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ItemAn analysis on the United States' approach to resolving statelessness(2021-05) Painter, Taryn; Katz, Kimberly; Towson University. Department of History; Human Rights & History Minor[From Introduction:] Experts on statelessness emphasize that if the goals of the #IBelong are to be reached by 2024, drastic changes will have to be enacted by key international players. The United States, a global power in the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council, is one country that must change its perspective on statelessness to propel the work of #IBelong. The United States has taken an indifferent stance towards the campaign and has failed to commit to any of the ten Global Action Plans. The refusal to participate in the #IBelong campaign stems from the U.S. government’s continued ignorance and denial of statelessness as a domestic issue. Formal U.S. policies frame statelessness as a foreign policy issue to be addressed in countries abroad, despite the U.S. State Department’s admission that “statelessness exists in every region of the world” as a “largely ‘hidden’ problem without government recognition.” Though the U.S. urges other states abroad to resolve existing issues of statelessness, the U.S. government itself hesitates to adopt a strategy that recognizes, acknowledges, and assists its own stateless population. The United States absolves itself as a perpetrator of human rights abuses by refusing to engage with critical UN initiatives on statelessness and by further ignoring its own lengthy history of creating and maintaining statelessness. The United States continues to uphold the problematic ideals of American exceptionalism, thereby exempting the government from accountability measures and cherry-picking which universal rights receive recognition under domestic law. Without immediate changes to its view of statelessness, the United States will fail to achieve its foreign policy objectives as a global defender of human rights and equality. ItemAnthropocene and elemental multiplicity(Duke University Press, 2017-03-01) Jones, Rachel; Parker, Emily; Towson University. Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesOur hope in the present essay is to provide a figure for thought in response to what Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer first named "the Anthropocene." Our interest is not in providing a substitute for this concept, but in offering an alternative way of approaching the vast political-ecological work currently being attributed to it. We want to question the images of impending global catastrophe, the glorifications of human abilities to overcome such quasi-apocalyptic conditions, and the ironic celebrations of our 'natural' resilience and technological prowess that are woven through the calls to responsibility and action which characterize Anthropocene discourse. We draw our approach from a critical reading of the work of Luce lrigaray. lrigaray's project is part of a genealogy of feminist thought that predates the emergence of Anthropocene discourse and offers a sustained critique of the concepts of both Nature and Man. We share serious concerns about the limitations of lrigaray's project with regard to race and het eronormativity. However, we find her work helpful because of the way it combines two key strands: first, a critique of what she calls the hom(m)ogenizing logic of the One, whose refusal of difference(s) is as much an ecological as it is a political disaster; and second, a critical analysis of the hylomorphism which, she argues, has informed western conceptions of political life and of the larger ecological life of which the political is a part. ItemAnthropology By the Wire(2012) Durington, Matthew Slover; Collins, Samuel Gerald; Towson University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal JusticeAnthropology by the Wire is a multi-media research project on urban and visual anthropology in Baltimore that is part of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates grant at Towson University. In this project, students will be conducting research on neighborhoods in Baltimore utilizing anthropological methods through the lens of a public anthropology with a variety of digital media. A sampling of chronological data in the form of videos, photos, audio, links and text posted to this site represent the outcome and mediation of those endeavors. Item"The Anthropology of Media" and "Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain"(American Ethnological Society, 2004-02) Durington, Matthew Slover; Towson University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal JusticeBook reviews of "Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain". Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu‐Lughod, and Brian Larkin, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press and "The Anthropology of Media: A Reader". Kelly Askew and Richard R. Wilk, eds. Anthropologists have often approached media as something haphazardly stumbled on while conducting fieldwork or as a basis of anecdotal comparison in discussions of more substantial issues. The topic is consistently approached uncritically, and the presence of various forms of media in different cultural settings is either considered exotic or disregarded as commonplace. ItemAn approach to character development in Defoe's narrative prose(University of Iowa, 1972) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of English[From article]: The critical approach to character in Defoe’s narrative prose has been mainly circuitous. By emphasizing genres as external patterns that inform his conception of the individual, interpretation of central character is often sacrificed to analysis of the form assumed to beget the character.[...] And as these forms are significations of random bourgeois interests, the characters within them, the criticism suggests, are all representative of resourceful middle-class Englishmen. Yet summarily to dismiss the characters as middle class is at best middling criticism, however undeniably valuable that criticism may otherwise be in its manifold discoveries.[...] I do not suggest, of course, that an internal approach is the only solution, but conceding the question of genre to the critics to say that Defoe uses features of many forms leaves still the problem of character as character. Looking at that problem, however, in terms of events, actions with which the characters are intimately involved can allow more fruitful answers. ItemApproaches to teaching the works of Naguib Mahfouz(Indiana University Press, 2015) Bentahar, Ziad; Towson University. Department of Foreign LanguagesIn this case, the editors of the volume on Mahfouz offer a collection of outlooks that may assist the addition of a Mahfouz work to a survey course, or even the development of an entire seminar on the author, a decidedly feasible endeavor given the breadth of his oeuvre. Well aware of the delicate burden that is placed on Mahfouz when he is, thus, designated to stand for a complex literary and cultural tradition, the editors of this book offer a balanced introduction to the author by simultaneously presenting him as ambassador of Arabic literature at-large, as well as offering entry points into specific aspects of his works. Item"Auburn" in Goldsmith's The deserted village: possible Gallic overtones?(College Language Association (U.S.), 1978-12) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of English[From article]: The deserted village of Goldsmith’s 1770 poem has proved to be a lost village as well, for scholars have been unable to find an exact location for it. Many identify Auburn with the poet’s home of Lissoy in Ireland. Professor Friedman allows that the name may have been suggested by a town in Wiltshire. Others believe it to be an English village important more as a type than as a specific place. And Professor Wardle thinks the name and location to be irrelevant because Goldsmith probably conceived the place as a composite of his boyhood memories and his later observations of English villages. Whatever Auburn’s location, Goldsmith was no doubt mainly concerned with providing an emblem in The Deserted Village of a once idyllic place now forever abandoned that could also contrast with the horrific implications of life in the city and in America later in the poem. Whether Irish, English, or irrelevant on the map, in the poem, Auburn embodies Goldsmith’s explicit theme, stressed in his prefatory letter to Reynolds. That theme is the depopulation of the countryside, shown by history and the poem alike to be the result of the displacement of the poor from rural areas by wealthy landowners who wished to improve and expand their own farms, parks, and hunting preserves. In the letter, Goldsmith claims both to inveigh against this cause and to regret its effect. To augment his theme, I would suggest, Goldsmith may have selected the name Auburn for its rich and subtle merging of Gallic sound and sense. ItemBaltimore steel stories(Wiley-Blackwell, 2015-11) Durington, Matthew Slover; Collins, Samuel Gerald; Rines, Cameron; Towson University. Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal JusticeThe article offers information on the efforts to chronicle the economic and personal changes people have endured in Baltimore, Maryland, to make sense of their lives and represent the contradictions of capitalism which resulted in the media project entitled "Anthropology by the Wire." Topics include the fallout from the closure of one of the last remaining steel plants in the U.S., the contradictions within capitalist logic, and the structural violence that emerges from neoliberal practices. ItemBeyond harem walls: redefining women's space in works by Assia Djebar, Malek Alloula and Fatima Mernissi(Brill, 2009-01-01) Bentahar, Ziad; Towson University. Department of Foreign LanguagesOrientalist and colonial representations of harems have resulted in the association of North African women with domestic confinement. North African authors such as Assia Djebar (1980), Malek Alloula (1981) and Fatima Mernissi (1994), however, suggest that this view is biased. While focusing largely on Fatima Mernissi’s memoir, Dreams of Trespass, this article builds on these authors’ exploration of the various ways in which women of the Maghreb are portrayed, in order to provide a clearer understanding of the dynamics of women’s space in the context of colonial North Africa. ItemBook review of A concordance and word-lists to Henry Fielding's "Shamela," Michael G. Farringdon, ed.(Springer, 1983-12) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of a concordance to Henry Fielding's Shamela ItemBook review of An Oxford companion to the Romantic Age: British culture 1776-1832, Iain McCalman, editor(American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2002) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of a reference work on British culture during the Romantic Age ItemBook review of Carleton Jones's Maryland: a picture history, 1632-1976 and Edwin Wolf II's Philadelphia: portrait of an American city(Maryland Historical Society, 1978) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of two pictorial histories; one about Maryland and one about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ItemBook review of Deborah Kennedy's Poetic sisters: early eighteenth-century women poets(American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2013-09) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of a book on eighteenth century women poets ItemBook review of Eric Parisot's Graveyard poetry: religion, aesthetics and the mid-eighteenth-century poetic condition(American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2015-03) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of a book on graveyard poetry ItemBook review of George H. Douglas' H. L. Mencken: critic of American life(Maryland Historical Society, 1978) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of an examination of H.L. Mencken ItemBook review of Poetic meditations on death: a Gothic and Romantic literary genre of the long eighteenth century (1693-1858), ed. Evert Jan van Leeuwen(Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; application/pdf; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of an anthology of graveyard poetry ItemBook review of Precursors of Nelson: British admirals of the eighteenth century(American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2002-09) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of a collection of essays about British admirals who preceded Lord Horatio Nelson. ItemBook review of Robert Ignatius Letellier's The English Novel, 1660-1700: An annotated bibliography(College of Toronto. Press, 1998-11) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of EnglishBook review of an annotated bibliography of the early English novel ItemBroadsides on the Thames: the social context of The rape of the lock, II, 47-52(Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1986) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of English[From article]: As Reuben Brower has shown, allusion in Pope is a resource equivalent to metaphor and imagery in other poets1 1 R. A. Brower, Alexander Pope: The Poetry of Allusion (Oxford, 1959). . Yet it is not merely by literary allusion that Pope achieves comic effect in The Rape of the Lock, II, 47-52, the depiction of Belinda's water passage to Hampton Court. He creates a comic irony in these verses by a careful blend of a Watteau-like scene with heroically allusive overtones and a crude Hogarthian undertone given strength by its appeal to contemporary awareness of abusive language by travellers on the Thames. The dual ironic contexts of the heroic and the prosaic further heighten the poem's comic incongruity. ItemThe campus trials of Mencken's satire(Enoch Pratt Free Library, 2013) Hahn, H. George (Henry George), 1942-; Towson University. Department of English[From article]: “I think that people like to read abuse,” said Mencken to Donald Kirkley in a recorded interview of 1948. His charge prompts four trials about satire to a college-age class today.