Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

"A Something Between the Do-Nothing and the Do-All": Female Sociability and the Subversions and Invention of Female Friendship in Jane Austen's Emma

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2012-January-01
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"Racism is Solved!" A Fake Conservative's Guide to Social Justice

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2014-January-01
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Under the cloak of a character who is as ignorant as he is conservative, Stephen Colbert delivers snaps-worthy "truthiness"-insights that often shine a light to mainstream systemic forms of oppression by embodying their very nature. In my thesis, I acknowledge...

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"This week, a loving mother fatally shot her child:" The consequences of sympathetic media portrayal of parents who kill their disabled children

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2014-January-01
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American Jewish Summer Camp: Changing Identity in Community

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2014-January-01
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I will explore how Eden Village Camp serves as a model of positive Jewish identity formation. Jewish identity is inherently dependent on social relationships, and Jewish summer camp provides a breeding ground of socialization where interactions happen in an intense...

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An Assimilation Cut Short: The Emerging Minoan Thalassocracy of 1628 B.C.

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2012-January-01
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The Minoans left an indelible mark on the Aegean during the height of their power in the Bronze Age. Just north of the coast of Minoan populated Crete sits an island called Thera where a port town, named Akrotiri, has...

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