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Writing and kinship in the Argentine Fin de siglo, 1890-1910 : la familia Bunge
My dissertation departs from the idea that horizontal kinship, in particular the sibling bond, has largely been overlooked by criticism of 19th century Argentine literature. Works on the foundational mid-century narratives ...
The social and relational meaning of child support
In this Thesis, I investigate the social meaning of child support payments for members of separated families. Drawing on 21 interviews with members of separated families, I explore how payments from one parent to another ...
Marriage, bigamy, and the Inquisition : power and gender relations in seventeenth-century New Spain
“Marriage, Bigamy, and the Inquisition” explores the formation and dissolution of intimate marital partnerships in seventeenth-century colonial Mexico. This report is a preliminary investigation into the formation and ...
Social ties and physical activity patterns over the life course : gender, race, and age variations
In this dissertation I explore the lived experiences and meanings underlying population patterns linking social ties and exercise. To do so, I frame an analysis of qualitative data from 60 in-depth interviews with 15 white ...
Educating the unique child : gender, sexuality, and homeschooling
Homeschooling in the United States has typically been portrayed as the province of fundamentalist Christians, who opt out of public schooling in order to protect their children from the influence of a secular, sexually ...
Work-family policy and working mothers : a comparative study of Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the United States
Throughout the industrialized west, working mothers face common struggles to balance the demands of caring for their children with their pursuit of paid work. However, nations vary widely in their support for these women. ...