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Volume 10 Issue 2 : Featuring the Erasmus+ BLASTER Project

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Published 31 October 2017

Editorial

A Decade of Reinvention: What is Next in Store for Undergraduate Research? James Young and Peter Halat, University of Warwick and Monash University

Papers

'Who Thinks I Have Come to Abolish the Law?' Matthew 5:17–19: A Response to Pharisaic Libel? Emily Fero, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University

A Critical Exploration of the Representation of Gay Parents on Television: Reading Brothers & Sisters and Modern Family Helena Sewell, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

 

BLASTER (The Best in Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Expanded and Reinforced)

This special issue of Reinvention celebrates the research carried out by undergraduate students at universities involved in the BLASTER project. Each of the students is studying (or recently graduated from) a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the UK or Europe, and as such this special issue showcases the interdisciplinary work taking place in these institutions.

The articles have been selected and reviewed in a slightly different way to other Reinvention issues, but each has been carefully peer-reviewed by a Student Editorial Board and/or an external copy editor.

BLASTER is a collaborative research group of 6 institutions who have secured Erasmus+ funding to undertake a major project on Liberal Arts and Sciences education in Europe. Along with the University of Warwick, the partners are University College Roosevelt (Netherlands), Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), ECOLAS, and Leiden University (Netherlands). This project aims to strengthen the quality and the relevance of European undergraduate education as a whole, and Liberal Arts and Sciences in particular, by expanding and reinforcing the nascent Liberal Arts and Sciences tradition. Find out more at warwick.ac.uk/blaster.


Comprehensive Principles of Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia Samuel Hyravý, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts

Breastfeeding Norms in Contemporary Society: A Case Study of Dutch Women Mariska Hendrika Lena van der Zee, Leiden University College

Institutional Discrimination against Children with a History of Migration in the Transition to Secondary Educations Tinka Maria Greve, Institutes of Sociology and Cultural Organisation, Leuphana University Lüneburg

On Digital Data Dispossession and Capitalisation Yannick Schütte, Cultural Studies, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

The Effect of Visitor Density on the Behaviour of Two Siberian Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) Housed in a Zoo Enclosure: A Case Study Zoë Goldsborough, Department of Biology, University College Roosevelt

'Being on Fire': Using Embodied Metaphor to Analyse Ovid's Story of Echo and Narcissus Gerjanne Hoek, Classical Mythology, University College Roosevelt

Perceptual Differences in Pregnancy Medical Care: An Initial Study into the Differences Between Asylum Seekers and Dutch Women Laura Schackmann, Medical Sciences, University College Roosevelt

Effect of Basic Income Supply Curve on Labour Arlette Esmee Severins, Social Science, University College Roosevelt

The Holy Trinity: The Social Construction of the Scientist, the Scientific Method and Scientific Knowledge Najma A. Ahmad, Liberal Arts, University of Warwick

Are the Language of the Media and the Language of Science Fundamentally Incompatible? Saskia Kaltenbrunner, Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick

Zarrinkolah's Cleansing: The Contested Female Body in Women Without Men and its Political Parallels in 1953 Iran Ceara Ione Webster, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick

The Accession of Turkey to the EU: Problematic European or European Problem? Nargiz Hajiyeva, Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University

Book reviews

Cathy O'Neil (2016), Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Stephen Graham (2016), Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers