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A Musical Collaboration: the Orchestras of Auschwitz
(University of Washington Libraries, 2015)
In the historiography of the Holocaust, the subject of music is often disregarded in favor of politics, and when it is mentioned it is done so in passing. This paper seeks to understand how Nazis used music as a tool to degrade prisoners and, focusing on Auschwitz, how in one case prisoners used that music as a source of ...
How Eco-Drone Monitoring and Successful Conservation Methodology can Mitigate Deforestation
(University of Washington Libraries, 2015)
Forest cover is declining at an unsustainable rate as development frontiers expand. Though the amount of conservation science being conducted and policy being implemented is ever increasing, forests continue to decline faster than ever before. The conservation science being conducted and policy being implemented is often ...
The young and the restless: Serbian youth, EU visas, and the consequences of conditionality
In this thesis, I investigate the historical roots of why for Serbians the freedom to travel has come to serve as a symbol of personal success, an indicator of political normalcy and a source of national pride and exceptionalism. Serbia’s decade of isolation under Milošević added new layers of painful meaning to the notion ...
The Invention of Nutrition
The idea of "nutrition" as we understand it is relatively recent. Prior to the 19th century, food was more or less just food, with the major concern of nutriment being quantity. But with developments in the fields of organic and biological chemistry, scientists in the 19th century began to recognize that food contained a ...
Substance and Symbol: The Ethics of Water Use and Development in Oman
This thesis explores the varying ethical perceptions of water use in Oman. For many populations living in the hyper-arid Arabian Peninsula, cultural and religious values require that people strictly limit their water use. Today after one generation of intense urbanization, Omanis still maintain these values of conservation, ...
Giants, Dwarfs, and Skeletons on Display: Created Identity and the Commodified Abnormal Body in Georgian and Victorian Britain
The compulsion to collect, view and medicalize curious anatomy was evident in the proliferation of popular anatomy museums, the formation of institutional collections of pathology and the particular of freakshows in the nineteenth-century. For living freak performers and dead pathology specimens the most lucrative and valued ...
Working Together: Waterfront Politics, Peace and Solidarity during the 1948 West Coast Maritime Strike
In 1948, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and a coalition of other maritime unions went on strike, bringing the United States’ West Coast Ports to a standstill for 95 days. Despite facing increasing criticism for its radicalism in the face of the emerging Cold War, the union was able to win concessions ...
"He is hope for the wretched, the salvation of the desperate": Miracles of Justice in Reginald of Durham's Libellus de admirandis beati Cuthberti virtutibus
In twelfth-century northern England, the historical imagination was dominated by the region's most powerful and most popular saint. Both the bishops of Durham and the priors of the Benedictine convent attached to Durham cathedral drew on St. Cuthbert's renowned history and well-established authority to underline their own ...
Organizing Precarious Workers in the CIO Era: The International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
This paper examines the history of the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) in the Puget Sound and Alaska from its roots in the early 1930s until dissolution in 1952. Many fishermen were misclassified by cannery companies as independent entrepreneurs, denying them collective bargaining rights and ...
Look Who's Laughing: Black Buddies, Bodies, and Unlaughter in the Neo-Slave Narrative
This paper examines how humor broaching the topic of slavery can move beyond poor taste into savvy critiques of how historical narratives are formed. Two neo-slave narratives drive the exploration: Charles Johnson’s Oxherding Tale (1982) and Paul Bogart's Skin Game (1971).