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  • Dissertations Survey
  • Thomas M. Hunt, Compiler and Editor

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ProQuest Digital Dissertations (Available online at: <>)

Allain, Kristi A. “‘The Way We Play’: An Examination of Men’s Elite-Level Hockey, Masculinity and Canadian National Identity” (Ph.D. diss., Trent University, 2012).

Ashton, Curtis. “Interpretive Policy Analysis in Beijing’s Ethnographic Museums: Implementing Cultural Policy for the 2008 ‘People’s Olympics’” (Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 2010).

Brown, Kara Wheatley. “Pretty Good for a Girl: Women Athletes Reflect on Title IX, Gender, and Playing Sports in 21st Century America” (Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2011).

Castañeda, Luis. “The Serpent and the Torch: The Politics of Design, Mexico, 1968” (Ph.D. diss., New York University, 2011).

Corzine, Nathan M. “The Last Pure Place: Drugs, Alcohol, and the Paradox of the Modern American Game” (Ph.D. diss., Purdue University, 2010). [End Page 581]

Cox, Barbara Douglas. “Issues of Power in a History of Women’s Football in New Zealand: A Foucauldian Genealogy” (Ph.D. diss., University of Waikato, 2010).

Dawson, Rebeccah Marie. “‘Sport Ist Der Nerv Der Zeit’: The Politics of Sport in German Literature, 1918–1962” (Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011).

Denning, Andrew Stephan. “Schuss! Skiing, the Alps, and the Invention of Alpine Modernity, 1880–1990” (Ph.D. diss., University of California-Davis, 2011).

Dodge, Patrick Shaou-Whea. “The Performance of Intercultural Communication: China’s ‘New Face’ and the 2008 Beijing Olympics” (Ph.D. diss., University of Denver, 2011).

Fan, Ho Lok Victor. “Football Meets Opium a Topological Study of Political Violence, Sovereignty, and Cinema Archaeology between ‘England’ and ‘China’” (Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 2010).

Frank, William D. “Vse Na Lyzhi! The Culture of Skiing in Russia and the Development of Soviet Biathlon—1888 to 1991” (Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 2011).

Gleaves, John. “From Science to Sport: A Cross Disciplinary Examination of the Justification for Doping Bans” (Ph.D. diss., The Pennsylvania State University, 2011).

Greenham, Craig Gary. “Outfields, Infields and Battlefields: How the Great War Influenced Professional Baseball in Canada” (Ph.D. diss., University of Western Ontario, 2010).

Guiliano, Jennifer. “An American Spectacle: College Mascots and the Performance of Tradition” (Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010).

Guschwan, Matthew C. “Siamo Noi! Roman Soccer Fan Culture, Media and Identity in the Early 21st Century” (Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 2011).

Hall, Eric Allen. “The Greater Game: Arthur Ashe, Apartheid, and Civil Rights Activism, 1943–1993” (Ph.D. diss., Purdue University, 2011). [End Page 582]

Harrington, Andrew Gordon. “The Nationalist Pastime: How Television Has Used Baseball to Reinforce U.S. Nationalism and What Could Be Done Differently” (Ph.D. diss., Claremont Graduate University, 2012).

Heck, Sandra. “Von Spielenden Soldaten Und Kämpfenden Athleten: Die Genese Des Modernen Fünfkampfs [Playing Soldiers and Battling Athletes: The Genesis of Modern Pentathlon]” (Ph.D. diss., Ruhr-University Bochum, 2012).

Houry, Cecile. “American Women and the Modern Summer Olympic Games: A Story of Obstacles and Struggles for Participation and Equality” (Ph.D. diss., University of Miami, 2011).

Hutmacher, Anne. “Die Entwicklung Des Frauenruderns in Deutschland [The Development of the Frauenruderns in Germany]” (Ph.D. diss., German Sport University Cologne, 2010).

Keskinen, Lauri. “Seura Tekee Kaltaisekseen. Poliittinen Sosialisaatio Varsinaissuomalaisissa Työväenurheiluseuroissa Vuosisadan Vaihteesta 1920-luvun Alkuun [Political Socialization in Working-class Sports Clubs of Finland Proper from the Turn of the Century to the Beginning of the 1920s]” (Ph.D. diss., University of Turku, 2011).

Kim, Jeonguk. “Boxing the Boundaries: Prize Fighting, Masculinities, and Shifting Social and Cultural Boundaries in the United States, 1882–1913” (Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 2010).

Liang, Limin. “Control and Spontaneity in the Beijing Olympic Theater—The Making of a Global Sports Media Event” (Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University, 2010).

Logan, Allison Leigh Housman. “The Ohio State University Synchronized Swimming Program, 1928–1995: ‘The People. The Tradition. The Excellence’” (Ph.D. diss., The Ohio State University, 2012).

Mason, Courtney W. “‘All of Our Secrets Are in These Mountains’: Problematizing Colonial Power Relations, Tourism Productions and Histories of Nakoda Peoples in the Banff-Bow Valley” (Ph.D. diss., University of Alberta, 2010). [End Page 583]

Meyer, Andrew R. “Contemporary American Sport, Muscular Christianity...


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