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When the Global and Local Meet: Meanings of English in ‘Post-colonial’ South Korea
This thesis attempts to unravel the “webs of significance” (Geertz 1973: 5) surrounding English in the local context of Seoul, South Korea, a country that spends close to two percentage of its GDP on English learning and ...
Click Here for Community: One ethnographer's journey through a mostly virtual world of fantasy, literature, sexuality and Harry Potter
This thesis seeks to answer the question “Why are there communities on the Internet that read and write sexually explicit fan fiction?” Part 1 moves through an examination of the history of the publication of the Harry Potter ...
The Value of a College Degree in a Recession
Situated within the realm of a prestigious American university, I sought to examine how the “Great Recession” is experienced by current Duke seniors and recent graduates, and how it can be contextualized within a debate ...
Dangerous Jokes and the Power of Tolerance
A fieldwork study of Duke University aims to show how identity functions in an environment whose ideal is perfect tolerance and the experience of students who want to practice their religion as a college student, touching ...
Straight Hair, Brown Skin, and a Killa' Shape: Beauty Standards for Young Black Girls
My goal in conducting this research is to include black adolescent women in the discourse on body image, respond to the shortcomings of the literature and research attempting to speak on behalf of black adolescent women, ...