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Academic and social influences of underrepresented adolescents' perceptions of opportunity and plans for the future
Sociologists of education have long stressed the importance of students’ expectations for their subsequent success. Yet, an insufficient amount of previous work has considered how academic and social psychological factors ...
“The gay Facebook” : friendship, desirability, and HIV in the lives of the gay Internet generation
Why are men seeking other men online? And how does the Internet influence these men and their sexuality? These are the two underlying questions driving this thesis. To answer these general questions, I conducted a qualitative ...
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 ...