Laughing Collie! ;-)Applied Theoretical Interpretations

Here you'll find all the things I've written (mostly because they were assignments) that don't quite fit any place else.


Childhood & "Othering" A final paper for my "Family & Sociology" summer class. Interesting readings, but I'm not really satisfied with the paper.
"Snugs!" Body Language On-line This was a fun paper for me, since it covered two of my favorite subjects: body language and gaming. I do wish I could have had more time to work on it, though.
Introduction to Sociology: Take-home Final Exam It's taken me a bit to realize that writing an anthropology paper is both quicker and easier than writing a sociology paper... this is the first sociology paper that I thought I did a good job on.
Techniques of Oppression On anger, bigotry, and minorities. Don't read this paper if you're easily offended... this was my catharsis for a particularly nasty and pointless episode of racism directed at me during a class.
The Issue of Cultural Female Devaluation A methodological contrast/comparison of Ortner's Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?" and Rubin's "The Traffic in Women: Notes on the 'Political Economy' of Sex." A fun paper to write.
Analytic Frameworks Comparing and contrasting Kondo's "M. Butterfly: Orientalism, Gender, and a Critique of Essentialist Identity" and Frankenberg's White Women, Race Matters: the Social Construction of Whiteness
Characteristics of Conversational Techniques Are they Truly Gender-related? My final for the language class, where I analyzed various transcripts. While the transcripts themselves are not on-line for privacy reasons, the paper does still make interesting reading, I think. Of course, I may be prejudiced... :-)
Theorizing on Political Relations Application of basic political science theory to interstellar relationships in a science fiction game.

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Last Updated: Sun Mar 11 2000

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