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Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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A Critical Assessment of Ian McHarg's Human Ecological Planning Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, William John Cohen

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The Architecture of Joseph Michael Gandy (1771-1843) and Sir John Soane (1753-1837): An Exploration Into the Masonic and Occult Imagination of the Late Enlightenment, Terrance Gerard Galvin

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Expanding Antiquity: Andrea Navagero and Villa Culture in the Cinquecento Veneto, Christopher James Pastore

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The History Of Election Day In Philadelphia: A Study In American Political Ritual, Mark Winston Brewin

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Can People Talk Politics? A Study of Deliberative Democracy, David Dutwin

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Mass Media and Memory Traces: Multilevel Explanation of Encoded Exposure to Television Content, Brian G. Southwell

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The Consequences of Mistrust in the News Media: Media Skepticism as a Moderator in Media Effects and as a Factor Influencing News Media Exposure, Yariv Tsfati

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Cure Without Communication: Self-Help Books and Popular Notions of Self and Communication, 1860-2000, M. Louise Woodstock

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Evaluations and Emotion: Influencing Public Health Policy Preferences via Facial Affect, Courtney Bennett

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"To End This Day of Strife": Churchwomen and the Campaign for Integration, 1920-1970, Janine Marie Denomme

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Whose News? How Television News Fails Political Discourse, James Devitt

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The Making of a Courtroom: Landlord-Tenant Trials in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, David Latham Eldridge

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Women, Press, and the Presidency, Erika A. Falk

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Documenting Death: Photojournalism and Spectacles of the Morbid in the Tabloid and Elite Press, Jessica Morgan Fishman

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Factors Shaping the Effects of Visual Media Texts on Viewer Understandings, Alice E. Hall

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Music and Embodied Imagining: Metaphor and Metonymy in Western Art Music, Deanna Kemler

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Attack, Pain, and Danger in Group Life: "Thrown to the Wolves", Marc L. Ostfield

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Putting the World on the Couch: Cultural Authority as a Dimension of Mid-20th Century Popular Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, David W. Park

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A Visual Representation and the Prediction of Emotion, Susan A. Sherr

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As Time Goes By: Ritualized Remembering Through Wedding Photography, Michele M. Strano

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A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of News Media Messages on Health Behaviors, Jo E. Stryker

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For To All Those Who Have, More Will be Given: The Matthew Effect, Nonprofit Organizations, and the Adoption of Internet Technology, Eric A. Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Alcohol Advertising over the Public Airwaves: A Study of Radio Station Managers' Clearance of Alcohol-Related Advertisements, A. Joseph Borrell

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The Role of Discrete Emotions in Advertising Context Effects, Stacy M. Davis

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May the Best History Win: Documentary Production and the Politics of Historical Representation Amidst the Downsizing of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Nicole Marie Keating

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Do Friends Matter?: The Role of Peer Influence on Adolescent Risk Behavior, Kimberly Maxwell

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Mediating Opera for America: Magazine Biographies, Opera Singers and National Identity, Marsha Siefert

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Constructing the Cable Television Market in Latin America: A Structurational Approach to Organizational Knowledge in U.S. Cable Networks, John L. Sullivan

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Deliberation in Practice: Deliberative Theory, News Media, and Political Conversation, Paul Waldman

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Alternative Explanations: Examining Exposure Recall, Selective Perception, And Response Bias In The Evaluation Of A Domestic Violence Prevention Radio Campaign, Richard Jeffers Wray

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Mass Media, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change: A Longitudinal Analysis of Media Effects on Drunk-Driving Behavior, 1978-1995, Itzhak Yanovitzky

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Performing Identities in the art of John Singer Sargent, Leigh Culver

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Understanding French Grand Opera Through Dance, Maribeth Clark

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La Comida y las Memorias: Food, Positionality, and the Problematics of Making One's Home, Erica Irene Rubine

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The Look of the Book: Visual Elements in the Experience of Reading from "Tristram Shandy" to Contemporary Artists' Books, Karen L. Schiff

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Knowledge Codification, Process Routinization, and the Creation of Organizational Capabilities: Post-Acquisition Management in the United States Banking Industry, Maurizio Zollo

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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News As a Political Resource? A Case Study of the Media Strategies and Media Representation of the National Organization for Women, 1966-1980., Bernadette Barker-Plummer

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Ecology of Obesity in West Philadelphia Adolescents, Penny Gordon-Larsen

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Behavioral Planning and the Cognitive Antecedents to Behavior An Experiment Over the Internet Concerning Physical Activity, Andrew M. Maxfield

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Communities Through the Lens: Grassroots Video in Philadelphia as Alternative Communicative Practice, Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The Circle Always Grew: Folklore and Gay Identity, 1945-1960, David S. Azzolina

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The Plea of the Land: "Teach Our Children Better". Legislated Educational Reform and National Education Association Affiliates: Stakeholder Reports in Minnesota, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania, Phyllis Fox Catz

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Accuracy And Distortion In Judgment And Recall Of Political Discourse, Darin William Klein

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Political Orientations and the Influences of Cohort Membership and Time: Patterns of Change in Tolerance, Confidence, and the Strength of Party Affiliation, Chien Joanna Lei-Lee

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War and the Creation of the Northern Song State, Peter Allan Lorge

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How Cartoons Became Art: Exhibitions and Sales of Animation Art as Communication of Aesthetic Value, William Anthony Mikulak

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The Subversive Utopia: Louis Kahn and the Question of the National Jewish Style in Jerusalem, Yasir Mohammed Sakr

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Lost Keys: Text and Interpretation in Old Greek "Song of Songs" and Its Earliest Manuscript Witnesses, Jay Curry Treat

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The Persistence of the Andalusian Identity in Rabat, Morocco, Beebe Bahrami

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A Digital Network Method for One Dimensional Wave Propagation in Nonuniform Elastic Rods and Helical Springs, Dominick A. DeAngelis

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Creatio ex Nihilo: Matter, Creation, and the Body in Classical and Christian Philosophy Through Aquinas, James Noel Hubler

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How Brand Names Brand Societies: A Comparative Study of Brand Names Registered in Selected English-Speaking Countries 1870-1980, Charles Augustus McClure

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Conversation About Aids and the Media Environment in Thailand: Mass Media Roles in Context Building and Content Providing for Interpersonal Discourse, Yoshimi Nishino

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Observing Women: Doris Lessing, Christa Wolf, Marguerite Duras, Andrew Jonathan Shields

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Structural Continuity and Transformations of the U.S. Copyright Law With Regard to Computer Programs: Actors' Communicative Interactions through the Use of Structural Rules and Resources, Jisuk Woo

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Remembrance, Emulation, Imagination: The Chinese and Chinese American Catholic Ancestor Memorial Service, Beverly Joan Butcher

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The Role of the Emotions in the Moral Life According to Immanuel Kant, Josefine Charlotte Nauckhoff

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Dirty Discourse: Birth Control Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s, Amy C. Sarch

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Social Influence As A Component of Contextual Effects: A Study of Diarrheal Treatment in Zaire, Zhong Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Public Parks in Urban Britain, 1870-1920: Creating a New Public Culture, Nan Hesse Dreher

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A Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Study of Photoinitiated Electron Transfer Reactions in Solution, Christopher J. Galli

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Structure of Cross-Bridges in Vertebrate Skeletal Muscle Activated by Photolysis of Caged Ca2+, Thomas Duane Lenart

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Homeless and Hopeless: Resignation in News Media Constructions of Homelessness as a Social Problem, Bernadette R. McNulty

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Decomposition and Parallel Solution of Network-Structured Optimization Problems, Mustafa Çelebi Pinar

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State Power and Record-Keeping: the History of Individualized Surveillance in the United States, 1790-1935, Pamela L. Sankar

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The Corporate Closet Managing Gay Identity on the Job, James D. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The Tutankhamun Burnt Group From Gurob, Egypt: Bases for the Absolute Chronology of LH III A and B, Martha Rhoads Bell

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Archaeological Investigations at Salterstown, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Orloff Garrik Miller

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Choices and Consequences: A Cross-National Evaluation of Telecommunication Policies in Developing Countries, Nikhil SInha

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Development Communication: Interpretations in Organizational Contexts, Karin Gwinn Wilkins

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Syndication and Bargaining With a Monopolist, Bruce Randolph Barnes

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Pox Britannica: Smallpox Inoculation in Britain, 1721-1830, Deborah Christian Brunton

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The Crisis of Infertility: Understanding its Emotional Impact, Patricia Ferguson Clayman

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Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona in Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production, Lisa Helen Henderson

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Ultrafast Rotational Dynamics of Aniline From Femtosecond Fluorescence Anisotropies, Marco Antonio Caldeira Quintino Pereira

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Of Us and Other "Things": The Content and Functions of Talk by Adult Visitor Pairs in an Art and a History Museum, Lois Helayne Silverman

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The Market Power-Efficiency Tradeoff, Residual Demand Elasticity Analysis, and the US Air-Piedmont Merger, John Stephen Stockum

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"Covering the Body": The Kennedy Assassination and the Establishment of Journalistic Authority, Barbie Zelizer

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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The Telephone War: Interconnection, Competition, and Monopoly in the making of the universal telephone service, 1894-1920, Milton L. Mueller

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The Knowledge Gap Hypothesis and Salience in the Context of Health Maintence Organizations and the Elderly, Ann-Marie Nazzaro

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Imperfectly Competitive Financial Markets, Jorge Caballe Vilella

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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The Theory of Music in Russia and the Soviet Union, ca. 1650-1950, Ellon DeGrief Carpenter

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The Collective Communication of Social Choice Messages, Thomas Howard Wickenden

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The Representation of American English Dialects in Prime Time Network Television Dramatic Programs, Michael John Willmorth

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Power, Pain, and Pleasure in Pornography: A Content Analysis of Pornographic Feature Films, 1972-1985, Stephen Robert Prince

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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A User Interface Management System Generator, Tamar Ezekiel Granor

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The Family's Construction of the Concept of 'Family', Jane Jorgenson

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Family Houses and Social Identity: Communicational Perspectives onThe Homes of Ridge County, Christopher Richard Musellor Jr.

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THE PETCHABUN PIEDMONT SURVEY: AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PREHISTORY OF THE WESTERN BORDERS OF THE KHORAT PLATEAU, NORTHEAST THAILAND, JAMES STERLING PENNY

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A Revision of the Chronology of Ban Chiang and Its Implications for the Prehistory of Northeast Thailand, Joyce C. White

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The 700 Club as Religion and as Television: A Study of Reasons and Effects, Stewart Hoover

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Continuity and Change in English Morphology: The Variable (ING), Ann Celeste Houston

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Communication and Ethnic Community: The Case of Landsmanshaftn, Hannah Kliger

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Constraints to Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change in Response to a Multi-media Health Education Project in Gambia, West Africa, Judith A. McDivitt

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The Concept of 'Dhamma' in Thai Buddhism: A Study in the Thought of Vajiranana and Buddhadasa, Pataraporn Sirikanchana

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Profile Structures of Thin Multilayer Films by X-ray Diffraction Using Direct and Refinement Methods of Analysis, Victor Skita

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Art as Social Communication: The Ridge County Amateur Art World, Robert Steven Aibel

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Sacred Space: Spatial Communications Patterns in an Irish American and Slovak American Roman Catholic Parish, Barbara Ann Lynch

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Core-Formed Glass From Dated Contexts (Classical, Mediterranean), Murray C. McClellan

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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The Process of Adoption of Small Scale Irrigation in Rural Mexico, ELVIA MARTINEZ-DE-BENITEZ