, su relación con las ...


Las Otras Caras Del Poder. Territorio, Conflicto Y Gestión Pública En Municipios Colombianos, Fabio Enrique Velásquez Carrillo Jan 2009

Las Otras Caras Del Poder. Territorio, Conflicto Y Gestión Pública En Municipios Colombianos, Fabio Enrique Velásquez Carrillo

Alexander Montoya Prada

La influencia de los actores armados ilegales en la gestión municipal es hoy un hecho que muy pocos se atreven a controvertir. Ya en la segunda mitad de la década pasada algunos estudios reconocieron la importancia que el territorio tenía para los actores armados en el contexto del conflicto. Sin embargo, no existen estudios que examinen de modo sistemático la influencia de los actores armados en el manejo de los asuntos públicos municaples y los efectos de dicha influencia sobre la vida de quienes habitan los territorios. Tal es el propósito de este libro. El análisis sugiere que existe en ...


Contagion And Alterity: Kowoj Maya Appropriations Of European Objects, Timothy W. Pugh Jan 2009

Contagion And Alterity: Kowoj Maya Appropriations Of European Objects, Timothy W. Pugh

Timothy W Pugh

From initial contact with the Europeans until their conquest (C.E. 1525–1697), the Itza and their political rivals, the Kowoj, dominated Pete´ n, Guatemala. Colonial artifacts at Zacpete´ n record the initial appropriations of European objects by the Kowoj. All such objects rested in ceremonial contexts, indicating that the Kowoj considered them positive sources of sacred power. The Kowoj were in contact with the Spaniards and knew they were the source of the valued materials; hence, the materials also signified otherness. Social elites frequently retained objects obtained from long distances, even those of oppressive colonial groups, as positive contagion ...


Anáil An Bhéil Bheo: Orality And Modern Irish Culture, Seán Crosson Dr., Nessa Cronin, John Eastlake Jan 2009

Anáil An Bhéil Bheo: Orality And Modern Irish Culture, Seán Crosson Dr., Nessa Cronin, John Eastlake

Seán Crosson

Anáil an Bhéil Bheo brings together a stimulating range of interdisciplinary essays considering the connections between orality and modern Irish culture. From literature to song, folklore to the visual arts, contributors examine not only the connections between oral and textual traditions in Ireland, but also the theoretical concept of “orality” itself and the corresponding significance of oral texts in Irish society. Featuring work by emerging scholars in the fields of history, literature, folklore, music, women’s studies, film and theatre studies and disciplines contributing to Irish Studies, this multifaceted volume also includes contributions from scholars long engaged with issues of ...


Isabelita Rock And Its Archaeological Context, Callejon De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Ponte Jan 2009

Isabelita Rock And Its Archaeological Context, Callejon De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Ponte

Victor Ponte

No abstract provided.


La Economía Que Devuelve España A Los Españoles, Mario Šilar Jan 2009

La Economía Que Devuelve España A Los Españoles, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


The Irreduceable Moral Nature Of Human Action, Mario Šilar, José María Torralba Jan 2009

The Irreduceable Moral Nature Of Human Action, Mario Šilar, José María Torralba

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Editorial: Just How Comparative Is Comparative Urban Geography?: A Perspective From Archaeology, Michael E. Smith Jan 2009

Editorial: Just How Comparative Is Comparative Urban Geography?: A Perspective From Archaeology, Michael E. Smith

Michael E Smith

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Ancient City, Edited By Joyce Marcus And Jeremy Sabloff, Michael E. Smith Jan 2009

Review Of The Ancient City, Edited By Joyce Marcus And Jeremy Sabloff, Michael E. Smith

Michael E Smith

No abstract provided.