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The Literary Fictioning Of John Gregory Bourke's Imperial Nostalgia, Toni K. Mcnair 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

The Literary Fictioning Of John Gregory Bourke's Imperial Nostalgia, Toni K. Mcnair

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Nineteenth-century Army Captain and American ethnographer John Gregory Bourke (b. 1846 - d. 1896) meticulously described and documented a vast amount of information on military life, geography, ecology, and people on both sides of the Mexican-American border, offering observations and opinions of American, Mexican, Mexican-American, Apache, Pueblo, Zuni and Plains Indian cultures. Because of his ethnographic studies of Mexican-Americans along the Rio Grande, cultural studies scholars, José E. Limón and José David Saldí­var have identified John Gregory Bourke as complicit in the U.S. government's imperialist project. Referring to Renato Rosaldo's anthropological theory of imperialist nostalgia, These authors ...


Women Of New France 4: Cooking, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2010 Western Michigan University

Women Of New France 4: Cooking, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Panel 4. On the Table and Open Hearth Cooking.


Women Of New France 5: Music, Dance, And Diversions, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2010 Western Michigan University

Women Of New France 5: Music, Dance, And Diversions, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Panel 5. Music, Dance, and Diversions.


Women Of New France 8: Women And Servitude, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2010 Western Michigan University

Women Of New France 8: Women And Servitude, Stacey Moore, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Panel 8. Women of New France Who Served as Slaves and Servants.


Reflections On Sudanese Languages Of War And Peace, Richard A. Lobban 2010 Rhode Island College

Reflections On Sudanese Languages Of War And Peace, Richard A. Lobban

Faculty Publications

This pap er started as a casual reflection and was not especially scholarly in style, mainly following the 2009 Sudan Studies Association conference theme of war and peace.(1) It just sought to explore some linguistic concepts of war and peace in some Sudanese languages for which I had dictionaries at hand. I had no a priori views or hypotheses and was motivated mainly by my curiosity into Sudanese linguistics. As this survey has evolved, patterns emerged about these concepts that nudged me to look more at the context and etymology . The result is incomplete, but hopefully heuristic . A basic ...


Ethnographic Reflection On Group Formation In Blizzard's "World Of Warcraft", John Christopher Spottke 2010 University of Central Florida

Ethnographic Reflection On Group Formation In Blizzard's "World Of Warcraft", John Christopher Spottke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Cyberanthropology or the anthropology of cyber space/culture is an emerging subfield of cultural anthropology that deals with the varied integration of human beings and technology. This specialized area of study focuses on topics ranging from new technologies used in ethnographic research to information and communication technologies utilized by specific societal groups. Communication technology encompasses the World Wide Web, email, and online multiperson interactive spaces such as chatrooms and video games. In this work, I ethnographically investigate human social interactions in the online gaming realm of World of Warcraft. On the whole, the expanding numbers of virtual communities in existence ...


Sexual Dimorphism Of The Posterior Pelvis Of The Robert J. Terry Anatomical Collection And The William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, Lauren M. Novak 2010 University of Central Florida

Sexual Dimorphism Of The Posterior Pelvis Of The Robert J. Terry Anatomical Collection And The William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, Lauren M. Novak

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Studies of sexual dimorphism of the sacrum have generally been conducted as part of broader population research or on living persons and cadavers, making the anthropological literature sparse. The greater sciatic notch and the preauricular sulcus of the ilium have both been found to show sexual dimorphism, although studies of these traits often have ambiguous definitions of characteristics and lack the standardization of measurements. This research was designed to reexamine and test the accuracy of standard scoring systems and measurements of the posterior pelvis used to determine sex and to establish new formulae combining traits and measurements to accurately determine ...


Mestizaje: Piro Indian And Spanish Vecino In Socorro, Texas From 1744 To 1813, David Camarena 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Mestizaje: Piro Indian And Spanish Vecino In Socorro, Texas From 1744 To 1813, David Camarena

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This research examined culture on what is now the U.S./Mexico border, among Piro Indians and Spanish citizens (vecinos) in the community of Socorro, Texas between 1744 and 1813. The purpose was to better understand the process of mestizaje as experienced by Piro Indians as they participate in larger hegemonic Spanish civil and ecclesiastical institutions. Using archival materials along with secondary sources, this thesis reconstructs the antecedents that ultimately led the primary Indian community to transform into a Hispano settlement along the banks of the Río Grande. Pressured by vecino encroachment, participation in the Spanish wage-labor system, several environmental ...


Misrepresentation As Complicity: The Genocide Against Indigenous Americans In High School History Textbooks, Andrew C. (Andrew Charles) Holcom 2010 Western Washington University

Misrepresentation As Complicity: The Genocide Against Indigenous Americans In High School History Textbooks, Andrew C. (Andrew Charles) Holcom

WWU Graduate School Collection

Textbooks are the guiding documents for high school history courses in the United States, and states create their own education standards for their students. Washington State expects students to consider indigenous peoples' perspective on United States history to be one of genocide. Given this mandate, textbooks used in Washington State are responsible for presenting that perspective. That responsibility is primarily placed on textbooks because they represent a disproportionate amount of the curricular materials used in United States history classes across the country. A sample of six textbooks representing half of those currently used in Whatcom County, Washington, was analyzed for ...


Selecting Success: Assimilation Experiences Of 1.5 And 2nd Generation Mexicans In Seattle, Gregory W. Toledo 2010 Western Washington University

Selecting Success: Assimilation Experiences Of 1.5 And 2nd Generation Mexicans In Seattle, Gregory W. Toledo

WWU Graduate School Collection

Relatively recent immigration from non-traditional sending areas such as Latin America and Asia reignited scholarship dedicated to understanding and measuring the adaptation and assimilation of immigrants and their descendents. Segmented assimilation theory emerged from this scholarship and predicts three pathways of assimilation for the children of immigrants: positive, downward and selective. I focused on selective assimilation - an assimilation strategy that intentionally preserves culture of origin and maintains relationships to co-nationals and an immigrant community. I explored successful assimilation strategies employed by 1.5 and second generation Mexicans that live in Seattle, Washington. Surveys and interviews administered to a small sample ...


Identity Politics At Grand Ronde: Toward An Ethnohistory Of The Tribes Of The Willamette Valley, 1855-1901, Nora K. Pederson 2010 Western Washington University

Identity Politics At Grand Ronde: Toward An Ethnohistory Of The Tribes Of The Willamette Valley, 1855-1901, Nora K. Pederson

WWU Graduate School Collection

In the 19th century the federal government and local Indian agents began a series of policies aimed at breaking down tribal distinctions at the Grand Ronde reservation in northwestern Oregon. The 'successes' of these assimilation policies were well documented by contemporary federal officials, missionaries and anthropologists. Today many ethnohistorians continue to write about the history of Grand Ronde as if tribes had dissolved by the end of the 19th century. Over the last 20 years most scholars who have written on 19th century identity at Grand Ronde view identity as a social phenomenon and try to incorporate indigenous perspectives, but ...


The Female Athlete Triad In A Subsample Of Female Wwu Athletes, Colby Langenberg 2010 Western Washington University

The Female Athlete Triad In A Subsample Of Female Wwu Athletes, Colby Langenberg

WWU Graduate School Collection

High performance female athletes can jeopardize their health if their energy requirements during preparations for competitions are excessive. The problems that result are called the Female Athlete Triad characterized by low energy availability with or without disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction/ amenorrhea, and osteoporosis and either alone or in combination can lead to more serious pathologies. The goal here is to determine whether intercollegiate female athletes exhibit elements of the triad at Western Washington University. Sixteen athletes from Western Washington University's soccer and cross-country program were recruited. Participant's average age was 19.24 years with an average height of ...


Governing With Clean Hands: Automated Public Toilets And Sanitary Surveillance, Irus Braverman 2010 University at Buffalo School of Law

Governing With Clean Hands: Automated Public Toilets And Sanitary Surveillance, Irus Braverman

Journal Articles

To anyone familiar with the story of urban decay in major American cities in the 1980s – and with the subsequent abolition of toilets from city streets – the introduction of automated public toilets (APTs) to urban spaces sounds like very good news. This article explores the re-democratizing message that commonly accompanies the introduction of APTs to North American city streets as well as their on-the-ground manifestations. It focuses on two major components of APTs: privatization and automation. The process of privatization, which characterizes most APT operations in North America, carries with it various exclusionary effects that stand in stark contrast to ...


Art, Artifact, Anthropology: The Display And Interpretation Of Native American Material Culture In North American Museums, Laura Browarny 2010 Seton Hall University

Art, Artifact, Anthropology: The Display And Interpretation Of Native American Material Culture In North American Museums, Laura Browarny

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Understanding The Involvement Of Volunteers In Precollege Outreach Programs: An Exploratory Study, Laura W. Perna, Erin J. Walsh, Jamey Alan Rorison, Rachel Fester 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Understanding The Involvement Of Volunteers In Precollege Outreach Programs: An Exploratory Study, Laura W. Perna, Erin J. Walsh, Jamey Alan Rorison, Rachel Fester

GSE Publications

Precollege outreach programs are an important resource for improving college enrollment for groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. But the ability of these programs to serve all eligible students is constrained by resource limitations. This study uses data collected from case studies of four precollege outreach programs to understand how precollege outreach programs may expand the reach of their programs through the use of one seemingly free resource: volunteers. To address this overarching purpose, the study frames volunteering as a type of prosocial behavior and explores the following three questions: How and why do precollege outreach programs ...


Borderland Tactics: Cross-Border Marriage In The Highlands Of Borneo, Matthew H. Amster 2010 Gettysburg College

Borderland Tactics: Cross-Border Marriage In The Highlands Of Borneo, Matthew H. Amster

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The first time I traveled to Borneo was near the end of 1989. The Berlin Wall had recently fallen and the economics of Southeast Asia were booming. The towns of Sarawak, an oil-rich state of East Malaysia, were experiencing rapid economic growth - due to both the oil company and an expanding logging industry. Rural-urban migration was draining indigenous people from the longhouses of the interior and swelling the populations of coastal towns. Traveling at that time to the Kelabit Highland - a remote interior plateau located in the northeastern corner of Sarawak along the Indonesian border - was to enter a place ...


A Zooarchaeological Analysis Of The Skadeland Site (13ck402): A Mill Creek Culture Occupation In Northwest Iowa., Hilary Jayne Powell 2010 Iowa State University

A Zooarchaeological Analysis Of The Skadeland Site (13ck402): A Mill Creek Culture Occupation In Northwest Iowa., Hilary Jayne Powell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The late prehistoric entity of the Mill Creek cultures underwent extensive research during the 1960s and 1970s to address the effects of climate change on Mill Creek populations in northwest Iowa. Through this research numerous sites have been excavated including the currently unanalyzed site of Skadeland, which is the focus of my research. Previous Mill Creek faunal analyses have examined faunal remains to record abundance and focused on the exploitation of bison as a food resource, which neglects the numerous small mammals, avian and aquatic resources found at these sites. Therefore, the objective of my research is to address Mill ...


Trends In Age At Menarche, Sexual Debut, And Oral Contraceptive Use Among Swedish And Swedish Symi Women, Meghan Gillette 2010 Iowa State University

Trends In Age At Menarche, Sexual Debut, And Oral Contraceptive Use Among Swedish And Swedish Symi Women, Meghan Gillette

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The average age of a girl at menarche (onset of first menstrual period) is decreasing worldwide; women now reach sexual maturity at a significantly younger age than their grandmothers. Determining the factors related to this trend is critical, as it is occurring globally and may be markedly different between industrialized and non-industrialized populations. In addition, addressing the consequences of an early age at menarche is essential, as there are many biological, social, and psychological problems related to an early age at menarche. Trends in age at menarche, sexual debut, and oral contraceptive use are compared between and among Swedish and ...


Fairy Forts And The Banshee In Modern Coastal Sligo, Ireland: An Ethnography Of Local Beliefs And Interpretations Of These Traditions, Brian Tillesen 2010 University of Central Florida

Fairy Forts And The Banshee In Modern Coastal Sligo, Ireland: An Ethnography Of Local Beliefs And Interpretations Of These Traditions, Brian Tillesen

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines issues of cultural identity and modernity, and the anthropology of spirituality and sacred sites by conducting ethnographic research on fairy beliefs in contemporary Ireland. Irish folk belief has traditionally identified a spirit world intertwined with our own which is inhabited by spirits, often collectively referred to as fairies. Belief in these spirits was once widespread. My research sought to determine the prevalence of these traditional beliefs among modern Irish people within my research area, as well as differences in belief across variables including age, gender, and religious preference. I conducted eight weeks of ethnographic fieldwork during June-August ...


Perceptions On The Social Status Of Papiamentu In Contrast To Its Offical Significance In Aruba And Curacao, Keisha Wiel 2010 University of Central Florida

Perceptions On The Social Status Of Papiamentu In Contrast To Its Offical Significance In Aruba And Curacao, Keisha Wiel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Many creole languages have been studied by linguists and anthropologists alike in order to gain a better understanding as to their formations and social status within their respective cultures. Theories such as the Language Bioprogram hypothesis created by Derek Bickerton researched explicitly the genesis of creoles, primarily the creoles in Guyana and Hawaii. Although many creole languages are the main vernaculars of many cultures, they are often seen as having a lower status than the official language, usually a European language. Papiamentu, a language spoken in Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire, has carried a prestige that many other creoles do not ...


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