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India's Boom Towns: Socio-Economic Consequences Of Information-Technology Led Development In Chennai And Bangalore, Ananya Sahay Apr 2013

India's Boom Towns: Socio-Economic Consequences Of Information-Technology Led Development In Chennai And Bangalore, Ananya Sahay

Senior Theses and Projects

The multitude of economic activity that encompasses the globalized world today provides a development channel for many countries; one such activity is the functioning of the Information Technology (IT) sector in India-particularly in Chennai and Bangalore. However, a significant downside in terms of displacement of people, rapid urban renewal and spatial inequality, streamlined educational opportunities arise because such a growth pattern is narrowly confined to a highly specialized sector. My focus lies in unearthing the critical facts of this monadic growth and in probing myriad socio-economic factors that affect these two cities in diverse ways. Some such elements include, but ...


Que Se Sepa: Perspectives From The Puerto Rican Diaspora In Hartford, Christina T. Williams Apr 2013

Que Se Sepa: Perspectives From The Puerto Rican Diaspora In Hartford, Christina T. Williams

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Que Se Sepa focuses on the perspectives of individuals of Puerto Rican descent living in the Diaspora here in the city of Hartford, Connecticut. These individuals represent a community that comprises of first, second, and third generation Puerto Ricans. Through discussions surrounding the topics of food, religion, politics, race, language, and music/arts, Que Se Sepa presents an array of perspectives regarding experiences both in Hartford’s Puerto Rican Diaspora and in Puerto Rico.

Que Se Sepa is two things: an effort to promote dialogue and a personal journey. Que Se Sepa the dialogue gives direct agency to a community ...


From Sectation To Nation, Anthony F. El-Hachem Apr 2013

From Sectation To Nation, Anthony F. El-Hachem

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A sectation is a country consisting of individual parts with disparate identities. Lebanon is classified as such because of the sectarianism that emerged out of the confessional political system’s emphasis on sect and religious affiliation. My work attempts to find a potential solution to the division in the country. It includes: First, an analysis of the history of Lebanon in order to find instances where confessional politics actually induced sectarianism. Second, the use of the Qur’an and political Islamist thinkers to explain how the establishment of an Islamic government may help move Lebanon towards nation. Third, an examination ...


Que Se Vayan Todos!: An Analysis Of Antineoliberal Social Movements In South America, Jeffrey Sybertz Apr 2013

Que Se Vayan Todos!: An Analysis Of Antineoliberal Social Movements In South America, Jeffrey Sybertz

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The Spirituality Of Food And Nutrition: A Critique Of The United States' Food Practices Through An Analysis Of Three Asian Religions And Philosophies, Kiley G. Hagerty Apr 2013

The Spirituality Of Food And Nutrition: A Critique Of The United States' Food Practices Through An Analysis Of Three Asian Religions And Philosophies, Kiley G. Hagerty

Senior Theses and Projects

There is no question that the United States is a country that is currently faced with serious health epidemics, such as hypertension and diabetes, associated with being overweight and obese. It has been the assumption of the government and the public that the large food corporations are to blame for the country’s poor health. However, it is too simplistic to believe that tighter regulations upon corporations would alone lead to improved health. There needs to be a change at the individual level, and of the practices of most of the country’s citizens. Through an analysis of three Asian ...