As of June 2020, only 31% of self-identified conservatives in the United States were women. Modern political conservatism is known for rejecting modern feminism as well, which is often stereotyped as a women’s issue. With such a small percentage of women identifying as conservative, the question arises as to why young American women reject modern feminism and identify with modern political conservatism. In this study I examined the literature comparing modern conservatism, conservative women’s movements, and modern feminism, and conducted a small questionnaire of conservative women 18-24. I concluded by describing three generalized schools of thought regarding conservative women’s views towards feminism and society.
The Violence Against Women's Act: From the Criminalization of Domestic Violence Through Modern Political Challenges
The Violence Against Women’s Act, or VAWA, is a landmark piece of federal legislation to combat domestic violence in the United States. It passed in 1994 following various state efforts to stop intimate partner violence. Broad federal legislation was needed to end domestic violence because of the unique nature of the crime including the strong connection between victims and perpetrators, the vast scale of the problem, and the reoccurring nature of domestic violence (Fagan, p. 28-29, 1996). VAWA has been expanded through reauthorization efforts in 2000, 2005, and 2013. Reform efforts have focused on increasing protections for victims especially focusing on stalking, youth, and Indigenous victims, but have become more divisive over time. Current political challenges, especially in relation to gun control, resulted in VAWA’s expiration in 2018. Despite VAWA’s reauthorization passing in the House of the 115th and 116th sessions of Congress, it is unlikely that the Senate will vote to reauthorize the bill soon, especially given the coronavirus outbreak.
This research aims to explore the practices and impacts of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in the United States. CPCs are centers whose primary purpose is to dissuade pregnant people from obtaining an abortion. Oftentimes they will provide services free of cost, such as ultrasounds and pregnancy tests. Their main feature is the counseling they provide against seeking abortion services. This paper explores the national affiliates of CPCs in the United States, their practices and advertising, misinformation spread by CPCs, their sources of funding and lobbying activities, and the political implications of their efforts.
There are more than 600 caucuses in Congress, and although most of these groups have little power on the Hill, there are a few that have serious influence and critical roles in policy-making. One such group is the Congressional Tri-Caucus which is comprised of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). Currently, there are over 100 members in the House of Representatives that belong to one or more of these three groups. Each of the three caucuses have legislative priorities that reflect their corresponding racial/ethnic membership. Previous research has explored the behavioral overlap of Congressional representatives belonging to different racial groups, but with the recent election of bi-racial representatives in Congress, new research is needed to explore how these members navigate tri-caucus membership and the legislative priorities that each of the caucuses have. This study takes a group of 4 bi-racial/multi-ethnic members of Congress and examines their voting behavior concerning legislation critical to the caucuses corresponding to their racial identity. Results of this analysis suggest that bi-racial members of Congress vote in line with each of the caucuses corresponding to their racial identities-regardless of actual membership in the caucus.
Clinical Decision Making: A Case Study of the Effects of Evidence Based Medicine and Past Empirical Experience in the Emergency Department
With a growing number of medical malpractice suits and the passage of policy that focuses on patient advocacy, an emphasis has been placed on research regarding the decision-making processes of physicians in everyday practices. Over the past decades, scholars have looked to specific clinical decision-making philosophies, how they can be implemented into practice, and the effects of such implementation, but little research has been done into the culmination of decision-making philosophies on a day-to-day basis. By focusing on single-case study of a Midwestern Emergency Department and asking Attending physicians to self-report their decision-making philosophies, this study serves as a transition between past clinical decision-making research and studies not yet created. Results, although not statistically analyzable due to the small number of respondents, indicate that variation in clinical decision-making does exist, and cannot be attributed to one sole variable or factor. In addition, it is evident that multiple clinical decision-making philosophies are at play in daily clinical practice. Albeit a small study, this study can be repeated and modified in the future to determine true statistical significance between certain factors and clinical decision-making. Not only this, but a better understanding of the culmination of clinical decision-making philosophies can be understood.
Emma Lindemeier and Paul Landow
The United States’ Constitution provides certain protections for those accused of a crime, including proportionate punishment and the right to an attorney. There are sentencing guidelines in place, as well as appointed-counsel systems to ensure that everyone receives these protections when accused of a crime. Some research has shown that the type of counsel present at sentencing may affect the outcome of sentencing, although, the research on the topic is conflicting. Race is another variable that has been found to play into the role of sentencing, as well as gender and age. Other studies have suggested that the differences in sentencing may come from the judge’s mood, their gender, or if they are given a food break. The current study looked at how the variables of race, gender, age, counsel type, crime, week, day of the week, and time affected sentencing. All the variables, aside from the variables of race, gender, and age, were found to have a significant effect on sentencing. These variables did not pass tests of homogeneity or normality, so their effects on sentencing cannot be considered conclusive. While this study cannot be considered conclusive, it continues the research on criminal sentencing outcomes.
Role-Playing games and simulations are growing in popularity as pedagogical tools in college classrooms. This capstone examines the current research on this type of teaching method and on how to design them successfully. Then, it will document the author’s own games that he designed throughout the course of semester. This capstone will examine three games done by other over various topics. The paper concludes with a brief statement by the other of lessons he learned not covered in previous sections and his findings on the application of role-playing and simulations in college classrooms.
Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston, and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Editors: Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston.
Section, Intersectionality, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
Representing the definitive reference work for this broad and dynamic field, The International Encyclopedia of Geography arises from an unprecedented collaboration between Wiley and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to review and define the concepts, research, and techniques in geography and interrelated fields. Available as a robust online resource and as a 15-volume full-color print set, the Encyclopedia assembles a truly global group of scholars for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world.
- Contains more than 1,000 entries ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words offering accessible introductions to basic concepts, sophisticated explanations of complex topics, and information on geographical societies around the world
- Assembles a truly global group of more than 900 scholars hailing from over 40 countries, for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world
- Provides definitive coverage of the field, encompassing human geography, physical geography, geographic information science and systems, earth studies, and environmental science
- Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on geographical topics and techniques of interest across the social sciences, humanities, science, and medicine
- Features full color throughout the print version and more than 1,000 illustrations and photographs
- Annual updates to online edition
Christopher Robert, John Crowe, and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock
Editor: Christopher Robert
Chapter 7, Humor in Workgroups and Teams, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
This is the first book to look at the psychological processes that enable humor to affect people and teams in the workplace. It recognizes that humor plays many roles beyond making people feel happier and more productive, and acknowledges humor’s potential darker side as well.
Bringing together a small but growing field of study, the book features chapters around core psychological topics such perception, creativity and stress, while also addressing organizational issues such as leadership, teamwork, and social networks. The collection concludes with chapters on the role of humor in recruitment processes, as well as how humor consultants work with organizations.
Each chapter in The Psychology of Humor at Work not only provides a comprehensive review of what is known in that area, but also considers future directions for research and practice. It will prove fascinating reading for students, practitioners and researchers in organizational psychology, HRM, and business and management.
Lisa A. Ellis, Carol A. Daul-Elhindi, and Tammi M. Owens
Editor: Lisa A. Ellis
Chapter, Reference 360: A Holistic Approach to Reference Instruction, co-authored by Tammi Owens, UNO faculty member.
Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services as library schools seek greater alignment with practitioners and libraries on the forefront of these changes.
As academics and practitioners work together to educate library students on the kinds of changes happening in reference and information services, they are rethinking their curriculum and assignments to incorporate real-world challenges adaptive to user needs. Likewise, libraries may work through their regional library consortia to plan professional development workshops or training sessions to teach new skills and methods of approach required for such changing services.
Here’s a tool for library school instructors, library students, professional development instructors, and current librarians poised to change, which specifically addresses the pedagogy of reference and information services in flux. It will help answer questions such as:
- How may we better educate a new and current generation of reference and information service professionals, given the challenges they will likely encounter?
- What kinds of assignments could be devised to better promote active learning in a transformative field like reference and information services?
- What new approaches or theories could be applied to assist library professionals in meeting the informational needs of users?
Ashish Gupta, Vimla L. Patel, Robert A. Greenes, Ann Fruhling, and Stacie Petter
Editors: Ashish Gupta, Vimla L. Patel, and Robert A. Greenes
Chapter, Developing a Method to Evaluate Emergency Response Medical Information Systems, co-authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
his important new volume presents recent research in healthcare information technology and analytics. Individual chapters look at such issues as the impact of technology failure on electronic prescribing behavior in primary care; attitudes toward electronic health records; a latent growth modeling approach to understanding lifestyle decisions based on patient historical data; designing an integrated surgical care delivery system using axiomatic design and petri net modeling; and failure in a dynamic decision environment, particularly in treating patients with a chronic disease.
Other chapters look at such topics as the impact of information technology integration in integrated delivery systems; operations and supply chain control for inventory management in a health system pharmacy; decision-theoretic assistants based on contextual gesture recognition; evaluating emergency response medical information systems; clinical decision support in critical care; virtual worlds in healthcare; and natural language processing for understanding contraceptive use at the VA.
Donald L. Hamann and Shelly C. Cooper
Co-authored by Shelly Cooper, UNO faculty member
New music teachers often struggle to find a way to connect the content learned in college classes with the content that will be taught in the classroom, since the nature of their work demands a high level of both musical and educational ability, while also the skills to switch from tuning an orchestra to leading a marching band or practicing voice parts with a chorus. Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner focuses on making the connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning music educators Donald L. Hamann and Shelly Cooper have created a versatile text for music teacher education, and one that will provide a significant resource for music education students across the US.
Based around an innovative organization and approach, Becoming a Music Teacher is made up of 40 short modules that focus on increasing a teacher's comfort and confidence level when instructing or leading groups. Each module is broken down into four individual components that demonstrate real life transfers from classes to classroom through the components of Personal Awareness, Personal Musicianship, Pre-Conducting, and Professional Knowledge. The Personal Awareness component gives a lesson on good teaching skills by focusing on body awareness, body language, and communication styles rather than abstract theories of education. Personal Musicianship provides a guided learning approach to teaching sight-singing and opportunities to create both vocal and instrumental accompaniments with the songs that are included in the modules. Pre-conducting discusses ways in which certain gestures or concepts could be used in rehearsing a school ensemble through the development of hand/arm independence, posture, and gestures. Professional knowledge links the module to the real world and places it in the context of the workplace, offering advice on how to work with other teachers and administrators, and includes characteristics of successful teachers, the role of schools in contemporary society, and diverse learners. When taken together, these components help the student develop a genuinely rounded skill set for the classroom.
The lessons are activity-based and interactive, allowing readers to experiment, communicate, and provide feedback. The modules are also flexible and have been designed to be easily integrated into a music education classroom and applied to specific age groups, includingadult learners, a demographic many music education students encounter but one rarely discussed in music education classrooms. Each module stands alone, allowing instructors to customize their lesson plans by selecting or highlighting the modules most relevant to their class. This text also includes exercises that promote reflection on professionalism, collegiality, and legal factors that affect both students and teachers, not found in most education texts.
Relational Aggression A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective_final (Murray-Close, Ostrov, Nelson, Casas, & Crick).pdf
Diana Murray-Close, Jamie Ostrov, David Nelson, Juan Casas, and Nicki Crick
Steven G. Rogelberg and Joseph A. Allen
Editor: Steven G. Rogelberg
Entry, Safety Climate, authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Entry, Robert M. Guion: 5th Recipient SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
The well-received first edition of the Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2007, 2 vols) established itself in the academic library market as a landmark reference that presents a thorough overview of this cross-disciplinary field for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. Nearly ten years later, SAGE presents a thorough revision that both updates current entries and expands the overall coverage, adding approximately 200 new articles, expanding from two volumes to four. Examining key themes and topics from within this dynamic and expanding field of psychology, this work offers a truly cross-cultural and global perspective.
Joseph A. Allen, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Steven G. Rogelberg
Editors: Joseph Allen (UNO faculty member), Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Steven G. Rogelberg
An Introduction to The Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science: Why Now?, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 2: Exploring meeting science: Key questions and answers, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 3: Five Theoretical Lenses for Conceptualizing the Role of Meetings in Organizational Life, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 8: So Much More Than “Chitchat”: A Closer Look at Pre-Meeting Talk, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 10: An Organizational Meeting Orientation: The Construct, Scales, and Research Propositions, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 19: Relative Status and Emotion Regulation in Workplace Meetings: A Conceptual Model, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
Chapter 27: Implementing After Action Review Systems in Organizations: Key Principles and Practical Consideration, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
This first volume to analyze the science of meetings offers a unique perspective on an integral part of contemporary work life. More than just a tool for improving individual and organizational effectiveness and well-being, meetings provide a window into the very essence of organizations and employees' experiences with the organization. The average employee attends at least three meetings per week and managers spend the majority of their time in meetings. Meetings can raise individuals, teams, and organizations to tremendous levels of achievement. However, they can also undermine effectiveness and well-being. The Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science assembles leading authors in industrial and organizational psychology, management, marketing, organizational behavior, anthropology, sociology, and communication to explore the meeting itself, including pre-meeting activities and post-meeting activities. It provides a comprehensive overview of research in the field and will serve as an invaluable starting point for scholars who seek to understand and improve meetings.
John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, and Vida Vanchan
Editors: John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, and Vida Vanchan
Chapter, Škoda Auto: The transformation from a domestic to a Tier Two lead firm, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This interdisciplinary volume provides a critical and multi-disciplinary review of current manufacturing processes, practices, and policies, and broadens our understanding of production and innovation in the world economy. Chapters highlight how firms and industries modify existing processes to produce for established and emerging markets through dynamic and design-driven strategies. This approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Contributors include scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography. The evidence demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy.
David F. Conway, Stephanie A. Hillen, Melodie Landis, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Peter Wolcott, Deepak Khazanchi, Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Aleksandra Lazareva, Jeanne L. Surface, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Phyllis K. Adcock, Victor L. Winter, Paul J.A. van Vliet, and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editors: David F. Conway (UNO faculty member), Stefanie Hillen, Melodee Landis, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Peter Wolcott (UNO faculty member)
Chapter, The Value of Investigating Information Technology Applications for Teaching and Learning Purposes, co-authored by David F. Conway and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
Chapter, Towards a Contingency Theory of eLearning, co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Collaborative Technologies and Digital Media in Teaching and Learning: Starting Small and Learning Along the Way, co-authored by Jeanne Surface and Phyllis Adcock, UNO faculty members.
Chapter, Information Technology for Development: Service Learning from Classroom to Community and Back Again, co-authored by Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, The World Needs More Computer Science! What to do?, authored by Victor Winter, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Building an Online Systems Development Course – Experiences with Content and Interaction Design, authored by Paul J. A. van Vliet UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Social Media Communication in the Classroom: A Pedagogical Case Study of Social Network Analysis, authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
This book project was initiated in fall 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Nebraska during a Global Engagement Research and Teaching Workshop between faculty from UNO and the University of Agder (UiA), Norway.
The anthology presents articles that center on the application of digital technologies that add value to the teaching and learning process in a globalized context. The unique focus of the book is the intersection between pedagogy and technology, specifically the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning. With the increased mobility of faculty and students, more diversity among our students and faculty, increased cross-disciplinary designs, alternative environments enabled by technology, and greater demand from the millennial generation for increased access and flexibility, it is important to share accounts where technology has made a positive impact on the instructional process.
Topics that are discussed are local studies with implications for the global environment and the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning.
The target audiences for the book are researchers, teachers and stakeholders in learning organizations interested in using IT for teaching and learning.
Halit Eren, John G. Webster, Ann L. Fruhling, Sharmila Raman, and Scott McGrath
Editors: Halit Eren and John G. Webster
Chapter 14, Mobile Healthcare User Interface Design Application Strategies, co-authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. This two-volume set describes how information and communication technologies, the internet, wireless networks, databases, and telemetry permit the transmission and control of information within and between medical centers.
Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this authoritative handbook:
- Explains how medical personnel use information and communication technologies, sensors, techniques, hardware, and software
- Discusses wireless data transmission, networks, databases, processing systems, and automatic data acquisition, reduction, and analysis
- Serves the reference needs of a broad group of users—from advanced high school science students to healthcare and university professionals
The first volume, Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine, addresses everything from cloud computing to teleoncology. The second volume, Telehealth and Mobile Heath, discusses topics ranging from telesurgery to biokinematics for mobility. Both volumes incorporate clinical applications throughout for practical reference.
The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.
Susan Fournier, Michael Breazeale, Jill Avery, Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, Gina Scott Ligon, and Mackenzie Harms
Editors: Susan Fournier, Michael J Breazeale and Jill Avery
Chapter 20, Branding Terror: Building Notoriety in Violent Extremist Organizations, co-authored by Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, Gina Scott Ligon, and Mackenzie Harms, UNO faculty members.
From the editor team of the ground-breaking Consumer-Brand Relationships: Theory and Practice comes this new volume. Strong Brands, Strong Relationships is a collection of innovative research and management insights that build upon the foundations of the first book, but takes the study of brand relationships outside of traditional realms by applying new theoretical frameworks and considering new contexts. The result is an expanded and better-informed account of people’s relationships with brands and a demonstration of the important and timely implications of this evolving sub-discipline.
A range of different brand relationship environments are explored in the collection, including: online digital spaces, consumer collectives, global brands, luxury brands, branding in terrorist organizations, and the brand relationships of men and transient consumers. This book attends to relationship endings as well as their beginnings, providing a full life-cycle perspective. While the first volume focused on positive relationship benefits, this collection explores dysfunctional dynamics, adversarial and politically-charged relationships, and those that are harmful to well-being. Evocative constructs are leveraged, including secrets, betrayals, anthropomorphism, lying, infidelity, retaliation, and bereavement. The curated collection provides both a deeper theoretical understanding of brand relationship phenomena and ideas for practical application from experiments and execution in commercial practice.
Strong Brands, Strong Relationships will be the perfect read for marketing faculty and graduate students interested in branding dynamics, as well as managers responsible for stewarding brands.
Béla Galgóczi, Jan Drahokoupil, Magdalena Bernaciak, and Petr Pavlinek
Editors:Béla Galgóczi,Jan Drahokoupil, and Magdalena Bernaciak
Chapter, Foreign direct investment and the development of the automotive industry in central and eastern Europe, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book investigates the role that foreign direct investment (FDI) in central-eastern and southern Europe has played in the post-crisis period, comparing patterns across countries and sectors.
An overarching objective of this publication is to assess the extent to which FDI can still be seen as a key driver of economic development, modernisation and convergence for Europe’s low- and middle-income economies, taking into account also the risks and limiting factors associated with FDI.
Stepehn Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, Jarrett Rudy, Jody L. Neathery-Castro, and Mark O. Rousseau
Editors: Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, Jarrett Rudy
Chapter, Quebec and La Francophonie: the Province as Global Player by Jody Neathery-Castro, UNO faculty member
What is Quebec's relationship with the rest of Canada? Is there a distinct Quebecois culture? What is Quebec's place on the international stage? These are questions editors Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, and Jarrett Rudy continue to ask in the second edition of Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-first Century. Bringing together expert contributors, the text examines the province through historical, social, cultural, political, and economic perspectives. Building on the strength of the previous edition, new chapters discuss the law and legal traditions, visual arts and sport in Quebec, and Quebecois perspectives on federalism and sovereignty. An expansive pedagogical program - including thoughtful introductions, timelines, biographies, case studies, primary source documents, critical thinking questions, and a new glossary - makes this a thoughtful, engaging, and passionate exploration of la belle province.
Karin Jordan, Glenn W. Lambie, and Ashley J. Blount
Editor: Karin Jordan
Chapter 4, Tailoring Supervision to Supervisees’ Developmental Level, co-authored by Ashley Blount, UNO faculty member.
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a profession that is expected to grow rapidly over the next ten years. This timely text provides the essential knowledge base for all facets of supervision in marriage and family therapy that is required to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. The book focuses specifically on the distinctive model of supervision used in Marriage and Family Therapy and further examines the unique supervisory issues arising within different approaches to the profession. Distinguished by its use of a single case example across chapters to help clarify how different theories differ and overlap, the book embraces the full range of theoretical approaches, in addition to featuring a “nuts and bolts” approach to the day-to-day fundamentals of MFT supervision.
Grounded in the most up-to-date literature, the text discusses methods and issues of MFT supervision within multigenerational, structural, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, feminist, integrative, brief, and other supervision models. The text also surveys the most important and emerging settings and populations in which marriage and family therapists work, including medical and post-disaster trauma-informed practices. It covers legal and ethical issues and discusses how culture, gender, and ethnicity must be considered during the supervision process. The text also addresses how to tailor supervision to the supervisee’s developmental level. Examples of common supervision dilemmas vividly demonstrate foundational principles. With contributions from leading marriage and family therapy educators and experienced supervisors, the text is designed for therapists at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels who seek the Approved Supervisor Credential and for MFT faculty who teach the AAMFT supervision course.
Olaf Kuhlke, Annick Schramme, René Kooyman, A. Erin Bass, Ivana Milosevec, and Dale Eesley
Editor: Olaf Kuhlke, Annick Schramme, and René Kooyman
Chapter, Examining and reconciling identity issues among artist-entrepreneurs, co-authored by A. Erin Bass, UNO faculty member.
In recent years, the global creative economy has experienced unprecedented growth. In tandem with that, considerable research has been conducted to determine what exactly the creative economy is, what occupations are grouped under that name, and how it is to be measured. Organizations on various scales, from the United Nations to local governments, have released “creative” or “cultural” economy reports, developed policies for creative urban renewal, and directed attention to creative place making—the purposeful infusion of creative activity into specific urban environments.
Parallel to these research and policy interests, academic institutions and professional organizations have begun to develop training programs for future professionals in the creative and cultural industries. In this book, more than fifty scholars from across the globe shed light on this phenomenon of cultural entrepreneurship. Readers will find conceptual frameworks for building new programs for the creative industries, examples of pedagogical approaches and skills-based training, and concrete examples of program and course implementation.
Brad D. Lookingbill, Douglas Seefeldt, and Jason A. Heppler
Editor: Brad D. Lookingbill
Chapter, A National Monument, co-authored by Jason Heppler, UNO faculty member
- An accessible and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of one of the most iconic battles in the history of the American West
- Combines contributions from an array of respected scholars, historians, and battlefield scientists
- Outlines the political and cultural conditions that laid the foundation for the Centennial Campaign and examines how George Armstrong Custer became its figurehead
- Provides a detailed analysis of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a section examining how the Battle of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading influence on American culture
Economic Cataracts: A Chronicle of Efforts to Remove the Obstacles of Urban Community Engagement and Economic Inclusion
Preston Love Jr.
A clear view of what is,
A hopeful perspective of what could be,
And a realistic vision of how to alter the future.
Preston began his quest for clarity with his return to his beloved hometown of Omaha to be with his ailing mother, Betty Love, in 2006 after the death of his famous father, Preston Love, Sr.
The condition of his section of town, North Omaha, where almost all of the fifty thousand African-Americans live in Omaha was shocking, and became the #1 priority for Love, Jr. Economic Cataracts brings together a collection of position papers and initiatives by the author, directed toward making a difference where a difference is needed. While Preston’s story is based in his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska, there are lessons, there are premises, there are actions, and there is wisdom in these approaches that can apply in every urban setting in America. Preston offers this snapshot as a framework for others to reference.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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