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Peace, Love, And Politics: How Woodstock Of 1969 Epitomized The Relationship Between Social Movements And Music, Jacklynn Ramsey Jul 2019

Peace, Love, And Politics: How Woodstock Of 1969 Epitomized The Relationship Between Social Movements And Music, Jacklynn Ramsey

Politics Summer Fellows

This research analyzes the role that music plays in social movements in the United States, focusing on Woodstock of 1969 as a pivotal moment. By examining the 1969 Woodstock through an academic lens, I illustrate the intrinsic relationship that exists between music and politics, specifically through social movements. First, I explore the relationship that music and politics have had historically and extrapolate why they are interconnected. Then, I dissect two different movements, paralleling them from their roots to present day, analyzing the integral role that music has had in them. Those movements include the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives ...


Becoming A Superpower: China’S Rise And The Belt And Road Initiative In Latin America, Garrett Bullock Jul 2019

Becoming A Superpower: China’S Rise And The Belt And Road Initiative In Latin America, Garrett Bullock

History Summer Fellows

Is China a Superpower? Will it become one? After half a century of establishing a strong international military presence, thriving economic growth, domestic/international political authority, and considerable cultural “soft power”, the PRC has emerged as a hegemon capable of competing in international geopolitics. Nevertheless, these questions remain unanswered. For this reason, this research explores what it means to be a superpower, whether China is or will be a superpower, and, importantly, what impact China’s rise has on the world. To do this, this research explores existing debates surrounding China’s current global status, the historical emergence of the ...


Women's Rights And Representation In Saudi Arabia, Iran, And Turkey: The Patriarchal Domination Of Religious Interpretations, Roumaissaa Tailassane Apr 2019

Women's Rights And Representation In Saudi Arabia, Iran, And Turkey: The Patriarchal Domination Of Religious Interpretations, Roumaissaa Tailassane

International Relations Honors Papers

This research paper is divided into three case studies: Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey. The main focus of the paper is to examine barriers to women’s economic and political participation as well as the limits on their rights within the family and society. All three case studies are Muslim-majority countries. The paper argues that the subordination of women is not intrinsic to Islam but stems from patriarchal interpretations of Islam by religious authorities working in conjunction with autocratic political leaders. Furthermore, the paper analyzes cultural, political, and economic explanations for limits on women’s rights in these Muslim-majority countries ...


Oral Argument Tactics On The Supreme Court Bench: A Comparative Analysis Of Verbal Tools Used By Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, And Gorsuch, Corinne Cichowicz Apr 2019

Oral Argument Tactics On The Supreme Court Bench: A Comparative Analysis Of Verbal Tools Used By Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, And Gorsuch, Corinne Cichowicz

Politics Honors Papers

Oral argument scholars like Adam Feldman have categorized the Supreme Court justices’ behavior during oral argument using the approach-based method, labeling each as one-sided, even-handed, or restrained. This approach is too narrowly constructed. Scholars sometimes categorize justices in terms of the tools they use, which include questions, hypotheticals, declarations, interruptions, tone of voice, and silence (Feldman 2018a). Neither of these methods alone produce a nuanced analysis of each justice’s actions during an individual case or across a Term. As the Court’s composition and dynamics are continuously changing, scholarship on oral argument needs to adapt to become more effective ...


Who Wins And Who Loses? How Gentrification Caused By Public Transportation Is Felt Differently Across Race, Rosina Shipman Jul 2018

Who Wins And Who Loses? How Gentrification Caused By Public Transportation Is Felt Differently Across Race, Rosina Shipman

Politics Summer Fellows

When does a public good become harmful? And who does it harm? To tackle these questions I take a detailed look at how public transportation affects housing prices. Public transportation is a common good utilized by people of all different socioeconomic levels, but scholars have found that the presence of a new public transportation stop can be a catalyst for gentrification, raising housing prices and displacing previous residents. While this positive relationship between housing prices and public transportation is well documented, there is a lack of literature on how gentrification, caused by public transportation, affects neighborhood-housing prices across race. In ...


Intersectional India: Caste, Feminism And Development In The 21st Century, Anika Backelin-Harrison Jul 2018

Intersectional India: Caste, Feminism And Development In The 21st Century, Anika Backelin-Harrison

International Relations Summer Fellows

My paper explores the intersections between caste and feminism in the 21stcentury, questioning India’s future if it remains divided by ascribed status. Beginning with independence in 1947, I dissect India’s history post-colonialism and how the feminist movement gained headway during periods of political upheaval. Within the feminist movement, Indian women remain divided on the basis of caste, therefore stalling gains for true equality. India’s hope for development, increased security and peaceful negotiations will not come to fruition if the caste system persists, especially in the feminist movement.

Following India’s independence, women have been used ...


The Rise Of Political Factions In The United States: 1789–1795, William Wehrs Jul 2018

The Rise Of Political Factions In The United States: 1789–1795, William Wehrs

History Summer Fellows

Organized factions were something that did not arise with the creation of the United States. Rather, they slowly emerged during George Washington’s presidency. Initially, the Founding Fathers were highly resistant to the idea. There was resistance to political parties partly because of their association with the perceived dysfunctionality of England, and also because major influential thinkers like John Trenchard or David Hume were strongly against them. Soon, however, conflicts began to emerge. These stemmed from the conflicting views the Founding Fathers had on human nature. While Hamilton and Adams were both highly dubious about the trustworthiness of the common ...


From Democrats To "Deplorables": The Trumpization Of The Republican Party, Lily Talerman Apr 2018

From Democrats To "Deplorables": The Trumpization Of The Republican Party, Lily Talerman

Politics Honors Papers

This thesis explores the transformation of the Republican electoral coalition from the party of Abraham Lincoln to the party of Donald Trump. By comparing the Trump coalition—which Hillary Clinton said was half full of “deplorables”—with previous Democratic and Republican presidential coalitions, the drastic change in the electoral habits of Southerners and white working-class voters is made evident. Trump’s appeal to these voters is due not only to his populist rhetoric but also to the presidential campaigns of Republican candidates Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, as well as to George Wallace’s independent and Democratic presidential ...


Investigating Asylum And Assimilation Procedures In European Countries As It Relates To The Independence Of Women, Katherine R. Avetta Jul 2016

Investigating Asylum And Assimilation Procedures In European Countries As It Relates To The Independence Of Women, Katherine R. Avetta

International Relations Summer Fellows

This project investigates and analyzes immigration policy, specifically focusing on asylum seeking women, in European countries including, but not limited to, Germany and Sweden. Many European nations have limited immigration policy that ultimately negatively affects immigrants from Middle Eastern and African nations, especially female migrants fleeing those nations in order to gain independence and freedom from torture and gender based persecutions. However, what little policy European countries do utilize inevitably hinders women from gaining independence and rather mirrors the male dominated socio-cultural societies from which these very women fled. Through the examination of articles and policy, this project will analyze ...


One Man's Reaction To Nato Expansion, Jamie M. Putnam Apr 2016

One Man's Reaction To Nato Expansion, Jamie M. Putnam

International Relations Honors Papers

Using the policy of NATO expansion and the events of the Ukraine crisis, this paper examines President Vladimir Putin’s impact on Russian foreign policy and analyzes the extent to which his personality and personal interests have shaped Russia’s actions. In doing so, it seems that Russia as an actor on the international stage cannot be understood without considering Putin’s role in creating what Russia is today.


Bosnia: Doomed To Failure Or A Rising Hope?, Caitlin V. Moore Apr 2016

Bosnia: Doomed To Failure Or A Rising Hope?, Caitlin V. Moore

Politics Honors Papers

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country that suffers from a lack of a national identity as it has three main ethnic groups, Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs, who are all fighting for power. After the Bosnian war, which lasted from 1992-1995 and involved genocide that was committed against the Bosniaks, the ethnic divisions were further entrenched. These divisions were not helped by the provisions of the Dayton Peace Accords, which was the peace settlement that brought an end to the war. Dayton created an ethnocracy within Bosnia that places more importance on ethnic groups than national identity. In order to see ...


Resurrecting The "Dead" Second Amendment: How The Libertarian Legal Movement Has Shaped Gun Control Litigation, Anthony M. Sierzega Apr 2015

Resurrecting The "Dead" Second Amendment: How The Libertarian Legal Movement Has Shaped Gun Control Litigation, Anthony M. Sierzega

Politics Honors Papers

For nearly two centuries following its adoption, the Second Amendment was largely ignored and even referred to as a “dead amendment.” Virtually all legal scholarship considered the right protected by the amendment to be a collective right written into the Constitution to protect local militias from a powerful federal standing army. However, beginning in the late 1970s a surge of libertarian scholarship began to emerge promoting the Second Amendment as a safeguard for an individual right to bear arms without any connection to military service. Promoted by the National Rifle Association and libertarian theorists, the individual-right theory began to gain ...


Living Proof: Autobiographical Political Argument In We Are The 99 Percent And We Are The 53 Percent, Doron Taussig Jan 2015

Living Proof: Autobiographical Political Argument In We Are The 99 Percent And We Are The 53 Percent, Doron Taussig

Media and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

People often cite life experiences as evidence in political arguments, though personal experience is far from generalizable. How do these arguments work? In this paper, I consider the rhetorical dynamics of “autobiographical political argument” by examining We are the 99 Percent and We are the 53 Percent, two blogs that use autobiographical stories to make discursive points. I argue that these autobiographical appeals efficiently use all three of Aristotle’s persuasive “proofs”—logos (logic), ethos (credibility), and pathos (emotion). Then I show that many of the blogs’ stories focus on “redemption,” a theme personality psychologists have found emphasized in the ...


Gathering, Buying, And Growing Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia Sericea): Urbanization And Social Networking In The Sweetgrass Basket-Making Industry Of Lowcountry South Carolina, Patrick T. Hurley, Brian Grabbatin, Cari Goetcheus, Angela Halfacre Jan 2013

Gathering, Buying, And Growing Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia Sericea): Urbanization And Social Networking In The Sweetgrass Basket-Making Industry Of Lowcountry South Carolina, Patrick T. Hurley, Brian Grabbatin, Cari Goetcheus, Angela Halfacre

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

Despite the visibility of natural resource use and access for indigenous and rural peoples elsewhere, less attention is paid to the ways that development patterns interrupt nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and gathering practices by people living in urbanizing landscapes of the United States. Using a case study from Lowcountry South Carolina, we examine how urbanization has altered the political-ecological relationships that characterize gathering practices in greater Mt. Pleasant, a rapidly urbanizing area within the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan area. We draw on grounded visualization—an analytical method that integrates qualitative and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data—to examine the ways that ...


Resistant Place Identities In Rural Charleston County, South Carolina: Cultural, Environmental, And Racial Politics In The Sewee To Santee Area, Cassandra Y. Johnson, Angela C. Halfacre, Patrick T. Hurley Jul 2009

Resistant Place Identities In Rural Charleston County, South Carolina: Cultural, Environmental, And Racial Politics In The Sewee To Santee Area, Cassandra Y. Johnson, Angela C. Halfacre, Patrick T. Hurley

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

The cultural and political implications of landscape change and urban growth in the western U.S. are well-documented. However, comparatively little scholarship has examined the effects of urbanization on sense of place in the southern U.S. We contribute to the literature on competing place meanings with a case study from the rural “Sewee to Santee” region of northern Charleston County, SC. Our research highlights conflicting cultural, environmental, and racial politics and their roles in struggles over place meanings. Using focus groups, interviews with elected officials, and participant observation, we document initial African American resistance and eventual compliance with the ...


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 880], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 880], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 879], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 879], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 878], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 878], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 877], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 877], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 31, 1892, [Whole Number: 876], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 31, 1892, [Whole Number: 876], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 24, 1892, [Whole Number: 875], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 24, 1892, [Whole Number: 875], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 17, 1892, [Whole Number: 874], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 17, 1892, [Whole Number: 874], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 10, 1892, [Whole Number: 873], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 10, 1892, [Whole Number: 873], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 3, 1892, [Whole Number: 872], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 3, 1892, [Whole Number: 872], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 25, 1892, [Whole Number: 871], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 25, 1892, [Whole Number: 871], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 18, 1892, [Whole Number: 870], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 18, 1892, [Whole Number: 870], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 11, 1892, [Whole Number: 869], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 11, 1892, [Whole Number: 869], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 4, 1892, [Whole Number: 868], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 4, 1892, [Whole Number: 868], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 867], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 867], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 866], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 866], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.