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Noir Affect [Table Of Contents], Christopher Breu, Elizabeth A. Hatmaker Jun 2020

Noir Affect [Table Of Contents], Christopher Breu, Elizabeth A. Hatmaker

Literature

Noir Affect proposes a new understanding of noir as defined by negative affect. This new understanding emphasizes that noir is, first and foremost, an affective disposition rather than a specific cycle of films or novels associated with a given time period (the mid-twentieth century) or national tradition (the U.S.). Instead the essays in Noir Affect trace noir’s negativity as it manifests in different national contexts (from the U.S. to Mexico, France and Japan) manifests in a range of different media (films, novels, video games, and manga). The forms of affect associated with noir are resolutely negative: these ...


Impacting Agriculture And Natural Resource Policy: County Commissioners’ Decision-Making Behaviors And Communication Preferences, Kati Lawson, Kevin Kent, Shelli Rampold, Ricky W. Telg, Ashley Mcleod-Morin Feb 2020

Impacting Agriculture And Natural Resource Policy: County Commissioners’ Decision-Making Behaviors And Communication Preferences, Kati Lawson, Kevin Kent, Shelli Rampold, Ricky W. Telg, Ashley Mcleod-Morin

Journal of Applied Communications

Elected officials at the local, state, and national levels play key roles in shaping the agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sectors through the development and implementation of ANR policies and regulations. As such, it has become necessary for members of the ANR community to understand the policy formation process and how to communicate effectively with elected officials about ANR policies and issues. However, little research has been conducted at the local level to examine how local elected officials (LEOs) interact with information specific to ANR policies to make decisions. This study was designed to assess the communication and information-seeking preferences ...


Curriculum Data Deep Dive: Identifying Data Literacies In The Disciplines, Christina M. Klenke, Teresa Auch Schultz, Rayla E. Tokarz, Elena S. Azadbakht Feb 2020

Curriculum Data Deep Dive: Identifying Data Literacies In The Disciplines, Christina M. Klenke, Teresa Auch Schultz, Rayla E. Tokarz, Elena S. Azadbakht

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Evaluate and examine Data Literacy (DL) in the supported disciplines of four liaison librarians at a large research university.

Methods: Using a framework developed by Prado and Marzal (2013), the study analyzed 378 syllabi from a two-year period across six departments—Criminal Justice, Geography, Geology, Journalism, Political Science, and Sociology—to see which classes included DLs.

Results: The study was able to determine which classes hit on specific DLs and where those classes might need more support in other DLs. The most common DLs being taught in courses are Reading, Interpreting, and Evaluating Data, and Using Data. The least ...


B613?, Donna Roberts Jan 2020

B613?, Donna Roberts

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Comment from IBPP Editor: Psychological research traditions relevant to this article include (1) magical thinking not as schizotypal indicator but as normative phenomenon, (2) the developmental sequence of primary omniscience followed by the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions of Kleinian psychoanalysis, and (3) collective psychologies including the Jungian collective unconscious as exploitable by charismatic political leaders.

Author's abstract: Hollywood will always be Hollywood. There will always be ridiculous chase scenes, impossible rescues and implausible conspiracies, each accompanied by the proverbial warning, “Don’t try this at home.” But sometimes, when art seems to imitate life and aspects of the fantasy ...


The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jan 2020

The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

This research asks two basic questions: 1) To what extent was the Bush administration’s pro-war propaganda repeated, amplified, and ultimately reported as fact by main stream news agencies? and 2) Is there any correlation between the repetition of the propaganda and popular support for the invasion of Iraq? In other words, can we say news reports helped “sell” the war?


Climate Translators: Broadcast New's Contribution To The Political Divide Over Climate Change In The United States, Dylan V. Macy Jan 2020

Climate Translators: Broadcast New's Contribution To The Political Divide Over Climate Change In The United States, Dylan V. Macy

Pitzer Senior Theses

In many instances, television news is the primary outlet through which people gain knowledge on climate change. Both the perceived threat of climate change and American news media have grown politically divided since the 1980s. I make the argument that American news media influences the partisan divide over climate change. In addition to the political landscape of news media, focus on political events and figures in climate coverage further contributes to a partisan divide. Supporting these claims are research displaying how climate change news is processed in a partisan manner and a selection of three case study periods in which ...


Googly Eyes And Yard Signs: Deconstructing One Professor’S Successful Rebuffing Of A Right-Wing Attack On An Academic Institution, Theresa Catalano, Ari Kohen Jan 2020

Googly Eyes And Yard Signs: Deconstructing One Professor’S Successful Rebuffing Of A Right-Wing Attack On An Academic Institution, Theresa Catalano, Ari Kohen

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Right-wing populism is on the rise worldwide, and political attacks against universities have increased in the United States since the election of Donald Trump. In 2017, an incident occurred at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln which resulted in accusations of hostility toward conservative students. Just over a year later, political forces again attempted to denigrate the university’s reputation, but this time they did not succeed. This (multimodal) positive discourse analysis/ generative critique combines collaborative auto-ethnography to describe the way these events were represented in the media, deconstructing a professor’s methods of countering a right-wing attack on an academic ...


Pi Gamma Mu News Dec 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention Dec 2019

Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


International Social Science Review Submission & Publication Guide Dec 2019

International Social Science Review Submission & Publication Guide

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Rising Scholar: A Tale Of Two Countries: Sez-Led Growth In India And China, Isabel Zhang Dec 2019

Rising Scholar: A Tale Of Two Countries: Sez-Led Growth In India And China, Isabel Zhang

International Social Science Review

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) played an instrumental role in China’s transformation from a closed, impoverished nation to a liberalized economic powerhouse in just forty years. This paper analyzes how developing countries can use SEZs for economic growth by comparing SEZ policies in China and India, as India also used their zones for investment attraction and technological innovation. The paper concludes that SEZ policies are most successful when used strategically to experiment reform measures for economic liberalization. Other factors important for SEZ success include setting up the right incentives for zone managers to achieve economic goals, granting autonomy for local ...


Policy Point-Counterpoint: Are The Trump Administration’S Immigration Policies Just Or Unjust For Immigrant Children In Particular And The Country In General?, Victoria A. Anyikwa, Christina Tecson, Berta Capano Dec 2019

Policy Point-Counterpoint: Are The Trump Administration’S Immigration Policies Just Or Unjust For Immigrant Children In Particular And The Country In General?, Victoria A. Anyikwa, Christina Tecson, Berta Capano

International Social Science Review

In this policy point-counterpoint, the current administration's immigration policy is examined through the lens of justness.


Book Review: Democratic Equality By James Lindley Wilson, Linda Quest Dec 2019

Book Review: Democratic Equality By James Lindley Wilson, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Crime Of Aggression: The Quest For Justice In An Age Of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, And Autocrats By Noah Weisbord, Patricia M. Muhammad Dec 2019

Book Review: The Crime Of Aggression: The Quest For Justice In An Age Of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, And Autocrats By Noah Weisbord, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Gender And Democracy In North-East India: Politics Of Inclusion And Empowerment By Jayanta Krishna Sarmah, Sehrish Haroon Dec 2019

Book Review: Gender And Democracy In North-East India: Politics Of Inclusion And Empowerment By Jayanta Krishna Sarmah, Sehrish Haroon

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: We Are An African People: Independent Education, Black Power, And The Radical Imagination By Russell Rickford, Okori Uneke Dec 2019

Book Review: We Are An African People: Independent Education, Black Power, And The Radical Imagination By Russell Rickford, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Out Of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity & The American Promise By Eboo Patel, Regina Davis-Sowers Dec 2019

Book Review: Out Of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity & The American Promise By Eboo Patel, Regina Davis-Sowers

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity, And Well-Being In Postsocialist Russia By Thomas Matza, J.S. Mccartney Dec 2019

Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity, And Well-Being In Postsocialist Russia By Thomas Matza, J.S. Mccartney

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The College Dropout Scandal By David Kirp, John T. Sneed Dec 2019

Book Review: The College Dropout Scandal By David Kirp, John T. Sneed

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: American Empire: A Global History By A.G. Hopkins, Darryl E. Brock Dec 2019

Book Review: American Empire: A Global History By A.G. Hopkins, Darryl E. Brock

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Virtue Politics: Soulcraft And Statecraft In Renaissance Italy By James Hankins, Michael J. Tomaselli Dec 2019

Book Review: Virtue Politics: Soulcraft And Statecraft In Renaissance Italy By James Hankins, Michael J. Tomaselli

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: To See Paris And Die: The Soviet Lives Of Western Culture By Eleonory Gilburd, Chris Booth Dec 2019

Book Review: To See Paris And Die: The Soviet Lives Of Western Culture By Eleonory Gilburd, Chris Booth

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Anti-Japan: The Politics Of Sentiment In Postcolonial East Asia By Leo T. S. Ching, Linda Wang Dec 2019

Book Review: Anti-Japan: The Politics Of Sentiment In Postcolonial East Asia By Leo T. S. Ching, Linda Wang

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Rights As Weapons: Instruments Of Conflict, Tools Of Power By Clifford Bob, Jared M. Phillips Dec 2019

Book Review: Rights As Weapons: Instruments Of Conflict, Tools Of Power By Clifford Bob, Jared M. Phillips

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries, Bodies, And Histories In Gabon By Florence Bernault, Amanda Ford Dec 2019

Book Review: Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries, Bodies, And Histories In Gabon By Florence Bernault, Amanda Ford

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The 2001 Ecowas Supplementary Protocol On Democracy In Light Of Recent Developments In The Sub-Region Of Africa, Adeniyi S. Basiru, Mashud L.A. Salawu, Adewale Adepoju Dec 2019

The 2001 Ecowas Supplementary Protocol On Democracy In Light Of Recent Developments In The Sub-Region Of Africa, Adeniyi S. Basiru, Mashud L.A. Salawu, Adewale Adepoju

International Social Science Review

This article, sourcing data from documentary sources and adopting descriptive and historical methods of data analysis, examines the most comprehensive and ambitious of the West African statesmen’ attempts at regionalizing democracy—the 2001 Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance. Specifically, it assesses member states’ performance with regard its provisions, in the light of contemporary realities. It argues that this framework and its precursors, when viewed against the background of their emergence, are another defensive strategy by West African leaders, in concert with the ‘development’ partners, to disguise the contradictions in the sub-region’s democratization process. It concludes that what ...


Party Loyalty And Committee Assignment In The U.S. House Of Representatives, Xiaoli Jin Dec 2019

Party Loyalty And Committee Assignment In The U.S. House Of Representatives, Xiaoli Jin

International Social Science Review

Congressional committees play a vital role in policy making in Washington, but the assignment criteria for committee positions is often opaque and hard to decipher. Political scientists widely claim that Congress members’ loyalty affects party leadership’s decisions in granting committee assignments. This paper tested this argument on the United States House of Representatives using select roll call vote data from the 103rd to 115th Congresses. The findings indicate that in general, loyalty affects Republicans more than it affects Democrats. This paper also finds that moderately loyal members fare as well as, if not slightly better than, highly ...


“A Splendid Delusion:” Reassessing Vaccination In England, 1796-1853, Kaitlyn Akel Dec 2019

“A Splendid Delusion:” Reassessing Vaccination In England, 1796-1853, Kaitlyn Akel

International Social Science Review

Often characterized as a ground-breaking and well-integrated innovation, the smallpox vaccine encountered popular apprehension and resistance at the turn of the nineteenth century. Prior contemporary accounts relegate the bulk of England’s vaccination resistance movement in this period to the late nineteenth century, ignoring vocalized resistances in the technology’s first few decades. Additionally, whatever discussion exists of vaccination in the early-nineteenth century is progressive in tone, praising Jenner for developing a technology that would later eradicate smallpox in 1980. Scientific publications and archived parliamentary debates of the early 1800s reveal a fragmented consensus concerning vaccination value.


How To Arrive At Peace In Deeply Divided Societies? Using Deliberation To Refine Consociational Theory, Jürg Steiner, Maria Clara Jaramillo Dec 2019

How To Arrive At Peace In Deeply Divided Societies? Using Deliberation To Refine Consociational Theory, Jürg Steiner, Maria Clara Jaramillo

Journal of Public Deliberation

In the 1960s, consociational theory was developed to explain how deeply divided societies can arrive at peace. The theory had, on the one hand, an institutional component with an emphasis on power-sharing institutions and, on the other, a cultural component stressing the importance of a spirit of accommodation. Initially, the theory was based on case studies of countries like Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, which allowed dealing with both institutional and cultural aspects. Later on, when the theory was tested with a large sample of countries, the cultural aspect was increasingly neglected, because it was difficult to empirically operationalize ...


Travel To Cuba: A Case Study Of Media Branding In A Politicized Context, Yaneisis Infante Dec 2019

Travel To Cuba: A Case Study Of Media Branding In A Politicized Context, Yaneisis Infante

Student Theses

The purpose of this research is to detail a case study of U.S. tourism to Cuba in a politicized context; specifically, to compare and contrast the Obama and Trump administrations. This study seeks to examine how the Cuban “brand” and the island’s overall tourism strategy is formulated, circulated, shaped and reshaped by various actors and the public in the changing context of the newly antagonistic bilateral U.S.-Cuba political relationship. The research questions explore issues of how diplomatic relations impact Cuban tourism and advertising messaging. This paper also discusses the changes in the U.S. news media ...