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New Local Poverty Estimates For Coles County: Decreasing Incomes, Rising Poverty, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Nov 2013

New Local Poverty Estimates For Coles County: Decreasing Incomes, Rising Poverty, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Cutting Snap And A Call To Action (Letter To The Editor), Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Nov 2013

Cutting Snap And A Call To Action (Letter To The Editor), Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


2012 Census Estimates!, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Oct 2013

2012 Census Estimates!, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman May 2013

Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman

Gene Deerman

No abstract provided.


Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman May 2013

Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’S First Civil War 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler And Will Bagley, Gene Deerman

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Birds, Burials And Sacred Cosmology Of The Indigenous Beothuk Of Newfoundland, Canada, Todd J. Kristensen, Donald H. Holly Jr. Feb 2013

Birds, Burials And Sacred Cosmology Of The Indigenous Beothuk Of Newfoundland, Canada, Todd J. Kristensen, Donald H. Holly Jr.

Donald H Holly Jr.

The Indigenous Beothuk of Newfoundland disappeared as a cultural entity in the early nineteenth century. Prior to this, the Beothuk had few direct interactions with Europeans, and those that occurred were generally of a hostile nature. As a result, very little is known about Beothuk religious life. Drawing on available ethnohistoric records, an analysis of burial site locations and funerary objects, we offer an interpretation of Beothuk sacred cosmology that places birds at the centre of their belief system.


Professor Shares Coles County Poverty Research, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier Jan 2013

Professor Shares Coles County Poverty Research, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Guest Column: Local Poverty A Growing Issue That Needs To Be Addressed, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Guest Column: Local Poverty A Growing Issue That Needs To Be Addressed, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Wesley Umc To Host Gillespie’S Coles County Poverty Presentation, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier Jan 2013

Wesley Umc To Host Gillespie’S Coles County Poverty Presentation, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster Jan 2013

The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster

Michael Gillespie

Cemeteries, via grave markers and burial records, usually offer sufficiently scant data to enable a reconstruction of the communities they represent, but cemeteries of total institutions, here, the Yuma Territorial Prison, often yield even less data. With only the variables of ethnicity, sex, prisoner number, date of death, and cause of death, prison conditions were reconstructed for the 111 who died during the prison’s operation (1876-1909), and likely for the other 2,958 who were incarcerated there. First, prisoner number had a high, positive correlation with year of death, indicating that those who died in prison did not live ...


Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Michael Gillespie

No abstract provided.


The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Michael Gillespie

The “Great Recession” in the United States exposed contradictions between the economic wellbeing of families and capital that developed in the decades prior to this latest downturn. Using social structure of accumulation theory, a qualitative institutional analysis, and quantitative time-series models, this article investigates historically-contingent relations between the nature of public assistance, family economic deterioration, and capital accumulation. To sustain the circuit of capital, I argue that the family propped up economic growth first through public cash assistance and then through private expenditures, the latter of which lead to the economic deterioration of families dependent on unprecedented levels of debt.


Introduction And Definitions, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Introduction And Definitions, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Coles County Poverty Data Project Key Indicators, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Coles County Poverty Data Project Key Indicators, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Coles County Census Tracts, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Coles County Census Tracts, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Coles County Poverty Maps, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Coles County Poverty Maps, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Families In Poverty, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Families In Poverty, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Food Insecurity Infographic, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Food Insecurity Infographic, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Food Insecurity, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Food Insecurity, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Coles County In Comparison To Regional, State, And U.S. Poverty Levels, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Coles County In Comparison To Regional, State, And U.S. Poverty Levels, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Coles County Poverty Data Project

No abstract provided.


Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

Broke: How Debt Bankrupts The Middle Class, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster Jan 2013

The Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery: Cold Cases Of Grave Importance, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D., Gary S. Foster

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Cemeteries, via grave markers and burial records, usually offer sufficiently scant data to enable a reconstruction of the communities they represent, but cemeteries of total institutions, here, the Yuma Territorial Prison, often yield even less data. With only the variables of ethnicity, sex, prisoner number, date of death, and cause of death, prison conditions were reconstructed for the 111 who died during the prison’s operation (1876-1909), and likely for the other 2,958 who were incarcerated there. First, prisoner number had a high, positive correlation with year of death, indicating that those who died in prison did not live ...


The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D. Jan 2013

The Economic Deterioration Of The Family: Historical Contingencies Preceding The Great Recession, Michael D. Gillespie Ph.D.

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

The “Great Recession” in the United States exposed contradictions between the economic wellbeing of families and capital that developed in the decades prior to this latest downturn. Using social structure of accumulation theory, a qualitative institutional analysis, and quantitative time-series models, this article investigates historically-contingent relations between the nature of public assistance, family economic deterioration, and capital accumulation. To sustain the circuit of capital, I argue that the family propped up economic growth first through public cash assistance and then through private expenditures, the latter of which lead to the economic deterioration of families dependent on unprecedented levels of debt.


The Impact Of An Immersion In Long Term Care Course On Gerontology Graduate Students, Sheila M. Greuel Jan 2013

The Impact Of An Immersion In Long Term Care Course On Gerontology Graduate Students, Sheila M. Greuel

Masters Theses

Developing gerontology professionals seek purpose for their careers which can become more evident through experiential learning opportunities with older adults (Vandsberger, & Wakefield, 2005). Older adults need caring professionals with true understanding of their needs and dedication to nurturing their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Empathy education through immersion learning is being used to increase awareness in developing professionals to help improve service to older adults in their care. Students, who participate in immersive learning opportunities, experience for themselves what an elder witnesses, lives and copes with on a daily basis.

An immersion learning course was developed for graduate students in ...