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Journal of student affairs, vol. XXXI, 2023-2024
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Colorado State University. Student Affairs in Higher Education, publisher
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Hell hath no limits
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1970) Taylor, Hallie Deering, author; McMurray, George R., advisor
The first part of the thesis is a study of the mythological elements in the works of José Donoso. Seen on the mythological plane, the novels are not so much a trilogy as variations upon a single theme. Coronación presents the basic sketch of the powerful goddess figure, which is studied from two distinct angles in the later novels. Esta domingo is concerned with the Great Goddess of the earliest myths, before the patriarchal figure came into power. El lugar sin límites deals with the later conflict of the goddess and the god, and in this variation the goddess is overpowered. The second part of the thesis is the translation into English of El lugar sin límites. The novel has two themes: the portrayal of the power of a corrupt politician, who destroys a small town and dooms its inhabitants to oblivion or death; and the life and brutal murder of an aging transvestite, who is one of the town's inhabitants.
Big box USA: the environmental impact of America's biggest retail stores
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Elmore, Bart, editor; Gross, Rachel S., editor; Sheu, Sherri, editor; University of Wyoming Press, publisher
Big Box USA presents a new look at how the big box retail store has dramatically reshaped the US economy and its ecosystems in the last half century. From the rural South to the frigid North, from inside stores to ecologies far beyond, this book examines the relationships that make up one of the most visible features of late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century American life.--Provided by publisher.
Mega-dams in world literature: literary responses to twentieth-century dam building
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Ziolkowski, Margaret, author; University of Wyoming Press, publisher
Mega-Dams in World Literature reveals the varied effects of large dams on people and their environments as expressed in literary works, focusing on the shifting attitudes toward large dams that emerged over the course of the twentieth century. Margaret Ziolkowski covers the enthusiasm for large-dam construction that took place during the mid-twentieth-century heyday of mega-dams, the increasing number of people displaced by dams, the troubling environmental effects they incur, and the types of destruction and protest to which they may be subject.--Provided by publisher.
Environmental preservation and the Grey Cliffs conflict: negotiating common narratives, values, and ethos
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Pickering, Kristin D., author; Utah State University Press, publisher
A qualitative, ethnographic, observational case study approach presenting an analysis of the process of conflict negotiation between an Army Corps of Engineers Resource Manager and a community as they struggle to address a deteriorating, Corps-managed recreational lake area.--Provided by publisher.