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As reported on NPR by Joseph Shapiro,
"In Augusta, Ga., a judge sentenced Tom Barrett to 12 months after he stole a can of beer worth less than $2.
In Ionia, Mich., 19-year-old Kyle Dewitt caught a fish out of season; then a judge sentenced him to three days in jail.
In Grand Rapids, Mich., Stephen Papa, a homeless Iraq War veteran, spent 22 days in jail, not for what he calls his "embarrassing behavior" after he got drunk with friends and climbed into an abandoned building, but because he had only $25 the day he went to court....people sometimes go to jail when they fall behind paying these fees.
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Alexes Harris is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. Her degrees in the field of Sociology are from the University of Washington (B.A., 1997) and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.A., 1999; Ph.D., 2002). Her research and teaching areas include the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She is currently researching the process and consequences of Legal Financial Obligations assessed to individuals convicted of felonies in Washington State and the process of "re-entry" post conviction. Her research has been published in Law and Society Review, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Race and Social Problems and is forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology.
Ana Celia Zentella, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Mexican father, was born and raised in the S. Bronx. Now Professor Emerita (Hunter College/ CUNY and UCSD), she is an anthro-political linguist internationally recognized for her research on U.S. Latino languages, language socialization, "Spanglish", and "English-only" laws.
Her community ethnography, Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in NY (1997), won awards from the British Ass’n. of Applied Linguistics and the American Ass’n. of Latina and Latino Anthropologists. She has also edited three volumes, Building on Strength: Language and Literacy in Latino Families and Communities (2005), Multilingual San Diego (2009), and Multilingual Philadelphia (2010). Spanish in New York: Language contact, dialectal leveling, and structural continuity (2012) was co-authored with Ricardo Otheguy.
In 1996, Manhattan's Borough President, Ruth Messinger, declared October 30 “Doctor Ana Celia Zentella Day", for “her leading role in building appreciation for language diversity and respect for language rights.” From 2010-2012, Professor Zentella led the Language and Social Justice Committee of the American Anthropology Association.
In the 24th episode of The mobileYouth Show, Freddie Benjamin shares a story about young teens and mobile from the slums of Hyderabad in India.
In the 19th episode of The mobileYouth Show, Freddie Benjamin talks about the why young people aren't all that into mobile payments.
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Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to overcome an unwanted behavior or habit? The majority of our thoughts and behaviors come from our unconscious mind. Filomena A. Iorio-Tasoluk will be interviewing professional coach, Consuelo Annon, on the power and effectivness of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Ms. Annon will help you understand how NLP tools and techniques can help children, teens and adults overcome fears, blocks and limiting beliefs.
Nika Annon’s fascination with how humans operate, learn to be in the world and how to do it more fully and deeply attracted her to coaching. Nika’s coaching style is derived from years of study including depth psychology, anthropology, ethnography, philosophy & spirituality to help clients figure out how to do what they truly desire in life. She incorporates Nuero-linguistic programming NLP & Nuero-plasticity techniques to help individuals move beyond limiting beliefs & assumptions that hold them back & create new habits to reinforce the changes which create the desired outcomes.
Nika Annon studied at St John’s College and New School University. She received her professional coaching certification from The Academy of NLP and Coaching. To learn more about Nika Annon and her coaching practice, visit www.nikaannon.com
Filomena A. Iorio-Tasoluk (www.bounce-life.com) specializes in stress coaching for body & business. Whether stress is the cause of struggling with weight management or workplace burnout, Filomena helps her clients succeed with curiosity, clarity, & confidence.
In the 2nd epiosde of The mobileYouth Show, Graham Brown and Freddie Benjamin discuss the contribution of ethnographic research in developing new products.
Qualitative research explores the meaning people attach to their experience and how they understand their world (Merriam, 2009). Through qualitative methods, researchers gain knowledge that would otherwise be unavailable, thus expanding our understanding of the world around us. This rich and complex approach to research raises many questions and is the source of scholarly discussion and debate about philosophy, technique, and interpretation. Join Dr. Paula Dawidowicz and me to discuss qualitative research and address questions from doctoral students in qualitative research.
Dr. J.E. Williams, OMD, Dr. Williams is an internationally published author of numerous scientific papers, articles on ethnography and biodiversity, as well as bilingual poetry. He is fluent in Spanish and studied many other languages including French, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Light of the Andes is a spiritual journey to the most sacred mountain of the Incas, Apu Ausangate, to learn the true secret of the Andes. After a series of dreamlike encounters with mystical beings in Peru, J. E. Williams (aka Santiago) and his mentor, the Q'ero shaman Sebastian, are ushered to the glacial sloops of Ausangate. On these remote slopes, he is physically tested to his physical and mental limits by the effects of high altitude, cold, and isolation. Then, after a series of traditional preparatory rituals, he encounters the deity in an unexpected way. The author returns bearing a message from the Apu, echoed by the Q'ero people: Ayni, the original idea found in nature that guides people to follow principle-guided lives in harmony with all things.
Join us on Gaiafield Radio, as we explore with Dr. JE Williams, the message of the High Andes and the Q'ero Indians for the modern world during a time increasing environmental degradation.
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Anthropologist Karen Ho comes by to talk about Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street, based on interviews with employees of Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and other firms.
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Doug Hocking Western Author is my guest. Website: www.doughocking.com Doug Hocking is an independent scholar and author of fiction who has completed advanced studies in History, Ethnography and Historical Archaeology and lives and breathes Way Out West. His principal interest is in New Mexico Territory from the Mexican War up through the Civil War. It was an exciting period when the land was new and isolated from the rest of the country and violence ran at its high mark. Following leads from source to end he is learning about the Santa Fe Trail, the Fur Trade, the Mexican and Civil Wars, the Apache, the Penitentes and percussion cap weapons.
“I’ve found that the way to know history is to learn about the tools people used, the landscape, the trails, the climate and the economics of the times until the options open to people begin to make sense. I try to express that both in fiction and history writing.”
Jay Ackroyd talks with Janine R. Wedel, professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. Typically, specialists in Public Policy receive their training in Political Science, Government, Law, or History, but Wedel received a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. This unique background, the study of human behavior, has given her work an originality that have made her one of the most astute observers of the sweeping changes occasioned by the fall of the Soviet Union and the spread of globalization. Wedel’s first book, The Private Poland (1986), was an ethnography of the everyday lives of Poles living under Communist rule in the former Eastern Bloc. domination and how they were able to create a functioning society, often with the active support of an inept communist regime.
Wedel’s most recent book, The Shadow Elite, picks up where Collision and Collision left off. She argues that the wheeler-dealers who could operate with impunity in the old Soviet Bloc have become the model for a new kind of social actor: the flexian. Instead of playing any single role—diplomat, entrepreneur, journalist—flexians are in and out at the same time, using the respectability of public office to mask their self-aggrandizement, or leveraging their apparent neutrality in support for highly partisan policies. Wedel represents the flexian as the embodiment of an emerging social order in which the common good is increasingly sacrificed for private gain.