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Embodied listening in Wallace Stevens' poetic imagination
Brown, Katherine Emery, author
2017
"Is it possible to distance ourselves from our preconceptions and assumptions in order to approach the 'other' from a perspective of wonder and surprise -- always as if for the first time? How might we experience listening if, indeed, this is possible? In consideration of these questions, I turn to poet Wallace Stevens and his understanding of the poetic imagination, which allows for meaning and truth to reveal themselves through abstraction and obscurity. Looking to Heidegger's notions of the clearing and the shadow, I argue that Stevens' abstraction provides a means through which to withdraw from fixed conceptions of reality, opening up multiple possibilities of interpretation through a focus on individual and intersubjective perception. However, Stevens' abstraction does not withdraw from the concrete and the real, but instead intertwines with reality in an openness that allows for constant change, so that newness and wonder arise amidst the repetition of poetic objects, images, and motifs. Here, I turn particularly to Stevens' abstract feminine subject whose fluid embodiment provides unfettered access to the imagination and, therefore, to a language that exceeds logical binaries and normative categories. Drawing on Irigaray's notion of the "Outside," I read Stevens' feminine subject as a gendered multiplicity that could break rigid boundaries of intersubjective experience. Moreover, looking to Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological understanding of perception, I examine how voice, sound, and rhythm play crucial roles in intersubjective experience. In doing so, I ask how poetic sound and voice enable unclosed understandings of difference, and how we unlock possibilities when we approach the other through a complexly embodied mode of listening. Stevens' feminine subject elucidates such an approach to listening in her fluid and ambiguous embodiment, disclosing the relational possibilities of the imagination in a way that allows for uniqueness amidst intertwined intersubjective experience. Ultimately, when combined with the modes of attunement of Heidegger's notion of reflective thought and Irigaray's notion of wonder, Stevens' feminine subject uncovers a completely embodied mode of listening that could act as a radical disruption of our closed off approaches to otherness. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B7694 2017

Secret Keepers
Melia, Sean author
2017
"Marshall Cunningham, has moved across the country and is the "new kid" in his fourth grade class. While the class bully, Nate, teases Marshall, the popular girl, Hadley, befriends him. Marshall is left dealing with the repercussions and consequences of a decision he makes when he injures Nate and tries to keep it a secret. Our opinions about people can change depending on what we know about them and how we interact with them. This story is meant to show that the "good kids" can make bad choices and the "bad kids" have a good side, too. The themes of honestly, friendship, and kindness are at the forefront of this piece. Marshall is challenged to be kind in the face of Nate's unkindness. There are moments when Marshall fails. Young readers should be able to empathize with how Marshall is treated, while also seeing the potential repercussions of being unkind. Sometimes, the worst punishments do not come from parents or teachers, but from within."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .M464 2017

Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools : a comprehensive guide to best practice in the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems in school settings
Mueller, Michael M., author
Marietta, Georgia : Stimulus Publications, [2009]
"Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools provides the first model of consultation to schools derived from the science of applied behavior analysis. This comprehensive guide for assessing and treating severe behavior problems in school settings walks the reader through a best practice series of steps from initial referral through problem elimination ... The BACS model guides a consultant through functional behavioral assessment, functional analysis, treatment selection, treatment evaluation, staff training, generalization evaluations, social validity issues, and follow-up processes. This book is a must read for anyone in applied behavior analysis, school psychology, and special education serving children who demonstrate severe behavior in school settings looking for the best way to approach and conduct severe behavior referrals"--Back cover.
Baker Berry LB1124 .M84 2009

Communication and learning
edited by Paul L. Witt
[Place of publication not identified] : De Gruyter Mouton, 2016
Baker Berry LB1060 .C66 2016

Terms and conditions : life in girls' boarding-schools, 1939-1979
Maxtone Graham, Ysenda, 1962- author
London : Plain Foxed Editions, 2016
Baker Berry LC53.G7 M39 2016

Network overload : how relieving a stressed brain circuit may hold the key to preventing major depressive disorder and Alzheimer's disease
Wharton, Khadija, author
2017
"The incidence of both major depressive disorder and Alzheimer's disease is increasing throughout the world. An estimated 350 million people suffer at least one depressive episode in their lifetime. More than 35 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease, with rates predicted to double every 20 years, due to the aging world population. Recent studies indicate that major depressive disorder is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. In addition, both disorders have a significant (yet different) effect on the default mode network (DMN). The DMN is a neural network that is activated when a person is engaged in internal thinking tasks and is deactivated during goal-oriented tasks. In those suffering from major depressive disorder, the default mode network is overactive, possibly explaining the high amount of rumination associated with the illness. The DMN of a brain affected by Alzheimer's disease has an abundance of amyloid plaques. Hyperactivity in the DMN has been shown to lead to an accumulation of plaques in this region. Meditative practices have been shown to decrease the activation of the default mode network potentially providing an alternative approach to the prevention and treatment of major depressive disorder and Alzheimer's disease."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .W437 2017

The role of social media in the presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2016
Revilla, Maria del Pilar Melisa, author
2017
"The present Master's thesis seeks to evaluate the role of social media in political campaigns and investigate if the information shared by users in social media can alter or change the perception of online users about aspiring presidential candidates. In order to find an answer to this, I looked into the role that social networks (specifically Facebook) and blogs played in the campaigns of 2008 and 2016. The results showed that the winners of both presidential elections obtained more interactions, reactions and positive comments on Facebook, which lead me to conclude that social media can indeed alter a person's perspective about a candidate."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .R485 2017

American exceptionalism and the U.S.-Mexico border : how the culture of border communities reconsiders nationalism and responds to federal policy
Bauman, Hope A., author
2017
"The geopolitical formation and reformation of the U.S.-Mexican border throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries situated the American citizen at the head of a global order that depends on the relationship between American citizens and undocumented migrants. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the United States relied on geographic borders by establishing these boundaries as political symbols that reified the fantasy of a hegemonic American culture The U.S.-Mexican border, therefore, exemplifies an example of how the myth of American Exceptionalism geographically, culturally, and politically enforced the American identity through the subjugation of the undocumented migrant. While a global discourse appears to undermine the nation-state by forcing Americans to confront the influx of illegal immigrants politically, this discourse also creates an area of exception in which illegal immigrants disappear so that American exceptionalism can still exist. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B3842 2017

Governance and economics : British colonialism's impact on post-colonial economic development in Botswana and Sierra Leone
Laackmann, Jason, author
2017
"This paper aims to show British colonialism's impact on post-colonial era economic development in Sierra Leone and Botswana. While the government of Botswana leveraged their colonial connection and strong governance to make large economic gains in their post-colonial era, Sierra Leone degraded from economic mediocrity during the colonial era to economic failure in the post-colonial era. This paper argues that governance, institutions, and policy are the most important factors in economic development regardless of the country's economic status. This argument will be made through an examination of Botswana's and Sierra Leone's government, institutions, and policies during the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial eras. More specifically, policies surrounding the diamond industry in Botswana and Sierra Leone are examined in respect to colonialism and economic development. For the sake of this paper, colonialism is viewed as a governance form that created or facilitated institutions and policies in each country. Its impact is discussed strictly in terms of economic development. Additionally, this paper examines how the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (a voluntary international agreement of over 40 countries to certify their diamonds as "conflict free") and access to global markets have impacted economic development in each country, both of which have their roots in colonialism."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .L323 2017

A bit of spice and a lot more lime : my gastronomical journal
Sivaramakrishnan, Priyanka, author
2017
"A bit of spice and a lot more lime is a coffee table cookbook with delightful tales of my gastronomical journey presented through personal essays showing that food is about more than just ingredients coming together, even if they are perfect. What makes food extraordinary is the people you share it with, the memories it creates. Nostalgia is the garnish that clinches the dish, making you remember it with great fondness. This joy filled book is what I remember best about my grandmother, how my grandfather taught me to pluck mangoes, how I ruined my parents' date by cooking an inedible dinner, and much more."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .S59 2017

Under the scope : a closer look at medical missions
Zablah, Evelyn J., author
2017
"A large number of organizations that are committed to alleviating the suffering of those that are most in need. In an attempt to obtain data about medical missions, a recent research study yielded a list of 543 non-profit organizations. "Each of these organizations sends anywhere from 3 to 20 missions per year, for an annual total of approximately 6000 short-term missions sent to foreign countries from the United States." This study was done by collecting statistics from the three largest mission websites -- the International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse, Diversion Magazine, and MissionFinder.org. Though the previous figures demonstrate part of the statistics of medical missions, the data provided lacks the sociological factor. Numbers alone cannot provide a complete understanding of the success or failure of a project. Although both methods, qualitative and quantitative research, are important in their own, it is imperative to have access to both methods' data in order to obtain a broader perspective of the subject in question. Each organization provides information of the patients that have been submitted for treatment, as well as statistical information such as budget spending. However, it is not an easy task to come across the stories behind the actual medical mission. These stories, for the most part, have been left untold. This thesis focuses on the stories of doctors, nurses, and volunteers who are or have been a part of medical missions around the world with the organization Doctors Without Borders. The purpose of this project is to provide a platform where humanitarian aid workers can share their personal experiences including their memories and feelings such as pain, laughter and fear. Focusing in qualitative research, I use the dynamic method of oral history. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .Z325 2017

Higher education investment in the Arab States of the Gulf : strategies for excellence and diversity
edited by Dale F. Eikelman and Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
Berlin : Gerlach Press, 2017
Baker Berry LA1493 .H54 2017

Social interaction and teacher cognition
Li, Li
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017
Baker Berry LB2840 .L49 2017

The heart of all contradictions : Muslim industrial meat production and its challenge to the ethical practice of Islam
Yasin, Dawood, author
2017
"To change the detrimental practices and ulterior economic motives associated with current practices in modern industrial meat production and the ritual slaughtering of animals, informed Muslim voices must be at the forefront of all efforts calling on Muslims to return to Islamic morality and ethics regarding food consumption. In the examination of modern Muslim industrial meat production and ritual slaughter, morality and ethics must be considered, otherwise Muslims will only concern themselves with positive injunctions that regulate behavior (halal) rather than consider important relevant negative injunctions (haram) that proscribe certain other behavior. A misunderstanding of historical non-binding legal rulings (fatawa) and legal positions have led some modern reformist Muslim scholars to consider animal slaughter a non-ritual act ('adah) not to be a ritual act (taʹbbudi). This shift has opened the door to a materialist approach that caused a fundamental contradiction to Islam's spiritual teachings. Muslims are called to move beyond the legal aspects of animal slaughter and uphold its ethical and moral standards that accompany such legal rulings. Animal slaughter is not merely considered an act that is concerned solely with the technical method of slaughter but, rather, and perhaps more importantly, an act that achieves the legal, moral and ethical considerations of slaughter. Islamic law has specific requirements and methods that ensure that the process of slaughter is religiously acceptable. Halal meat is defined as, to kill an animal through the legally prescribed method that makes its meat lawful (halal) for consumption. When the sacred is reduced to the mundane, the very spirit of religion is threatened. In the case of Muslim modern industrial meat production, that threat has serious public health, ecological and spiritual consequences."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .Y375 2017

Educational leadership
Washington, D.C. : Department of Supervision and Curriculum Development, N.E.A., 1943-
Library Depository L11 .E443

Dalit labor migration in Nepal : an ethnographic study of Bhirkot
Bhatta, Pradipti, author
2017
"The traditional occupations which have defined caste relations in Nepal are rapidly changing due to labor migration. Dalits, who were bound to ascriptive and menial labor, which mainly served the interests of the upper castes, are now breaking the traditional caste-based occupational system by opting to work abroad. As international labor migration continues to rise, with over a thousand leaving per day, Nepali society is witnessing more fluidity in traditional caste roles. As more and more Dalits migrate overseas, many have been able to escape their economic dependency upon the upper castes, subverting traditional economic hierarchies, and thereby shifting social relations based on caste. To examine these changes in caste relations, broadly, and the effect of labor migration on Dalits, specifically, I carried out an ethnographic study in the village of Bhirkot in central Nepal. Two major questions guided my research in Bhirkot: 1) What social and economic impacts has labor migration had on the lives of Dalits in Bhirkot? 2) Has labor migration altered caste and gender relations for Dalits? In addition to participant observation and interviews, I conducted archival research both in the United States and Nepal."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B478 2017

Critical media literacy : televisual representation of underrepresented groups
Murphy, Brittany author
2017
"My thesis seeks to examine the influence that popular United States television has on informing policy and cultural understanding about people that have been historically underrepresented or represented inadequately on screen. Specifically, I examine television that deals with characters or storylines that concern LGBT+ identity and disability. My aim is to interrogate depictions of marginalized bodies in U.S. TV, exploring the ideologies that are implicit in these representations with the goal of identifying strategies that allow viewers to critically examine and question these representations and their influence as well as by paying special attention to the ways in which difference is expressed, celebrated and erased. My hope is that researching how and why particular identities are represented will allow me to create interventions for youth to critically think about the influence these representations have on people inhabiting these identities off screen. I have performed a literature review of media literacy programs in the U.S. and abroad, especially those that concern a K-12 demographic. With the help of my advisor and Margaret Caldwell a teacher at Hanover High School I have conducted a small scale, media literacy initiative. With approximately 45 students I have gained data through survey responses, in class discussion, and student annotations on a multimedia analysis platform called Mediathread which is utilized by Dartmouth's Media Ecology Project. By Interrogating representational strategies and tropes found in normative ideology, i.e. TV, my study can lead academics and other informed audiences to develop strategies toward new forms and tactics of media literacy with the goal of having students ask how these representations have been mediated, who has been constructing them, and how to best understand their influence."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .M867 2017

American legend : a character study of Theodore Roosevelt in three parts
Warstadt, Kevin author
2017
"This thesis is a character study of Theodore Roosevelt in three parts. The project was intended to consist of seven scripts initially, but I chose to write only these first three due to time constraints. The first script covers Roosevelt's time as president of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City. During this time he attempted to curb the influence of politics on the police force and enforce laws that had long gone unenforced. The second script is split into two parts. The first half covers Roosevelt's time in the Dakotas, working on his ranch. The second half details his time as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and his involvement in the events leading up to the Spanish-American War. The third script covers the fighting by American and rebel forces in Cuba during that war, with a focus on the Rough Riders and the Buffalo Soldiers. The script ends with the capture of San Pedro Castle in Santiago de Cuba."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .W3778 2017

The calculus of coming out
Chagnon, Danielle author
2017
"This thesis is a collection of narratives about my education, which began as an extension of my religious education, in the basement of a church. Though my Christian school was a place where I achieved success, in these essays, I highlight the dissonance between success and fulfillment. I describe my intellectual struggle with evangelical Christianity and the slow erosion of religious doctrine in my worldview. That struggle originated in a small cubicle-style desk where I read my Bible each morning, and it continued over two decades until I came out to my parents and religious community as a gay woman. Studying math was one of the most significant agents in re-shaping my intellectual relationship to faith. I explore this transformation through stories of my education, which include my experiences at New Life Christian Academy, Windsor Locks High School, Bowdoin College, and also now as a high school math teacher."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .C429 2017

The Islamic State in its multiplicity : an investigation on the evolving meaning of the Islamic State from the early Saudi state (18th century) to Islamic State
Alfili, Radia Mohammed, author
2017
"The purpose of this research is the analysis of the religious and political mechanisms behind the creation of Islamic State. This thesis is divided in three major sections First, I examine Islamic State's statehood claims in the context of Islamic laws and customs concerning justice, tribal life, laws of war, territorial division, religious beliefs, slavery, and leadership assignment. I then compare the influence of the Salafi and Wahhabi ideologies on Islamic State and Saudi Arabia. Finally, I correlate Islamic State's path toward statehood with the religious and political formation of the Saudi Arabian state. I conclude that Islamic State is a hybrid political entity with both nationalism and an Islamic-inspired ideology as parents. Moreover, I found out that the nationalist and religious hybrid that gave birth to Islamic State is present in the Saudi Arabian state. This leads me to conclude that Saudi Arabia is a manifestation of Islamic State's religious and nationalistic goals."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .A4435 2017

Culturally responsive pedagogy : working towards decolonization, indigeneity and interculturalism
Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Shauneen Pete, Fran Martin, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan 2017
Baker Berry LC196 .C84 2017

Digital writing for English language learners
Alrubail, Rusul 1985- author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Baker Berry LB1576.7 .A37 2017

Schooling Hip-Hop : expanding Hip-Hop based education across the curriculum
edited by Marc Lamont Hill, Emery Petchaue ; foreword by Jeff Chang
New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013
The rap cypher, the battle, and reality pedagogy: developing communication and argumentation in urban science education / Christopher Emdin -- I feel what he was doin': urban teacher development, Hip-Hop aesthetics, and justice-oriented teaching / Emery Petchauer -- Rewriting the remix: college composition and the educational elements of Hip-Hop / James Braxton Peterson -- The MC in Y-O-U: leadership pedagogy and Southern Hip-Hop in the HBCU classroom / Joycelyn A. Wilson -- Fresh faces, new places: moving beyond teacher-researcher perspectives in Hip-Hop based education research / Decoteau J. Irby & H. Bernard Hall -- The limits of "Keepin' It Real'": the challenges for critical Hip-Hop pedagogies of discourses of authenticity / Bronwen Low, Eloise Tan, & Jacqueline Celemencki -- Who are we? Hip-Hoppers' influence in the Brazilian understanding of citizenship and education / Derek Pardue -- Hip-Hop and the new response to urban renewal: youth, social studies, and the bridge to college / David Stovall.
Baker Berry LC5131 .S375 2013

I-insta-Google'd-the-book : an observation of technology's effect on student learning
Mohr, Scott L., author
2017
"There is a problem amongst youth and within schools concerning technology and its distraction from learning and development. The procedures for collecting this research is recorded by first hand observation of the prevention of erudition, but also the questioning of already conducted research. The method in which information and data is collected is drawn from witnessing students struggle in my own classes, but also reviewing scholarly data performed by a variety of authorities. Every section is introduced by a specific encounter from my experience teaching at the Saint Edward's School in Vero Beach, Florida. Each section's story is complemented with findings from documented sources. Due to the depth and breadth of this study, results yield an array of findings, but the most important are the grandness of the potential problem of distraction. Millions of today's youth are faced with a daily, hourly, and even constant infection of temptation of losing focus on the task at hand. The conclusions drawn from this study reveal that the scale of the issue is nearly limitless, and the best method to combat this pervasive problem is active management of teachers and parents."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .M64 2017

Security, democracy, and development : contrasting policies and outcomes in Colombia and Venezuela, 1998-2016
Williamson, Samuel Thomas, author
2017
"Between 1998 and 2016, Colombia and Venezuela took divergent paths to reform security, democratic governance, and economic policy, and they achieved vastly dissimilar results. Colombia progressed from the brink of state failure to become The Economist's "Country of the Year" in 2016. Meanwhile, neighboring Venezuela started with the largest economic windfall in Latin America and ended with the rank of "World's Most Miserable Country" by the Cato Institute in 2016. This thesis compares and contrasts policy decisions made by the governments of these two countries that led them to opposite developmental outcomes. The Colombian government invited dialogue, cooperation, and support from foreign governments and global institutions to overcome a violent guerilla insurgency, while the Venezuelan government turned inward, rejecting and undermining Western governments and global organizations while creating a culture of political polarity and violence. In addition, legislation in Colombia continually passed through a plurality of strong democratic institutions, whereas in Venezuela, institutional checks and balances yielded to a populist president as power was overwhelmingly concentrated in the executive branch. Finally, Colombia instituted orthodox economic policies with the support of global institutions that ultimately stabilized the economy and steadily reduced poverty without accumulating large amounts of debt, whereas Venezuela took on heavy debt despite historically high oil revenues, and implemented statist, neo-socialist economic policies that ultimately proved unsustainable. Despite starting out with similar objectives that included the reduction of inflation, poverty, corruption, violence, and drug trafficking, contrasting policies had nevertheless pointed Colombia in the direction of peace and prosperity and Venezuela toward crisis and collapse by 2016. The futures of these two countries now depend on the lessons that they have learned over the past 18 years."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .W557 2017

Learn better : mastering the skills for success in life, business, and school, or, how to become an expert in just about anything
Boser, Ulrich, author
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2017]
Introduction -- Value -- Target -- Develop -- Expand -- Relate -- Rethink -- Epilogue.

Memorization: you study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn. He covers six key steps to help readers "learn how to learn" and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability-- learning is a skill everyone can master.
Baker Berry LB1060 .B674 2017

Afloat : an Indian in Dubai
Sebastian, Preetha author
2017
"Only twelve percent of the population in the United Arab Emirates are citizens, or Emiratis. The rest of the population are all immigrants, a large part of them being Indian (about fifty percent), and they are never offered a path to citizenship. This thesis is a series of personal essays exploring "home" in Dubai, UAE, as I navigate through my memories of my childhood there. I also speak of my family and their interactions with our "homes" in Kerala, India, and Dubai, UAE. Further, I delve into the layers of my identity: being raised Catholic in an Islamic country, being a Keralite Indian in Dubai, and more. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .S4347 2017

The Tuck times
[Hanover, NH] : [publisher not identified], [2017]-

New England and the Israelites : the Jewish influence on the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Sandler, Kyle, author
2017
"In 1630, a group of English Puritans weathered through a storm on board their flagship, the Arbella. At a particularly difficult moment in the journey, the leader of the immigrants, John Winthrop, stood up and delivered one of the most important orations in American History, "A Modell of Christian Charity." Central to this oration is an explanation of the society that the Puritans wished to develop in the new world : a nation of priests hearkening back to the Ancient Israelites. Did the Ancient Israelite society documented in the Hebrew Bible influence the development of a new Puritan society in England? If so, did the model of the Israelite people serve primarily as a political or theological archetype? One possible way to approach these questions is to ask how, and especially why, the experience of Ancient Israel was similar to that of the first Puritan settlers. In order to answer these questions, a critical reading focusing on the subject of typology and its association with the first-generation leaders will be conducted. Accordingly, I will focus on the writings and careers of two prominent thinkers in the early Massachusetts Bay Colony: Governor John Winthrop and the Reverend John Cotton. Pertinent primary source documents include journals, correspondence, and the published writings of the three Puritan leaders. These three figures were selected for a critical reading due to their leadership in both the religious and secular institutions of the colony during the first-generation period, roughly 1630-1655, which allowed them to make assessments of the society in which they lived. Through critical work with these primary sources, I will be able to discern the influence of the Israelite archetype on the political and religious narratives in early Puritan New England. This will allow me to intervene in Puritan scholarship by adding a new historiographical model that focuses on the use of typology and Biblical exegesis as a driving force behind the political and religious structure of the Massachusetts Bay Colony."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .S263 2017

The journal : Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College, [2012]-
Rauner D.C. History LD1428 .D372

Clamantis : the MALS journal
[Hanover, NH] : Dartmouth College, [2016]-

The Journal
[Hanover, NH] : Dartmouth College, [2012]-

Clamantis : the MALS journal
Hanover, NH : MALS Dartmouth, [2016]-
Rauner D.C. History LD1428 .D372

Healing in mental illness : a collection of case-essays
Doherty, Julie R., author
2017
"My thesis explores the lives of four people, myself and three others, living with mental illness. Each case-essay, a hybrid of a clinical case-study and a personal essay, describes the array of symptoms associated with each illness, as well as the traditional and non-traditional forms of therapy availble. The first chapter depicts my own experience living with generalized anxiety disorder, and subsequent chapters explore the lives of three women with different diagnoses, while also humanizing the circumstances, consequences, and implications of a given disorder. The result I aim for is a more public discussion about mental illness, which may result in a greater appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity of an individual to persevere through devastating setbacks."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .D6445 2017

Citizen Jihad
Poisson, Everett J., author
2017
"Citizen Jihad is the story of Grace Adams, an undercover Boston Police Department detective, who fights to save the city she calls home from terrorists - a fight that forces her to revisit her past, and embrace the person she might have become. Citizen Jihad weaves multiple themes that convey the complexity of domestic terrorism in the United States - themes that highlight the disaffected, disillusionment with society, revenge, inequality, religiosity, the essentialness of home, personal transformation, and the need to find meaning in one's life. At its core, Citizen Jihad is a testament to the malleability of personality and an affirmation of the forces that forge who we are, who we hope to be, and who we ultimately become."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .P657 2017

A new folk imperative : the education of imagination
Denton, Trisha, author
2017
"This project addresses the crisis of imagination in modern public institutions by calling upon the teaching artist to stimulate critical consciousness from within. Due to increasing standardization and commercialization within education and the arts, we need skillful navigators of our shared cultural narratives. Facilitated by the teaching-artist, the particular approach outlined in this paper uses performance and folk narratives to encourage co-authorship of the collective imagination. Engaging participants in various public settings such as schools, the theater and City Hall, the teaching artist draws from the folkloric imagination of model critical approaches to confronting our current historic and social realities. Whether in the classroom, on the stage or in the public sphere, the intention is to transgress the school-society divide to foster a sense of curiosity, cooperation and wonder. Borrowing from critical pedagogy, ensemble theater and fairy tale scholarship, a practicum of the proposed thesis took the form of a community arts and education initiative centered around the folk opera Brundibár. Presented at City Hall in Burlington, Vermont in the spring of 2016, the production served as a culmination of a collaborative project that engaged the community through education in the schools, community forums and lectures, as well as opportunities to perform in the production. As a sanctuary city, Burlington was a fitting community for this project to promote dialogue around the importance of solidarity in critical times."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .D468 2017

Cicatrices que desaparecen : la educación Argentina en épocas del proceso militar
Fernández, Viviana, 1963- author
Buenos Aires : Editorial Dunken, 2015
Baker Berry LA546 .F468 2015

Neoliberalism and democracy : the impact of Structural Adjustment Agreements on democratization in Bolivia
Rios, Rachel, author
2017
"During the 1980's, much of Latin America experienced a dual transformation. As the Third Wave of Democracy took hold of the region, the debt-crisis of the early 1980's led many nations to adopt economic liberalization reform packages. These economic reforms were often necessary components of the Structural Adjustment Agreements tied to loans from International Financial Institutions, such as the IMF and World Bank. Proponents of economic liberalization promote the idea that the implementation of this economic philosophy will lead to social development in numerous sectors of society, such as health, education, labor, and governance. In fact, an oft-noted aphorism applied to economic liberalization is, 'a rising tide raises all boats.' This thesis will seek to explore the validity of the claim that economic liberalization results in social development, and in particular, improvements in governance. I argue that the highest form of government is that of a liberal democracy, or a system of governance in which the following five necessary conditions are met: (1) citizen participation, (2) rule of law, (3) competition, (4) vertical accountability and responsiveness and (5) horizontal accountability. Part 1 of this thesis serves as a review of the literature pertaining to democratic theory, market democracy, and economic transitions in Latin America. Part II of this thesis works to apply these theories to the case of Bolivia, examining the years 1985-2006. I conclude that democratic improvement occurred during the neoliberal regimes spanning from 1985-2006, as improvements in the electoral, administrative, and judicial systems further consolidated democracy by facilitating greater participation by the indigenous population of Bolivia and strengthening the rule of law and trust in the government. Interestingly, the improvements to Bolivian democracy that occurred under right-wing administration facilitated the rise of the populist, left-wing MAS party and its figurehead, President Evo Morales."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .R586 2017

我们从延安走来 : 延安八路军抗属子弟学校纪实 / 欧阳代娜, 李致宁主编
Beijing : Zhongguo wen shi chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian LG52.Y36 W84 2015

Alice Fantone, staff writer
Boarini, Anna Marie, author
2017
"On Thanksgiving morning, a young journalist in Springfield, Vermont finds herself right in the middle of the first major story of her career. Alice Fantone, a Vermont transplant, is enjoying an early morning coffee when she hears the police scanner crackle with a call for backup at Bedford Farm, a local landmark. When she arrives at the scene, she finds the local police scrambling to understand what happened that left a teenager dead, one wounded, and one in police custody. Alice has no idea what occurred, but she knows this story will help her write her way out of Springfield to a bigger and better newspaper. Over the course of the day, Alice covers the story and through a series of journalistic missteps, comes to question if she has what it takes to really work as a journalist. In this novella, themes of identity and socioeconomic class play out across the investigation into the shooting. Told from the first person perspective of Alice, the reporter, she examines why she chose to move to New England from the Midwest in the first place, as well as offer a take on small town life that only someone who is an outsider, but deeply entrenched will give. Along with the police, Alice will piece together rumor and truth to try and figure out what happened. Eventually, it's up to Alice, using her keen observations and reporter's gumption to uncover whats really going on."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B62 2017

Hurricane Irene : in the words of those who lived it
Butler, Stephanie author
2017
"Through this thesis, I wanted to capture the emotion and consequence caused by natural disasters; from the moment its magnitude is understood through the lasting effects of its aftermath. Specifically, I attempted to address the following questions: In the face of a natural disaster, what themes are universal and how do people's experiences differ? Does the aftermath of a disaster strengthen one's resolve or does it diminish it? To answer these questions, I conducted over twenty interviews, which became a collection of oral histories focusing on a local and relatively recent event, Hurricane Irene. By the time the hurricane reached Vermont, it was technically a tropical storm, but with the help of a highly precipitous year, it was enough to cause flash floods and overflowing rivers. The steady rain ran straight down the mountainous terrain and into the valleys. These first-hand accounts come from people who, as a result, lost their homes and their businesses, as well as first responders, other emergency management professionals, and community volunteers. I spoke with men and women, those from various socioeconomic backgrounds, and with different ages and experiences. Each person's story was incredibly touching, but there are also undeniable differences. Some people had to painstakingly throw priceless possessions in the dumpster, decipher unfair insurance policies, and rebuild their homes from scratch. Others, while vital to the recovery process after Irene, went home each night to a life that was really no different than it had been on August 27. However, there were commonalities as well. Regardless of how severely impacted they were, each and every person I interviewed made sure to highlight the remarkable empathy, generosity, and resilience they saw in their family, neighbors, fellow Vermonters, and even themselves."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B8854 2017

Neoliberalism and public education : commonwealth or commodity?
Westermann, John Jacob, author
2017
"The neoliberal project has been described by Stanley Fish as the privatization of everything. Scholars have noted that this characterization extends beyond material commodities to now include those services which had previously belonged to the public, such as state-sponsored education. As neoliberal logic and faith in the free market are increasingly being put forth in an effort to address shortcomings in the administration of public education in the United States of America, it is necessary to question the present and potential influences that privatization will have on what is widely acknowledged as crucial to social equality and the functioning of the democratic state. This thesis aims to explore the roots of liberalism and public education by analyzing the writings of liberal political-economists, beginning with the late eighteenth-century work of Adam Smith, through the present age of neoliberalism brought on in part through the efforts of F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman. By incorporating scholars and activists of economics and education, I will elaborate on the debate brewing over the privatization of public education in the United States of America. Ultimately, I will show some of the potential pitfalls that could abound when privatizing this important public function of the state, including increasing inequality of access, growing disparities in the accumulation of cultural capital, and distortions in the public sphere, while advocating for the democratic formulation of clearly defined objectives for public education."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .W4334 2017

CLIL in context : practical guidance for educators
Genesee, Fred, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry LC3715 .G46 2016

fragments
Rossier, Kelley McKenna, author
2017
"This 149-page thesis contains eighty-one prose poems. The pieces in the manuscript shift in time and place, creating fragmentation, which mirrors the central theme to the work: The state of grief. The pieces are set in Reykjavik, Ljubljana, Montreal, Prague, Venice, Munich, Copenhagen, Paris, New York and Vermont. A sense of displacement arises as we move from place to place, in and out of time, and a strange narrative is formed through the fragmentation: We see a dying husband and relationships to other men after his death, with the use of "you" and "he" always interchanged. Each piece stands on its own, though a thru-line arises in a non-linear way. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .R686 2017

Neoliberal band-aids for development : a comparative analysis of Chile and Argentina from the 1970s through the 1990s
Bloodgood Nantez, Juana, author
2017
"At the end of War World II, numerous European intellectuals committed to finding a new guiding economic theory in response to economic failures of the past. Disagreements about whether governments or markets should drive the world economy have occurred since. However, by the 1970s the Keynesian theory that was once praised with its high government became obsolete after inflation and unemployment spread around the world. The 1970s developed into a significant decade as the theory "neoliberalism" slowly converted to the new guiding principle of economic thought. Neoliberalism, supported by economist Fredrick Hayek and Milton Friedman encouraged a free market economy with no government intervention. While these policies began to show some favorable results in the developed nations, the United States with other international organizations decided that this economic theory would be the answer and the solution to financial problems and developmental shortcomings in Latin America. These structural adjustment recommendations became known the Washington Consensus. It all started with Chile becoming a neoliberal guinea pig in the 70s. By the 80s other Latin American countries also began to adapt these policies as well. However, while some countries like Argentina were eventually pushed to adapt neoliberalism policies, they never fully privatized public goods such as education. This thesis begins by further analyzing and evaluating the neoliberal approach of using the private sector as the engine to development. Then it goes on to compare and contrast Argentina and Chile's implementation of a free market economy from the 1970s until the 1990s. Afterwards, the human development approach is considered as an alternative to counter the theory of development through economic growth. Finally, to evaluate the strengths and weakness of each perspective this thesis looks at whether the neoliberal policy of privatization increased levels of education in Chile, compared to its neighboring country Argentina, which kept education nationalized. While various statistics from these three decades are evaluated throughout this thesis. work by development theorists Amarteya Sen and Mahbub ul Haq who give a great importance to the role of education in human development is also used. For further evidence, the Human Development Reports of Argentina and Chile, developed by the United Nations, are also utilized to look at the progress in education during the past decades"
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B5663 2017

Wilder
Gilloux, Laura Jean, author
2017
"This collection of poems is rooted in the village of Wilder, Vermont where my husband and I bought our first home and where we currently reside with our two-year-old son. While the village serves as a backdrop for my exploration of poetry as place, I move beyond the literal boundary of a geographic location and into the mental and emotional landscapes that create our "sense of place." I also focus on the ironic tension between motherhood with all its domestic tameness and living in a place called Wilder, using this irony to highlight the wilderness of self-discovery. "
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .G556 2017

Art & cultural capital : the economics of art investment
Serota, Kaitlin Leigh, author
2017
"Art investment, as a form of financial speculation, is rapidly on the rise. As a now conventional use of art, the escalating presence of art investment is undoubtedly influential, not only in how art functions in the art market, but also on art's role in broader culture. To fully analyze the repercussions of art's use as an investment tool, it is necessary to look at how it operates both economically and culturally. Utilizing theories from cultural economics and cultural studies, this paper explores the ways art is valuated - as art's value provides the foundation of art's operation in the market and establishes its meaning as a culturally historical object. As art has not always been used as a means of investment, it has clearly undergone a transformative process. Uncovering the history of this process will include considering the rise of conceptual art, the emergence of branding, and resulting commodification. The art market is the convergence of art's function as a culturally historical object and its use as a commodity. Examining the structure of the today's art market will provide insight into the ways the convergence of these two functions perform in the art market. This can be found in the ways in which art is valued as well as the use of art, which are both essential to the stability of the art market. All of this, in turn, leads to consideration of the stability of the art market and the pivotal importance of that stability to cultural capital in the overall economy. Ultimately, a concatenation of events is pieced together: The subjugation and eradication of autonomous art by commodified art, causing an irrepressible rise of art investment. As the demand for investable art with authentic price and symbolism outnumbers the supply, it causes the proliferation of art endowed with fantasy price and symbolism, disrupting the balance between authentic and fantasy price and symbolism in the art market. This imbalance causes instability and then collapse of the art market. As the art market occupies a substantial amount of stock in cultural capital, its collapse will detrimentally affect cultural capital's functionality and thus the operation of the overall economy. In conclusion, I find that art investment bridged the steadily dwindling gap between the arts and economics. And, since art investment is bridging the gap, both sides have become increasingly dependent on its status and widespread influence. Not only has the economy become culturalized but the art industry has become economized. Both developments bring each discipline a sizable step closer toward each other, resulting in an overlapping of interests and an increasingly reliance on each other for stability and success."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .S476 2017

Defining Dartmouth : exclusion and inclusion at Dartmouth College 1917-2017
Barrett, Laura C., author
2017
"Dartmouth College's demographics have shifted over the past 100 years, from an almost entirely all male, white, and wealthy student body, to one with gender, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. During this time, the College has endeavored to maintain its reputation as an academically exclusive institution for the intellectual elite while simultaneously opening its doors continually wider to a more diverse student population. These aspirations, for broad inclusivity within the bounds of narrow exclusivity, have frequently worked in opposition to one another, and Dartmouth's administrators have led the College in a delicate balancing act amid shifting alumni demands, student needs, cultural expectations, and institutional priorities. I explore how, at four key points in the College's history, boundaries of exclusion and inclusion have been enacted and how those boundaries have been defined, redefined, and reshaped. I focus each of the four sections on a time period during which national and local events shaped Dartmouth at multiple levels. I center each time period around a story that exemplifies the changes happening at the time, and I contextualize each story, exploring the circumstances that led up to it and the consequences that followed. I selected the four time periods based not on those the College uses to tell its own history, but by identifying national periods of historical significance in the role of higher education, understandings of gender, cultures of dominant and marginalized groups, individual and institutional identity development, and the evolution of political movements. I use literature from history, cultural studies, women studies, education, sociology, and psychology to interpret and contextualize a myriad of primary source documents from Dartmouth's past including personal correspondence, student memorabilia books, official publications, presidential speeches, oral histories, student publications, admissions documentation, and meeting notes from Greek organizations. Through my research, I conclude that while significant progress has been made in diversifying Dartmouth--the campus looks markedly different than it did a century ago and the present-day student experience likely would seem foreign to a student from the class of 1917--the college still is steeped in its history in ways that sometimes surprise and frequently anger, members of Dartmouth's community who expect and demand more."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .B3768 2017

The guardian
Zhang, Shuyao, author
2017
"The guardian is a feature-length screenplay in which I explored not only the technical aspects but also storyline issues of screenwriting, as well as the importance of clarifying scenes and conveying thoughts consciously as a screenwriter. I drew most of my inspiration from the notion of being a serious protector of things and persons that one treasures the most. It is my intention to align these Chinese elements throughout the whole script. I hope the script will be useful for future filming and directing."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .Z4368 2017

Bear, Rabbit, Fox
Dragswolf, Steve author
2017
"Bear, Rabbit, Fox follows the lives of three young teenage boys who are in the final days of their summer vacation before starting as freshmen in high school and how they deal with trauma, both historical and present, in their lives. The novel takes place on and between the To'hajilee Reservation and Albuquerque, NM, placing the boys both on the Rez and off the Rez. Historical trauma has played a significant role in the lives of American Indian youth with many continuing a life a self-destruction or self-abasement at the hands of alcoholism and drug use. Even if American Indian youth do not join in substance abuse themselves, family members and friends often introduce that cycle of violence and trauma into the lives of these kids. This novel treats this distinction that the main characters mostly do not indulge in habitual substance abuse or habitual self-destructive attitudes, but still find themselves in situations where the actions of others, based on each character's own dealings with historical trauma and bad choices, affect the children greatly. Bear, Rabbit, Fox is ultimately about the triumph that young American Indians can find amid their violent environment growing up among others living with the ghosts of trauma as American Indians in a colonialist society. In the youth's friendship, they, and readers, find a grounding for themselves and even an understanding of identity as an American Indian and as an individual after finding out they are strong enough to overcome trauma, even when that trauma attacks those closest to them."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .D7347 2017

The limits of humanitarian aid : an examination of NGOS, neutrality, and impartiality
Salam, Farah, author
2017
"In 1862, Henry Dunant, Red Cross Swiss humanist and first recipient of the Nobel Peace Price, published A Memory of Solferino, in which he not only described empathically the sufferings resulting from the brutal and bloody battle of Solferino, but also his plans how to organize humanitarian aid. The publication of the book led to the foundation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), one of the first humanitarian non-government organizations (NGO). By insisting on complete neutrality to prevent state interference on the battlefield, Dunant thereby established one of the first principles of humanitarian assistance. The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) reports that there are over 50 million refugees worldwide. This number continues to grow, as conflicts continue to displace people from their homelands. International NGOs, such as the ICRC and Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) are at the forefront of disaster relief and assistance. These NGOs address a variety of problems, ranging from healthcare to food security to war. Despite having broad interest, international aid agencies share strong commitments to neutrality and impartiality. This thesis explores the position that humanitarian NGOs have in humanitarian relief, in hopes of answering the question: Should NGOs be neutral and impartial? NGOs are confronted with several obstacles, often undermining their commitment to being neutral and impartial. There will be careful examination of what neutrality and impartiality really means and how it applies in conflict situations, crises, and humanitarian emergencies. In using arguments and sources from scholars worldwide, particularly those who study the countries in the Global South, we will assess the benefits and detriments of neutrality and impartiality, and whether it is worth adopting these principles. Potential solutions and downsides will be discussed, to further understand the role that NGOs play our globalized world."
Baker Berry LD1447.7 .S2526 2017

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