This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Sociology, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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"We weren't created to do it by ourselves" : good mothering and maternal support across race, class, and family structure., Cheryl Lynn Crane

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Secular but not superficial : an overlooked nonreligious/nonspiritual identity., Daniel G. Delaney

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Reel racism, real consequences : a multiple case analysis of savior films as racial projects., Eric A. Jordan

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Casting calls on the hillbilly highway : a content analysis of Appalachian-based reality television programming., Dan Thelman Martin

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Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations., Christa Jane Moore

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Framing bottled water : an analysis of the framing contest between the anti-bottled water movement and the bottled water industry., Eileen Schuhmann

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Modern megachurch organization in the United States (2005-2013) : an exploratory organizational study of the American megachurch phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Food safety : analyzing the connection between government and industrial influence., Jennifer Lee Hall 1983-

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The citizen police academy : rational myths, legitimization, and emotion work : the effects of emotion on acceptance of rational myths., Michael Wayne Littrell

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"If we don't talk about it, they'll never go away" : an examination of the experiences of and reactions to stigma by a diverse population of adoptive parents in the United States., Jessica Rae Newton

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Another collateral consequence? : examining homeless shelters policies on sex offenders across four states., Shawn M. Rolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A case study of the early institutionalization process of a restorative justice social movement organization., Brittany Buttry-Watson

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Informal college study groups : gender and group homophily., Brandon Scott McReynolds

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Down comes the mountain : coal mining and health in central Appalachia from 2000 to 2010., James Kent Pugh 1990-

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The whore paradox : "rational" condom use decisions among prostitutes in the context of stigma and patriarchal bargaining., Maggie McCandless Stone

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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I "like" slash : the demographics of Facebook slash communities., Janidean Bruner 1987-

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Hope for people or hope for cities? : HOPE VI at Liberty Green., Jelisa Clark

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The marriage effect : an intergenerational analysis of marijuana desistance., Rachel Coonce 1983-

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The women of Battlestar Galactica and their roles : then and now., Jesseca Schlei Cox 1988-

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The new paradigm of rehabilitation : a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of incarceration-based rehabilitation in regards to recidivism reduction., Shaun Andrew Dixon 1985-

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A subcultural study of freestyle BMX : the effects of commodification and rationalization on edgework., Shane Scott

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Fighting for success : the use of resources by NGOs in the anti-human trafficking social movement., Lisa Stapleton 1978-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Perceptions of gender in young consumers of animated films., Katherine Barnes 1980-

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"What do you mean I'm a slut?!?!" : deconstructing the definitions of promiscuity of the collective conscience using concepts from labeling theory and biopower., Joshua O. Corum

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Measuring and predicting overqualification from 1972-2010 : a secondary analysis of the pooled general social survey., Henry E. Curtis

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Parental engagement on student academic self-efficacy and educational attainment expectation for immigrant youth., Casey N. Griffith

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Emotional labor in a gendered occupation : the work of a female funeral director., Allison Scott Pruitt

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An analysis of Hindi women-centric films in India., Srijita Sarkar

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Fear of criminal victimization in relation to specific locations on a college campus., Nancy M. Steinmetz 1955-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dealing with manhood : general strain theory, masculinity, and the engagement in illicit drug trafficking., Sonita L. Arnold

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Execution ritual : media representations of execution and the social construction of public opinion regarding the death penalty., Emilie Dyer 1987-

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Shifting parenting styles and the effect on juvenile delinquency., Thomas J. Mowen

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The changing discourse of death : a study of the evolution of the contemporary funeral industry., Lisa Suzanne Crabtree 1980-

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Bum hunters : the simulations and neutralizations of negative actions taken against the homeless on YouTube., Elizabeth Anne Griffith 1986-

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The personal and social benefits of airplane piloting as a serious leisure activity for women., Frances Louise Shupe 1956-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The association of employment and out-of-pocket health care expenditures burden for poverty families., William A. Carroll 1960-

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Connecting health concepts and health behavior : the construction of health identity., Valerie French

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Immigration, assimilation, and language : a case study of ESL programs in Louisville, Kentucky., Korey David McMurtrey

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Evolution or revolution in the labor movement : business unionism versus social unionism., Jo Ann Shumate 1958-

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Rap music and hegemony : a historical analysis of rap's narrative., Jamar Montez Wheeler 1981-

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The heart of the matter : the gendered relationship of altruism and marital happiness., Natalie Jane Brinton Call 1978-

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Corporate change and integration as a result of a merger : an analysis of organizational culture within a large full-service law firm., Ilker Huseyin Onen

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The relationship between political cynicism and right-wing authoritarianism : a study of the Louisville-Jefferson County merger., Jeremy Reed Porter 1978-

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Fundamentalist religious movements : a case study of the Maitatsine movement in Nigeria., Katarzyna Z. Skuratowicz

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Analyzing rhetoric : a frame analysis of the pro-life movement in the United States., Juanita Raley Shever 1949-

Theses/Dissertations from 1956

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Culture and conflict in Israel., Hannah Scoggin

Theses/Dissertations from 1949

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A study of the backgrounds and contributions of forty-four letter writers to the Louisville Courier Journal Point of view column., Sidney A. Forsythe

Theses/Dissertations from 1948

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A sociological study of part time employment in the senior high schools of Louisville, Kentucky., Thomas Hoskins Kettig

Theses/Dissertations from 1941

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The Municipal Bureau of Social Service of Louisville, Kentucky : rejected cases, November and December, 1940., Alice Roberts Farmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1938

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A brief survey of Chinese immigrants in American life., Chwen Kiang Djang

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A social survey of Oldham County., Sara Moss Phillips 1913-1988

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Recreation in Louisville : an historical sketch., Elizabeth Arterburn Wilson 1902-1998

Theses/Dissertations from 1936

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A history of the Louisville City Hospital., Louise Hess Meyers

Theses/Dissertations from 1927

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Cooperation among American wage earners prior to 1890., B. R. Justice

Theses/Dissertations from 1921

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History of the churches of Louisville with special reference to slavery., Homer E. Wickenden