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Art, Music and Popular Culture

  • Berman, Todd Robert Mapplethorpe and the Curse of Obscenity: A Lesson in American Diversity (1991)
  • Blann, Richard The Roswell Incident: The Emergence of the UFO Community as a Subculture in American Society (1998)
  • Feldman, Joseph Baseball Parks and the American City (1993)
  • Finstein, Amy Unlocking Doors to the Past and Future: An Architectural and Social Exploration of the Irving and Edyth Usen Castle (1998)
  • Freedman, Jody A Broad and Changing Landscape: The Visual Arts and the American Experience (1990)
  • Geller, Steven The Master's Music: The Dramatic Function of Music in Alfred Hitchcock's Films (1995)
  • Kassner, Robin The Barbie Chronicles: Her Life and Times as a Perpetual Catalyst and Manifestation of the Paradox Facing the Modern American Woman (1998)
  • Kamine, Elida Newsreels to Real News: The Birth of Moving-Image Journalism in the 1930s (2003)
  • Kleinman, Charles Blacklisted: Race and Racism in Hip-Hop Criticism (2001)
  • Lichtenstein, Robin The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth: The Rise of Geekdom in American Culture(2011)
  • Margolin, Brett The Invention of Free Agency and Its Effects on Baseball (2002)
  • Podol, Michael The Ash Can School (1990)
  • Prisand, A. Amanda Social, Personal and Political Commentary in American Art During the Depression (1997)
  • Richman, Eric Staggerlee's Revenge: A History and Critical Investigation of the Ideas in Rap Music (1994)
  • Schecter, Elissa An American Family Album: Evolving Changes of the Family in 20th Century Theater (1994)
  • Shapiro, Deborah The Contemporary Significance of American Grandparenthood (1992)
  • Snoyer, Manisha Greening Hollywood: The Ecological Social Problem Film (2003)
  • Tonguch, Inci The Female Body Image in North American Literature (1992)

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Education

  • Borg, Jonathan Speech on Campus: A Critique of Speech Codes at American Colleges and Universities (1995)
  • Finstein, Amy Unlocking Doors to the Past and Future: An Architectural and Social Exploration of the Irving and Edyth Usen Castle (1998)
  • Grossman, Ana Ending School Violence:  The "Zero Tolerance" Debate in the United States Schools:  1989-Today (2009)
  • Haimo, Adam Preserving Academic Standards: An Investigation of What Has Been Done to Maintain the Academic Integrity of Universities and Colleges With "Big-Time" Athletic Programs (1998)
  • Jacobs, Ruth The Substance Survives: The Lasting Contributions of Josephine Clara Goldmark (1997)
  • Kander, Beth Reshaping the Rabbinate: An Exploration of Female Rabbis' Experiences Balancing Religious Professional Lives With Family and Personal Lives (2003)
  • Klein, Rebecca H. Analyzing the Failure of Integration in Education Through the Lens of Boston and Atlanta (2012)
  • Kolko, Valerie Evolution of College Culture: Brandeis University, A Case Study (2001)
  • Paulle, Bowen A Survey of Literature Surrounding Progressive Education in America (1992)
  • Prager, Hillary Gender Equity: The Controversy Over Single-Sex Education (1997)
  • Wechsler, Deborah The Representation of American Identity in Institutions of Jewish Education in the United States (1991)

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Environmental Studies

  • Carrier, David Snail Darter, Spotted Owls and the "God Squad": Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (1993)
  • Feldman, Joseph Baseball Parks and the American City (1993)
  • Hersy, Charles Evolution of Forest Management in New Hampshire: 1900-2000 Toward Ecological and Social Sustainability (2001)
  • Lema, Lisette Making the Past the Future: The Cape Cod National Seashore (1998)
  • Snoyer, Manisha Greening Hollywood: The Ecological Social Problem Film (2003)
  • Stracuzzi, Francine The Erie Railroad and Its Effect on a Small Town in America (1992)

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Ethnicity and Race

  • Alfred, Erna Our Similarites Can Bring Us Together (1997)
  • Antonio, Benjamin Integrated Higher Education, Separated Higher Education: Which Is Better for African Americans (1993)
  • Berman, Matthew American Sports and the Jew (1991)
  • Bogad, Molly Native Voices In Massachusetts: The Misrepresentation of Native American History (1997)
  • Brisette, Elizabeth Serbs and Croats Living in the United States: Patterns of Cooperation and Conflict (1994)
  • Fish, Amy Forward Movement: Generational Continuity in Work and Education Patterns of American Jewish Women, 1880-1930 (1991)
  • Kander, Beth Reshaping the Rabbinate: An Exploration of Female Rabbis' Experiences Balancing Religious Professional Lives With Family and Personal Lives (2003)
  • Kassar, Ami Diaspora Adaptations: South African and American Jews (1991)
  • Klein, Rebecca H. Analyzing the Failure of Integration in Education Through the Lens of Boston and Atlanta (2012)
  • Kleinman, Charles Blacklisted: Race and Racism in Hip-Hop Criticism (2001)
  • Klugman, Ashley H. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Priest-Penitent Privilege in Evidentiary Law, With an Analysis of the Child Sexual-Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2003)
  • Poy, Karen The Model Minority Stereotype: The Cost of the American Dream for Asian Americans (2000)
  • Rappaport, Ellen The Community History Forgot: The Jews of Boston's North End, 1890-1915 (1992)
  • Rosenbaum, Nancy Jury Justice? A Look at the Scottsboro Case and the Leo Frank Trial (1995)
  • Soubousky, SarahAffirmative Action in Universities (2000)
  • Wechsler, Deborah The Representation of American Identity in Institutions of Jewish Education in the United States (1991)

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Film and Television

  • Abidor, Jennifer The WB: Chasing the Teen Demo in a Non-Network Era(2011)
  • Berkowsky, Shannon I Want My Gay TV: The Ups and Downs of Homosexuality on Television and American Culture (2001)
  • Bernard, Catherine The Mob Film: Defining and Interpreting an American Genre (2001)
  • Chiorazzi, Anna The Funny Ladies of of Saturday Night Live: How Women Broke Into the Boys' Club (2011)
  • Finn, Meredith Talking About the Talk: Defining and Defending the Daytime Television Talk Show (1996)
  • Fishman, Nancy The Acculturation of Japanese Americans as Reflected in Japanese American Literature (1996)
  • Geller, Steven The Master's Music: The Dramatic Function of Music in Alfred Hitchcock's Films (1995)
  • Jayson, Sherri Exploring the New Genre of Women's Films (1996)
  • Kamine, Elida Newsreels to Real News: The Birth of Moving-Image Journalism in the 1930s (2003)
  • Karnell, Erika Three Hankies and a Bucket of Soggy Popcorn: The Women's Weepie Film and Its Social Implications in the 1930s (1996)
  • Kates, Thomas Shooting the Truth: An Exporation of the Meaning of Photographs in Postwar Films (1991)
  • Latman, Audrey Rotten Blood: Vampire Films as a Metaphor for AIDS (1994)
  • Lightman, Jessica Sesame Street: A Quality Program in a Blasted Medium (1999)
  • May, Sarah Family Entertainment: Walt Disney and the 1950s (1995)
  • Politano, Seth The Slasher Film: Influences and Reflections on American Culture (2000)
  • Riss, Alexander The Greatest Show on Earth: The Simpsonsand America in the '90s (2000)
  • Snoyer, Manisha Greening Hollywood: The Ecological Social Problem Film (2003)
  • Strassfeld, Ben American Independent Cinema:  From Low-Budget Roots to Big Hollywood Shoots (2009)
  • Teitler, Andrea Orson Welles: Hollywood Maverick (1993)
  • Tolksdorf, Paul Conspiracies and Cover-ups: The Portrayal of American Government by Hollywood's Political Thrillers in the 1980s (1994)
  • Toth, Gabriela "I'll Be There For You": Friendsas Surrogate Families in Television of the 1990s (2001)

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Gender Studies

  • Block, Sandra Bewitching Memories (1996)
  • Dickerman, Gabrielle The Consequences of a Puritanical Society: Examining Patterns of Teenage Neonaticide in Modern America (1999)
  • Jaffe, Jonarose Menarche Butterflies: Young Women and the Cultural (In)Significance of Menstruation (1999)
  • Kander, Beth Reshaping the Rabbinate: An Exploration of Female Rabbis' Experiences Balancing Religious Professional Lives With Family and Personal Lives (2003)
  • Kassner, Robin The Barbie Chronicles: Her Life and Times as a Perpetual Catalyst and Manifestation of the Paradox Facing the Modern American Woman (1998)
  • Levine, Beth Seidel Labor Pains: Searching for Peace in a Feminist Movement Divided Over the Virtues of Motherhood and Family (1997)
  • Prager, Hillary Gender Equity: The Controversy Over Single-Sex Education (1997)
  • Tonguch, Inci The Female Body Image in North American Literature (1992)

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Journalism and Media Studies

  • Alkon, Cheryl The Magazine Mystique (1992)
  • Amato, Michelle Cyberspace and American Law: The Emerging Realities and Challenges of a New World (2002)
  • Heine, Sarah From Boots to Baldo: A Century of American Adolescents and Comic Strips (2001)
  • Howell, Hillary Creating Generation X: Popular Culture and the "Slacker" Generation (2001)
  • Kamine, Elida Newsreels to Real News: The Birth of Moving-Image Journalism in the 1930s (2003)
  • Rabin, Steven Framed? Considering the Alleged Liberal Bias of American Journalists (2000)
  • Rosenfeld, Jeffrey Sexual Privacy and Intrusive Newsgathering: Does the Public Have the Right to Know What Happens in the Bedroom? (2001)
  • Sheehan, Erin Free Louise: How One Trial Influenced Public Opinion Through the Media (2001)
  • Snoyer, Manisha Greening Hollywood: The Ecological Social Problem Film (2003)
  • Tonguch, Inci The Female Body Image in North American Literature (1992)
  • Weber, Harry Media Crisis: A Study of Health Care Coverage in the 1960s and the 1990s (1994)

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Legal Studies

  • Amato, Michelle Cyberspace and American Law: The Emerging Realities and Challenges of a New World (2002)
  • Bakalarz, Jonathan War on Drugs: The Dynamics of Prohibition and Repression in Colombia and the USA (1997)
  • Borg, Jonathan Speech on Campus: A Critique of Speech Codes at American Colleges and Universities (1995)
  • Carrier, David Snail Darter, Spotted Owls and the "God Squad": Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (1993)
  • Chilnick, Susanna "You Can't Print That": Censorship and the Student Press (1999)
  • Feldberg, Cara The Evolution of Massachusetts Rape Law From Colonial Times to the Present (1999)
  • Gruda, Jennifer Pornography and Obscenity Regulation: Past, Present and Future (1998)
  • Jagolinzer, Charles "Say Your Last Prayer!": Prayer in Public School and American Culture (2000)
  • Joseph, Bethany Death Is Not the Worst Outcome (1991)
  • Klugman, Ashley H. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Priest-Penitent Privilege in Evidentiary Law, With an Analysis of the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2003)
  • Korn, Tyler When Main Street Was Wall Street: The Securitization of Commercial Real Estate in the United States (1997)
  • Lang, Robert Transfer Taken Too Far: The Juvenile Justice System and Its Adjudication of American Children Who Murder (1999)
  • Lederer, Caryn HIV in the Criminal Courts: An American Response to Disease (2000)
  • Lichtman, Steven The Validity of Flag Desecration as a Form of Political Dissent (1990)
  • Margolin, Brett The Invention of Free Agency and Its Effects on Baseball (2002)
  • Morrison, Brian Bowers v. Hardwick: An Interdisciplinary Critique (1996)
  • Pauleon, Margery Black Inheritance: An Analysis of African-American Reparations (1999)
  • Posner, Amy Registration and Community Notification: An Analysis of the Legal and Practical Implications Associated With Their Application (2001)
  • Rausch, Rebecca Freedom of Choice? The Dual Victimization of Certain Rape Survivors Seeking Abortions (2001)
  • Rosenbaum, Nancy Jury Justice? A Look at the Scottsboro Case and the Leo Frank Trial (1995)
  • Schneider, Jesse When "Reasonable Doubt" Becomes Unreasonable: A Legal Guide to the Modern-Day Juror (1995)
  • Silverstone, Scott The Burdens of Hate and Free Speech on the Internet (2000)
  • Soubousky, Sarah Affirmative Action in Universities (2000)
  • Vasquez, Alicia Joy Rehabilitation: Is America Effecting Positive Change? (1997)
  • Zak, David An Examination of Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Law (1998)

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Politics, Political Culture and Public Policy

  • Abramson, Alana The Dissipation of an American Ideal: Upward Mobility in the Face of Drastic Income Inequality (2012)
  • Amato, Michelle Cyberspace and American Law: The Emerging Realities and Challenges of a New World (2002)
  • Bakalarz, Jonathan War on Drugs: The Dynamics of Prohibition and Repression in Colombia and the USA (1997)
  • Berger, Jenna Women in Combat in the Iraq War: A Profile of the American Female Soldier (2009)
  • Block, Sandra Bewitching Memories (1996)
  • Davidson, Joshua Taming TB: Obstacles to the Unied States Public-Health Systems' Effort to Control Tuberculosis (1997)
  • Dickerman, Gabrielle The Consequences of a Puritanical Society: Examining Patterns of Teenage Neonaticide in Modern America (1999)
  • Feldman, Joseph Baseball Parks and the American City (1993)
  • Jacobs, Ruth The Substance Survives: The Lasting Contributions of Josephine Clara Goldmark (1997)
  • Jeruchimowitz, Howard Anti-Communist Liberalism: The Realistic Approach to Cold War Politics and Civil Liberties (1994)
  • Joseph, Bethany Death Is Not the Worst Outcome (1991)
  • Kahn, Melissa Warning: Cigarettes Are Also Hazardous to the Health of Nonsmokers (1999)
  • Klugman, Ashley H. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Priest-Penitent Privilege in Evidentiary Law, With an Analysis of the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2003)
  • Kobin, Kristopher The 1978 Government Deregulation of the U.S. Airways Was Detrimental to the Efficient Operation of Our Airlines (1994)
  • Korn, Tyler When Main Street Was Wall Street: The Securitization of Commercial Real Estate in the United States (1997)
  • Lichtman, Steven The Validity of Flag Desecration as a Form of Political Dissent (1990)
  • Markowitz, Jeremy When in the Course of Human Events: How the American Renaissance Changed the Meaning of the Declaration of Independence (1996)
  • Newman, Staci The Politics of Medicine: The Office of the Surgeon General in American Politics (1999)
  • Petterson, Sean Deconstructing Camelot: The Mythos of the Kennedy Presidency(2011)
  • Pildis, Sara Reconsidering the Presidency of a Great Leader and Civil Rights Reformer: Lyndon Johnson (1998)
  • Rausch, Rebecca Freedom of Choice? The Dual Victimization of Certain Rape Survivors Seeking Abortions (2001)
  • Sherman, Melissa Medicare: Insuring Its Longevity (2000)
  • Stracuzzi, Francine The Erie Railroad and Its Effect on a Small Town in America (1992)
  • Snoyer, Manisha Greening Hollywood: The Ecological Social Problem Film (2003)
  • Weiss, Mark On the Brink: American Policy in Vietnam from November 1963 to March 1965 (1995)
  • Weitzer, David The Electoral College Method of Electing the President and Vice President and Proposals for Reform (1994)

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Religion and Ethics

  • Bacon, Karen Animal Rights in the American Experience: A Historical Overview (1994)
  • Block, Sandra Bewitching Memories (1996)
  • Dickerman, Gabrielle The Consequences of a Puritanical Society: Examining Patterns of Teenage Neonaticide in Modern America (1999)
  • Eaton, Mary Jane Women in the Ordained Methodist Ministry, 1956-1995 (1996)
  • Kander, Beth Reshaping the Rabbinate: An Exploration of Female Rabbis' Experiences Balancing Religious Professional Lives With Family and Personal Lives (2003)
  • Keusch, David Peter Singer and the Conscience of America (2000)
  • Klugman, Ashley H. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Priest-Penitent Privilege in Evidentiary Law, With an Analysis of the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2003)
  • Wilgoren, Rachel The Dead Live On: New Meaning for Family, Community and Religion in American Culture, 1965-1995 (1995)

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Youth and Family Culture

  • Fish, Amy Forward Movement: Generational Continuity in Work and Education Patterns of American Jewish Women, 1880-1930 (1991)
  • Howell, Hillary Creating Generation X: Popular Culture and the "Slacker" Generation (2001)
  • Jaffe, Jonarose Menarche Butterflies: Young Women and the Cultural (In)Significance of Menstruation (1999)
  • Klugman, Ashley H. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Priest-Penitent Privilege in Evidentiary Law, With an Analysis of the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (2003)
  • Lichtenstein, Robin The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth: The Rise of Geekdom in American Culture(2011)
  • McWilliams, Helen Safe Sex: How America Normalizes Discourse About Sexual Behavior (2001)
  • Poy, Karen The Model Minority Stereotype: The Cost of the American Dream for Asian Americans (2000)
  • Shapiro, Deborah The Contemporary Significance of American Grandparenthood (1992)
  • Starr, Aviva Family Violence in the United States: Commonalities in Cause, Treatment and Prevention (1991)
  • Weitz, Bradley Y outh Gang Violence, 1980-1995: Focus on Broward County, Florida (1995)

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