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Shaping a true German identity : narratives in Hermann, Missouri, 1837-1857
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
Often in social historical research immigrants are presented in a monolithic fashion that suggests all persons sharing an ethnicity, heritage, or language act in similar ways in response to social situations and to the forces of assimilation...
Emerging faith boundaries : bridge-building, inclusion, and the emerging church movement in America
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
This is a study of a nascent Christian movement called the Emerging Church Movement in America. The movement seeks to build relational bridges with other faiths, and to be inclusive of people marginalized along lines of ...
The (in)visibility of race, class, and gender : workers' standpoints on the transformation of Missouri's child welfare policy
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This dissertation is an institutional ethnography of changes in Missouri's child welfare system after House Bill 1453. I demonstrate how child welfare policy is gendered, raced, and classed by examining practices, texts, ...