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2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 5806 words || 
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1. Emeka, Amon. "New Black, New Whites and the New Day" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2018-10-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p110678_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Recent immigration from the Caribbean, Africa and Europe has been overshadowed by immigration from Asia and Latin America, but these newcomers are of particular theoretical importance because they represent the immigrant analogs of the two most disparate and diametrically opposed American racial groups—Black and White Americans. This study employs data from the Current Population Survey (1996-2002) to compare patterns of educational and occupational achievement and mobility among Black and White immigrants. It is found that while the adult children of immigrants, irrespective of race, are doing significantly better than the immigrants themselves, racial disparities do exist. Upward mobility is, on some measures, more pronounced in the White immigrant population. While Black and White immigrants are practically identical in terms of educational attainment, the adult children of White immigrants have completed, on average, more years of education and are significantly more likely to have graduated high school than their Black counterparts. Patterns of occupational mobility seem to favor Black immigrants—particularly second generation Black women.

2009 - NCA 95th Annual Convention Pages: unavailable || Words: 7997 words || 
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2. Campbell, Scott. and Yu, Rebecca. "The Use of New Media for Civic Engagement: New Opportunities, New Challenges for Volunteer Workers" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 95th Annual Convention, Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago, IL, Nov 11, 2009 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p368612_index.html>
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Abstract: This study explored opportunities and challenges of new media for volunteer workers in civic organizations. Interviews revealed that computer and mobile communication technologies have become integral tools for volunteers in the sample. Opportunities of these media include the cultivation of mobility and information capital and the softening of space and time during civic engagement. Challenges include the blurring of boundaries between civic, work, and personal life, as well as a generational digital divide.

2010 - 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 245 words || 
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3. Yan, Fengqiao. and Lin, Jing. "Private Universities in China: New Energies, New Ideas and New Challenges" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2018-10-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p397294_index.html>
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Abstract: China has a long tradition of private higher education, going back to two thousand years ago. In the first half of the twentieth century many private universities were established, some fostered by patriotic scholars or industrialists, such as Nankai under Zhang Boling, Fudan under Li Denghui, Xiamen University supported by Chen Jiagen, others by Christian missionary organizations, such as St. Johns in Shanghai and Yen Ching in Beijing. With the successful revolution of 1949, however, private universities were either closed or merged with newly reorganized public higher institutions, and a system of macro-planning, close to that of the Soviet Union, shaped an approach to higher education that was fully public and highly elite. Only after the reforms of 1978, was there an opening for private institutions to be established, while the move to mass higher education in the later 1990s made possible rapid expansion in this newly developing sector. In this presentation, three rather different types of private university are profiled: Yellow River in Henan province, one of the earliest and most successful cases, run along the lines of a family enterprise; Xi’an International University in the Northwest, run by a highly entrepreneurial president, and Blue Sky University in the southern province of Jiangxi, established with a special concern for providing access to the handicapped and socially marginalized. This presentation will highlight some of the core characteristics of private higher education in China, the contribution it is making, and the challenges faced by this sector.

2006 - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Pages: 5 pages || Words: 2070 words || 
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4. Kortman, Sharon. and Enz, Billie. "Creating New Visions of Professional Development and Collegial Support: A New Look at New Teacher Retention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Online <PDF>. 2018-10-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p36256_index.html>
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Abstract: New teachers are valuable yet fragile resources. Their retention depends on the quality of preparation in both pre-service and in-service. The session describes an induction program collaboration between support providers.

2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 29 pages || Words: 7919 words || 
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5. Carty, Victoria. "New Social Movements and the Struggle for Workers' rights in the Global North: The Victory Against New Era in Western New York" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2018-10-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p108773_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This manuscript analyzes emerging forms of resistance to corporate-driven global capitalism. It explores some of the unique strategies and organizing tools activists are employing to enhance network-building and information sharing across local, national, and international levels. By undertaking an in-depth analysis of a successful worker strike against the New Era Corporation in upstate New York, this research sheds light on how the struggle for workers’ rights is interconnected across the global North and South.
To carry out this research I interviewed the leader of the local union and the area director of the national union that represented the workers, as well as the directors of key NGOs and community groups that worked in solidarity with the Derby plant labor force. Internal documents and memos were made available to me by the area director of the national union. An exploration into the tactics used in the struggle, strategies for coordination and networking, and the motivation for the participants involved gives us a better understanding of how New Social Movements (NSMs) operate.

The literature on new social movements (NSMs) provides a way to examine how power dynamics in the contemporary global economic system can be contested at the local level. While much of the research on NSMs draws attention to the need to build solidarity among various groups, the real specifics regarding how these networks are formed and maintained is often underreported. Also, while much has been written on transnational struggles to support workers in the apparel and footwear industries in the global South, struggles in the North have not received much attention (most likely in part because of the decreasing importance of industrial capitalism in the North). This research, therefore, attempts to go beyond previous studies by focusing on workers in the global North, and investigating in greater detail the dynamics of grassroots organizing around the issue of global capitalism.

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