Most of the papers were quite enjoyable to research and write, despite the fact that I was usually operating under a tight deadline! Hope you find them as interesting as I did. I've also included here a section dedicated to my schooling and various thoughts or speculations on the subject of education... which is, of course, a subculture in and of itself.
|Women in Religion & Politics: A Possible Non Sequiter?||A fascinating paper to write... the more I learned of 'fundamentalism,' the more I realized that it wasn't simply a few dangerously fanatic lunatics imposing their will on women through a society's accepted 'state religion.' We have a long way to go still.|
|Indian Women, Religion, and Society||An exploration of how a religion defines and is created by society, as shown through associated class readings.|
|Vicarious Living||Gaming as Counter-Hegemonic Subculture|
|Critical Review of Hebdige's Subculture: the Meaning of Style||Which is a fascinating book, by the way! ;-)|
|Landscape and Language at the University of Santa Cruz||Where we try to find the Western Apache connections between wisdom and location in Santa Cruz students.|
|Cultural Comparison/Contrast Between Minoans and Classical Athenians||A final paper that was also an experiment in writing role-play.|
|Anti-Gun Propaganda and Controlling Violent Crime||An argumentation paper where I had to take a position I did not believe in, and argue it convincingly. Interestingly enough, after extensive research I ended up changing my mind. I encourage you to read it and make your own decisions.|
|Field Project: A "welcome letter" to the professor||A quickie pseudo-ethnographic study of a very familiar subculture: gamers in Planet Ten, a comics and games store I used to manage.|
This article is NOT my work, but is by a friend. It is, in my not-so-humble-opinion, very well written, and is on a subject I find interesting.
[Religion and the Bible]
[Ethics and Morality]
[Applied Theoretical Interpretations] [Collie's Bestiary] [Societies and Subcultures]
[Odds'n'Ends] [The Library] [Role-Playing Games]
Let me know what you think about what I've written -- I'm always interested in communicating! ;-)
Last Updated: Sun Mar 11 2000