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Delirio: The fantastic, the demonic, and the reel narratives from Nuevo Leon
This dissertation is about the "making of history." It is about the process of how certain events are laboriously imbedded in the story of a region or nation. It is also about how other events or narratives become phantasms ...
Communities of kinship: Antebellum families on the cotton frontier
The evidentiary base for this study is the compilation of almost 7,000 individuals connected by kinship to George Keesee, who immigrated to Virginia about 1700. The major focus is Thomas Keesee Sr. (the great grandson of ...
Gorgeous monster: The arts of managing violence in contemporary Bogota
In the late 20th century, Bogota, capital of Colombia, a country where homicide is the leading cause of death, became a model of governmental intervention aimed at managing violence. My dissertation inquires into this ...
Depression and the Catholic church: A genealogy of accommodation and subject-formation
A genealogy of institutional Catholic discourse on depression reveals a strategic process of epistemic accommodation that supports the construction of the condition as a spiritual and moral problem. The hierarchy defends ...
Organizing bodies: Creating and funding experimental dance in the United States, 1965--2000
Avant-garde artists are among the most broadly theorized sub-groups of cultural producers. Artistic vanguards been theorized in two opposing ways---either as uniquely able to change social conditions through artistic ...
A nation's demons: The legacy of the 70s in contemporary Italy
This ethnography addresses how former Italian radical activists of the 70s negotiate their militant past with their present predicament. This is done by comparing and contrasting the public discourse (historical texts and ...