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Senior Exercises from 2012

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Divides Beyond Borders: The Irreconcilably Divided Self in the Undocumented Mexican Student, Christian Martinez-Canchola

Senior Exercises from 2008

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The Unequal Scales of Justice: An Exploration of Inherent Disadvantages of Working-Class Civil Litigants and Criminal Defendants, Neil Johnston

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CeaseFire: A Sociological Understanding of Inner-city Violence Prevention, Sam Loesche

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Celebrity and the Construction of Consumer-Capitalist Ideologies, Rosalind Paradis

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Waiting on the World to Change: A Study of Youth Voter Participation, Matthew Segal

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The Proliferation of Megachurches in Modern Consumer Culture, Corey Timbers

Senior Exercises from 2007

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"The Piece of Meat on the Side:" The Marginalization of Fat Women's Sexuality, Stephen DeSanto

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Taking a Break: An Analysis of Respite Care Services in Knox County, Ohio from a Sociological Perspective, Lauren Katz

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Dying in a Disenchanted Society: The Dehumanization of Death Under a Scientific Paradigm, Jean Lombardi

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The Streets Have Spoken: The Power of Hip Hop, Sarah Pfeifer

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Empowerment and Social Capital: Community and the Cycle of Family Homelessness in New York City, Maureen Rees

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Public School Funding a Legal Aversion to Compliance with Brown v. Board of Education: A Historical and Critical Case Study of Integration Attempts in the Kansas City, Missouri Public School District, James Reid

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Manufacturing a Minority: Desexualization, Hypersexualization, and the "Deviance" of Gay Men in America, Jason Smith

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Ever-Changing Medicine: How Changes in Health Insurance Have Affected Patient-Provider Relationships and the Way Helaht Care Providers Can Practice Medicine, Rebecca Sundling

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The Latent Functions Within Head Start Policy: The Clash Between Rhetoric and Reality of 2003 Policy Formation, Caroline Vander Haar

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Searching for Identity in Modernity: The Construction of Self via Facebook, Ryan Weinstock

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Persisting Division and Violence: The Effects of Community on Loyalist Youth Identity and the Future, Katherine White

Senior Exercises from 2006

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Perspectives on Healing and Curing: The Rationalization of Health in Modern Society and its Irrational Effects on Health Care, Carly Brien

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Cycling Culture and Individual Meaning, Jon Forney

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The Effects of Religion and Kinship on the Religiosity of the Elderly Jewish Population: How Religious Communities Can Facilitate and Enrich the Aging Process, Mari Franks

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Meritocratic Practices and Egalitarian Principles in American Education, Jessica Freeman-Slade

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"We Couldn't Have Done it Without the Fans!", Samantha Lawrence

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The Internet: Friend or Foe?, Allie Riordan

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Alternative Education for "At-Risk" Students: A Look Beyond the Classroom, Sarah Shapiro

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More Than Just a Game: An Exploratory Look into the Culture and Meaning of Bingo and its Role in Non-Profit Fundraising in Knox County, Miranda Stone

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The Writing on the Walls: Northern Ireland's Murals and its Mural Tradition, Amy Wilkins

Senior Exercises from 2005

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Sociological Dynamics of Community Conception, Gayle Christiansen

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Role Acceptance: Adult Daughters Caring for their Elderly Parents, Claudia D'Angelo Masko

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The Black Stereotype in Women's Athletics, Calvin Hatfield

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Athlete or Exhibitionist?, Hannah Hill

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What Really Happens the Morning After: Access to Emergency Contraception in Knox County and Cuyahoga County Ohio, Becky Pogany

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Political Music in the 2004 Presidential Election, Rebecca Roebuck

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Reading Between the Lines: Does Kenyon College Acknowledge the Social Causes of Rape and Sexual Harassment in its Sexual Misconduct Policy and Sexual Education Programs?, Brian Speiser

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The Role of Hillel on a Small Rural College Campus, Nick Sussman

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The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival: Conflict and "Feminist Generations", Joanna Winchester

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Unified Movements: A Case Study of Cato Manor Vibe!, Elizabeth Yon

Senior Exercises from 2004

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Diversity in Australia: Government Policy and Structure Versus Attitudes of Australian Immigrants and Citizens, Tai Chiappa

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Mismanaged Care: How AA Achieved and Maintained Its Institutional Success Despite Therapeutic Ineffectiveness, Elizabeth Christiensen

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Hip Hop Cuture and its Change in Purpose, Intent, Content, and Audience with a Special Focus on its Appeal to White Suburban Youth, Nora Geary

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Conceptualizations of Youth in Public Spaces and Their Impact on Identity Formation, Mike Hamilton

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The Name Game: Perceptions on the Terms "Black" and "African-American", Sandra Henry

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Inequitable Mental Health Care Coverage: The Relationship Between the Social and Institutional Barriers to Mental Health Parity, Patrick Kozak

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Valfard och Ogift Mor vs. Welfare and the Single Mother, Amy Mattlage

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McTherapy: The Rationalization of the Self-Help Movement, Madeline Polton

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Sexuality Education in Ohio: What is "Effective?", Emily Rosenbaum

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The Latina Immigrant in the United States: The Impact of Acculturation on Her Ethnic Identity, Diana R. Torres

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The Influence of Tribally Controlled Education on American Indian Reservations: A Look at Pine Ridge Reservation, Tara Tucci

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Students Diagnosed with Disabilities in the Public School System: The Issue of Parental Involvement and the Programs that Pertain to the Diagnoses and Placement, Allison Williams

Senior Exercises from 2003

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Making a Difference in Homelessness: Federal Funding, Program Coordination and the Community Shelter Board of Columbus, Ohio, Emily C. Buck

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A Social Problem with a Social Purpose: Adolescent Childbearing Among Socially Disadvantaged Young Women, Sarah Buek

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Seeing Through the Haze, Maureen Collins

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Harry Potter and the Role of Fantasy and Magica in a Rationalized Society, Liam Gross

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Critiques of the Institution of Education, Mary Elizabeth Hanna

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White Trash: Victims or Failures?, Julia Heinz

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Female Prostitution in Thailand: An Analysis of the Intersection of Economic, Political, Religious, and Gender Structures, Victoria Kelly Hougham

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Creating the Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Rebuilding Communities through Community Schools, Jennifer Keeley

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Chicks in Charge: Women in Politics, A Case Study of Michigan Governor Elect Jennifer Granholm, Erin Maturo

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The Making of a Martyr: Altruism in Hamas Suicide Bombers, Bryan Mazzolini

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School Vouchers: Will They Improve the Public Education System in Cleveland?, Courtney McKee

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Is There A Private School Advantage?: An Examination of the Education System in the United States, Veronica Medwid

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Religious Socialization Among Adolescents: The Impact of Religious Camping, Chris Schlieckert

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Hillbilly Stereotypes: Reflections of Ourselves in the Mountains, Catherine Sias

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Weber's Method: A Reaction to Formal Rationality, John West

Senior Exercises from 2002

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A Woman's Place: Women, Religion, and Nationalism in Pre-Apartheid South Africa, Jessica Bellama

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A Crisis of Reason: Weber and Kafka on Rationality, Phil Cape

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Reception, Reaction, and Transformation: The Carlisle Community and the Carlisle Indian Industrial school, Rebecca Lyn Chamberlin

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The Intersection of Race, Class and Gender in Construction of Black Masculinity, Elkinsette Clinton

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Eating Out in America: An Investigation of American's Food and Venue Choices When Eating Out, Addie Meadows Gaumer

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Deconstructing Disenchantment: The Conflict of Rational and Religious Meaning in Modern Western Society, Aaron Hagaman

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That Obscured Object of Desire…, Seth Kaplan

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Rural Poverty in Knox County, Ohio and the Barriers to Social Services, Annis Kukulan

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The Effects of Swedish Cultural Values and Social Traditions on Health Care Reforms, Bob Mazer

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Journey Across Art Worlds: The Commercialization of Country Music from 1920-1940 as demonstrative of the relationship between folk and professional art worlds, Chris Meyers

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The Magic Kingdom: Disney World as a Reflection of Postmodern America, Aileen Minihan

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Going Up and Coming Down: The Fluid Nature of American Culture as seen through American Film, Bill Towers

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The Public School System and Home Schooling: The Home Schooling View of Education, Abigail Williams

Senior Exercises from 2001

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The Legacy of Project Head Start: An Examination of the History, Philosophy, and Effects of America's Comprehensive Preschool and Community Action Program, Molly McNamara

Senior Exercises from 2000

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Jai Hindu Hind: Indian Cinema as Consciousness, Scott Carney

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Consumerism: The Corporate Construction of Reality, Indentity and Culture, Zach Cooper

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Untitled, J. DiLisi

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Mexican Migration into America, John Dix

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Calvin's Geneva: A Clarification of Weber's Protestant ethic, Genevieve Dunne

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The Shiny Cage: The Rationalization of Consumption Through Advertising, Karl Geschwindt

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Community Organizations Bringing Change to the Lives of Inner-City Youth, Katie Gottschall

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Public and Private Fences: On the Problem of Humankind's Dominion Over Nature, Ryan Light

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Can Parental Leave Policies Promote Equal Parenthood? A Comparison of Parental Leave Policies in Sweden and the U.S., Rebecca Milusich

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Combating the Assimilation of Native American Youth Through Multicultural and Bilingual Education, Michelle Nameth

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A Bakhtinian Perspective on Modern Advertising, Suzanne Nienaber

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The Immigration issue and the Rise of the Front National in France, Elisabeth Reid

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Domestic Violence Shelters in the U.S., Jessica Rhines

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Motherhood: Not Just for Women Anymore, Paul W. Stinson

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Temporary Work: Good for Business, Bad for Workers, Seth Swihart

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The Wave of the Present: Digital Information Technology and the Frankfurt School, Peter Wickline

Senior Exercises from 1999

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Interracial Marriage Patterns of Blacks and Whits Within the Unied States, Maggie Ahearn

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Reestablishing Community: The Hope of Social Interaction for Rural Areas, Rebecca Anderson

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Education In A Democracy: Empowering Citizens Through Schooling, Michelle Demjen

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Native American Sacred Sites, Michelle de Tarnowsky

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The School Development Program: A Catalyst for Social Change, Darleen Feldman

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Give A Man A Fish: Conflicting values underlying the American welfare system, Ondine Geary

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Crime and Disease in America: A Sociological Analysis, Robert Harvey