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Fisher Body Plant (req; 05.22.2022) - A historic building off Detroit's highways. Visible from passing drivers, a famous spectacle. In 2022 the plant was planned to be
revitalized as new apartments, due to its history and location. Designed by
Albert Kahn and constructed in 1919, was used by
Fisher before being merged entirely into
GM. The plant was later bought by Carter Color, and abandoned.
Polissoir / Grinding stone / Grindstone - Grinding stone currently redirects to
Millstone but that is about stones used to grind grains while
Grindstone is about stones used for grinding or sharpening ferrous tools. A polissoir to is used to grind or polish another stone object. There's info and some more on other types of grinding stone
here. There is a mention of polissoirs in France in
Tenderloin Hotel (A location that rented to early transgender citizens of San Francisco predating the Compton Cafeteria riots, important location for transgender history).
Article seems to focus on neighbourhood as a whole rather than singling out any specific hotel, I suggest adding content to
Tenderloin, San Francisco and/or solidifying existing information into an LGBT section if necessary.
Trans* Pride Brighton - Charity. Founded in 2013. Holds an annual Trans Pride event in Brighton, UK including a march and festival event. First event of its kind in Europe. Growing in size with over 2,000 unique visitors at this year's festival and over 1,000 participants in the march.
I'd like a way to compare different "gay libel" cases that have been lodged, from
Oscar Wilde to
Tom Cruise to
Robbie Williams. I'm considering making a category, but the category name Gay Libel Cases seems anachronistic since the word "gay" wasn't used that way in Wilde's time. I'm also expecting pushback on linking gay libel cases which involved people later outed, like Oscar Wilde and Liberace, with gay libel cases involving straight people, like Tom Cruise and Robbie Williams. What do people think would be the best wording for a category like this to avoid offense & also avoid an overly long Category name? –
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Sexuality-based defamation would probably be the most accurate, using "defamation" instead of "libel" to be inclusive of slander and
false light (even though false light isn't quite considered defamation, the page is in the Defamation category, so it's close enough). –
talk) 18:32, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Replyreply
Endolabialization - a specific type of vowel-rounding referred to by a number of individual articles on IPA vowels, but never expounded upon. While not one linguistic resource can be found explaining the concept, numerous external resources also reference it; this suggests that it isn't simply a device invented to make linguistic Wikipedia articles sound 'smart', but is instead an important linguistic topic, the scarcity of explanation of which warrants its own article
Hindi Particles - The particles of Hindi should be explained in more depth and precision. The topic is also discussed in Grammatical particles but lacks clarity about the topic (
Hindu particles). The new article on it should be created.
oppositive case and
situative case - in Finnish (if you can call these constructions "cases") (rarely used); but even if they were not "cases" (only used for adverbs and nouns), it would still be important to know when and how they are used; both the oppositive and situative case express the location of two things compared to each other; the oppositive case with the meaning "facing each other"; the situative case has the ending -kkain / -kkäin, the oppositive case the ending -tusten / -tysten; Mäkinen, Panu.
"Finnish Grammar - Adverbial Cases". users.jyu.fi. University of Jyväskylä. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
Oral skill (The necesary ability or abilities which allows a person to speak correctly and in a way someone else can understand clearly)
Speech Accent Archive#Elicitation Paragraph - The speech accent archive is a project of
George Mason University and is a collection of thousands of professional and amateur recordings of English spoken with different accents and dialects. All recordings feature the same elicitation paragraph which can be found here
http://accent.gmu.edu/howto.php. This would complement
Harvard sentences nicely and fit into the standard test items template. I think the speech accent archive would be stronger as a page than the elicitation paragraph itself, but this information could be added to the GMU page otherwise.
Spoopy - a slang word derived from a misspelling on a Halloween decoration from 2014;
syntactician - an individual working in or associated with the study of
syntax within the field of linguistics
Texan Spanish - the unique form of Spanish that is spoken by
Tejanos in Texas; it is debated among linguists whether it is a dialect or its own language; many non-linguists and laypeople insist it a bastardization of English and Spanish
Understanding Computers and Cognition – a 1987 book by
Terry Winograd and
Fernando Flores; a great arch from philosophy of language to computer design; outlines classic language theory and shows how its language-is-to-describe-objective-reality paradigm fails to provide a useful foundation for applied artificial intelligence; then proposes an alternative perspective on language as a means of communication and coordination among social biological beings "being in the world", based on works of Gadamer, Maturana and Heidegger; results in an outline of computer software design that will support such real-life communication
vocal placement - refers to how one positions their voice resonance within their body. Mastering this can help someone sound more like a native speaker of a given language. Most pages on the internet only mention the vocal placement for English. It'd be nice if Wikipedia covered the subject both for English and for other languages.
Porto Maravilho Projectpt:Porto Maravilha - an urban-renewal Mega-project currently underway in Rio de Janeiro; planned as part of the improvements to the city in anticipation for hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics; notable since it is directly related to an international event that will be attended and viewed by many people; project has sociological significance because the government and Olympic organizing committee have claimed it will benefit the residents living there as well as the city as a whole;(
) academic researchers and activists claim that the project will only benefit the rich residents living south and north of the port zone, the construction companies, and the government; also, there have been reports of favela (aka an informal settlement or slum) residents being evicted by the Municipal Housing Secretary and having their homes condemned for demolition based on "natural disaster risk assessments" and to make way for construction projects for little to no compensation;
Self-staging - personal-branding mechanisms and reflexes directly induced by the design and interface of social media, users of these media are therefore in a position where they stage their lives on their profiles (given moments, framing, angles, filters, etc.), rather than sharing it, e.g.
Social Change Model of Leadership Development Via Astin, Helen S. and Alexander W. Astin. A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook Version 3. The National Clearinghouse of Leadership Programs, 1996. Used extensively in higher education leadership, developed at the Higher Education Leadership Institute at UCLA in the 90s. Also known as the "7Cs" of leadership development. See
Social questionde:Soziale Frage - specifically the concept called in German Soziale Frage - "... the social grievances that went hand in hand with the modern European population explosion and the industrial revolution,  that means the social accompanying and follow-up problems of the transition from the agricultural to the urbanizing industrial society". There's an article about this in de.wikipedia -
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soziale_Frage , and in half a dozen Wikipedias in other languages. Many articles in English-language Wikipedia reference this phrase, some apparently in this specific sense.
Social scalability is the ability of an institution to overcome shortcomings in human minds and in the motivating or constraining aspects of said institution that limit who or how many can successfully participate.
Still Not Asking For It - photography campaign started in 2014, viral in 2016. Created by Australian photographer Rory Banwell. Addressing sexual and domestic violence through stark black and white portraits of people with tape over their breasts and slogans written on them. Began a global campaign of people emulating the photos. Basic message: regardless of what you’re wearing, you’re still not asking for it. Sources: (In addition to this media - there was also an appearance on Sunrise (morning TV program in Australia) but it must have been archived or something?)
Stop Education Discrimination Against Iranians (SEDAI campaign) This is a campaign started in May 2014 in Norway following the restrictions for university admission and resident permit of Iranian students in technical field with justification of UN sanctions and domestic export control. It was triggered when Hamideh Kaffash, an Iranian PhD student at NTNU, was expelled from the country after one year of researcher over the fear of transferring knowledge for WMD development. She sued the Norwegian government later in 2015. Some references:
Logan Levkoff - notable for...</voice in human sexuality education/sexology>
Barry Sandywell - sociologist particularly concerned with sociological issues in philosophy and visual culture;
; Sandywell is cited in 11 places in Wikipedia (
Robin Williams (sociologist) - sociologist known for identifying 12 cultural values of the U.S. in 1965 (achievement and success, individualism, activity and work, efficiency and practicality, science and technology, progress, material comfort, humanitarianism, freedom, democracy, racism and group superiority, and equality); another sociologist, James M. Henslin, suggested that education, religion and romantic love be added to the list; possibly related to Robin M. Williams Jr., another sociologist in a similar field; articles found about Williams Jr. do not mention the values
Sun Liping (Chinese: 孙立平) - Chinese sociologist, born in 1955; a member of the dissertation committee of Xi Jinping, he is a critic of current policies of the Chinese Communist Party under Xi
José Manuel Valenzuela Arce - Mexican Author and an academic at The College of Mexico A.C. Born 1954 (age 65 years), in Mexico. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada.
Jackson Toby - Jackson Toby (1925-), American sociologist, educator. Achievements include special research adolescent delinquency in the United States, Sweden, Japan, other countries, on violence and dropouts in American public schools. Recipient Research Excellence award, Rutgers University Board Trustees, 1984, numerous research grants.
Poniatiyaru:Воровской закон - code of conduct of humans applied in social, law enforcement, political, governmental practices throughout the Soviet and Postsoviet land. The article already exists in 3 non-latin languages
 The article needs to be created in English language for the Western world to better understand the nature of Soviet and Postsoviet thinking/behaviour. This article could be a great contribution to the research initiated by
George Frost Kennan and developed by later authors he inspired
Wanshougong Taoist Temple - not to be confused with
Wanshou Buddhist Temple in Beijing; the Wanshougong Taoist Temple is in Xishancun, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China; an annual Taoist festival is held there every year; search Google Images for "China江西省南昌新建西山村"
Shifting Criteria - spontaneous shifting of criteria that disadvantages minority groups. Criteria may be based on merit, but the importance of that merit/accomplishment becomes less critical to managers.
Urban Legends Newsgroup alt.folklore.urban (This crowdsourced engine devoted to separating fact from falsehood preceded the world wide web and gave rise to snopes.com. One of the largest of the newsgroups, its participants developed a complex set of mores.)
Ethnicity, Inc. (In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Although the authors are anthropologists, the theory they propose (contribution to science) and data used (examples of culture or applicable instances of theory) will be appreciated by all the social sciences but will be of particular interest to sociology ) (Comaroff, John L., and Jean Comaroff. Ethnicity, Inc. University of Chicago Press, 2009.)
Awakenings disability arts festival - a challenge to my peers in Australia! I'm currently writing a new article about the
InterACT disability arts festival in Auckland, New Zealand. Our festival was inspired originally by the Awakenings disability arts festival of
Horsham, Victoria, Australia. I've added Awakenings to the
Culture section for Horsham, with a reference. Any Ozzies out there want to work on a new page for your country's "only regional disability arts festival"?
Love Fest - February 12, 2018
São Paulo parade that celebrated human diversity, and sexual and gender equality. Created a new version of the rainbow flag; the original, with a white stripe in the center.
Pill Mill - clandestine operation where a medical worker illicitly offers prescription medication to patients in exchange for bribes. May relate to the opioid epidemic in the US; Wikipedia refers to Wiktionary -
Scientific sexism = Similar to the idea of
scientific racism. The notion or arguments that males or females are biologically or psychologically superior; these ideas have been flirted with by radical feminists as well as supporters of patriarchy (ex. the notion that women aren't capable of doing men's work due to biological differences, etc).
social framework - I stumble into this article on
Social framework analysis, to discover there is no article on Social Framework, nor the use of
Framework in a sociological context, and to top it off, there is only a "Framework disambiguation page" - just click "
framework" to get ot it, with +50 terms that have the word "Framework" in them, of which a large number have a sociological context!? Thy
Temperance orders - temperance orders created in America in the Progressive Era for character building; related to Boy Scouts (created in Britain) and Boy Brigades (also created in Britain) establishments. Now redirects to
The Advocates for Human Rights - The Advocates for Human Rights is a nonprofit founded in 1983 based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Using a volunteer model, they provide free legal representation to asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking in MN, ND, and SD. They consult with the United Nations and submit reports on human rights around the world. They train international and local partners on human rights mechanisms and work to increase their capacity. They fully fund a school in Nepal (the Sankhu-Palubari Community School) which provides a completely free education to the most impoverished children in the community. The school was established 20 years ago. They run court observation programs for local criminal courts (focusing on violence against women, domestic violence, trafficking, harassment) and for immigration court. More info on the website:
Austrian American Benevolent Association - an ethnic fraternal association founded c.1870's by Serbo-Croatian émigrés who came primarily from the Dalmatian coast region of what was then the Austro-Hungary Empire.
Animated Armor - Armor that has been brought to life by a supernatural force. Sometimes the Armor is possessed by the will of its owner, usually a ghost or spirit of a knight that once wore the armor. Other times it may be possessed due to a magical element. The animated armor has become a stock character or image in both supernatural and fantasy genres alike. The animated armor is usually found guarding castles or mansions for the owner. Other times they become focused on carrying out a mission they had in a previous life. A key element of the armor is that while it moves and fights as a knight, upon removing the helmet nothing will be present.