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A critical cultural study of lived experiences and societal implications of the 21st century natural hair movement
The natural hair movement of the 21st century emerged as a declaration by African-American women to embrace and celebrate their natural hair textures. Through a critical cultural study, this project demonstrated the divide ...
Change is Hard: Using Conceptual Change Theory to Promote "Research as Inquiry"
(Association of College and Research Libraries, 2018)
An exploration of leadership within the Church of Scientology
This analysis builds on existing scholarly work that has analyzed the Church of Scientology through the lens of public relations and expanded on how these practices have lent themselves to perpetuating the Church's leadership ...
Do the wrongfully convicted face employment discrimination similar to actual offenders?
While the number of exonerations in the United States continues to increase, little research has examined the challenges underlying exonerees’ reintegration into society. Given that exonerees are stigmatized similarly to ...
The use of simulation techniques to investigate the effects of conductive hearing loss on the auditory brainstem response
A click-evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) was recorded on 28 normal hearing adult participants to determine the effects of different degrees of conductive hearing loss on the response properties of the ABR. Participants ...
Black women: the forgotten trailblazers
[From paper] The 1960s and 1970s were decades of large-scale upheaval and change in the United States. Several social movements brought about this change, two of the most prominent being the Civil Rights Movement and the ...
[From paper] The “Guevara” lock of Beethoven’s Hair is an immense historical discovery that yields insight into the life and death of one of the greatest composers of all time, especially the period of suffering during ...
A Cloud of Witnesses: External Mediation in Frodo’s Journey to Rivendell and Beyond
(The Mythopoeic Society, 2018)
Applies Rene Girard’s mimetic theory to a study of Frodo’s motivations and role models in the early phases of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s incorporation of extensive background material deepens our understanding of his ...
Conference review: AnthropologyCon 2017
AnthropologyCon 2017 transpired across multiple sites at the annual American Anthropology Association meeting in Washington, DC. The first event included a workshop on “Anthropology of/through Games” on Thursday afternoon, ...
Ernest Bloch's "exotic" shofar: Jewish identity in Proclamation for trumpet and orchestra
Richard Wagner argued in his notoriously anti-Semitic 1850 essay, Das Judentum in der Musik (Judaism in Music), that composers must descend to their racial roots in order to achieve universality in art. This idea was ...