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Bishop, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Despite the persistent efforts individuals have made to promote social justice through education and partnering with others to facilitate social movements, structural violence rates prevail (Harris, 2004). In order to be able to accurately address the significant problem of structural violence we are experiencing, not only in schools, but in…
Descriptors: Peace, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research, Social Justice
Rust, Dylan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study analyzed the emergency protocol and violence prevention methods utilized at an American university. The four research questions were: (1) What are the sources of violence at the university? a. How has the university addressed these sources? (2) What constitutes an emergency in the eyes of the university? (3) How do emergency protocols…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Violence, Prevention, Colleges
Anzalotta, Jaime – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Members of the LGBT community have historically been victims of marginalization and alienation to various degrees. Incidents such as the Stonewall Riots, pride marches, and manifestos, among others, have served as a way for the LGBTQ community to attempt to take a stand against the systems in place that perpetuate inequality. Factors such as…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Victims
Jacobo, Rodolfo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Throughout the United States, undocumented students live in constant fear of their legal status being disclosed, and despite their educational success and professional objectives, face uncertainty and an unknown future. This study has put forward the question of what are the effects of the symbiotic relationship of a historical anti-Mexican…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Immigration, Undocumented Immigrants, Mexicans
Benavidez, Max – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation examines the nexus of communication, diversity, and policy setting in major institutions--higher education, the media, and government--in an historical era when the Internet, social networks, mobile devices, and other forms of digital media define the times. The ultimate aim is to develop a new, conditional lexicon that provides…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Media, Government Role, Dictionaries
Murphy, Erin Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2009
At the conclusion of the Spanish-American War of 1898, the United States purchased the Philippines from Spain in the Treaty of Paris. For over a decade beginning in early 1899, the United States waged a brutal war to suppress Filipinos seeking an end to colonial rule. My dissertation investigates the anti-imperialist movement in the United States…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Aggression, Females
Cuelenaere, Laurence Janine – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Building on 18 months of fieldwork in the Bolivian highlands, this dissertation examines how traversing landscapes, through the mediation of spatial practices and spoken words, are embedded in systems of belief. By focusing on "wak'as" (i.e. sacred objects) and on how the inhabitants of the Altiplano relate to the Andean deities known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, American Indian Languages, Power Structure
Shoaff, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research sterns from twelve months of ethnographic research with Haitian migrant women who reside in "Batey Sol", a former sugar-company labor camp located along the "Linea Noroeste" (northwest line) linking the Dominican Rebulic's border town of Dajabon with the urban center of Santiago. The multi-sited study considers…
Descriptors: Females, Ethnography, Global Approach, Foreign Countries