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Unheard Voices: An Ethnographic Study of Childhood Onset Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Society, and Medicine
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability among children, yet little is understood about this disability throughout the lifespan, from childhood into adulthood. Young adults with CP are facing ...
Knowledge and Death in Animal Care: An Ethnographic Project in a Chicago Animal Shelter
This thesis traces the development of authoritative knowledge about animal care and euthanasia as developed in the Anti-Cruelty Society, a Chicago animal shelter.
No, Really: What is Cosplay?
In cosplay, one dresses up as a fictional character among fellow sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. This study examines the socio-physical experience of cosplay as a stylized self-performance of identity—as opposed to the popular ...
La Primera Barrera Somos Nosotros: Society, Stigma, and Adolescent Sexual Health
Drawing on the disciplines of Anthropology and Philosophy, this thesis examines the influence of societal conditions and attitudes on adolescent sexual health. Chapters I, II, and IV focus on the United States, where the ...
Nikkei-ness: A Cyber-Ethnographic Exploration of Identity Among the Japanese Peruvians of Peru
Transnational migration has led to a situation in which humans can no longer form an identity based on location. The nikkei of Peru, or Japanese immigrants and their descendents, are an example of this circumstance. ...
To Be and Neeg bi: Discourses on Home in Senegal
An experimental ethnography that uses various literary genres, as well as visual documentation, to express the plurality of discourses on home in contemporary Senegal, particularly among migrant populations.
Being a "Local Hero": An Ethnography of the Local Food System/Movement in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts
In the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, it is easy to discern the importance of local agriculture and food to the local community. Cars and businesses exclaim messages such as, “Be a Local Hero,” and “We Support Local ...
Decolonizing English: Reimagining English Language Learning and Teaching through Critical Pedagogies
At the turn of the century, nearly a quarter of the world’s population (1.5 billion people) was estimated to speak English with some fluency. English has gained an official or special status in at least seventy-five countries ...