Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947's to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department. To retrieve all theses and dissertations associated with a specific department from the library catalogue, choose 'Advanced' and keyword search "university of alberta dept of english" OR "university of alberta department of english" (for example). Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items in this Collection
- 1Abedinifard, Mostafa
- 1Alexander, Katherine Vaughn
- 1Apps, Lara M.
- 1Artym, Corbett Raymond Walter
- 1Barndt, Jillian R
- 1Brooks, Sara
This dissertation examines the association between the emotional dominance of verbs and the perception, or inference, of character gender. In the context of this dissertation, emotional dominance is described as the perceived level of power, or control, exerted by a verb. I hypothesize that when...
Gender-differentiated Innovations in Response to Climate Change: Evidence from Smallholder Agriculture in 4 countries in East AfricaDownload
We investigate gender differentiated innovations regarding maize production among households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We find that innovation is positively influenced by access to information assets and on farm water, amount of land, and number of income sources, with Kenya and...
British women significantly impacted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) during its formative period, 1824-1850. Through the adoption and imaginative use of the female gender norms of nineteenth century British society, philanthropic women influenced their society...
This thesis investigates three areas under the theme of household structure, climate change and livelihoods in southern Africa. The use of female-headship to identify vulnerable subgroups and to direct poverty-alleviation policies is a contentious issue in the literature. In the first paper of...
In this dissertation, I read gender humour through the lens of masculinities studies and critical humour studies to contribute to gender studies and humour studies. I engage two crucial problems and propose solutions and possibilities. The first problem concerns the state of the concept of...
This thesis is based on a textual analysis of three translations of a book in the New Testament, Ephesians, to look for differences in the translators’ treatment of gender. The three versions used are the older 1984 New International Version (NIV) and a retranslation of the NIV that uses...
Indigenous Women's Appropriation and Redeployment of Human Rights: A Comparative Study of the Native Women's Association of Canada and K'inal Antsetik (Mexico)Download
Recent studies have examined the roles and politics of human rights in relation to Indigenous peoples. An analysis of the negotiation of rights discourse by Indigenous women in a comparative framework is however lacking in critical scholarship. This study examines how Indigenous women in Canada...
Inner City Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Policy Recommendations to Support Delivery of Programs and ServicesDownload
Background: In Alberta, and across Canada, health care costs continue to rise at an unsustainable rate. Over the past five years, the cost of delivering healthcare has outpaced the annual rate of inflation by nearly four percent. Health services use is driven by health needs and characteristics...
Investigating Cultures of Food Security: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Gender in Rural Kongwa, TanzaniaDownload
This thesis examines two cultural components of food security in rural Tanzania, specifically gendered mobilities and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the District of Kongwa. Drawing on critical and focused ethnographic principles, intra-household data was collected from 27 households in...
Since the 1980s, many feminist philosophers have pointed out the association of masculinity and maleness with reason and rationality, and femininity and femaleness with unreason and irrationality. Struck by how these associations influence even ordinary activities and discourse, I sought a...