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Thomas, Sandra - - 2011
Nepal, Binod - - 2011
Informal care provided at home to family members with a disability is a major part of the disability and aged care system in Australia. Using data from the 2007 Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, this study provides an updated comparison of the financial wellbeing, or lack thereof, ...
Hunter, Boyd - - 2011
Closing the gaps between Indigenous and other Australian outcomes is a central concern of contemporary policy. The Re-Offending Database (ROD), which has been collated by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), offers a unique opportunity to analyse data quality issues in an important source of ...
Chesters, Jenny - - 2011
Previous research has established that paid care work is typically undertaken by women and that this work is often poorly rewarded in terms of pay and promotion opportunities. Much less is known about the reasons why women enter these jobs or their experiences of this work. This paper examines the ...
Johnson, Guy - - 2011
In Australia, it is widely believed that most homeless people have mental health issues and that mental illness is a primary cause of homelessness. This paper uses information from a study of 4,291 homeless people in Melbourne to investigate these propositions. The research found that 15 per cent of the ...
Jones, Craig - - 2011
Punitive penal policies are often justified on the assumption that members of the public demand punitive responses to crime. The current study employed a contingent valuation survey design to assess the extent to which this is true in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The survey investigated public willingness ...
Meagher, Gabrielle - - 2011
Monteiro, Nicole - - 2011
In the African worldview, dance is a conduit of individual and community healing. African conceptualizations of illness and health integrate social, spiritual, physical and mental realms, all of which are impacted by trauma. This paper will explore different forms of dance and ritual throughout the African Diaspora as they relate ...
Unruh, Kendra - - 2011
This essay examines the ways in which the Lindy Hop provided a means of escape, freedom, and rebellion for Black, working-class women during the swing era. Rudolph Fisher's "The Lindy Hop," Ann Petry's "In Darkness and Confusion," Ann Petry's The Street, and Debbie Allen's Stompin' at the Savoy coincide with ...
Hazzard-Donald, Katrina - - 2011
When one considers the history of American dance traditions one rarely thinks about its possible relationship to the local African American "Sanctified" or fundamentalist church described in works such as James Baldwin's Go Tell it On the Mountain. This article examines the historical relationship between early African American slave worship ...
Koster, Mickie - - 2011
Black dance is a fluid, vibrant, colorful, and changing form that is situational, temporal, and spatial. It does not, and will not fit into a neat category or box. Black dance is used in different ways and for different reasons. In Kenya, Kilumi dance rituals are used by the Wakamba ...
Todd, Megan - - 2011
The aesthetic, cultural, and human terrain covered in Rickerby Hinds' Buckworld One illuminates diverse geographies of human existence. The elements of krumping, spoken word poetry, and video projections strategically instigate an activist charge for social justice. Moving succinctly in time and beyond it, the foundational elements of hip hop catalyze, ...
Carey, A'Keitha - - 2011
CaribFunk technique, by definition, is a 21st century mutation of foundational dance, fitness, and somatic paradigms. CaribFunk explores the power of the hip wine, female strength, liberation, sensuality and virtuosic ability. I attempt to redefine Black femininity by establishing the relationship between the technique and Caribbean popular culture, and addressing ...
Patton, Tracey - - 2011
Dance, like other sports, operates through the frame of cultural identity. However, while there may be freedom in bodily movement, the body is constrained when it comes to who is able to dance. Oftentimes dancers do not fit into a certain racial aesthetic. Using an autoethnographic approach, examples in this ...
Peters, Donna-Marie - - 2011
This article examines the obstacles faced by rhythm tap to gain artistic acceptance throughout seminal periods of its evolution as an entertainment art form. The legitimating of the art is discussed in consideration of its marginal, historical status and its identification with subservience and the minstrel tradition. This study, based ...
Jackson, Lawrence - - 2011
The black male's physique streamed into Western consciousness as a desirable, yet dangerous exotic being. These perceptions eventually contributed to the objectification and exploitation of black male dancing bodies. This discourse will illustrate how the black body, from past to present, continues to be viewed by the white gaze as ...
DeFrantz, Thomas - - 2011
This essay explores genealogies of Black women's presence in American modern dance to theorize connectivity as a methodology to appreciate their creative work. The legacies of more familiar dance artists, including Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham, are discussed in relation to achievements and interventions by less-discussed, but no less important, ...
Monroe, Raquel - - 2011
Building off of the work of dance scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild, the author argues that the American dancing body is a fusion of West African, ballet, and modern dance techniques. Yet, curricula in collegiate dance departments throughout the U.S. reduce West African dance and dances from the African Diaspora to ...
Green, Doris - - 2011
In 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which mandated courses on Black and Minority studies into the curriculum on a nationwide basis. Failure to do so would cause the loss of federal funding. At the time, I was an undergraduate student, one of only four Blacks in the ...
Amin, Takiyah - - 2011
The history of the term Black dance is explored with particular attention to contemporary and ongoing debates on its meaning, use and application. A summary of important historical and current uses of the term are engaged and explored in depth. A definition for Black dance and its application are provided ...
Porras, Jorge - - 2011
The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the poetic discourse of Afro-Colombian writer Candelario Obeso, as exhibited in his Cantos populares de mi tierra (Popular chants of my homeland, henceforth Cantos). The approach taken in this paper is both linguistic and socio-ethnic. Thus, it describes relevant 'Black Spanish'(i.e., ...
Maxwell, Ugwanyi - - 2011
The colonial experiences of most African countries have refused to go after many decades since the colonial masters left. This is as a result of the myriad of social, political and economic problems still facing the continent. Independence promised a lot of good things for the masses and this brought ...
Glocke, Aimee - - 2011
Using African/Black culture and the African worldview as the lens for examination, this essay conducts an African centered literary analysis of the Black novel entitled Jacob's Ladder by John A. Williams published in 1987. Not only will this analysis provide an in-depth cultural reading of this specific text; but it ...
Olayiwola, Abiodun - - 2011
The origin of video film genre in Nigeria is shrouded in conflicting views and contentions. Indigenous film historians and critics are yet to agree on who could be credited as the initiator of the video revolution in Nigeria. While some available documents trace this genre to Kenneth Nnebue's Living in ...
Mucina, Devi - - 2011
The aim of this paper is to highlight how colonialism has inflicted spiritual and physical injury upon the Black family through imposing its memory while systematically endeavoring to annihilate and extinguish any traces of collective memory. The ultimate goal of colonialism was to create Black bodies which had no history, ...
Agulanna, Christopher - - 2011
The Igbo term for a good person is ezigbo mmadu. It is a term that is descriptive of good character or positive moral conduct in a person or group of persons. Among the Igbo, a person is referred as ezigbo mmadu who possesses good conduct or moral fiber--qualities that are ...
Fairfax, Colota - - 2011
The unequal socio-economic terrain in American society yields the daily intervention of social welfare programs in the lives of African Americans. Government social welfare programs are stopgap measures for temporary support, as families struggle to enter the mainstream of American society. Yet, there are cultural developmental needs and human potentiality ...
Von Robertson, - - 2011
This study selected nine responses from a pool of twenty-six interviews, covering two time periods, with identifiable Black Seminoles. The interview responses were utilized to discern feelings of racism, discrimination, and exclusion of Black Seminoles by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. The selected interviews were evaluated through the line of ...
Wheeler, Evangeline - - 2011
We explore recent research examining racial discrimination and institutional racism as a critical factor in deleterious health outcomes affecting, disproportionately, people of African descent living in the United States. Physiological, mental health effects and other cognitive functioning difficulties are examined. We provide a new analysis of the intra-cultural differences which ...
Pressley-Sanon, Toni - - 2011
Using examples from Ouidah, Benin Republic this essay examines a few ways that the descendants of slave traders, enslaved and witnesses "act out" issues of trauma resulting from the slave-trading history, sometimes with the conscious hope of healing the physical and psychic rupture between African and African diasporic peoples; other ...
Erhagbe, Edward - - 2011
The internationalization of the struggles for the liberation of southern Africa played a deceive role in its eventual outcome. However, often not appreciated is the very tangible role Africans in the Diaspora played in this regard, especially those in the United States. Hence, African-Americans as individuals or through organizations mobilized ...
Muhammad, Baiyina - - 2011
The Baltimore Afro American newspaper's support for a Pan-African consciousness agenda for its readers was a significant occurrence in the history of the Black press. In its support of Pan-Africanism, the Afro American advocated an African identity and forged a connection to Africa and other parts of the Diaspora for ...
Zulu, Itibari - - 2011
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