Projects from 2006
Projects from 2005
Projects from 2003
This paper examines what issues a group of young African American girls deal with on a daily basis. Observations, a focus group, and limited questionnaire responses were used to determine three main stress factors. These factors are parents, peers, and boys. These categories were analyzed to discover how the group of girls talk about these stresses, how they interact with parents, peers, and boys, and finally how they empower themselves through female unity to negotiate the boundaries of growing up.
The goal of this paper is to discuss gender roles and ideologies that are important among Southeastern Mississippian peoples. Traditionally, gender roles have been ignored or presented as a universal assumption in archaeological research. For many decades archaeologists have looked at the burials of people in prehistoric communities as expressions of those communities' gender ideologies and social organization. This paper considers the research of Southeastern Mississippian mortuary practices and how they have been studied in the past and present. My primary interest is the inclusion of gender in mortuary studies and how researchers study gender issues. I will conduct a basic analysis of the mortuary practices at the Warren Wilson site, focusing on sex differences and social status representations within the burials.
This paper explains how students' attitudes towards money and consumerism at Warren Wilson have changed since the sixties and why this change has occurred. It examines how the economic backgrounds as well as patterns and values learned growing up effect students' consumerism at Wilson. This paper looks into the difference between being working class and poor, and acting working class and poor, and how this difference effects dress and status at Warren Wilson. In conclusion, the paper shows that the amount students consume has gone up very little over the years, but the reasons that people continue to consume very little today are very different from the reasons students in the past consumed little.
This paper takes a look at how children construct personal and age group identity as well as how they socialize with other children and adults outside of their family, the world around them, and the day care environment. The purpose of the paper was to see how children construct gender roles, the concepts of power, and how they reconstruct family structure as a coping method to deal with a sense of abandonment and separation from their families.
This paper addresses how a group of African American adolescent girls perceive dating relationships and violence. Because of their young age, the girls are just beginning to experience the world of dating. Observations, interviews, and focus group data are used to uncover the ways in which these girls think about their social lives, and ultimately balance their actions and interactions with their perceptions. Violence/aggression is included as an important issue because of the ways in which it intersects with dating relationships and with the construction of gendered social roles.