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Culture Clash: Symbolic Capital And The Limits To Open Access Journal Growth In The Humanities And Social Sciences, David Michalski Oct 2013

Culture Clash: Symbolic Capital And The Limits To Open Access Journal Growth In The Humanities And Social Sciences, David Michalski

Open Access Conference

Each year brings more open access peer-review journals to the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite this proliferation, for-profit publishers continue to dominate, and hold the most prestigious journals in their portfolios, pushing the tipping point imagined by open access advocates seemingly out of reach. This project examines the social life of academic publishing to better understand the obstacles preventing a more robust turn to open access, one that does not simply mean more journals, but one that sees the more prestigious journals opting for an open access platform.

Drawing on the work of cultural sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, I examine ...


The Formalities Of Informal Urbanism: Technical And Scholarly Knowledge At Work In Do-It‐Yourself Urban Design, Gordon Douglas Aug 2013

The Formalities Of Informal Urbanism: Technical And Scholarly Knowledge At Work In Do-It‐Yourself Urban Design, Gordon Douglas

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

Among the numerous ways people make illegal or unauthorized alterations to urban space, of particular interest in recent years have been the creative, local, and often anonymous efforts at informal but functional “improvement” to the built environment where the state or property owners have failed to act – practices I call “do-it-yourself urban design.” Authorities, planners, and community members alike rightfully wonder about the meanings of these actions, and the questions they raise about rights, responsibilities, benefits, and consequences. Building from alarger qualitative study on DIY urban design across eleven cities, this paper focuses on the motivations, methods, and self-perceptions of ...


Among Friends? Classed Navigations Of An Elite Social Scene (Asa Paper), Megan Thiele Aug 2013

Among Friends? Classed Navigations Of An Elite Social Scene (Asa Paper), Megan Thiele

Faculty Publications, Sociology

Both class and racial status matter for establishing connections within a university setting and peer groups exert a heavy influence on the thoughts and actions of students (Flores-Gonzalez 2002). This research assesses socialization patterns across these demographic cleavages, in part by showing how students encounter and react to the dominant elite culture at an elite, private university. Recent research has portrayed the undergraduate experience as the great equalizer (Torche 2011). However, if disadvantaged students are unable to fit in socially, they will be less likely to benefit from the unique network opportunities offered by a highly selective university. This work ...


The Crisis Of Secularism: How Democracy Fuels Moral Panics And Religious Fundamentalism, Pedja Ilic May 2013

The Crisis Of Secularism: How Democracy Fuels Moral Panics And Religious Fundamentalism, Pedja Ilic

Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science

While identifying humanity’s most cherished ideals, there is one notion that ultimately supplants all others: the notion of freedom. The concept itself and its encompassing rhetoric have been utilized ad nauseam by virtually all contemporary social orders to validate the levels of civilizational maturity and, perhaps more importantly, to set goals to which the same should strive. However, irrespective of its categorical position at the very summit of conscious human existence, its interpretational elasticity allows for a diminishing number of concessions. This paper offers critique and examines interactions between multiculturalism, cultural relativism, religion, and secularism within contemporary Western societies ...


Naccs 40th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Mar 2013

Naccs 40th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Advancing From Sea to Shining ¡Sí!: Learning From Our Past, Defending Our Rights in the 21st Century
March 20-23, 2013
Omni San Antonio Colonnade


University Scholar Series: Natalie Boero, Natalie C. Boero Mar 2013

University Scholar Series: Natalie Boero, Natalie C. Boero

University Scholar Series

On March 20, 2013 Natalie Boero spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Natalie Boero talked about how and why obesity emerged as a public health concern and her book "Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American 'Obesity Epidemic,'" which examines how and why obesity emerged as a public health concern and national obsession in recent years. It enters the world of bariatric surgeries and diet programs to show how common expectations of what bodies should look like help determine what interventions and policies are considered ...


Contributors, Tiffany Lopez Feb 2013

Contributors, Tiffany Lopez

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Whose Latino/A Studies? Teaching Latinidad As A Güero On A Predominantly Anglo, Socially Conservative Campus, Justin Garcia Feb 2013

Whose Latino/A Studies? Teaching Latinidad As A Güero On A Predominantly Anglo, Socially Conservative Campus, Justin Garcia

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Towards Implementing Culturally Relevant Curriculum: How 17 Words Inspired Research, Dagoberto Eli Ramirez Feb 2013

Towards Implementing Culturally Relevant Curriculum: How 17 Words Inspired Research, Dagoberto Eli Ramirez

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Community-Based Projects And The Performing And Visual Arts: Promoting Cultural Dialogue, Elena De Costa Feb 2013

Community-Based Projects And The Performing And Visual Arts: Promoting Cultural Dialogue, Elena De Costa

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Pedagogical Conocimientos: Self And Other In Interaction, Josephine Mendez-Negrete Feb 2013

Pedagogical Conocimientos: Self And Other In Interaction, Josephine Mendez-Negrete

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Juntos Podemos: Devising Theater As Community-Based Pedagogy, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce Feb 2013

Juntos Podemos: Devising Theater As Community-Based Pedagogy, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Polite Shakespeare Only: Teaching Chican@ Texts And The Tempest In Texas After The Attempts To Dismantle Mexican American Studies Programs, Britt Harraway Feb 2013

Polite Shakespeare Only: Teaching Chican@ Texts And The Tempest In Texas After The Attempts To Dismantle Mexican American Studies Programs, Britt Harraway

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Five Strands - Poem, Marianita Escamilla Feb 2013

Five Strands - Poem, Marianita Escamilla

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Subverting The Telenovela: Redefining Gender In Cisneros’S “Woman Hollering Creek” And Islas’S "The Rain God", Marina Malli Feb 2013

Subverting The Telenovela: Redefining Gender In Cisneros’S “Woman Hollering Creek” And Islas’S "The Rain God", Marina Malli

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


¡Viva La Vida!, Javier Villarreal Feb 2013

¡Viva La Vida!, Javier Villarreal

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Américo Paredes And His Audiences, Lyon Rauthbun Feb 2013

Américo Paredes And His Audiences, Lyon Rauthbun

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Play Selection In The Department Of Speech And Drama At Pan American University In The 1970s And 1980s: Twenty Years Of Excluding Latino Plays, Eric Wiley Feb 2013

Play Selection In The Department Of Speech And Drama At Pan American University In The 1970s And 1980s: Twenty Years Of Excluding Latino Plays, Eric Wiley

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


“How To Tame A Wild Tongue”: Gloria Anzaldúa’S Borderlands/La Frontera And The 1960s Era Speech Test And Speech Classes At Pan American College, Deborah Cole, Rob Johnson Feb 2013

“How To Tame A Wild Tongue”: Gloria Anzaldúa’S Borderlands/La Frontera And The 1960s Era Speech Test And Speech Classes At Pan American College, Deborah Cole, Rob Johnson

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Over Both Edges: Coyotaje, Militarization And Liminality In Everyday Life On Ranchos Along The South Texas-Mexican Border, Lupe Flores Feb 2013

Over Both Edges: Coyotaje, Militarization And Liminality In Everyday Life On Ranchos Along The South Texas-Mexican Border, Lupe Flores

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Older Mexican Americans’ Perceptions Of Mental Distress, Iran Barrera, John Gonzalez Feb 2013

Older Mexican Americans’ Perceptions Of Mental Distress, Iran Barrera, John Gonzalez

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Women’S Grassroots Revitalization Of South El Paso: La Mujer Obrera’S Challenge To Gentrification And Urban Neglect, Joel Zapata Feb 2013

Women’S Grassroots Revitalization Of South El Paso: La Mujer Obrera’S Challenge To Gentrification And Urban Neglect, Joel Zapata

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Tiffany Lopez Feb 2013

Introduction, Tiffany Lopez

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Forward, Sonia Hernandez, Marci Mcmahon Feb 2013

Forward, Sonia Hernandez, Marci Mcmahon

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

This special issue of Río Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands highlights a series of essays and creative work presented at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas Foco conference at the University of Texas, Pan American in the Río Grande Valley in South Texas in February 2013. We are excited by the quality of the essays in this special issue, and we encourage scholars and activists in the Chicana/o and Latina/o studies community to engage with the scholarship and creative work in this volume. A print copy will be available sometime this August. The ...


Are Rural People More Anti-Immigrant Than Urban People? A Comparison Of Attitudes Toward Immigration In The U.S., Carlos E. Garcia, T. Davidson Jan 2013

Are Rural People More Anti-Immigrant Than Urban People? A Comparison Of Attitudes Toward Immigration In The U.S., Carlos E. Garcia, T. Davidson

Faculty Publications, Sociology

Immigration to the United States has increased markedly in the past two decades, including significant growth in rural areas. Using General Social Survey data we compare rural and urban attitudes toward immigration in the United States. Our analyses reveal that, first, overall opposition is more pronounced in rural areas. Second, notions of a distinct American identity matter for urban, but not rural, residents. Third, beliefs about immigration are salient predictors in both regions. Fourth, political ideology is a determinant exclusively among rural residents, whereas political affiliation is a determinant solely among urban residents. Fifth, race and education level are significant ...


Are Rural People More Anti-Immigrant Than Urban People? A Comparison Of Attitudes Toward Immigration In The U.S., Carlos E. Garcia, Theresa Davidson Jan 2013

Are Rural People More Anti-Immigrant Than Urban People? A Comparison Of Attitudes Toward Immigration In The U.S., Carlos E. Garcia, Theresa Davidson

Carlos Eduardo Garcia

Immigration to the United States has increased markedly in the past two decades, including significant growth in rural areas. Using General Social Survey data we compare rural and urban attitudes toward immigration in the United States. Our analyses reveal that, first, overall opposition is more pronounced in rural areas. Second, notions of a distinct American identity matter for urban, but not rural, residents. Third, beliefs about immigration are salient predictors in both regions. Fourth, political ideology is a determinant exclusively among rural residents, whereas political affiliation is a determinant solely among urban residents. Fifth, race and education level are significant ...