|Bitten and Spanked: The Male Revue as a Liminal Setting
||The traditional view that male revues are liberating to women is challenged. This study suggests that the show is created to feel liberating while working to reinforce current gender norms. Turner's theory of liminality is paired with Goffman's theor...
|Infant as idea : the birth of a new composite person
||"The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the evolution of "infant" as a composite person in the first decade of the twentieth century. Data for this inquiry comes from the New York Times and the Washington Post newspapers. A content analysis was per...
|Quality time: an exploration of subjective temporality
||A jointly constructed social and personal endeavor, the notion of time offers a rich source of relatively untapped sociological insight. As the hallmark of American society's recent evolution, the context of intensified personal busyness and social a...
|Investigating relationships with alcohol: the construction of meaning through narrative in interview situations
||Relationships between humans are comprised of many interwoven facets. So are relationships between humans and alcohol. This pilot research project attempts to conceptualize a few of the components that exist in the latter relationship and demonstrate...
|Are we there yet? the mapping of sexual identity over time
||In an effort to better understand the intersection between space, place, and sexual identity mapping over time, this study utilized qualitative interview data to identify how the concepts of space and place that are present within our culture helped ...