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2009 - 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions Words: 311 words || 
1. HA, Dae-Cheong. "Familiar ‘Crisis’, Unfamiliar Expertise: A Way of Understanding “Candlelight Vigils” in South Korea" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City, VA, Oct 28, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-09-19 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Last year, the resumption of US beef imports in South Korea gave rise to ‘food scares’ concerning “mad cow disease” or BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) and finally caused enormous “Candlelight Vigils” where as many as one million people took to the streets each holding a lighted candle to protest against the resumption. This ‘BSE crisis’ brought so-called ‘experts’ into being and these ‘experts’ belonging to diverse disciplines and institutions disputed with each other over the possible risk of imported US beef. Not surprisingly, this controversy intensified the public anxiety, rather than silenced it. This paper, basically tries to account for why this ‘crisis’ happened in Korea at the time Europe already seemed to succeed to control ‘BSE crisis’ in the 1990s. Although there might be many reasons for the ‘delayed’ occurrence, I show that the unique nature of expertise that ‘then-experts’ really had during the controversy can account for it. Most ‘then-experts’, regardless of whether they were scientists or not, claimed the possible risk of US beef, depending on literally, paperwork, at least without any experience concerning the riskiness of BSE. I interviewed them in order to investigate how these paperwork-oriented practices might influence their expertise of BSE risk. In addition, I show that they explicitly or implicitly, regarded as ‘science’ their own expertise, denouncing others’ expertise as ‘a sort of politics’. Following their narratives attempting to justify their own expertise, I explore how deeply their expertise were embedded in their practices, e.g. disciplinary backgrounds and participations in regulatory science, and how this nature of expertise derived from the awareness and response of the marginal status of ‘Korea science’ in the world. In the end, I argue that this nature of expertise illustrated by ‘BSE crisis’ in South Korea suggests not only a new kind of re-presentation of nature(Latour, 2004) but also an example different from the thesis that Collins(2002) formulated.

2010 - ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars Words: 252 words || 
2. Barbosa, Joel. "Unfamiliar Music in Method Books for Collective Instrumental Instruction." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars, China Conservatory of Music (CC) and Chinese National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China, <Not Available>. 2019-09-19 <>
Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: In Brazil, unfamiliar music is not only what comes from a foreign place, but also music from another region of the country. A Brazilian student, to understand the country’s identity through music, must comprehend the exotic music of his own country. It can mean dealing with prejudices and social conflict. Yet, how deeply can one understand an unfamiliar music in a classroom by separating the “combination of tones” of a music tradition from its context and people? Students may end up getting a distorted comprehension of it, taking them away from what they approach. Music is more than a combination of tones. To understand the music of the other is to comprehend a human activity. It is to grasp the values, concepts, beliefs and meanings of its makers within the time and space where it happens. Is it possible for an outsider to fully penetrate the music universe of the other, even making music with him within his cultural context? It is an important challenge because the more we understand the other, the better we comprehend ourselves. We confront this educational challenge when designing methods books to be used for collective instrumental instruction as part of the national curriculum. Learn the strategies we employ to teach unfamiliar music through instrumental materials where expressing cultural context can be more inhibited by the instruments themselves, their technical requirements, and their own typical performance contexts. These include the use of audiovisual materials and community interaction with musician practitioners of the music being studied.

2010 - ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars Words: 248 words || 
3. Kretchmer, Darlene. "Making the Unfamiliar Personal through Collaboration, Exploration and Composition" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars, China Conservatory of Music (CC) and Chinese National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China, <Not Available>. 2019-09-19 <>
Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: There is never enough time to teach concepts prospective teachers need for success in the classroom. In a curricular program structured to consolidate time, music concepts such as timbre, rhythm, form and texture are taught with found sounds from the environment. Using small collaborative groups, students engage in a project to create an original composition within explicit guidelines using items around them that make what are often believed to be noise, or at the least, non-musical sounds. The groups explore the variety of possibilities, they notate the music compositions they create using their own “invented” non-standard notation. Students gain confidence in music making through performing in class. They evaluate both their own compositions and those of their peers while gaining understanding into the creative process of music learners by describing how their group made musical decisions. They also learn to legitimize that which was previously novel or unfamiliar. As part of the project, classroom instruction builds on the musical knowledge students bring to the course from popular and other musical styles and genres they encounter in their own lives. Connecting this knowledge with topics of current interest and other curricular emphases, such as literacy development, students develop ideals about the place of music in the curriculum beyond its entertainment value. This study unit serves as a jumping-off point to define “what is music”, examine lesson planning organized within a study unit in more breadth and depth, and as a means to advocate for conceptually based interdisciplinary teaching/learning.

2015 - International Communication Association 65th Annual Conference Words: 184 words || 
4. Zelizer, Barbie. "ISIS: When Unfamiliar Horror Takes on Familiar Visual Form" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association 65th Annual Conference, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, <Not Available>. 2019-09-19 <>
Publication Type: Session Paper
Abstract: How does the visual exacerbate and mitigate the coverage of atrocious acts? Though a long tradition of spectacles of suffering clutters the underside of Western civilization, the recent visual displays of captive beheadings on the part of ISIS have been largely seen in ahistoric terms that accuse ISIS of sinking to unexplored depths of barbarism and inhumanity and of immorally using mediated platforms to do so. But how novel and how different are the forms of display being used by ISIS? This paper considers the degree to which the visuals of captive beheadings unfold as part of an intricate system of representation and memory that both borrows and deviates systematically from proven familiar depictions of impending death in the news. Tracking the intricacies of ISIS’ so-called “eerily sophisticated” efforts at pushing its message, the paper argues that the displays of captive beheading constitute a subterranean mode of displaying death in the news, that builds off of unarticulated values and tensions in the broader media culture. In so doing, it raises the question of how much and in which way form drives news content.

2016 - ASEH Annual Conference Words: 299 words || 
5. Sharon, Tucker. "To Build a Road in Unfamiliar Terrain: How Sky and Silver Remade Peru’s Amazon" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEH Annual Conference, Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA, <Not Available>. 2019-09-19 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Peruvian and Latin American historiography, as well as environmental history more broadly, have all neglected the environmental dimensions of roads and aviation. Yet the extent of forest domestication achieved throughout the tropics in the second half of the twentieth century would not have been possible were it not for both. Access by road opened millions of hectares of primeval forest to settlement and monoculture, and road construction itself was accelerated with the aid of important new aerial survey technologies. The new perspectives afforded by aerial survey also effected significant changes in the way national governments envisioned their vast rainforest territories; formerly marginal backwaters, they were now seen as future breadbaskets and the solution to internal strife tied to population pressures and urgently needed land reform.

Using the specific case of Peru’s Marginal Highway—a 1960s road-building project aimed at incorporating the huge lowland forests east of the Andes into national markets—this paper explores the complex articulation of aviation and road construction, asking how planes, helicopters, cameras and men re-envisioned Peru’s Amazon and how the new view from above remade the land below. I draw from research in the Central Archives of Peru’s National Aerial Photography Service (SAN) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) to address three discrete impacts of survey photography and how they related to the construction and consequences of the Marginal Highway.

First, I look at how technological innovations within the SAN itself vastly transformed the way it was able to represent Peru’s national territory. Next I argue that the MTC’s use of helicopters and oblique photography slowly supplanted the traditional use of ground surveyors and moved surveying from the landscape to the laboratory in the process. Finally I look at how aerial photography can be used by historians to tell stories of large-scale environmental transformation.

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