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The Affect-Emotion Gap: Soft Power, Nation Branding, and Cultural Administration in Japan
This dissertation analyzes the appropriation of the political theory "soft power" within Japanese national bureaucracies as a discursive mechanism through which anxious concerns for Japan's present are manufactured into ...
Murdered women on the border: Gender, territory and power in Ciudad Juarez
This dissertation examines the sexual killing of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at the tum of the 21st century. Focusing on the abduction and murder of a 15-year-old young woman named Esmeralda Herrera Monreal, whose body ...
Tracing the last breath: Movements in Anlong Veng
Anlong Veng was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge until the organization's ultimate collapse and defeat in 1999. This dissertation argues that recent moves by the Cambodian government to transform this site into an ...
SB 4: Texas charter schools and the politics of competence
The dissertation is a qualitative inquiry into the vexed state of public education reform in the contemporary United States. It focuses on the introduction of charter schools as reform instruments, the emergence of a ...
Move! Guerrilla films, collaborative modes, and the tactics of radical media making
This dissertation is an ethnography of video activists with the Independent Media Center (also known as IMC or indymedia) creating collectively made videos aimed at affecting political change. I explore the larger Independent ...
As on a darkling plain: Searching out the critique of Hindu ethnicism in modern India
Critics and analysts of religious politics in India have described Hindu nationalism variously over the years: as fascist, fundamentalist, right-wing, jingoist, extremist, and ethnicist. The already large corpus of writing ...