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The Importance Of Language In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Lacy Norton 2018 Liberty University

The Importance Of Language In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Lacy Norton

Senior Honors Theses

Language and culture are connected. Because of this connection, people have a preferred language with which they have an emotional or cultural connection. In Latin American cultures, it is beneficial to speak to a person in their preferred language. Using a person’s preferred language as opposed to any other language will facilitate a deeper connection with that person, cross cultural barriers that may separate them, and be more effective when attempting to share the gospel.


Sitios De Memoria: Una Comparación Analítica Entre Los Espacios De Memoria Y Derechos Humanos En Buenos Aires Y En Santiago / Sites Of Memory: An Analytical Comparison Between Memory And Human Rights Spaces In Buenos Aires And Santiago, Henry Shuldiner 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Sitios De Memoria: Una Comparación Analítica Entre Los Espacios De Memoria Y Derechos Humanos En Buenos Aires Y En Santiago / Sites Of Memory: An Analytical Comparison Between Memory And Human Rights Spaces In Buenos Aires And Santiago, Henry Shuldiner

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Los museos y monumentos conmemorativos son vehículos centrales a través de los cuales la sociedad puede conmemorar y compartir los hechos del pasado en la actualidad. Tienen la capacidad de contar la historia a través de objetos, medios, artefactos; objetos tangibles, no palabras solamente.

Ésta es una investigación comparativa en que parto observando los lugares de memoria en Santiago y Buenos Aires que rememoran a las víctimas de la dictadura en cada país. Me centraré en cómo funcionan los espacios de memoria para enseñar esta historia, la forma en lo que cada espacio conmemora a las víctimas y cómo estos ...


Somos Todos Juncos Y Mapuches / We Are All Reeds And Mapuches, Jonah Kone 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Somos Todos Juncos Y Mapuches / We Are All Reeds And Mapuches, Jonah Kone

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

A partir del siglo XVIII, ha sido una migración criolla hacia el Delta de Paraná, Argentina, lo que representa una zona de humedal, situada en el delta del río de la Plata. Principalmente a partir del siglo XIX comenzó una serie de procesos para formar lo que se refiere a la “identidad isleño,” lo que implica un estilo fuertemente conectada con los procesos ecosistémicos del humedal, y viviendo de la tierra para la sobrevivencia: actividades que incluyen el junco, la pesca, y el cultivo de frutas entre otros. A partir del fin de los años 50 empezó un proceso de ...


Espacios De Poder: Percepciones De La Representación Política De Las Mujeres En Tapacarí, Cochabamba Y La Paz / Spaces Of Power: Perceptions Of The Political Representation Of Women In Tapacarí, Cochabamba And La Paz, Margaret Mischka 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Espacios De Poder: Percepciones De La Representación Política De Las Mujeres En Tapacarí, Cochabamba Y La Paz / Spaces Of Power: Perceptions Of The Political Representation Of Women In Tapacarí, Cochabamba And La Paz, Margaret Mischka

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Bolivia es un país con una larga y sólida historia de participación de las mujeres en la política. A lo largo del período colonial, la república, las dictaduras y en la política del partidos gobernante, las mujeres, a menudo, liderizan en una variedad de cuestiones. Los movimientos organizados de mujeres en una variedad de contextos han sido acreditados en muchos de los cambios progresivos en el país. Ahora, constituyendo las mujeres, más del 50% de la legislatura nacional y con muchas leyes destinadas a mejorar las vidas de las mujeres, la situación de la representación de las mujeres en la ...


Hbcus Abroad: Design And Delivery Of The First-Year Haiti Experience, Javonni S. McGlaurin 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Hbcus Abroad: Design And Delivery Of The First-Year Haiti Experience, Javonni S. Mcglaurin

Capstone Collection

A need remains to create access to international educational opportunities for underrepresented populations. This need is due to lack of financial resources, fear of the unknown, and time away from home. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), such as, Saint Augustine’s University are working to restore the tradition of global scholarship by revitalizing the study abroad program to ensure its students truly embody the motto of “Transform, Excel, Lead”. In order to do this, the University is looking to increase the number of students exposed to and participating in study abroad programs. With an increasing presence of international students ...


El Negocio Del Desarrollo Internacional: Las Dinámicas Asimétricas De Poder Entre Voluntariados Internacionales Y Comunidades Locales / The Business Of International Development: The Asymmetric Power Dynamics Between International Volunteers And Local Communities, Ivana Giang 2018 SIT Study Abroad

El Negocio Del Desarrollo Internacional: Las Dinámicas Asimétricas De Poder Entre Voluntariados Internacionales Y Comunidades Locales / The Business Of International Development: The Asymmetric Power Dynamics Between International Volunteers And Local Communities, Ivana Giang

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

El estudio de caso de la organización no gubernamental (ONG), Semillas de Aprendizaje ( Seeds of Learning , SoL) demuestra el fenómeno de volunturismo, en que voluntarios principalmente estadounidenses cada uno paga una cuota estándar de $1.550 a SoL para hacer un viaje alrededor de una semana a Nicaragua. Allí, participan haciendo proyectos de construcción, como aulas y bibliotecas, a desarrollar oportunidades educativas para los estudiantes de comunidades rurales. SoL también crea un itinerario para los voluntarios hacer actividades turísticas, los costos incluidos en la cuota. Después de tres semanas de entrevistas y observación participante en los sitios de SoL en ...


Blooming Mountains Of Biodiversity: An Investigation Of Angiosperms On Cerro Mayordomo, Tungurahua, Ecuador, Ella Matsuda 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Blooming Mountains Of Biodiversity: An Investigation Of Angiosperms On Cerro Mayordomo, Tungurahua, Ecuador, Ella Matsuda

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, and many of the species in the region are found nowhere else in the world. The cloud forest is particularly diverse because the mountainous terrain isolates populations and changes in elevation create a wide variety of habitats. Cerro Mayordomo is a relatively unexplored mountain in the cloud forest of Tungurahua, Ecuador. It is known to have very high levels of endemism and several new species have been discovered there, but the biodiversity of angiosperms on the mountain has never been quantified. In this study, 5x5 m quadrants were established ...


Herpetofauna Of Sumak Allpa: A Baseline Assessment Of An Unstudied Island Herpetofaunal Community, Sara Freimuth 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Herpetofauna Of Sumak Allpa: A Baseline Assessment Of An Unstudied Island Herpetofaunal Community, Sara Freimuth

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Sumak Allpa is an island dedicated to the provision and protection of habitat for the conservation and rehabilitation of primates. As such, the island - a varzea ecosystem located in the Western Amazon of Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse and also most threatened regions in the world – consists of protected primary forest that is home not only to a variety of primates, but also to an even wider variety of other taxa, nearly all of which have gone unstudied on the island. The present investigation assessed two of those taxa, amphibians and reptiles, in order to establish a baseline inventory ...


Se Necesita Un Pueblo Para Criar A Un Niño: El Desplazamiento De Los Hijos De Cochabamba, Bolivia / A Village Is Needed To Raise A Child: The Displacement Of The Children Of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Julia Mancini 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Se Necesita Un Pueblo Para Criar A Un Niño: El Desplazamiento De Los Hijos De Cochabamba, Bolivia / A Village Is Needed To Raise A Child: The Displacement Of The Children Of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Julia Mancini

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

La situación de los niños en Bolivia ha cambiado mucho en las últimas décadas. Si bien sigue siendo uno de los países más pobres de América del Sur, la tasa de mortalidad de menores de cinco años ha disminuido significativamente. Se han establecido leyes que protegen los derechos de todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes y que combaten la violencia contra la mujer. Sin embargo, las tasas de alta violencia y el desplazamiento de los niños continúan. Este ensayo y el libro infantil que lo acompañarán investigan las dificultades que enfrentan los niños en Bolivia en sus hogares y sus ...


Partidarios De La Vida: Resiliencia En Los Afectados Directos De La Dictadura En Arica, Chile / Supporters Of Life: Resilience In The Direct Victims Of The Dictatorship In Arica, Chile, Danielle Levinson 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Partidarios De La Vida: Resiliencia En Los Afectados Directos De La Dictadura En Arica, Chile / Supporters Of Life: Resilience In The Direct Victims Of The Dictatorship In Arica, Chile, Danielle Levinson

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The present study is a qualitative analysis of resilience mechanisms in inhabitants of the city of Arica, Chile who participated actively in the resistance against the Pinochet dictatorship. Through one-on-one interviews with members of this population and the coordinator/social assistant of the Arican branch of the Chilean government’s reparation program (PRAIS), this project was able to corroborate the existence of the following four categories of resilience mechanisms, which are identified in a technical standard published by the Chilean Under-Secretariat of Health: individual, family, social network, and values and ideology. However, it was revealed that this model should be ...


Water Capacity Of Paramo Soils, Rafael Robert 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Water Capacity Of Paramo Soils, Rafael Robert

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The pȧramo ecosystems in the high Ecuadorian Andes are grasslands characterized by challenging abiotic factors such as low temperatures and high solar radiation. Another key feature of pȧramos is the humidity and water availability in the ecosystem. Pȧramos are very important to the hydrology of the inter-Andean valley because they are water reserves that distribute fresh water to lower elevations. These hydrologic properties are made possible by the porous volcanic ash soils formed by the volcanic arc along the mountain range. This study is focused in the region of Chimborazo approximately 20 km from Riobamba the capitol ...


Un Giro Ontológico En La Cosmovisión De La Naturaleza: El Papel Del Capitalismo Y Otras Influencias En El Cambio De Las Percepciones Tradicionales De La Naturaleza En La Comunidad Quechua De Paru Paru / An Ontological Turnover In The Cosmovision Of Nature: The Role Of Capitalism And Other Influences In The Change Of Traditional Perceptions Of The Nature In The Quechua Community Of Paru Paru, Jessica Pusch 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Un Giro Ontológico En La Cosmovisión De La Naturaleza: El Papel Del Capitalismo Y Otras Influencias En El Cambio De Las Percepciones Tradicionales De La Naturaleza En La Comunidad Quechua De Paru Paru / An Ontological Turnover In The Cosmovision Of Nature: The Role Of Capitalism And Other Influences In The Change Of Traditional Perceptions Of The Nature In The Quechua Community Of Paru Paru, Jessica Pusch

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

En el contexto de la antropología ambiental y con un lente de ecología política, este informe analiza el papel del capitalismo en la degradación ecológica global a través de un estudio etnográfico específico y único. Este estudio ocurrió en el pueblo quechua Paru Paru, situada en las sierras andinas de Perú en la región de Cusco. El siguiente artículo incluye una examinación del aumento en las actividades económicamente capitalistas y la presencia de otros factores involucrados en el cambio de la relación y las percepciones sobre la naturaleza en el contexto de la cosmovisión. Había una pérdida clara de algunas ...


Avian Diversity And Abundance In Three Different Vegetative Landscapes Around A Shade-Grown Coffee Plantation On Mount Totumas, Chiriquí Highlands, Panamá, Samantha Myers 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Avian Diversity And Abundance In Three Different Vegetative Landscapes Around A Shade-Grown Coffee Plantation On Mount Totumas, Chiriquí Highlands, Panamá, Samantha Myers

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Agricultura sostenible, como la agroforestería de café, tiene el potencial de conservar la biodiversidad local de muchos taxones. A pesar de los servicios beneficiosos como el control de plagas y la polinización que las aves pueden proporcionar, el grado en que el café sombrado promueva la biodiversidad de aves aún no se ha analizado completamente. El propósito de esta investigación fue para determinar si la biodiversidad y la abundancia de aves varían en áreas con diferente cobertura de vegetación y sombra alrededor de un cafetal de sombra. Se realizaron análisis vegetativos y se registraron las abundancias de las especies durante ...


Discriminación Racial: Discurso Oficial Versus Realidad En Cuba Postrevolucionaria, Sergio Rojo 2018 University of South Florida

Discriminación Racial: Discurso Oficial Versus Realidad En Cuba Postrevolucionaria, Sergio Rojo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

El objetivo de esta investigación es buscar y analizar las causas que han mantenido la discriminación racial dentro de Cuba después de 1959. En mi investigación pretendo examinar cómo la Revolución Cubana no eliminó la continuidad histórica de discriminación racial heredada del pasado. En mi análisis quiero verificar cómo el estereotipo y la imagen política del afrocubano que ha sido formada tras los cambios sociales ocurridos después del 1959, no es más que el resultado de una falacia política montada en nombre de la igualdad.

Muchas de las políticas adoptadas por el estado se hicieron en pos de eliminar la ...


Literature And Scholarship In Times Of Crisis, Radost A. Rangelova 2018 Gettysburg College

Literature And Scholarship In Times Of Crisis, Radost A. Rangelova

2017 College Authors

When I was asked to talk about research, and about my own research, I thought it was important to recognize that much of my work I owe, first, to Research and Professional Development Grants that I have been fortunate to receive at Gettysburg, and also to the people, resources, and institutions that opened their doors to me during the time that I’ve spent doing research in Puerto Rico, including at the University of Puerto Rico and at the National Archives of Theater and Film. Today I would like to speak briefly not only about doing research in Puerto Rico ...


Siempre Hemos Vivido Aquí: La Figura Literaria Del Indígena Y La Otra Argentina Posible, Jennie R. Robinson 2018 University of South Florida

Siempre Hemos Vivido Aquí: La Figura Literaria Del Indígena Y La Otra Argentina Posible, Jennie R. Robinson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This project engages with what various academics in the past twenty years have identified as a “discourse of invisibilization” that effectively erased indigenous presence from the Argentine national discourse. Following the Conquest of the Desert, a military campaign carried out between 1878 and 1879 that sought to eliminate indigenous presence in the Pampas and Patagonia, the common belief was that indigenous peoples no longer resided in Argentina. In reality thousands remained but indigenous identity and presence was effectively erased from the national discourse until the constitutional reform of 1994 which legally recognized indigenous pre-existence and articulated specific rights for the ...


Jewish Women’S Transracial Epistemological Networks: Representations Of Black Women In The African Diaspora, 1930-1980, Abby S. Gondek 2018 Florida International University

Jewish Women’S Transracial Epistemological Networks: Representations Of Black Women In The African Diaspora, 1930-1980, Abby S. Gondek

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation investigates how Jewish women social scientists relationally established their gendered-racialized subjectivities and theories about race-gender-sexuality-class through their portrayals of black women’s sexuality and family structures in the African Diaspora: the U.S., Brazil, South Africa, Swaziland, and the U.K. The central women in this study: Ellen Hellmann, Ruth Landes, Hilda Kuper, and Ruth Glass, were part of the same “political generation,” born in 1908-1912, coming of age when Jews of European descent experienced an ambivalent and conditional assimilation into whiteness, a form of internal colonization. I demonstrate how each woman’s familial origin point in Europe ...


The Harmful Sexual And Non-Sexual Behaviors Of Trafficked Women And Children In Mexico: A Study Of Victims Of Sexual Exploitation, Arun Kumar Acharya, Lilia Susana Padilla y Sotelo, Jose Juan Cervantes Niño 2018 Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

The Harmful Sexual And Non-Sexual Behaviors Of Trafficked Women And Children In Mexico: A Study Of Victims Of Sexual Exploitation, Arun Kumar Acharya, Lilia Susana Padilla Y Sotelo, Jose Juan Cervantes Niño

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

During the last 17 years, since the adoption of the Palermo Protocol, authorities at international and national levels have investigated and prosecuted trafficking cases, and aided victims. Nevertheless, every day thousands of people around the world are sold, lured with false promises and exploited. In Mexico, 10,000 young girls and women are said to be trafficked into cities for sexual exploitation every year. Trafficked victims suffer a wide range of sexual exploitation, physical and psychological violence, human rights violations including their right to dignity, and cruel and inhumane treatment, creating vulnerability and isolation. To cope, many victims adopt harmful ...


Haiti: The Relationship Between Political Instability And Post-Disaster Response, Ashly Brun 2018 Clark University

Haiti: The Relationship Between Political Instability And Post-Disaster Response, Ashly Brun

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti represents what Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine refers to as an event leading to the exploitation of disaster-shocked countries. With this idea in mind, this paper seeks to analyze the hidden setbacks of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and their counterproductive relationship with Haiti's unstable government in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The ways in which corruption operates within the Haitian government and international NGO structures pre-and post-neoliberalism, is an important factor in understanding this post-disaster relationship. Before neoliberalist ideologies expanded throughout the world, corruption in Haiti was evident under the Duvalier regime ...


Separated From Saints And Sacred Spaces: Religion, Identity And Belonging For Peruvian Andean Migrants In The Us, Alison Wuensch 2018 University of San Francisco

Separated From Saints And Sacred Spaces: Religion, Identity And Belonging For Peruvian Andean Migrants In The Us, Alison Wuensch

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Religious practices impact how people construct their sense of identity and belonging, and Peruvian Andean religious practices are based in the sacred landscape and local saint fiestas. When Peruvian Andeans migrate away from their communities in the Andes, their religious practices are altered because they are based in the sacred landscape and local saint fiestas. The deterritorialization of these religious practices influences how Peruvian Andean migrants then construct their sense of identity and belonging in the spaces where they have moved. This research examines how religious practices venerating local saints as well as sacred landscapes can be reterritorialized and how ...


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