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My Way or the Highway: Depictions of Society in the Travel Songs of B. Okudzhava, Yu. Vizbor, and V. VysotskyDownload
Despite the intense popularity of Bard song in the former Soviet Union, research has only recently begun to analyze the lyrics of the songs and the political and artistic importance therein. Through close textual reading and taking into account the literary and cultural history, I analyze the...
Nurturing empathy for social cohesion: Participatory, community-based communication design research with gay youth living with HIV in LebanonDownload
The marginalization of gay youth living with HIV (GYLWH) in Lebanese society is well documented. The topic of gay youth living with HIV in a deeply conservative and homophobic society has not been studied in any great depth. The story of gay youth in Lebanon is one of the stigmatization...
“Not Everything was Good, but Many Things were Better”: East German Everyday Life, Material Culture, and the MuseumDownload
This dissertation draws on the rich context of contemporary Germany for interrogating divisive public debates on Germany’s socialist past. Grounded in the analysis of specific places and objects, particularly those relating to museums, it investigates simultaneously three distinct but also...