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Adding Insult to Industry: Alabamian Newspaper Framing of Tennessee River Pollution 

Currier, Mary Brettlyn (2018-05-31)
Media coverage of environmental topics typically reflects the environmental friendliness of the intended audience. When local media covers environmental problems in a historically industrial, non-environmental area, the ...

Domestic Violence and the Caste System: Evaluating the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005 

McInroy, Kayla (2021-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) of 2005 was implemented in October 2006 to provide women in India with more civil and legal protection. My research seeks to assess the effectiveness of the PWDVA ...

The Glass Hospital 

Mosier, Rebecca (2022-04-27)
This paper considers how the COVID-19 pandemic altered health care workers (HCWs) and their experiences with workplace discrimination. This research combines theories using glass as a metaphor (such as the glass escalator, ...

#IslamicState: An Analysis of Tweets in Support of ISIS After the November 2015 Attacks In Paris 

Guthrie, Amanda (2018-07-31)
With the popularity and ease of using social media platforms, users are able to, in varying capacities, connect with others in varying capacities. During 2015, there were approximately 305 million worldwide active monthly ...

Never Too Late: Baby Boomers in College in Preparation for the Third Age 

Tyler, James (2018-05-04)
The objective of this study was to investigate the question of how motivation and ability interact in the decision to start or return to college among retirement-age Boomers and those within close proximity to retirement ...

"People Choose Wi-Fi Over Your Existence:" The Management of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity 

Gernert, Rory (2020-11-17)  ETD File Embargoed
As sources of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (EMFs) proliferate in the environment, the population of people living with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is growing. Yet sociologists have only recently begun ...

Personal Anguish or Public Spectacle?: Understanding Involuntary Celibacy as A Deviant Identity 

Currier, Keenon (2021-05-18)
Academic research into involuntary celibacy has increased in the past decade, and many studies have succeeded at describing the behaviors which make involuntary celibate people (Incels) infamous online without promoting ...

Russian Twitter Trolls and the Production of Moral Panics 

Mallinak, Shannon (2021-12-02)
The development of moral panic theory within the past 50 years unveiled a framework to analyze social alarm about labeled deviance within public discourse and revealed how the conversation about deviance can shape and ...

Threat-Motivated Mobilization of Collegiate Social Movement Organizations: The 2016 Presidential Election 

Alexander, Saxon (2018-11-13)
The social movement process, a key component of the democratic political system, has been studied in countless permutations. Threat, such as a controversial new President, powerfully motivates activists to mobilize in ...

Tornado Fatality Rates: Variables associated with the increased lethality of cyclonic tornadic activity within the Southeastern United States. 

Johnston, Zachary (2017-04-17)
This thesis examines and attempts to correlate several potential variables to explain the higher than average death rate due to tornados in the Southeastern United States. The in-depth analysis of variables concentrates ...