Dissertations On Castro

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Time to Love: Ideologies of "Good" Parenting at a Family Service Organization in the Southeastern United States, Anna Davidson Abella

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Breach: Understanding the Mandatory Reporting of Title IX Violations as Pedagogy and Performance, Jacob G. Abraham

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Faculty Perceptions Towards the Transitioning Process from Face-to-Face to Online Instruction, Heba AbuZayyad-Nuseibeh

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Can we talk?: Synergistic Effects of Cognitive and Behavioral Frameworks to Address Substance Use and Abuse, Lauren Jaye Adams

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The Effects of Maternal Folate on Fetal Brain and Body Size among Smoking Mothers, Korede K. Adegoke

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Mitigation of Insider Attacks for Data Security in Distributed Computing Environments, Santosh Aditham

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Get Ye A Copper Kettle: Appalachia, Moonshine, and a Postcolonial World, Christopher David Adkins

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Adaptive Region-Based Approaches for Cellular Segmentation of Bright-Field Microscopy Images, Hady Ahmady Phoulady

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Receptor-Associated Protein (RAP) Models In Vivo Reelin Haploinsufficiency: Implications in Schizophrenia, Jamileh Ahmed

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Faculty Perceptions of the Quality Enhancement Plan in a US Public Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity: A Case Study, Maha Alamoud

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Fatty Acid Biomarker Detection for Breast Cancer Using Differential Mobility Spectrometry with Non-Radioactive Ion Source, James Joseph Alberti

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The Dynamics of the L2 Motivational Self System among Saudi Study Abroad Students, Fahad Alharbi

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Selection of memory book content: Agreement in content as a function of informant relationship to memory book recipient, Rebecca J. Allen

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Learning Style Patterns Among Special Needs Adult Students at King Saud University, Abdulrahman Alshuaibi

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The Sustainability of Ion Exchange Water Treatment Technology, Adib Amini

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Effect of Electronic Cigarette Messages on Young-Adult Behavioral Dispositions Towards Use, Idan Ariel

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Morphometric Analysis of the Talus on the Cohort of Healthy and Arthritic Patient Population:, Tia Arvaneh

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An Exploratory Case Study of Hospitality Students’ Perceptions of Experiential Learning, Joe Askren

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Modeling in Finance and Insurance With Levy-It'o Driven Dynamic Processes under Semi Markov-type Switching Regimes and Time Domains, Patrick Armand Assonken Tonfack

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Impedance Optimized Electric Pulses for Enhancing Cutaneous Gene Electrotransfer, Reginald Morley Atkins

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Examining Cross-cultural Affective Components of Global Competence From a Value Perspective, Nadia Awaida-Nachabe

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"Mothers like Us Think Differently": Mothers' Negotiations of Virginity in Contemporary Turkey, Asli Aygunes

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Evaluating the Relative Importance of Influencing Factors on Cruise Vacations: A Conjoint Analysis, Frida Bahja

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Benchmarks of Equality? School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and School Discipline Risk and Disparities for Black and Hispanic Students, Christopher M. Barclay

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The Influence of Tropical Forests and Climate Change on the Fates of Select Organic Pollutants in a Jamaican Watershed, Kayon Barrett

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Changing the Pathobiological Paradigm in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: The NLRP3 Inflammasome Drives the MDS Phenotype, Ashley Basiorka

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Analysis of Antibody-Induced Plasmodium falciparum Sporozoites Through Scanning Electron Microscopy, Sagorika Bera

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Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Decrease Transition Times for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kristina A. Bewley

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Interference of Light in Multilayer Metasurfaces: Perfect Absorber and Antireflection Coating, Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai

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Exploring Nutritional Needs, Roles, and Expectations of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors, Pamela Carolina Birriel

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Forging Blockchains: Spatial Production and Political Economy of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Code/Spaces, Joe Blankenship

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Associations between Ethnic Identity, Academic Efficacy, Achievement Goals and School Belonging among Early Adolescents, Leah Bonilla

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Modeling of Dynamic Allostery in Proteins Enabled by Machine Learning, Mohsen Botlani-Esfahani

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Transgressions: corps féminin, langue d’adoption et légitimation dans la littérature maghrébine, Souad Bouhayat

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L’évolution du Petit Chaperon rouge, Sophia Boules

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Neuropeptide Modulation of the Large Conductance Potassium (BK) Channel in the Auditory System: Therapeutic Implications for Age-Related Hearing Loss, Ellliott James Brecht

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Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Soil Composition and Accumulation Rates in Mangrove Wetlands, Joshua L. Breithaupt

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An Exploration of the Relationship between Child Welfare Workers’ Ambivalent Sexism and Beliefs about Father Involvement, Katrina Lee Brewsaugh

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“Have a Seat at our Table: Uncovering the Experiences of Black Students Attending a ‘Racially Diverse’ University”, Diamond Briggs

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Characterizing Benthic Habitats Using Multibeam Sonar and Towed Underwater Video in Two Marine Protected Areas on the West Florida Shelf, USA, Jennifer L. Brizzolara

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Freshwater Wetland Creation in a Changing Urban Environment: Designing for Long-Term Viability, Aaron Thomas Ryan Brown

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The Potential Role of Antiretroviral Efavirenz in HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, Lecia Ashanna Moya Brown

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Uncovering Transcriptional Activators and Targets of HSF-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans, Jessica Brunquell

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A Qualitative Study Examining the Learning Orientations of Adult Doctoral Students in a College of Education Using Houle’s Typology as a Framework, Kristeen Tiffanee Bulluck

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Initial Comparative Empirical Usability Testing for the Collaborative Authentication System, Kim Bursum

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The Role of Elevated Hyaluronan-Mediated Motility Receptor (RHAMM/HMMR) in Ovarian Cancer, Stephanie T. Buttermore

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Impact Force Reduction Using Variable Stiffness with an Optimal Approach for Jumping Robots, Juan Manuel Calderon Chavez

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Prevalence of Typical Images in High School Geometry Textbooks, Megan N. Cannon

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Exploring the Test of Covariate Moderation Effect and the Impact of Model Misspecification in Multilevel MIMIC Models, Chunhua Cao

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Engineered Nanocomposite Materials for Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Applications of Fused Deposition Modeling, Juan De Dios Castro

 

Document Type

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Political Science

Year Degree Awarded

Fall 2014

First Advisor

NICHOLAS XENOS

Second Advisor

IVAN ASCHER

Third Advisor

ADAM SITZE AND JAMES HICKS

Subject Categories

Ancient Philosophy | Classical Literature and Philology | Comparative Literature | Continental Philosophy | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Feminist Philosophy | Law and Philosophy | Law and Politics | Legal Theory | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Performance Studies | Political Theory | Politics and Social Change | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Theory, Knowledge and Science | Visual Studies

Abstract

My dissertation offers a new framework through which to theorize contemporary democratic practices by attending to the political agency of unauthorized immigrants. I argue that unauthorized immigrants themselves, by claiming their own ambiguous legal condition as a legitimate basis for public speech, are able to open up the boundaries of political membership and to render the foundations of democracy contingent, that is to say, they are able to reopen the question about who counts as a member of the demos. I develop this argument by way of a close reading of Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone[1], which allows me to dramatize democracy’s vexed relation to the question of foreignness and to challenge traditional concepts of democracy, political membership and agency.

My turn to the classical Greek tragedy of Antigone is doubly motivated. First, it allows me to translate the political agon (conflict) staged by unauthorized immigrants today in order to read its rival narratives of membership. It provides me with a frame by which to link the politics of burial at the borders with the public protests performed by unauthorized immigrants in the streets of Tucson and Paris. Secondly, it allows me to decenter the frame, to facilitate a new trajectory for this classical tradition against the dominant reception of Antigone as civically circumscribed to one polis. Exploring Antigone’s alternative subtext of metoikia helps me to contest the idealized construction of Athenian culture that has influenced Western European ideals. Filling the gaps in our accounts of democratic theory, this research will contribute to our understanding of the phenomenon of alienage and provide a deliberative platform through which to articulate questions surfacing from this other form of political membership. My research also provides future scholarship with a theoretical basis for a broader interrogation of political agency and opens up a different trajectory for the reception of the classical tradition and for different inter-disciplinary ways of doing political theory.

[1] I use Antigone when referring to the play and Antigone when referring to the character in the play.

Recommended Citation

HENAO CASTRO, ANDRES FABIAN, "ANTIGONE CLAIMED, "I AM A STRANGER": DEMOCRACY, MEMBERSHIP AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations. 211.
https://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations_2/211

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