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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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  • Bender, Amanda
    This thesis is an excerpt from a novel length work. In Victorian London, where industry is hurtling forward and mad science reigns, Oliver Reid is a thief who has spent most of his life just trying to survive. But while ...
  • Oshinski, Christopher
    The local and transnational dimensions of the role that street art and graffiti play in challenging the apartheid conditions within the West Bank (Palestine) are an important piece of what is happening today in Palestine. ...
  • Duhaime, Lauren
    Growing numbers of districts employ school resource officers to patrol school hallways, often with little or no training in working with youth (ALCU, 2009). As a result, children are far more likely to be subject to ...
  • Ennis, Amanda Ray
    This qualitative case study was conducted in order to better understand how grassroots efforts and campus culture influenced the decision to reverse the closing of Sweet Briar College in 2015. This study allowed for an ...
  • Medhkour, Yousra
    After the murder of Balmoorian monarchy, the pillaging of civilian homes, and the slaughter of many innocents, Balmoor is no longer a thriving nation. Growing up in Pondswallow, Rosalind feels as divided as the fractured ...
  • Cartwright, Andrew
    Through research and personal writing, this collection of essays looks into the culturally-exposed gaps between bodily expectation and reality, to examine what it means to be called a “giant” in modern America, with pro ...
  • Kaufman, Rigel
    This thesis is a collection of fictional short stories about people mostly on the brink of physical death and occasionally on the brink of spiritual death, as well as their observers. Topics addressed in the book include: ...
  • Mize, Jerry L
    Although the childhood aggression literature is well developed, there is relatively little research examining longitudinal relations between early childhood parenting and peer interaction and later aggressive behavior ...
  • Askew, Janie Rawles
    The multitude of flowers frames used in American mourning culture of the nineteenth century up to World War I have left behind a vivid, visual history of the changing perceptions about death. This thesis will explore how ...
  • Bennert, Richard D
    This thesis explores the role of rule systems in the rhetorical creation of meaning in Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TRPGs). It posits a new analytical framework, fusing Burke’s Dramatistic Pentad with Bogost’s Procedural ...
  • Gagnon, Darcy Jay
    This thesis is a lyric biography of the life and reputation of the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. In addition to providing a retelling of his biography, the thesis also offers creative speculations and analysis ...
  • Hamilton, Liesel
    Street Rat immortalizes Oma’s memories, which would have disappeared forever if not recorded. Through my book, I examine how her stories have already started to disappear and change from the stories I heard as a child. ...
  • Macedo, Lisa M
    This thesis is a novel excerpt experimenting with voice and form. Told from the perspectives of multiple characters, it describes the duality of public personas and pressures children of politicians face under the lens of ...
  • Vigen, Corinne
    This thesis describes how the doll and the house are not just objects of material culture. This paper is based on research focused on twentieth-century doll houses and the homes they were made to represent. By reproducing ...
  • Kanojia, Monica
    Deforestation disproportionately impacts countries in tropical regions given the dependence on forest-related activities as the predominate source of income. The island of Hispaniola, composed of neighboring nations of ...
  • Wooditch, Alese
    Empirical research in criminology has traditionally focused on individuals and communities as primary units of analysis, but there has been growing interest in micro units of geography to study crime. The current trend ...
  • Perry, Mia C
    This thesis is a collection of personal narrative essays about journeys. Specifically, this work includes stories of journeys from my life and those close to me, each focusing on or seen through the lens of a specific issue ...
  • Xue, Melanie Meng
    My dissertation focuses on the history and culture of modern and imperial China. It comprises three distinct chapters each focusing on a different subject. Chapter 1 examines how textile production shaped and continues ...
  • Sterpan, Ion
    This work explains social order as the outcome of governance systems' capacity to use dispersed knowledge. The first chapter examines mainstream institutionalism as exemplified by D. C. North in his work with Wallis and ...
  • Teixeira, Teresa
    This thesis analyzes the extant fragments of Martha Washington’s wardrobe in order to place her within the fashion context of her day. The analysis shows that rather than falling into the matronly image Americans associate ...

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