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World Social Science Association

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Sociology & Anthropology

Sunday. 31 March, 2024 - Saturday. 06 April, 2024
Week 14
Wednesday. 03 April, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WSSA Welcoming Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

Thursday. 04 April, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

SA-04 Gender

Nueces

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Rachel Black, Texas Tech

 

Themes of Toxic Masculinity in Mass Shooter Manifestos: A Content Analysis
   - Rachel Black, Texas Tech
The Persecution of Nonconforming Puritan Culture
   - Gianna Marcela Farias, Texas Wesleyan university student 
Gender Bias in the Trauma Bay: A Trauma Video Review
   - Gracie Hefner, Texas Tech University 
Making it Work in America: An Analysis of the Experience of Women who Choose the Camping Lifestyle
   - Joy Crissey Honea, Montana State University Billings 

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

SA-02 (LASC) Art & Literature

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Samar Zahrawi, Sam Houston State University

 

Weaving Multicultural Fabric: Rooting Cross-Cultural Literacy Practices Beyond Preservation
   - Isela Almaguer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Ethics, Responsibility, and Corruption in the Plays of Mamdouh Udwan
   - Samar M Zahrawi, Sam Houston State University 
The collective conscience and narrative structure from House of the Spirits to Violeta
   - Elizabeth Coscio, University of St Thomas Houston 
Julia Álvarez’ García Girls in 1991 and/versus in 2020: Studies in Family Culture, Migration, Youth and Aging.
   - Stephen Miller, Texas A&M University 
A READING OF PICASSO'S POETRY FROM A TRANSLATOR'S PERSPECTIVE
   - Enrique Mallen, Sam Houston State University 

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

SA-03 (LASC) Social Institutions: Politics, Religion, Economics

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: John F. Burke, Trinity University

 

LOS CACIQUES DE COYOMEAPAN. LA SIERRA NEGRA DE PUEBLA EN DISPUTA 
   - Jose Nicolas Jimenez Escamilla, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 
Network Structure of Teams and Distributed Collaboration on GitHub
   - Chao Liu, Minnesota State University Mankato 
Rutas e infraestructuras para una economía transnacional: el transporte en las fronteras de Bolivia y Chile
   - Alejandro Garcés, Universidad Católica del Norte 
US LATINX CIVIL RELIGIONS - LEFT, RIGHT, & CENTER
   - John F. Burke, Trinity University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SA-01 (SP) Social Nudism: "Benefits and Challenges" 1

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Richard Dewey, American Association for Nude Recreation

 

Naturism and Sexuality: A stigma within a stigma
   - Larry Gould, Northern Arizona University 
The Burden of Secrecy
   - Ronna E Krozy, American Association for Nude Recreation

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

SA-08 (SP) Social Nudism: "Benefits and Challenges" 2

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Richard Dewey, American Association for Nude Recreation

 

The Impact of Social Nudity on Children: A Meta Analysis
   - Larry Gould, Northern Arizona University
Social Nudism and Societal Misconceptions: Building A Website That Bridges The Gap
   - Tom Stark, Cairn University 
Clothes-Free Living in America
   - William Schroer, Naturist Action Committee/Naturist Education Foundation 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

SA-05 (Im)migration & Geography

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Victor, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Cultural Dimensions: An Analysis of Regions Based on Hofstede's Six Cultural Pillars.
   - Sajid Al Noo, Tennessee State University 
   - Ejiro U Osiobe, Baker University
   - Safia A. Malallah,Kansas State University
Homilías para migrantes
   - Luis Rodolfo Morán Quiroz, Professor. University of Guadalajara 
   - Enrique Martínez Curiel, Professor. University of Guadalajara 
Caste and the South Asian Diaspora: Mobilization & Counter Mobilization
   - Aseem Hasnain, California State University at Fresno 
The human tragedy of illegal migration. An ethnographic reflection on the migratory crisis on the border of the United States and México
   - Victor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Friday. 05 April, 2024
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

Garden Terrace

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

WSSA President's Luncheon

Garden Terrace

This is a ticketed event.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

LASC-12 (SA) Roundtable - Structural Discrimination and Negligence: Women, Indigenous, and Afromestizo Populations in Mexico and Beyond

Nueces

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Magdaleno Manzanárez, Western New Mexico University

 

Moderator:

 

‘Until the land title is in my hands the land is not sold!’: Land, Violence, and Indigenous Survivance in Michoacán, Mexico
   - Luis Urrieta, University of Texas at Austin

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

RAS-03 San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WSSA Business Meeting

Frio

Attendees

WSSA Executive Council

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Facebook Concert

Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

Saturday. 06 April, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

SA-07 Health

Nueces

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: 

 

How Can the Basic Income Truly act as a Trigger for Self-Organising a New Resilient Health System?
   - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London 
The Effect of Sensory Inputs on The Academic Achievement/Performance and Productivity of College Students
   - Ancilla Akinyi Wasonga, Texas Wesleyan University 
Institutional Distrust in the Youth Mental Health Crisis
   - Michael Friedson, Associate Professor, Sociology & Criminology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

SA-06 Workshop - Journaling Workshop

Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Sue P. Nash, St. Mary's University

 

The Sociological Imagination Journaling (SIJ) Project
   - Sue P. Nash, St. Mary's University
   - Janet S. Armitage, St. Mary's University

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WSSA President’s Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes