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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Understanding "Roadkill" through an Animal Method

Monahan, Linda Angela 01 January 2015 (has links)
No description available.

Ben Jonson: The Poet as Maker

Rhyne, Glenda Pevey 01 January 1963 (has links)
No description available.

Early English Firearms: A Re-examination of the Evidence

Straube, Beverly Ann 01 January 1990 (has links)
No description available.

Wild, Wearable, and Seaworthy

Davey, Frances Evelyn 01 January 1996 (has links)
No description available.

Dying Virgins and Mourning Mothers: A Study in American Mourning Iconography

Veder, Robin 01 January 1995 (has links)
No description available.

Futures so bright : solar homes in mid-twentienth century America

Shreve, Sara Denise 01 May 2013 (has links)
The promise of solar architecture seduces the American imagination at regular intervals. Enthusiasm for solar just as regularly fades, leaving the next seemingly inevitable generation to grope in the darkness, knowing someone must have thought of, and perhaps even solved, these issues before, but having little actual evidence to go on. My dissertation is an attempt to recover some of that history by looking at one specific moment--the years immediately preceding and following World War II--to examine the experimentation and excitement surrounding the solar home in America and consider the reasons for its demise. While energy efficiency and renewable energies are the current trend, memory about the development of solar technologies tends to extend only to the oil crisis-induced projects of the 1970s. Earlier experiments have faded almost completely from the history. When they are included, it is part of an interrupted narrative where, in the 1940s and early 50s, numerous and varied sources claimed solar architecture was the inevitable wave of the future, but as fuel prices fell in the mid-1950s, the American public rejected solar housing until the 1970s. Restoring this history not only helps to complicate our understanding of mid-century building, but also illuminates the process by which a solid idea with seemingly great momentum can fade and be forgotten, perhaps offering a cautionary corollary to the present surge in interest about solar design. The most common claim about the history of solar architecture is that cost killed the beast--solar was and is always just too expensive. The limitations of this argument stem from the very simplicity that makes it attractive. The question is never whether something costs too much; it is whether that thing is worth its cost. Even though Americans continually return to it, the rhetoric surrounding solar never becomes persuasive enough to convince the American public solar is "worth it." This kind of realization does not jettison economic arguments, but seeks to make them more nuanced and culturally situated. The single-minded cost argument does not fully take up the issue that consumption does not happen in a monetary vacuum. History tells us Americans decided solar architecture was not worth the cost, but the continual reemergence of solar technologies belies this easy conclusion. Ultimately, a number of factors contributed to the failure of solar homes in this era, including 1) ineffective marketing, 2) the association of solar homes with Modernist design which was notoriously unpopular in domestic applications, 3) the changes in residential building patterns during the era to those that favored generic design over the intensely site-specific solar homes, 4) the difficultly some scientists and engineers had in navigating the gulf between academic communities and the public realm, and 5) the rise of a seemingly promising photovoltaic cell which moved public attention away from options that were at the time more technologically feasible and economically viable and cast solar homes as a futuristic technology for which there was no need to rush to buy as it would be better later. My dissertation expands the understanding of Americans' relationship to solar technologies in this period and beyond. Restoring this history helps complicate our understanding of mid-century building and sustainability. It also illuminates the process by which technologies with great momentum can fade and be forgotten, offering an instructive corollary to the present interest in solar design, and a model that can be adapted to the consideration of any number of failed technologies.

Suspects in paradise : looking for Japanese "subversives" in the territory of Hawaii, 1939-1945

Gordon, Michael John 01 January 1983 (has links)
No description available.

Eros in America: Freud and the counter culture

Williams, Charles Francis 01 May 2012 (has links)
Proceeding from the curious case of the meteoric rise and subsequent legal suppression of EROS Magazine, an expensive, hardcover, color-illustrated quarterly magazine printed and mass marketed throughout the United States in 1962, this dissertation examines the significant impact Sigmund Freud's repressive theory of civilization had upon successive generations of U.S. public intellectuals and thus upon the 1960's Counter Culture they helped to create. Part One traces the intellectual history of the Freudian left from 1908 through the early 1960's, examining closely writings by Freud, Emma Goldman, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Erich Fromm, John Kenneth Galbraith, Herbert Marcuse, and Norman O. Brown. Part Two performs a close reading of the extant four issues of EROS, during which I argue that both the magazine's widespread popularity and its harsh legal suppression were both due to its polemical advocacy on behalf of a psychoanalytically-informed rebellion against an overly repressive mainstream culture.

Beacon in the Night: Contested Space and Regional Culture on the Central Oregon Coast

Roman, Melissa 01 May 2003 (has links)
Regional identity and contested space were explored through the lens of four central Oregon Coast lighthouses. These beacons offered a look into the settlement of the Pacific Northwest and the complexity of contested space. Not only did the sentinels sit at the edge of a human battle with nature, but the keepers and their families lived in problematic conditions as well (both domestic and environmental). The living quarters and outbuildings provided by the U.S. lighthouse Board illustrated the cultural tastes of the period and the distillation of those tastes throughout the country as the nation expanded into and throughout the west. Further, these buildings were constructed within the pseudo military structure of light-tending and governed via principles predetermined by the u.s. Lighthouse Establishment. The daily lives of the lighthouse families conveyed the challenges of new settlement in, and the impact of lighthouses on, the West coast.

Preserving Virginia's Vision of the Past

Reilley, Karen Merry 01 January 1998 (has links)
No description available.

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