18 August 2022 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Public, Faculty

Editor Picks for Faculty… New Content for the New Semester

Fast Food, Water Issues, Masculinity and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

Spark student engagement with a variety of content from across the ProQuest portfolio. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account.)

Documentary: The Valley and The Lake: Drought, Diversion, Agriculture and Groundwater in Central California
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Environmental Studies, Ecology
Watch the first in a four-part series focused on water issues, conflicts and hopes in California’s Central Valley, the breadbasket of the world and also the most human-altered landscape on the planet. In Tales of the San Joaquin River 2022, we journey the length of the San Joaquin River, and one question will not go away. Is it possible that the fate of this one river in the most productive agricultural region in the world, California’s Central Valley, offers a chance to restore the historical balance between nature and the mark of humans on the land?
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Ebook: Masculinity and Male Identity
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Gender Studies
What does it mean to be a man in a changing world? Is there really a crisis in masculinity? The status quo of gender-based inequality and discrimination in our society perpetuates the notion that we live in a ‘man’s world.’ Rethinking masculinity can help men and boys to move away from narrow masculine ideals and negative role models towards healthier, more diverse approaches to male identity.
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Dissertation: Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction at a Fast Food Hamburger Chain: The Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT)
Discipline: Business
This study of a regional fast food hamburger chain explores the relationship between customer satisfaction and various independent variables. The variables include service quality, food quality, physical environment, convenience, customer-facing technology, price and value, order accuracy and speed of service.
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Journal Article: Digital Health Paradox: International Policy Perspectives to Address Increased Health Inequalities for People Living With Disabilities
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Medicine, Health
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the uptake of digital health worldwide and highlighted many benefits of these innovations. However, it also stressed the magnitude of inequalities regarding accessing digital health. Using a scoping review, this article explores the potential benefits of digital technologies for the global population, with particular reference to people living with disabilities, using the autism community as a case study.
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Documentary: Warrior Lawyers
Source: Academic Video Online
Discipline: American History
This documentary focuses on the stories of Native American lawyers, tribal judges and their colleagues who work with Native Nations, their citizens and mainstream institutions to achieve Sacred Justice. These unseen role models strive daily to address and resolve unique and complicated historical, governmental, legal, judicial and social welfare issues, which are most often rooted in discrimination, historical trauma and cultural destruction.
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Dissertation: The Effects of College Diversity Experiences on Student Academic and Democracy Outcomes
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT)
Disciplines: Higher Education, Ethnic Studies
Higher education institutions claim they prepare students to be leaders and positive contributors to society. In pursuit of these aims, institutions promote opportunities for diverse experiences. The legality of these claims has been challenged in court, and social science research on the effects of diverse experiences has played a pivotal role in shaping court rulings.
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Ebook: Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Literature, Philosophy
Why have generations of philosophers failed to articulate a rigorous challenge to the death penalty when literature has been rife with death penalty abolitionism for centuries? How does literature contest the death penalty today, particularly in the U.S., where it remains the last of its kind in a Western nation that professes to be a democracy? Following a lucid account of Jacques Derrida’s approach to the death penalty, the author pursues this question across several literary texts.
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Video: Dancing: The Individual and Tradition
Source: Academic Video Online
Discipline: Dance
Watch a film about the history of choreography based on the creativity of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, Katherine Dunham, George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Eiko and Koma, Sardono Kusumo and Garth Fagan. The film includes examples of contemporary choreography from the U.S. and Japan and archival film footage.
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