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  • The Archaeology of Autism and the Emergence of the Autistic Subject 

    Vakirtzi, Eva (University of ExeterGraduate School of Education, 2010-12-10)
    This Thesis is a theoretical attempt to analyze the emergence of Autism as a discourse and, through it, the emergence of the Autistic Subjectivity. My primary aim is to create a kind of history of the different modes by ...
  • Archaeology of Early Human Occupations and the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition in the Zacatecas Desert, Northern Mexico 

    Ardelean, Ciprian Florin (University of ExeterArchaeology, 2013-06-25)
    This doctoral thesis presents the results of the pioneering archaeological investigation conducted in the Northern Mexican Highlands with the aim to evaluate the existing indicators of the earliest human occupations at ...
  • An Archipelagic Environment: Rewriting the British and Irish Landscape, 1972-2012 

    Smith, Jos James Owen (University of ExeterEnglish, 2012-06-11)
    This thesis explores a contemporary literary movement that has been called ‘the new nature writing’, framing it in its wider historical and cultural context of the last forty years. Drawing on recent developments in cultural ...
  • The Architects of Eighteenth Century English Freemasonry, 1720 - 1740 

    Berman, Richard Andrew (University of ExeterHistory, 2010-09-22)
    Following the appointment of its first aristocratic Grand Masters in the 1720s and in the wake of its connections to the scientific Enlightenment, ‘Free and Accepted’ Masonry rapidly became part of Britain’s national profile ...
  • Architectural Restoration and the Concept of Built Heritage in Imperial Rome 

    Siwicki, Christopher Stephen (University of ExeterClassics and Ancient History, 2015-05-15)
    This study examines the practice of restoring public buildings in ancient Rome and attendant attitudes towards them in order to develop an understanding of the Roman concept of built heritage. Drawing on a combination of ...
  • Architecture and Thomas Hardy 

    Briggs, Alana Samantha (University of ExeterEnglishEnglish, 2015-09-24)
    Thomas Hardy is the only major English novelist to have been a professional architect. In his essay, “Memories of Church Restoration,” written for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (1906), it was clear ...
  • Are overvalued ideas about weight and shape overvalued ideas in the diagnosis of early onset anorexia nervosa? 

    Frampton, Ian (University of ExeterIan FramptonUniversity of Exeter, 1996-07)
    Objective: The Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) is a reliable and valid semi-structured interview, which measures the specific psychopathology of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This study aims to investigate the ...
  • Argumentation and Poetry: A Pragmatic Literary Study of the Diwan Group’s Poetic Discourse 

    Aloraini, Abdullah Abdulrahman A (University of ExeterInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies, 2015-06-30)
    This study seeks to consider argumentative discourse in poetry, and to attempt to detect the arguments in the poetic discourse of the Diwan Group in the light of their principles, trying to present a different insight into ...
  • Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding 

    Cinaglia, Valeria (University of ExeterDepartment of Classics and Ancient History, 2011-01-21)
    This doctoral thesis explores a subject falling in the interface between ancient Greek philosophy and literature. Specifically, I am concerned with common ground between the New Comedy of Menander and aspects of Aristotle’s ...
  • Armed and Educated: Determining the Identity of the Medieval Combatant. 

    Matzke, Johann Keller Wheelock (University of ExeterHumanities, 2011-09-30)
    This paper seeks to test the validity of long-held beliefs as to the amateur nature of medieval European warfare. Furthermore, the aim is to add data and an examination of those results to the study of Europe’s martial ...
  • Around the World in English: The Production and Consumption of Translated Fiction in the UK between Cosmopolitanism and Orientalism 

    Tekgul, Perihan Duygu (University of ExeterSociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, 2012-07-30)
    This thesis analyzes discourses of identity construction in the production and consumption of translated fiction in the contemporary British book culture. Drawing from ethnographic methods, it investigates what middle ...
  • Arranging the Past, Reconsidering the Present: The Emergence of Alternate History in the Nineteenth Century 

    Carver, Ben (University of ExeterDepartment of English, 2012-11-02)
    This study examines the expression and patterns of alternate history in nineteenth-century Britain and France. “Alternate history” refers to the presentation of events that did not happen in order to consider historical ...
  • Articulating Ecological Injustices of Nuclear Energy 

    Smith, Christiane Maria (University of ExeterPolitics, 2014-04-22)
    Harms produced by nuclear energy include the accident risks of population displacement, deaths, cancers, genetic, teratogenetic (affecting embryo and foetus) and psycho-social effects; increased radiation exposure to ...
  • Artificial Development of Neural-Symbolic Networks 

    Townsend, Joseph Paul (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2014-03-24)
    Artificial neural networks (ANNs) and logic programs have both been suggested as means of modelling human cognition. While ANNs are adaptable and relatively noise resistant, the information they represent is distributed ...
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Flood Risk Management in Urban Environments 

    Sayers, William Keith Paul (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2015-11-13)
    Flooding is an important concern for the UK, as evidenced by the many extreme flooding events in the last decade. Improved flood risk intervention strategies are therefore highly desirable. The application of hydroinformatics ...
  • Artificially Intelligent Foraging 

    Chalk, Daniel (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2009-12-17)
    Bumble bees (bombus spp.) are significant pollinators of many plants, and are particularly attracted to mass-flowering crops such as Oilseed Rape (Brassica Napus), which they cross-pollinate. B. napus is both wind and ...
  • "As is the manner and the custom" Folk tradition amd identity in Cornwall 

    Davey, Mervyn Rex (University of ExeterInstitute of Cornish Studies, 2011-09-12)
    The distinctiveness of folk music and dance traditions in Cornwall is at best ignored and at worst denied by the wider British folk movement. Within Cornwall itself, traditional music and dance is not widely recognised as ...
  • Aspects of Arab Lobbying: Factors for Winning and Factors for Losing 

    Koleilat, Dania Nabil Koleilat (University of ExeterPolitics, 2014-03-24)
    This thesis studies attempts by Arab Gulf states to effectively lobby the US government. It explores aspects of their lobbying behaviour in order to identify the factors that lead to success and those that lead to failure ...
  • Aspects of Compliance in Common Pool Resources 

    Navrouzoglou, Polmia (University of ExeterECONOMICS, 2013-12-06)
    There is an inherent externality across generations in environmental economics: extensive use of the natural environment by the current generation may affect the welfare of future generations. The use of the natural ...
  • ASPECTS OF PARETO IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL TAX REFORMS 

    Vlassis, Nikolaos (University of ExeterEconomics, 2012-10-01)
    `Climate change is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen' Stern (2006 p. xvii). This vigorous description highlights one of the most important and frustrating realization of the last decades. The main ...