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When walls talk : consumption, gender, and identity in children's bedrooms
Contributor:Solverud, Jessica Ann
In this thesis I assert that the discourses of both ideal and real depictions of children's bedrooms serve as vehicles for social doxa. The catalogs of Restoration Hardware Kids, Pottery Barn Kids, and The Land of Nod ...
"Learning what to eat" : gender, environment, and the rise of nutritional science in twentieth century America
This thesis examines the development of nutritional science from the 1910s to 1940s in the United States. Scientists, home economists, dieticians, nurses, advertisers, and magazine columnists in this period taught Americans ...
Female graduate students in Atmospheric Science explain what supports and challenges their persistence
Contributor:Trott, Carlie D.
Women are underrepresented in Atmospheric Science (ATS) higher education, particularly at the doctoral level (NSF, 2012c). The present study explored how female ATS graduate students explain their persistence in the field, ...
Just another teen movie : analyzing portrayals of teenage romantic relationships across a decade of top-grossing teen films
Contributor:Zwier, Abigail J.
America's teenagers exhibit dating attitudes and behaviors that have been labeled both risky and harmful. This critical film study examines the implicit and explicit messages present in teenage films' portrayal of teenage ...
"Hybrid hero" in western dime novels : an analysis of women's gender performance, dress, and identity in the Deadwood Dick series, The
As rapid urbanization and growth in the 19th century pushed families westward, men and women often found themselves sharing in domestic and work-related activities. In turn, these changes in gender roles brought about ...
Structure of calling and vocation across gender and age cohort
Contributor:Eldridge, Brandy M.
The Calling and Vocation Questionnaire (CVQ) is a measure based on Dik and Duffy's (2009) theoretical conceptualization of calling, which includes three dimensions: (1) a transcendent summons, (2) deriving or expressing ...
Exploring differences in adolescents' educational expectations : a structural equation modeling approach
Contributor:Wood, Valerie Ford
The current study examined a number of influences that are theorized to affect adolescents' educational expectations, including socio-economic status, perceived barriers to success, peer factors, family influences, school ...
Examining rangeland social-ecological system change and resilience through life-history narratives of ranching women in New Mexico and Arizona
Women ranchers are important but under-examined stakeholders in the rangeland systems of the Southwestern United States. This thesis addresses a gap in the social-ecological systems and rangeland science literatures as ...
Perceived partner similarity of desired intimacy in heterosexual relationships
Contributor:Schultz, Kasey Lynn
Past literature has discussed gender differences in romantic partners' desires for intimacy and has suggested that these gender differences have negative effects on heterosexual relationships. The current study sought to ...
Body my mother gave me, The
This collection of personal essays investigates the theme of identity, specifically identity in flux, how and why it changes, paying particular attention to the influence of relationships. Mostly memoir, these essays ...