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Piracy on the Ground: How Informal Media Distribution and Access Influences Cultures in Contemporary Hanoi, Viet Nam

Piracy on the Ground: How Informal Media Distribution and Access Influences Cultures in Contemporary Hanoi, Viet Nam

Date: August 2012
Creator: Tran, Anthony
Description: This thesis explores how pirate cultures and “informal” distribution circuits operate on the ground level and integrate global media texts (mainly Hollywood films) into a small section of the local everyday society of Hanoi, Viet Nam. Situating the pirate stores and its components as active and central, this thesis will examine the physical flow of media through these store sites. In addition, by exploring the interactions between media texts, store owners and workers, customers, and the store’s design itself, this thesis will reveal how media piracy (as a form of distribution and “normal” access) influences and negotiates modernity, cultures, identities, and meanings in Hanoi and Viet Nam.
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The Pitch Content of Selected Piano Works of Toru Takemitsu

The Pitch Content of Selected Piano Works of Toru Takemitsu

Date: May 1998
Creator: Fukuchi, Hidetoshi
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the pitch content and compositional techniques of Takemitsu's recent solo piano works, which have not been analyzed by Koozin, and to trace the evolution of his techniques in his solo piano works during his career. It also discusses how Takemitsu projects his philosophy and aesthetics of musical composition through Western musical idioms.
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The Place of Office Practice in the High School

The Place of Office Practice in the High School

Date: 1941
Creator: Conlee, Rosser Elaine
Description: A study to determine if the commercial department is providing business men with adequate training.
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The Place of Special Drawing Rights in World Monetary Reform

The Place of Special Drawing Rights in World Monetary Reform

Date: August 1973
Creator: Russell, Randall Kenneth
Description: The purpose of this study is to account for the forces that led to the creation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to examine the operation of the Special Drawing Account, to account for the developments inducing monetary reform, and to arrive at conclusions concerning the future of SDRs in the international financial system.
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The Place of the Napoleonic Myth in The Red and the Black

The Place of the Napoleonic Myth in The Red and the Black

Date: May 1971
Creator: Kappel, Mary
Description: The problem contained in this study was Stendhal's use of the Napoleonic myth in his novel The Red and the Black. This study dealt primarily with Stendhal's purpose in using the myth as a basis for his novel and with the extent to which the principal character, Julien Sorel, patterned himself after the myth.
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A Place to Call Home: A Study of the Self-Segregated Community of Tatums, Oklahoma, 1894-1970

A Place to Call Home: A Study of the Self-Segregated Community of Tatums, Oklahoma, 1894-1970

Date: August 2005
Creator: Ragsdale, Rhonda M.
Description: This study examines Tatums, Oklahoma, under the assumption that the historically black towns (HBT) developed as a response to conditions in the South. This community provides a rich example of the apparent anomalies that the environment of self-segregation created. Despite the widespread violence of the Klan, the residents of the HBTs were not the targets of lynching or mob violence. During the years after World War II, Tatums residents enjoyed the greatest prosperity. The final chapter looks at the battle Tatums' residents fought to keep their school from being closed after the state of Oklahoma began to enforce the Brown v. Board of Education decisions in the 1960s. Their solidarity during the desegregation transition remained powerful enough for them to negotiate compromises regarding the fair treatment of their children in a world that was integrating around them.
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Placement in the prekindergarten bilingual and English as a second language programs as a predictor of reading achievement of 3rd grade students.

Placement in the prekindergarten bilingual and English as a second language programs as a predictor of reading achievement of 3rd grade students.

Date: December 2004
Creator: Vannoy, Martha
Description: At the beginning of the 21st century, few challenges for educators compared to that of meeting the academic needs of the growing number of limited English proficient (LEP) students. Divergent views on whether those needs were best met through instruction in the student's first language and English, known as bilingual education, or instruction solely in English, compounded the challenge and led to varied language support programs. The present study looked at the prekindergarten (preK) language support program as a predictor of 3rd grade reading achievement of students with the intention of helping educators understand how best to serve LEP students. The study included an analysis of 3rd grade reading achievement for four groups of students with a primary home language of Spanish who attended bilingual or ESL prekindergarten. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) followed by descriptive discriminant analysis (DDA) was used to analyze scores from the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) reading test and the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading test. No statistically significant difference in 3rd grade reading achievement was found among the four groups at the .05 level. There was, however, a small-to-medium effect size. The MANOVA indicated that the group to which the ...
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Placement Service for Graduates of the Schools of Business Administration

Placement Service for Graduates of the Schools of Business Administration

Date: 1947
Creator: Barthold, Ella
Description: The purpose of this study is to find the extent of and manner in which placement service is being performed by the schools of business of colleges and universities for their graduates, and to make recommendations for the organization and physical set-up of an adequate placement service for the School of Business Administration of North Texas State College.
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Plain and Ugly Janes: the Rise of the Ugly Woman in Contemporary American Fiction

Plain and Ugly Janes: the Rise of the Ugly Woman in Contemporary American Fiction

Date: August 1994
Creator: Wright, Charlotte M.
Description: Women characters in American literature of the nineteenth century form an overwhelmingly lovely group, but a search through some of the overlooked works reveals a thin but discernible thread of plain, even homely, heroines. Most of these fall into the stereotypical "old maid" category, and, like their real-life counterparts, these "undesirable" women are considered failures, even if they have money or satisfying careers, because they do not have boyfriends, husbands, or children. During the twentieth century, the old maid figure develops into someone not just homely, but downright ugly; in addition, the number of these characters increases, especially in the latter half of the century. In many works written since the 1960s, the woman's ugliness is such an intrinsic part of the story that it could not take place if she were beautiful. In subtle ways, these "ugly woman" stories begin to question the overwhelming value placed on beauty, to question the narrow definition of beauty in American society as a whole, and to suggest that the price for such a "blessing" might indeed be too high. Rather than settling for being a mere "heroine"—which still carries feminine connotations of passive behavior and second-class status—the ugly woman's increase in power ...
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A Plan for Adequate Guidance in Small Secondary Schools

A Plan for Adequate Guidance in Small Secondary Schools

Date: 1941
Creator: Cox, Kathryn H.
Description: The underlying purpose of this thesis is to provide the best possible guidance for students in small secondary schools. The plan will consider the limitations which exist in small secondary schools. It is not the ideal plan, but the necessarily practical plan which this thesis will attempt.
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