Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 4, Fall

Celebrating Student Scholars: An Introduction
The essays in this issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge have received awards in The Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Written by undergraduate students...
Goodridge et Al. V. Department of Public Health et Al. the Role of Litigation in the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
The year 2003 and 2004 were marked by a wave of events related to gay and lesbian rights throughout the country. First, in June 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas by declaring the unconstitutionality of...
Gretchens and the German Garrison
If Germany today is arising once more from despair and adversity towards faith and hope, then it is German mothers who are playing an important and momentous part in this--Magda Goebbels (1) Germany after World War II was in shambles. The allies...
Inescapable Past
Kiran Desai's novel, The Inheritance of Loss, illustrates what happens when cultures clash. The world is full of prejudices and people are continually separated and treated differently based on culture, race, and class. The novel jumps between two...
Microcosms of Hope
On November 2, 2007, I had the good fortune of being kindly invited by Esther Kingston-Mann, Distinguished Professor of History at UMass Boston, to attend the Third Annual Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards Banquet where the award-winning and...
"Nobody's Mother and Nobody's Wife": Reconstructing Archetypes and Sexuality in Sandra Cisneros' "Never Marry a Mexican"
INTRODUCTION Mythical and historical archetypes of women are engrained in Mexican culture and thus have become a part of Mexican fiction, poetry, music, and art. These archetypes prominently include La Malinche ("the traitorous woman"), La Llorona...
Olaudah Equiano: Facts about His People and Place of Birth
Introduction In every generation, we find people of extraordinary skills, wisdom, vision, dedication, and discipline. Their story often forms a beacon of light or stepping-stone to success for the succeeding generation. This is the case about the...
Rape Warfare and International Humanitarian Law
Introduction It took four months for the atrocity outside the town of Mahmudiyah, Iraq, to be exposed in print and over the airways. Fifteen-year-old Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi was gang raped, her skull smashed and her body set on fire. Her parents...
The Experiences of Women in Computer Science: The Importance of Awareness and Communication
Purpose For years, researchers have been discussing why there are fewer women than men enrolled in computer science programs. The National Science Foundation indicated that in 2002 out of all the undergraduate freshmen intending to major in science...
Tutoring Down the Rabbit Hole: The Inner-City Classroom, and What I Found There
Prior to fulfilling the tutoring requirement for Dimensions of Secondary Education, my only experience with Providence inner city schools was limited to driving past them, feeling awed by their size and intimidated by the volume of students I had often...
"Without Ever Leaving the Ground, She Could Fly": Ecofeminism and Soul Fulfillment in Toni Morrison's Pilate
The concept of ecofeminism uses the age-old connection between women and nature as a bridge to strengthen both the feminism and the ecological movement. This bridge was built on the belief that women and nature are oppressed in a similar manner, and...
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