This thesis seeks to explore how visual cues in the new environment affect Chinese international students studying abroad in the United States. Through open-ended interviews, Photovoice, and focus groups, Chinese international students shared their perspectives on their orientation, residence, campus places, color association, and on-campus place preferences. During the study,...
This thesis contains the cultural biography of Buddhist and Hindu items in a
small college town in the United States. It explores different factors that have led to
the availability of these items here, what attracts Americans to them, and the meanings
they give these items. Semi-structured interviews were conducted...
For at least 30 years American culture has failed to provide empowering
myths and symbols to its adolescents as they come of age and try to make sense of
their selves, sexuality and the culture that surrounds them. This lack of myths and
symbols is especially harmful to girls and...
There has been an increasing realization of the value of innovativeness, the
orientation toward innovation, for firms thriving to gain competitive edge. The US
forest products industry is no different in this respect and many companies have
active initiatives to bring about creativity from their own employees. At the same...
Many White social scientists and educators are unaware of and/or
detached from the realities of racism and conduct social research that 1.)
perpetuates stereotypes, falsely setting People of Color as inferior and
White people as superior and/or 2.) explains the differences of White
people and People of Color in terms...
Cultural authentication is a concept that was developed by Erekosima (1979),
Erekosima and Eicher (1981), and Eicher and Erekosima (1980, 1995) to aid in the
description of the transfer of artifacts from one culture to another. The purpose of this
study was to investigate whether the development of belly dance...
This research covers Japanese animation and its popularity in the United States. It
focuses on hardcore fans for whom this animation has become part of their lives.
Using interviews of self-identified anime fans, this research explores how anime
fandom has become a part of American life despite originating in a...