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    • Affirmative Action and Strategies of Conservative Discourse 

      Chaidez, Edward (2002-01-01)
      My research this summer focused on examining the shifts in affirmative action discourse since the policy was enacted in the mid 1960s. By analyzing the discourse of positions for and against affirmative action, I was able ...
    • Alone, Together: The Social Culture of Music and the Coffee Shop 

      Larios, Margaret de (2011-01-01)
      This project examines how both background and personal music directly impact the specific social life of coffee shop patronage. As a consumer space, the coffee shop's atmosphere is specifically intended to affect the ...
    • An ABCD's Path to Success: Career Aspirations of Second Generation Indian Immigrants 

      Dhillon, Kiran Preet (2008-01-01)
      Second generation Indian immigrants are immersed in two very different and often contradictory cultures ? the extremely gendered, family and community oriented Indian culture, and the individualistic and more gender ...
    • Asian American Panethnicity 

      Chiong, Melody (1999-01-01)
      The Asian American Movement grew out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. This movement is organized based on a model called Asian American panethnicity. Asian American panethnicity describes a concept that places ...
    • ?Back-to-the-city? Movement: The Shape of Gentrification in Alhambra 

      Park, Sarah (2007-01-01)
      The focus of this project is on Alhambra, a diverse and changing ethnic city in the San Gabriel region. With the many changes in the housing and commercial redevelopment, this project examines the nature of gentrification. ...
    • Caging the Tiger: The Segregation of Chinatown 

      Sieg, Miranda (2011-01-01)
      Many features influenced the segregation of Chinatown. The popular imagination blames Anglo-American society. While society contributed, laws, internal policing, and economic factors also influenced Chinatown's containment. ...
    • CityWalk as Hyperspace 

      Gomez, Monica (1998-01-01)
      On May of 1993, only a year after the Los Angeles riots, Universal CityWalk opened to the public as a shopping and entertainment complex simulating the city of Los Angeles. Its physical structure is a pedestrian corridor ...
    • "Community Interested" Individuals 

      Kluthe, Ryan (2003-01-01)
      I have been working with the Youth Leadership Council of Highland Park since February of 2003, a community service organization composed of 13 teens. They have joined this organization without any individual incentive, ...
    • Eagle Rock: Place Memory and Community Cohesion 

      Won, Jean S (1999-01-01)
      "Place memory" as studied by sociologists, is a concept in which sites may be used to stimulate social memory. To members of a community, a select number of sites serve as "storage spaces" of experiences of the larger urban ...
    • Empowering Women: Effective HIV/AIDS Education in the Volta Region of Ghana 

      Jurkovich, Allison (2008-01-01)
      Through a combination of educational training, clinical work within New Seed International?s (NSI) facilities, and face-to-face interviews with women, this study investigates effective methods of instruction on the prevention ...
    • Ethnic Solidarity and Ethnic Conflict in Monterey Park: The Global Enclave Theory 

      Chan, Angela (1999-01-01)
      Monterey Park, a 7.7 mile city 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles is the suburban setting of a large Chinese ethnic enclave. Monterey Park?s demographic shift from a predominantly white community to a majority Asian city ...
    • Ethnic Solidarity and Ethnic Conflict: A Test of the Global Enclave Model 

      Chan, Angela (2000-01-01)
      I will be studying ethnic solidarity and ethnic conflict among the Chinese restaurant community in London's Chinatown in order to test the applicability of my global enclave model, which was developed from my 1999 study ...
    • Gender in Recipes: A Look at the Food Network's Top Chefs 

      Easton, Kirsten (2012-07-01)
      Food preparation has long been a gendered activity, where women prepare daily meals for their families and men consider cooking optional or even a fun hobby. Food too has gendered connotations that men and women carry out. ...
    • Hong Kong Women: Professional Feminists? 

      Chiong, Melody (1999-01-01)
      In 1998 five of the eleven top government officials of Hong Kong were women. The idea that women can be board of directors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, or professors is not foreign to the people of Hong Kong. The image of ...
    • Hong Kong Women: Professional Feminists? 

      Chiong, Melody (1998-01-01)
      In 1998 five of the eleven top government officials of Hong Kong were women. The idea that women can be board of directors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, or professors is not foreign to the people of Hong Kong. The image of ...
    • Middle Class Social Workersand their Perceptions of Class Barriers 

      Banks, Molly (2003-01-01)
      The profession of social work prides itself on being value neutral and non-judgmental. However, social workers might impose their values upon their clients if they are not aware of their own biases. Ideologies and values ...
    • Poverty & Segregation: An Examination of Factors Affecting Chicano/Latino Achievement in Los Angeles High Schools (formerly: "Institutional factors Achievement") 

      Rochmes, Daniel (2002-01-01)
      As a societal institution, high school represents a critical 'sorting' mechanism in determining future life chances for students. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest in the country, and ...
    • School as Spatial Text: Power and Social Reproduction in Educational Space. 

      Schifani, Allison (2001-01-01)
      'It is always the body that is at issue' the body and its forces, their utility and their docility, their distribution and their submission? Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. ?We must be ...
    • Selling Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in Twenty Years of Toy Commercials 

      Lyons, Karina (2007-01-01)
      Society separates femininity and masculinity into a binary to maintain society?s power structure, preserving masculinity as dominant and femininity as subordinate. Attributes are assigned to each gender in the form of ...
    • Social Movements Mural Project 

      Ayala, Jacqueline (2013-07-01)