Monthly Archives: September 2011

Digging Deep: Hontoon Island links pre-Columbian, Twitter worlds

By Gerri Bauer The ferry ride that delivers visitors to Hontoon Island State Park is brief, but it bridges more than a narrow channel of the St. Johns River.  We approach the way the island’s pre-Columbian inhabitants did, by vessel, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Natural Resource Dependence on Human Right Practices in the Former Soviet Republics

By Samantha Lange Abstract This study explores the relationship between dependence on hydrocarbon export revenues and human rights practices in the context of the fifteen former Soviet republics.[1] Here I seek to expand upon the literature surrounding the “resource curse”— … Continue reading

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Rationalizing the Taboo: Personal Essays on Gender and Species

By Helena Heinisch When I think about being a woman, and when my consciousness of that state of being was first recognizable, I invariably and inevitably return to my origins of sexual abuse at the hands of a male family … Continue reading

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A Beacon of True Femaleness: A Sociological Analysis of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

By Maggie Sheridan In her theoretical work Women and Writing, Virginia Woolf begins a discussion of literary gender dynamics with an article entitled “Women and Fiction.”  “The title of this article,” she writes, “can be read in two ways: it … Continue reading

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