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The Sourmetal Smell: A Study of Structural Violence in Brazil
In The Sourmetal Smell, I use the biography of Sandro de Nascimento, a former street child who infamously hijacked a Rio city bus in 2001 and was killed by the police officers who arrested him, to analyze structural violence at work in Brazil. I begin, at an international level, by examining the effects on poverty and, partly ...
How the XBOX went 360: An Overview of Xbox’s International Markets and Transnational Production
This group of seven students admirably traversed the vast resources of a variety of libraries on campus to produce two excellent projects, a written report and a DVD film. Their essays clearly reflected their growth through the research process. For example, one essay describes the process of going from a frustrating Google ...
The H5N1 Virus: Global Health Implications and a Need for Chinese Preparedness
Avian influenza continues to threaten to become a worldwide pandemic. The virus appears to have arisen in China and spread to neighboring countries. China would be the center of vaccination and containment strategies if the virus mutates and becomes easily transmissable between people. This paper looks at the question of ...
British Withdrawal from Greece: Protecting Imperial Power
The author closely examines primary documents from the British Foreign Office during the period of Greece's war with Turkey in 1921-1922. Great Britain recognized a serious threat to its own interests if it continued to aid Greece against Turkey, and thus withdrew troops and other support. This realpolitik decision cost ...
The Green Press: Mass Media and the U.S. Environmental Movement 1945-1975
The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times played major roles in raising awareness of air pollution in the postwar period. This paper examines the coverage these newspapers gave to air pollution and the ways in which their readers' response led to the rise of the Green Movement and environmental legislation ...
Against the “Hun”: Anti-Germanism at the Seattle Public Schools and the University of Washington, 1917-1918
In 1917-1918, during World War I, anti-German feelings swept the United States. Educational institutions were not immune. This paper describes in detail events at the University of Washington and the Seattle Public Schools to explicate how anti-Germanism operated at the institutional level, and its long-term effects.
Rationality of Inaccurate Science: Britain, Cholera and the Pursuit of Progress in 1883
An 1883 cholera epidemic in Egypt had British officials struggling to prove that the disease had originated in that country, rather than from a British ship. A reading of primary materials from the era suggest that England wished to be seen as a rational and scientific power, in contrast to its protectorate, and did so in the ...
Clad in Plaid: Finding the Nation in Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley
Sir Walter Scott is the de facto national author of the Scots, writing from the early 19th century and still sending significant ripples across contemporary society despite modernity and globalization being issued from the bi-centennial gap. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the meticulous lengths Scott took in ...
Reinventing Traditionalism: The Influence of Critical Reconstruction on the Shape of Berlin's Friedrichstadt
Critical Reconstruction is an architectural and city planning theory developed by the German architect, Josef Paul Kleihues in the 1960's. This paper explores the theory's application in the Berlin district of Friedrichstadt. The political and historical significance of Critical Reconstruction as a guiding principle for ...
Defunis vs. Odegaard: Another Kind of "Jewish Problem"
When Marco DeFunis sued the University of Washington over its law school admission policies, the case created a rift between the black and Jewish communities in Seattle. A policy to correct discrimination helped the African American community, while reminding the Jewish community uncomfortably of the way in which quotas had ...