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Scogan's choice : Vachel Lindsay's short fiction, poetry, and prose
Virtually all commentators on the work of Vachel Lindsay have seen his poetry and prose as primarily artistic and for the most part indecipherable. I have tried to show that Lindsay intended to address social construction ...
Teaching Texas : race, disability, and the history of the school-to-prison pipeline
This dissertation presents a genealogical excavation of the contemporary school-to-prison pipeline, arguing that today’s pipeline has deep roots in America’s historic inequities. The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” ...
“Civilization’s supreme test" : cooperative organizing in New Orleans, 1890s-2014
This dissertation argues that cooperatives in New Orleans have drawn on homegrown ethnic and religious communal traditions to confront the vagaries of capitalism and its fraught connections to race, class, and gender. To ...
Social violence, social healing : the merging of the political and the spiritual in Chicano/a literary production
This dissertation argues that spiritual and religious worldviews (i.e. Mexican Catholicism, indigenous spiritualities, and popular religion) have historically intersected with social and political realities in the development ...