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HUMANITIES (227 journals)                  1 2 3     

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (14 followers)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (4 followers)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription  
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (2 followers)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access  
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (5 followers)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Anabases     Open Access  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (76 followers)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (20 followers)
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (1 follower)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (5 followers)
Arion : A Journal of Humanities and the Classics     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (27 followers)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Asian Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (95 followers)
Behemoth     Open Access   (5 followers)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access  
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (1 follower)
Canadian Journal of Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal  
Claroscuro     Open Access  
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal  
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (8 followers)
Continental Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (3 followers)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (1 follower)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (19 followers)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (2 followers)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (31 followers)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (20 followers)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (3 followers)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Études de lettres     Open Access  
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
German Research     Hybrid Journal  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (1 follower)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (3 followers)
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Humanitaire     Open Access   (1 follower)
Humanities     Open Access   (5 followers)
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (2 followers)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)

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Arbutus Review    [3 followers]  Follow    
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 1923-1334
     Published by University of Victoria Homepage  [7 journals]
  • (Re)Building, (Re)Creating and (Re)Imagining: Postmemory Representations
           of Family Through the Eyes of Rafael Goldchain and Art Spiegelman
    • Authors: Elise Polkinghorne
      Abstract: Survivors of a trauma must deal with the life-long effects that result from their experiences. Depression, fear and a sense of isolation from society are only a few of the associated long-term effects of trauma. These traumatic repercussions are often passed down to their immediate family. These second and third generations must then live under the shadow of a trauma to which they were temporally displaced, but must cope with nonetheless. This paper deals with the concept of postmemory as it affects second generation Shoah, or Holocaust, survivors Art Spiegelman and Rafael Goldchain. Through an analysis of Spiegelman’s Maus and Goldchain’s I Am My Family, we can see not only how both artists work through their experience of postmemory via creative means, but how their use of the Verfremdungseffekt, a theory developed by Bertolt Brecht as a means of creating emotional distance, allows their pictorial representations of the Shoah to become bearable to a modern audience. 
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Haptic Virtual Prototyping of Buttons
    • Authors: Pranav Shrestha
      Abstract: The design of any physical product involves prototyping. Building physical prototypes of the products can be expensive and time consuming. An alternate to physical prototyping is haptic virtual prototyping, which simulates the product using a computer and a haptic device. A haptic device is one that produces the forces similar to that of the product, giving the user a realistic feel of the product. Since the feel of a product plays a significant role in its commercial success, the importance of haptic virtual prototyping as a design tool is increasing. This paper discusses the haptic simulation of a push button on a low cost and commercially available haptic device called Novint Falcon.  Two different models were created – the first one was a simple push button, and the second was an on/off click button. The parameters of the two models were selected such that they have the most accurate tactile response or feel of the product. The two models successfully simulated the feel of the buttons, and it was found that haptic virtual prototyping of buttons is achievable using a low cost haptic interaction system.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • A Comparison of Variability in Two Cassin’s Auklet
           (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) Colonies Using Spline-based
           Nonparametric Models
    • Authors: Dean Koch
      Abstract: While variability in the reproductive performance of a population over time is a familiar and useful concept to ecologists, it can be difficult to capture mathematically. Commonly used ecological variability statistics, such as the standard deviation of the logarithm and coefficient of variation, discard the time-ordering of observations and consider only the unordered response variable values. We used a relatively new methodology, the cubic regression spline (a flexible curve fitted to a scatterplot of data), both to illustrate trends in reproductive performance over time and to explore the utility of the cubic regression spline roughness penalty (J) as a statistic for measuring variability while retaining time-ordering information. We concluded that although J measures variability in a mathematical sense, it can be inappropriate in a population ecology context because of sensitivity to small-scale fluctuations. To illustrate our methodology, we used the CRS approach in an analysis of historical data from two Cassin’s Auklet colonies located on Frederick and Triangle Islands in coastal BC, developing a model for the annual mean nestling growth rate on each island over seven contiguous years. Model selection indicated a complex (nonlinear) trend in growth rate on both islands. We report higher variability in the resident bird population of Triangle Island than Frederick Island, based on a comparison of the fitted curves, and the values of the coefficient of variation and population variability summary statistics.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • iPads on Practicum: Perspective of a Student-Teacher
    • Authors: Jamie Elbert, Dr. Jillianne Code, Dr. Valerie Irvine
      Abstract: Educators are embracing technology as a key to transforming learning for the 21st century. As the 21st century learning movement emphasizes the development of skills that are seen as uniquely relevant to the modern world, in the educational community, many are looking to technology, such as tablets, as a tool to modernizing classrooms. This research presents a case study of a participatory action research project, where participants provide input into the research process, examining the experiences of a secondary education level student-teacher implementing iPads during practicum. For two weeks, the student teacher integrated a set of 22 iPads into a grade ten Media Literacy unit. Qualitative data from the teacher’s daily blog and a post-practicum interview revealed six main themes in two categories: Teacher Impacts (Planning and Curricular Design, Delivery, Practicum Experience) and Student Impacts (Classroom, Learning Outcomes, Learning Experience). While generalizations to other English Language Arts (ELA) classes cannot be made, the results of this pilot study suggest that tablet technology has the potential to aid the transition to 21st century learning at the secondary level, and warrants further research and attention.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Acknowledgements
    • Authors: Laurie Waye; PhD
      Abstract: Publishing a journal is the work of many people. The people listed below have been integral to the creation and production of The Arbutus Review.
      Teresa Dawson, Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre, who created the Journal
      Inba Kehoe, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Officer of the Library, who shepherds the online portion of the Journal
      Laurie Waye, Managing Editor of the Journal and Manager of the Writing Centre
      Michael Lukas, Guest editor of the Journal
      Shu-min Huang, Journal Designer and Coordinator of the Writing CentreAll submissions are reviewed blind by at least two readers. These readers are graduate students, researchers, staff, and alumni from the University of Victoria. We thank them for their valuable contributions to The Arbutus Review.Akina Umemoto                                Helen KennedyAnirban Kar                                      Ilijc AlbaneseBehn Skovgaard Andersen                 Jennifer SmithBethany Coulthard                            Jonathan SchmidBrendan Boyd                                   Judy WalshBrian Coleman                                  Julia Serena ReadyBrian Vatne                                      Leslie BraggCarrie Hill                                         Linnea Gay PerryChristina Suzanne                             Marion SelfridgeClarise Lim                                       Scott KouriConstance Sobsey                             Sheri GitelsonEmma Hughes                                   Stephanie FieldHeike LettariWe also thank the instructors who supported their students’ submissions. Their weaving together of research into the undergraduate experience has enriched their students’ education.
      Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy, Department of Linguistics
      Dr. Charlotte Schallié, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
      Dr. Daniella Constantinescu, Department of Mechanical Engineering
      Dr. Jillianne Code, Faculty of Education
      Dr. Kevin Walby, Department of Sociology
      Dr. Laura Cowen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Dr. Martin Adams, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
      Dr. Rustom Bhiladvala, Department of Mechanical Engineering
      Dr. Valerie Irvine, Faculty of Education 
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Mirror, mirror on the screen, what does all this ASCII mean?: A pilot
           study of spontaneous facial mirroring of emotions
    • Authors: Brittney O'Neill
      Abstract: Though an ever-increasing mode of communication, computer-mediated communication (CMC) faces challenges in its lack of paralinguistic cues, such as vocal tone and facial expression. Researchers suggest that emoticons fill the gap left by facial expression (Rezabek & Cochenour, 1998; Thompson & Foulger, 1996). The fMRI research of Yuasa, Saito, and Mukawa (2011b), in contrast, finds that viewing ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) emoticons (e.g., :), :(  ) does not activate the same parts of the brain as does viewing facial expressions. In the current study, an online survey was conducted to investigate the effects of emoticons on perception of ambiguous sentences and users’ beliefs about the effects of and reasons for emoticon use. In the second stage of the study, eleven undergraduate students participated in an experiment to reveal facial mimicry responses to both faces and emoticons. Overall, the students produced more smiling than frowning gestures. Emoticons were found to elicit facial mimicry to a somewhat lesser degree than photographs of faces, while male and female participants differed in response to both ASCII emoticons and distractor images (photos of non-human, non-facial subjects used to prevent participants from immediately grasping the specific goal of the study). This pilot study suggests that emoticons, though not analogous to faces, affect viewers in ways similar to facial expression whilst also triggering other unique effects.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Mediating Access: The Utilization of Status Evaluation Processes in the
           Work of Bouncing
    • Authors: Sarah McLennan-Dillabough
      Abstract: Evaluative processes play a central role in our social world. These processes are especially salient in the work of bouncing, the work carried out by security staff at establishments licensed to serve alcohol. Bouncers have the power to admit or deny patrons who seek admittance to bars and nightclubs. Although the continual evaluation of patrons’ statuses (including their social status, race, and age) is common in this line of work, little sociological research has focused on these processes. Using interviews and participant observations, this article provides a grounded theory study that aims to expand the sociological knowledge about evaluative processes in the work of bouncing. This article argues that bouncers rely on socially constructed stereotypes in their evaluations of patron attitude and dress, associating certain attitudes and dress with violent behaviour. Bouncers’ reliance on status characteristic stereotypes systematically excludes classes and races of patrons who are perceived to have characteristics associated with violence.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Spiritual Authenticity in a Secular Context: How Modern Postural Yoga is
           Searching for Legitimacy in All the Wrong Places
    • Authors: Kelly Lindsay
      Abstract: This paper examines the historical origins and spiritual context of contemporary yoga practice in the West. In an attempt to assess the spiritual significance of this somatic practice, this essay explores the way in which both critics and promoters of postural yoga frame their arguments for the value of contemporary yoga practice by showing either its disconnect from, or homogeneity with ancient Hindu traditions. By tracing the evolution of yogic practice from its scriptural origins to its contemporary manifestations, this paper argues that yoga has never been a static or perfectly defined entity. Rather, yogic practice has a long history of being re-interpreted to meet the specific spiritual needs of practitioners. Modern Postural Yoga (MPY) represents a continuation of this tradition of adaptation. Rather than being an inadequate replication of an ancient tradition, I argue that MPY is a distinctly modern practice that has been transformed to fit the contemporary spiritual needs of a secularizing and body-conscious Western society.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
  • Packing Heat: Energy Storage Using Phase Change Materials
    • Authors: Pranay Shrestha
      Abstract: Many technological applications that involve intermittent energy demand and supply, such as solar or building energy systems, function more effectively if there is a storage mechanism to act as a buffer. Phase Change Materials (PCMs) can greatly increase the energy storage capacity of conventional (sensible energy) storage systems because of the high-energy transfer during their phase transition. With the help of PCMs, larger amounts of energy can be stored in smaller volume and at lower temperatures (resulting in lower insulation costs). This research paper discusses the problem-solving process of selecting a novel PCM (myristic acid) and designing a model apparatus to measure its thermal properties and behaviour. Experiments were conducted on water to calibrate the apparatus and estimate the errors in the experiment.
      PubDate: 2013-11-01
      Issue No: Vol. 4 (2013)
       
 
 
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