Marina Karides

Marina Karides
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | UH Manoa · Department of Geography

PhD

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Introduction
My current research considers island societies, particularly how constructs of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality are shaped by islands. I also seek to understand how island spaces offer alternative economic models that serve social needs and the natural environment better than dominant economic modes. I have published research on the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Cyprus, Lesvos, Greece, and Hawaiʻi.

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Publications (33)
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Kia’i (protectors) opposed to the building of a Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, a profoundly sacred site and ecologically vital one, impeded its construction to date. The sanctity of Mauna Kea and its implications for Hawai’i’s sovereignty and land ownership are central to the struggle, yet what are the Indigenous ecological laws...
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Immigration policies in the Global North often prioritize migrants based on professional qualifications, leading to a reliance on the labour of “highly-skilled migrants” (HSM), especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Yet, the workplace experiences of HSM have been understudied, including in higher education. Based on 50 int...
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Island Studies literature rarely has engaged with feminism or queer theory to explore how gender and sexuality, as it intersects with other social forces, contour the lives of islanders and the cultural and socio-economic conditions of islands. Concurrently, feminist and queer research on islands and of islanders analyse social inequalities, sexual...
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The World Social Forum quickly became the largest political gathering in human history and continues to offer a direct challenge to the extreme inequities of corporate-led globalisation. It has expanded its presence and continues to be an exciting experiment in global and participatory democracy. The book’s contributors have participated in World S...
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Economy of the World-System section of the American Sociological Association. The theme of the conference was Land Rights in the World-System. The thought-provoking and wellresearched papers that were presented at the conference stimulated a lively debate and exchange of ideas that encoura ged us to publish a selection of these papers that linked g...
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In late 2008 Athenian youths, triggered by extreme police violence, took to the streets with collective and intensive protests against the growing poverty, unemployment, and political corruption in Greece. The subsequent, regular protests in urban Greece speak not only to the rejection of Greek governance but also to the political and economic prom...
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Throughout the world development agencies and governments promote micro-enterprise development as a solution to the employment crisis and penury of the global south. But what brought about the unprecedented expansion and worldwide promotion of micro-enterprise development? As a case study on micro-enterprise expansion in the Republic of Trinidad an...
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This article examines the informational exchanges between consumers, food activists and small-scale food producers and vendors through the lenses of justice and literacy. Employing participant observations and interviews at food-related events in South Florida, the article offers two contributions to the growing research on food systems: (1) small-...
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In 1974, the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, both former British colonies, experienced significant events that permanently altered their economic and social realities. The coincidence of these occurrences offers an opportunity for a historical comparison of island development. In effect, this paper argues that the econom...
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This book documents in the voices of the movement organizers the first US Social Forum in 2007 in Atlanta, GA. We south to build a US-based movement from the bottom-up that declared "Another World is Possible, Another United States is Necessary." In the twenty-first century we are confronting a global economic and political system of exploitation,...
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Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) can be useful for evaluating and documenting mastery of competencies. We investigated geriatric medicine fellows' perceptions of an ePortfolio. We conducted surveys and focus groups followed by quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Our study revealed that fellows considered the ePortfolio acceptable and acc...
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This volume provides a comprehensive examination of the World Social Forum, its relation to the US Social Forum, current debates and perspectives, and the relations involving principle actors, namely NGOS, activists, and academics. © 2008 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. All rights reserved.
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A radically democratic change in the perception of global justice and human rights has occurred in the last seven years. Th e World Social Forum (WSF), as a meeting space and a process, is an innovation that has shifted the way NGOs, grassroots activists, and national movements strategize to meet their goals. Engagement in the WSFs is growing – an...
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Collaboration is essential to manage complex real world problems. We used phenomenologic methods to elaborate a description of collaboration between two departments at an academic medical center who considered their relationship to represent a model of effective collaboration. Key collaborative structures included a shared vision and commitment by...
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An economic leader in the Caribbean, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has incorporated micro-business development as one of its main strategies to alleviate poverty and unemployment and to spawn economic growth since the late 1980s. Although the discovery of natural gas in the early nineties catapulted Trinidad’s economic growth rate to four per...
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Welfare dependency, or the idea that welfare makes the poor "dependent" on the government and incapable of providing for themselves, has dominated discussions about welfare for decades. Our research documents how media depictions of dependency have changed over time. We examine representations of welfare in popular culture by analyzing randomly sam...
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Evaluates how well three leading journals -- Social Problems (SP), the American Journal of Sociology (AJS), & the American Sociological Review (ASR) represent the discipline's subfields & female authors. Articles published 1995-1997 (total N = 338) were coded for up to 3 subfields using the 37 sections of the American Sociological Assoc (ASA) as a...
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Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Engendering History 1. The Social Relations of Southern Women Barbara Ellen Smith 2. Transgressions in Race and Place: The Ubiquitous Native Grandmother in America's Cultural Memory Darlene Wilson and Patricia D. Beaver 3. "A Good Ol' Woman": Relations of Race and Gender in an Indian Community Patricia B. Lerch...
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Do employment chances for academics differ based on the gender or race/ethnicity of the job seeker? We use data from a sample of positions in sociologyfilled during the 1991-92 school year to determine whether European-American women, minority women, and minority men are advantaged, disadvantaged, or similarly placed in relation to European- Americ...
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Sociology courses, particularly introductory courses, with 200 or more students are increasingly being offered in U.S. colleges and universities. Within the “mass class” structure, teaching assistants are often utilized to instruct students in smaller discussion sessions. This creates unique conditions of instruction for both professors and teachin...

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