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- 2Agrios, Jean Marie.
- 2Aujla, Wendy
- 2Avakame, Edem Frank.
- 2Bereska, Tami M.
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- 2Simmons, Anthony M. (Anthony Michael), 1945-
This Master’s thesis focuses on the experiences of indoor sex workers working in body rub centres in Edmonton, Alberta. In Canada, the research on sex work tends to focus primarily on the experiences of outdoor sex workers although the majority of Canadian sex workers work indoors (Hanger, 2006)....
Once considered out of place in cities, urban agriculture is an increasingly common practice. This dissertation considers questions of urban agriculture and local food through a “production of space” lens. This framing allows for an expanded empiricism, opening up the investigation of urban...
Right-wing extremism is on the rise globally, but despite the growing threat from right-wing terrorists, there is inadequate contemporary scholarship to analyze their ideology, actions, and motivations. This study uses social movement theory to investigate the phenomenon of right-wing extremism....
Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. However, it remains prohibited in amateur sport. Canadian university athletes still face punishments for their use of cannabis such as, suspensions, loss of awards and scholarships, and social stigmatization. This thesis presents the results...
A Qualitative Study of the Mandatory Transition to Benefits Card Technology for Welfare Recipients in Toronto, CanadaDownload
In Canada, and in many other countries, consumers are increasingly reliant on online payment systems, such as credit and debit cards (Osler, 2018). As these payment technologies become the financial norm, governments and corporations are grappling with how to include people who do not have bank...
Fragmented Feminisms in the Digital Age: Writing a History of the Present and Tracing the Conditions of Possibility of the #metoo Movement from an Intersectional FrameworkDownload
In 2017, the #metoo movement took Hollywood by storm and brought international attention to the widespread issue of sexual violence. In the aftermath of its fervour, scholarly inquiry into the #metoo movement and its influence are just beginning. Feminist response to and engagement with the...
Thinking Beyond Extremism: A Methodological Reorientation to Studying Right-wing Nationalism and the Far-right Movement in CanadaDownload
Right-wing nationalist movements have gained traction in Westernized countries such as France, Greece, Hungary, Austria, the United States, and Germany, where political figures or groups have mobilized nationalist ideas and right-wing populist sentiment to gain governmental power and/or influence...
Let's Play with Trauma: An Autoethnographic Study of Traumatic Experience, Alienation, and Control in Video GamesDownload
This autoethnographic, interdisciplinary dissertation addresses the question “how have video games helped me to survive and overcome trauma – a kind of trauma that left me feeling alienated - and how might video games help others in the same way?” Written as a dialogue between various personas,...
Policing Perspectives on “Honour”-Based Crimes and Forced Marriages within the Context of Domestic ViolenceDownload
There is limited research on how police conceptualize “honour”-based crimes and forced marriages; to the best of my knowledge, this qualitative study is the first to examine the perceptions of police officers and civilians working in Canadian law enforcement agencies. This study is based on...
Outbraving Forced Displacements in Colombia and Central America: Trajectories of Asylum and Resettlement in CanadaDownload
In my thesis, I analyze how people who experienced forced displacement in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia account the emigration conditions in their home countries and their immigration process in Canada. Throughout a narrative and an experiential approach, I examine the migration journeys...