Rei Wolfsohn

Rei Wolfsohn
City University of New York - Hunter College | Hunter CUNY · Department of English

English+Journalism+Anthropology+History+...
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January 2019 - present
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Position
  • Student
Description
  • English Major BA (Remote)
March 2016 - May 2017
City University of New York - Hunter College
Position
  • Student
June 2015 - December 2015
College of Alameda
College of Alameda
Position
  • Student
Education
March 2016 - May 2017
June 2015 - December 2015
College of Alameda
College of Alameda
Field of study
  • Anthropology

Publications

Publications (38)
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If you want a more reliable book about pirates than the one I critique here, try 'Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader ' (collection of essays edited by Pennell). It's thorough, intriguing and much more fair-minded: https://g.co/kgs/2t7vHA .... CC-BY-NC-SA
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Centralization, De-Centralization & Regionalism of European Governments Proceeding the Middle Ages CC-BY-NC-SA
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In early 20th century America, racism against Asians was on the rise, based on a particular series of rationalizations. First, a deep distrust of Asians, that they lacked the quality and allegiance to be good citizens or residents: this racism held that they couldn't prove they would uphold the safety and power of the state. In short, they couldn't...
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Two moments in Bolivian history have much in common: The Bolivian Revolution of 1952 (led by the Nationalist Revolutionary Movement, or MNR), and the ascendancy of Evo Morales with his Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. Both were largely supported by the indigenous people of Bolivia. Both were...
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Heroism and Self-Discovery, Black Childhood and Education
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Black Representation in Science Fiction
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The purpose of short fiction is to be poignant, offer escape, or both. Good short fiction achieves at least one of these. This is evident in stories like “Wants” and “A Conversation With My Father” by Grace Paley, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” by Nathan Englander, and “Non-Zero Probabilities” by N.K. Jemisin. It is especially o...
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At various points in the history of literature, new genres must be invented in order to explain a certain body of work. This is the case with Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The book exhibits elements of what one would call anti-fantasy. There are elements which are antithetical to the fantasy genre, while there are elements which hint at bu...
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Of all the literary elements, character is the most essential to short fiction. Motivations are determined by character, which thus determines the plot. It is shown through dialogue, giving meaning to the dialogue, and the characters interact with and give lens to the setting, which in turn encodes other elements of the story. It is because of char...
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How was it different coming to New York through Castle Garden as compared to coming through Ellis Island? Were the people coming through Castle Garden subject to better conditions aboard vessels? What about conditions when they got here — was the environment in Castle Garden more comfortable, friendlier or more amenable to travelers? Were they safe...
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Caudillismo is the system of organizing a faction, city, or state under the leadership of a strongman archetype. A leader, the caudillo, reorganizes process and hierarchy in their territory according to their own beliefs and expediency, with the might of their perceived strength backing them. Most often, the caudillo is a military man. There were m...
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Ellis Island is a place many of us know about, but few are familiar with it. The journey starts at the docks, in a line much unlike the one that immigrants used in their day. Tourists flock to the well-organized queue, where people are spaced a respectful, healthy distance from each other. Each of us dressed in our best, ready to experience a piece...
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The discipline and domain of Historic Preservation must be expanded to include the preservation of intangible heritage, with a greater emphasis on oral history, if it is to remain relevant for the changing times. Museums, historical societies, historic sites, and especially living museums rely on speculation to recreate the feelings we want visitor...
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You can watch this presentation here: https://youtu.be/hDn7gbhhn_Y CC-BY-NC-SA
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An essay on worldviews and cultures in terms of core tenets, the general validity and relativity of all worldviews, the differential usefulness of worldviews based on desired outcomes, and the need for applying the contextual worldviews to understand that context. Focusing on digesting and expanding beyond Wobogo's Two Cradle Theory, and the applic...
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Linguistic Analysis of the film "Idiocracy" CC-BY-NC-SA
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Seven short essays (the last four from the course final). CC-BY-NC-SA
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Media literacy and ethics in Game of Thrones CC-BY-NC-SA
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Short essays. CC-BY-NC-SA
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Postmodernism and Anthropology, mainly but not wholly focused on Harvey's Condition of Postmodernity CC-BY-NC-SA
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Postmodernism and Anthropology, mainly but not wholly focused on Harvey's Condition of Postmodernity CC-BY-NC-SA
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In modern human society, news stories, human interest pieces and folk theories are rife with the concept that (certain or all) religions are a burden or an impediment to social justice; claiming religion or muslims or christians or jews are the cause of much violence (economic or armed) that is enacted. But those who make such claims are in fact re...
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Midterm for Intro to Human Rights CC-BY-NC-SA
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Sustainability & Poverty Questionnaire (Accepting Responses, Please Participate!) CC-BY-NC-SA Email Answers To: wolfsohnrei@gmail.com ODT Version here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285299425_ODT_Sustainability__Poverty_Questionnaire_(Accepting_Responses_Please_Participate!) DOCX Version here: https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio...
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Questionnaire about sustainability and poverty. CC-BY-NC-SA Email Answers To: wolfsohnrei@gmail.com DOCX version here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285600427_Sustainability__Poverty_Questionnaire_(Accepting_Responses_Please_Participate!) PDF version here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285600195_PDF_Sustainability__Poverty...
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Monotheistic Conquest and Capitalist Colonialism CC-BY-NC-SA
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The Necessity of Non-Local Fields for the Facilitation of Long-Range Telepathy(or Higher-Order Information Transfer as Emergent from Lower-Order Encoding & Non-Local Storage) (Term Paper) CC-BY-NC-SA
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This was a working/preliminary outline of privacy issues, concerns and dynamics, for CeReB, CC-BY-NC-SA COLLABORATIVE FINAL VERSION: https://issuu.com/genameldazy/docs/cereb_privacy_guidelines_2015.docx?e=23980379/34114225
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...Fiction... English assignment to write 'our own' Utopia © All Rights Reserved.

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Projects (2)
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Practice Fieldwork on Perceptions of Poverty and Sustainability
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To better understand differential survival and the effects of cultural reproduction via differential economic success. In working out my own understanding, perhaps I can overcome the academic hurdle and aid the practical hurdle of achieving socioeconomic justice while maintaining civil and political rights. My aim is to reveal that economic competition, though unavoidable, in not mutually exclusive of human rights (inclusively defined). I hope to find ways of invoking the defense of human dignity with practical strategies for instilling greater social integrity to the current global economic system. I also don't adhere solely to any one economic philosophy, this is not an argument for socialism, communism, social-democracy or capitalism. Rather, I attempt in every segment of this project to dissect and understand the problem(s) - I present no general solution.