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Reconsidering The New Normal: Vulnerability And Resilience In Post-Katrina New Orleans, K Gotham, R Campanella, J Lewis, F Gafford, Earthea Nance, M Avula 2010 Selected Works

Reconsidering The New Normal: Vulnerability And Resilience In Post-Katrina New Orleans, K Gotham, R Campanella, J Lewis, F Gafford, Earthea Nance, M Avula

Earthea Nance, PhD (Stanford University, 2004)

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Our Theories, Ourselves: Hierarchies Of Place And Status In U.S. Academia, Karen M. Morin, Tamar Rothenberg 2010 Bucknell University

Our Theories, Ourselves: Hierarchies Of Place And Status In U.S. Academia, Karen M. Morin, Tamar Rothenberg

Karen M. Morin

No abstract provided.


The Ingredients Of Change: A Political Ecology Approach To Diabetes In The Somali Community Of Minnesota, Mina Tehrani 2010 Macalester College

The Ingredients Of Change: A Political Ecology Approach To Diabetes In The Somali Community Of Minnesota, Mina Tehrani

Geography Capstone Projects

In the early 1990’s, due to political circumstances at home, Somali immigrants and refugees began arriving in the state of Minnesota in large numbers. Over the past two decades, Somali immigrants have come to comprise one of the most populous ethnic groups in the Twin Cities, and are the largest Somali population in the world outside of Eastern Africa. Although quantitative data is unavailable, qualitative evidence and testimonies of healthcare professionals support the conclusion that Somali immigrants in Minnesota suffer from higher rates of diabetes than non-immigrant groups and than they likely did before migration. Why might this be ...


The Evolution Of The Retail Landscape, Mathew Novak 2010 University of Western Ontario

The Evolution Of The Retail Landscape, Mathew Novak

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

If the city is a theatre of social interaction (Mumford 1996), then one of the principle stage sets is the retail landscape. Retail districts are generally where people congregate, making places of shopping among the liveliest areas the city. In addition to being social settings, retail areas are also where a large component of the city’s economy is transacted, and they are implicated in the political dramas of the city, particularly those dealing with issues of growth and development. Retail shops are highly visible elements of the urban landscape, lining principle arteries and clustering at major transit nodes. Retailing ...


‘‘The Map Proves It’’: Map Use By The American Woman Suffrage Movement, Christina E. Dando 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

‘‘The Map Proves It’’: Map Use By The American Woman Suffrage Movement, Christina E. Dando

Geography and Geology Faculty Publications

In the early twentieth century, American suffragists used ‘‘a suffrage map’’ showing the spread of women’s suffrage on posters, pamphlets, and broadsides. The map was part of a shift in tactics used by the suffrage movement: leaving the parlours and taking to the streets, the suffragettes were claiming public space. This article explores the verbal and graphic rhetoric of these persuasive maps, as well as the politics of their placement, exploring how suffragettes moulded and used these traditionally masculinist ways of knowing to advance their cause while simultaneously marginalizing women of colour. Their adoption of maps represents an early ...


Global Demographic Challenges: Case Study Women, Madeline Fox 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Global Demographic Challenges: Case Study Women, Madeline Fox

Social Sciences

Half of the world lives on less than $2 a day. Everywhere men, women and children live in extreme poverty and suffer. Anthropogenic climate change has intensified famines, droughts, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Modern civilization has altered nature and nature has responded to these alterations. Every year approximately 80 million people are added to the
planet, increasing pressure on the land. These added numbers of people require increased food and land resources and produce more pollution. While populations grow, arable lands with high yields do not. It is essential to reduce global consumption of all commodities and reduce ...


Global Shifts, Theoretical Shifts: Changing Geographies Of Religion, Lily Kong 2010 Singapore Management University

Global Shifts, Theoretical Shifts: Changing Geographies Of Religion, Lily Kong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The paper evaluates the burst in geographical research on religion in the last decade. It examines: (1) the relative emphases and silences in analyses of different sites of religious practice, sensuous geographies, population constituents, religions, geographies and scales of analyses; (2) the rise in the discourse of postsecularization; and (3) four contemporary global shifts (growing urbanization and social inequality, deteriorating environments, ageing populations, and increasing human mobilities), the ways in which religion shapes human response to them, and the implications for new research agendas. © 2010 The Author(s).


Carbon Sequestration In Soils On Reforested Coal Mining Sites In Southeastern Kentucky, Alice Jones, Frances Sayler, James Fox 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Carbon Sequestration In Soils On Reforested Coal Mining Sites In Southeastern Kentucky, Alice Jones, Frances Sayler, James Fox

Alice Jones

Soil organic carbon was measured at four locations in Eastern Kentucky in order to assess the impact of surface mine reclamation through reforestation on the soil organic carbon pool. Three surface mines reforested under similar procedures 2, 5, and 14 years ago were sampled, along with soil from an undisturbed forest in the area. Soil was sampled from 4 depths, (0-5, 5-10, 10-25 and 25-50 cm) and samples were analyzed by an isotope ratio mass spectrometer for percent carbon and carbon isotopic signature. The Monte Carlo unmixing equation was used to differentiate geogenic carbon from organic carbon at the mine ...


Money, Power And Landscapes Of Consumption, Ana Miscolta-Cameron 2010 Macalester College

Money, Power And Landscapes Of Consumption, Ana Miscolta-Cameron

Geography Capstone Projects

This paper explores the phenomenon of national parks and reserves in Tanzania as a product of early colonial ideology and the evolution of that ideology into a post-independence capitalist enterprise. Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are examined as historically contested sites in which indigenous people have been denied customary use rights by successive regimes of power keen on profiting through resource exploitation and tourism. Though this paper’s focus is Tanzania, it attempts to reveal a pattern of colonial and neo-colonial environmentalism widespread throughout the developing world.


Norumbega News, No.15 (Fall 2010), Osher Library Associates 2010 University of Southern Maine

Norumbega News, No.15 (Fall 2010), Osher Library Associates

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

Issue No.15, Fall 2010

Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Portland, Maine


Demographic, Economic And Social Transformations In Bronx Community District 4: High Bridge, Concourse And Mount Eden, 1990 - 2008, Astrid Rodríguez 2010 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Demographic, Economic And Social Transformations In Bronx Community District 4: High Bridge, Concourse And Mount Eden, 1990 - 2008, Astrid Rodríguez

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report analyzes demographic and socioeconomic characteristics among the five largest Latino nationality groups during 1990-2008 in the NYC Community District 4 of the borough of the Bronx, which comprises the neighborhoods of High Bridge, Concourse and Mount Eden.

Methods: Data on Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, reorganized for public use by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, IPUMSusa. Cases in the dataset were weighted and analyzed to produce population estimates.

Results: Dominicans are the largest Latino subgroup in the Bronx’s Community District 4, accounting ...


The Tibetan Jewish Youth Exchange: The Importance Of Youth In Exile And Diaspora Communities, Jade Sank 2010 SIT Study Abroad

The Tibetan Jewish Youth Exchange: The Importance Of Youth In Exile And Diaspora Communities, Jade Sank

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

How is the identity of a people living in diaspora maintained? The people of Tibet have been living in exile since the Chinese occupation began in 1959. As a result the Tibetan people have been working to find ways to maintain their identity, religion and culture. In Many ways the current Tibetan plight can be compared to the experiences of the Jewish people in exile and diaspora.

Culture, a religion, a people and an identity in exile and diaspora is both maintained and changed. The youth are the future and bonds that hold everything together, they are the carriers of ...


La ‘Paradoxe Marocaine’ Moroccan-Dutch Citizens In Transnational Social Space, Deva-Dee Siliee 2010 SIT Study Abroad

La ‘Paradoxe Marocaine’ Moroccan-Dutch Citizens In Transnational Social Space, Deva-Dee Siliee

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Human mobility has existed in countless forms for many centuries. Yet in our modern world of sovereign territorially defined nation-states, both policy makers and national publics increasingly see human mobility across national boundaries as alarming. The rising movement of people, culture and capital across borders is suggested to pose a direct challenge to the nation-state as the organizing unit around which many areas of human activity revolve. In the age of globalization, academics and politicans are investigating how to understand the question of individuals and entire communities, intent on maintaining strong economic, cultural and social ties across state borders. This ...


Economic Coping Mechanisms Of Iraqi Female Headed Households In Jordan, Sophia Moradian 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Economic Coping Mechanisms Of Iraqi Female Headed Households In Jordan, Sophia Moradian

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

As a host country for displaced Iraqis since the 1991 Gulf War, Jordan has received waves of Iraqi forced migrants for the past twenty years, with the greatest number of displaced Iraqis arriving after the 2003 Iraq war. Due to its own limited resources, Jordan has faced the difficult task of hosting these refugees. The Jordanian government still does allow the majority of Iraqis to work in Jordan; thus, the majority of Iraqi households in Jordan lack a stable source of income. Through Iraq’s past three decades of war, Iraqi women have disproportionally suffered. In Jordan, Iraqi female household ...


'The Edge Of The Island': Neighborhood Identity And Evolving Community In 'Liminal Places', Gordon Douglas 2010 University of Chicago

'The Edge Of The Island': Neighborhood Identity And Evolving Community In 'Liminal Places', Gordon Douglas

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

This paper examines the contemporary processes at work in urban areas without clear spatial identities that are simultaneously facing the challenges of cultural change and gentrification. I do so through the close analysis of one such ‘liminal place’ on Chicago’s West Side. I use the phrase ‘a community on the edge of the island’ to describe the area, inspired by an interview subject who referred to the tenuous search for a sort of ideal bohemian hipness as the need to stay as “close to the edge of the island” as possible without actually leaving it. Making use of ethnographic ...


Developing A Web Application To Identify Industrial Specialization In Southern California, Sara Goose 2010 University of Redlands

Developing A Web Application To Identify Industrial Specialization In Southern California, Sara Goose

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

Economic and community planning professionals consistently look for ways to measure the strengths and opportunities of their locale. In an effort to restrain from participating in bubble and burst economic cycles, these professionals have turned toward models of economic sustainability. Industry cluster identification has become a popular starting point to develop policies aimed at these long term objectives. The presence of clusters indicates an opportunity to support industries considered to be specialized for a region, through workforce development and building collaborative ventures among public and private enterprises. However, the presence of clusters have traditionally been identified by analyzing data in ...


Improving Clean Water Conservation In Western Ethiopia Using Arcgis Server, Apollinaire William 2010 University of Redlands

Improving Clean Water Conservation In Western Ethiopia Using Arcgis Server, Apollinaire William

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

A Web map application was developed to disseminate information on the locations of freshwater springs and their status in Western Ethiopia. Ethiopia suffers an insufficient clean water supply. Only one-third of the rural population has access to safe drinking water. Various organizations have been involved in protecting water springs, but these efforts were not well coordinated due to the lack of spatial information about the locations of springs and their status in the area of intervention. The Tropical Health Alliance Foundation (THAF) is one of the organizations that have been committing its efforts and funds to protect springs in Western ...


Performance Space: Shaping The Arts Scene In Asheville, Nc, Elizabeth Adair Ahrens 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Performance Space: Shaping The Arts Scene In Asheville, Nc, Elizabeth Adair Ahrens

Masters Theses

While many factors influence an arts scene, performance space shapes the scene in many discernible ways. Performance space is an integral part of the arts scene. Every artist, musician, actor and dancer must perform in order to participate in the arts scene. The spaces of these performances are often overlooked when considering how the arts scene functions or how to best support the arts in a community. Through interviews with owners and managers of performance spaces in Asheville, I determined how performance space shapes the local arts scene. I defined the arts scene as the quantity, variety and quality of ...


Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams

Theses and Dissertations in Geography

This dissertation focuses on the National Register of Historic Places and considers the geographical implications of valuing particular historic sites over others. Certain historical sites will either gain or lose desirability from one era to the next, this dissertation identifies and explains three unique preservation ethical eras, and it maps the sites which were selected during those eras. These eras are the Settlement Era (1966 – 1975), the Commercial Architecture Era (1976 – 1991), and the Progressive Planning Era (1992 – 2010). The findings show that transformations in the program included an early phase when state authorities listed historical resources pertaining to the ...


Politiques Envers Les Migrants Hautement Qualifiés: Analyse Comparée Du Canada, Etats-Unis Et Union Européenne, Hristina Petrova 2010 Policy Studies Organization

Politiques Envers Les Migrants Hautement Qualifiés: Analyse Comparée Du Canada, Etats-Unis Et Union Européenne, Hristina Petrova

Hristina Petrova

My Master’s thesis is among the few, if not the only work which examines in comparative perspective the public policies of Canada, USA and EU (EU level) in the field of highly skilled migration. I find that this type of migration is understudied, not supported by any of the migration-related organizations, most probably due to its business nature. The triple case study explores the Canadian federal points-based system and the Provincial Programs; the US Green Cards and the H-1B visas; and the EU directive concerning the Blue Cards. My original contribution to the field goes as far as I ...


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