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In the Habit of Being Kinky: Practice and Resistance in a BDSM Community, Texas, USA
"Kinky" is a stigmatized identity in wider American culture. People in kinky communities renegotiate their relationships to themselves and others to incorporate their desires into a positive identity. People take advantage ...
Sherpa Perceptions of Climate Change and Institutional Responses in the Everest Region of Nepal
In light of recent scientific reports and local observations in the Everest region in Nepal revealing the vulnerabilities of Sherpa people to the effects of climate change, this dissertation shows how Sherpa perceptions ...
"THERE IS NO DEVELOPMENT HERE": SOCIAL POWER AND THE SHAPING OF A SOUTHERN ZAMBIAN COMMUNITY
Scale and power theory suggests that growth is an elite directed process that differentially benefits those who are already well-off. The present research is designed to explore the limits of scale theory by analyzing the ...
Bryce Canyon Country: A Contested Cultural Landscape
This dissertation demonstrates a cultural landscape approach to understanding cultural competition at Bryce Canyon Country. As Indians, Mormons, Federal Land Agencies, and New Pioneers compete for social and physical domain, ...
Peak Experiences and Hegemony Resistance: Cultural Models of a Good Life and Group Identity in Carpathian Rus'
This dissertation is based on multi-site ethnography conducted in the Presov Region of Slovakia and the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine during 2010 and 2011. To identify and analyze sharing and diversity of cultural models ...