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Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, June

Changing the Direction of Society through Human Enhancement and Society's Reactions. (1)
"We have to create ourselves as a work of art." --Foucault "Alas," said the mouse, "the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far...
Coiled Tongues: A Critical Reading of Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker by Joanna Kadi
Contemporary minority women's autobiographies have significantly altered, over the past few decades, our understanding of the social and political basis of identity formation. In their articulation of their own subjectivities, minority women autobiographers...
Convenient Truths: A Commentary on the 2007 Academy Awards Ceremony as a Global Event
Introduction: Hollywood and Improving the World "... So many of you have causes that you are equally passionate about. That is really what is so wonderful about the movie industry--not only do we get to make films that matter, but we also...
Cooperation in the Face of Defection: The Prisoner's Dilemma in Invisible Man
The death of Rosa Parks on October 24, 2005 reminded us that the 1950s were not just the post-war calm before the anti-war storm of the 1960s. As Morris Dickstein writes, "In the standard views of American culture after the war, and especially of the...
Creative Doctorates, Creative Education? Aligning Universities with the Creative Economy
During the 1980s and 1990s, the university was posed as an underutilized weapon in the battle for industrial competitive and regional economic growth ... At university after university, new research centers were designed to attract corporate funding,...
Different Faces, Different Priorities: Agenda-Setting Behavior in the Mississippi, Maryland, and Georgia State Legislatures
Abstract This work explores the agenda-setting behavior of African American state legislators, female state legislators, and African American female state legislators and examine the degree to which these lawmakers have been able to translate election...
ESL Curriculum in Secondary Schools in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges towards Communicative Competence
Abstract Determining the success or otherwise of the English curriculum aims, goals, objectives, methods and materials, which bother on the mass and accumulation of the four language skills [listening, speaking, reading and writing] as well as different...
From the Local to the Global: A Critical Survey of Exile Experience in Recent African Poetry
Abstract The question of exile in contemporary African literature remains central to the understanding of its people. Of particular interest is the place of poets of the second generation in the depiction of this phenomenon. Although the paradigm...
Religious Zionist Female Settlers and Participation in Warfare and Violence
Introduction While patriarchy still has a strangle-hold on all of the nations in the world, it is safe to say that Western societies have moved much closer to equality amongst the sexes in comparison to other societies. However, even in these best...
Representations of Oslo Intelligentsia: A Fanonian Reading of the Intellectual Landscape in Post-Oslo Palestine
Were I to use one word consistently along with criticism, (not as a modification but as an emphatic) it would be oppositional. --Edward Said (1983) In order to analyze the intellectual background that has led to, justified and flourished after...
Re-Visiting Ursula le Guin's the Dispossessed: Anarcho-Taoism and World Resource Management
I called it "an ambiguous utopia". I think it's a perfectly natural step to go from Taoism to anarchism. That's what I found myself doing [in The Dispossessed]. They are definitely related, they appeal to the same type of person, the same bent of mind....
The Patriarchal Class System in Nawal El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile
Abstract Socialist feminists see class as central to women's lives, yet at the same time not ignoring the impact of patriarchy on their lives too. For them, women are victims of both the capitalist class and patriarchy. My argument is that women...
Troping Prostitution: Jonson and "The Court Pucell"
Sometime in 1609, Ben Jonson penned "An Epigram on the Court Pucell," a satirical poem in which he rails against Cecilia Bulstrode (c.1584-1609), Gentlewoman of the Queen's Bedchamber and kinswoman and friend of Lucy Harington Russell, the Countess...
Twenty Years in the Making: The Palestinian Intifada of 1987
Abstract Why did the Intifada of 1987 take place? The independent variable which I analyze in this article will be the multifaceted oppression brought upon by Israel in the 20 years following its illegal occupation of Palestine after the Six Day...
We Could Be So Good Together: Rock and Roll and American Fiction
One of Sherman Alexie's best short stories is titled "Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Woodstock." In it, Alexie explores the contemporary Native American's search for cultural...
Yahweh vs. the Teraphim: Jacob's Pagan Wives in Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers and in Anita Diamant's the Red Tent
Abstract This essay deals with two retellings of Genesis: Thomas Mann's Joseph and his Brothers and Anita Diamant's The Red Tent. Both authors note the presence of implicit pagan tendencies among the women of Jacob's clan (Gen 31:19; 35:2) and develop...
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