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To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir Aug 2012

To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of creative nonfiction essays.


Cease Fire: One Woman's Search For Self In A Culture Of War, Christine R. Wettlaufer Ph.D. May 2012

Cease Fire: One Woman's Search For Self In A Culture Of War, Christine R. Wettlaufer Ph.D.

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Cease Fire is a war story told from one woman’s perspective. It’s about a farm girl and her battles fought as young soldier serving on a remote nuke site during the Cold War. It’s the interpretations of lived experiences, highs and lows of a military career fused with family life, and spanning over three decades. Like true war stories, Cease Fire has little to do with actual war. It is a sometimes humorous, but often tragic attempt to make peace and to make sense of the places, comrades and enemies that graced and plagued a career. First ...


Breathing Through The Night, Amber L. Jensen May 2012

Breathing Through The Night, Amber L. Jensen

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In Breathing through the Night, the author examines the moments of understanding and misunderstanding, the moments of fear, coping, and relief that occur during her husband’s deployment to Iraq and upon his return. The experiences of this military family serve as a magnifying lens through which the author explores means of coping and the role of communication in making meaning from memory, in shaping personal narratives within layers of story and history.


Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson May 2012

Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Yoshimura’s Ghost: Essays on Rural Japan is a collection of six essays exploring the cultural phenomena and daily life of rural Japan. The collection represents my experiences of living as an educator, wife, and mother living in a post 9/11 world. Although not chronological, the essays flow episodically and illustrate examples of the social and cultural concepts that struck me as elements of otherness. Some of the essays in this collection examine the parallels between the exclusion and isolation I felt in Japan as compared to other marginalized groups. Several of the essays describe the culture of Japanese ...