Kroll-Smith, Steve

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Bitten and Spanked: The Male Revue as a Liminal Setting 2007 5139 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 2006 1115 "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 2012 2114 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...
A sociology of bariatric surgery (male symbol) men, bodies, and meanings 2018 735 The swift rise of obesity has resulted in the sensationalism of radical medical procedures to induce weight-loss. Although the prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women (about 35 percent in men and 40 percent in women), more women than ...
Women’s empowerment: defining and operationalizing a critical variable 2021 1302 The purpose of this study is to shed light on how development experts and organizations define and operationalize the term “women’s empowerment.” Utilizing primarily qualitative interviewing and some document analysis, I investigate how experts defin...
In and out of the broom closet : an inquiry into pagan identity management 2022 177 Contemporary Paganism is an umbrella term that covers a diverse set of religious and spiritual orientations that exclude mainstream Abrahamic faiths and major Eastern Religions. Paganism is often negatively stereotyped and misunderstood by mainstream...
The silence is deafening : a pilot study of the role media plays in peoples’ perceptions regarding firearm silencers and suppressors 2023 92 Many people have strong opinions and beliefs regarding issues of firearms, gun rights, and the proliferation of firearms, and firearm accessories such as silencers or suppressors. The mass media is at the forefront of the hype surrounding these debat...
Investigating relationships with alcohol: the construction of meaning through narrative in interview situations 2013 1266 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 2014 1923 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 ...
A lifetime underground: coal mining and occupational dispossession in eastern Kentucky 2016 789 This thesis is focused on a workers' perspective of occupational health and safety (OHS) in eastern Kentucky. Since the late 19th century, labor unions and coal mining companies have competed for the labor and resources offered by Appalachia. To get ...
Becoming impossible: asexual narratives of identity, experience, and importance 2016 2519 Our current society assumes that sexual attraction or desire is natural and experienced by all human beings; however, asexuality is beginning to challenge this assumption. The purpose of this Master’s thesis is to gain a better understanding of asexu...
The iconic ghetto, color-blind racism and white masculinities: a content and discourse analysis of Black Twitter on www.Imgur.com 2017 5809 In this research, I investigate Black Twitter on www.Imgur.com. I identify the general contours of Black Twitter images on Imgur as well as the reception and response to this content by the individuals who use this website. I first categorize the ima...
A precarious history : war, sanctuary, self, and (un)belonging in America 2021 163 In 2015, the number of displaced persons worldwide reached 65.5 million, the highest levels recorded in history; in the years since, that number has only grown. While millions around the world are forcibly displaced, only a minute fraction experience...