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SShrc IG awarded 2013: Our project examines the reconfiguration of feminist activism in and for the 21st century through digital technologies. We do so in a case study of German "popfeminist" protest and performance art culture. The objective is to interrogate how the "Do it Yourself" (DIY)...
This thesis will investigate anarchism as a political philosophy and a social movement in Edmonton, Alberta. This will involve analyzing the ways local anarchists have interpreted anarchist theory as well as ways they have publicly advanced anarchism and participated in projects which practice...
Political Ideology and Heritage Language Development in a Chilean Exile Community: A Multiple Case StudyDownload
Our current understanding of Spanish heritage language development (HLD) in the English-speaking world is largely restricted to non-refugee Hispanic groups in the United States (Potowski & Rothman, 2011). The present thesis addresses this gap by probing the relationship between the leftist...
People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in South Africa experience a stigmatised HIV status which threatens to supplant their prior identities. This compounds the marginalization on multiple social levels experienced by those most vulnerable to infection as they cope with associations of death and...
Insight Grant funded in 2017. the world of the present is a 'Petroculture', where cultural, economic, ideological, legal and political relationships --locally and globally-- have been shaped by oil and its networks of power. Energy transition demands social transformation. This research is...
SSHRC PEG funded 2017: Primary deliverables will include a public database on funding for NGOs in Canada; graduate student training; conference papers and journal articles, including papers that share our unique research methods; and a new network linking academics and community organizations....
Since the early decades of the 20th century, the alignment of germ theory, pasteurisation technologies, nutrition, administrative and regulatory systems, and illness has normalised unpasteurised milk as dangerous while positioning pasteurised milk as safer and equally nutritious. This alignment...
This dissertation joins a vibrant conversation about atheism in Canada. Although the sociology of non-religion has exploded in the last decade, Canada remains an understudied component of atheism research. Consequently, the focus of this research is secularist activists in a major Canadian city,...
Many accounts of Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) describe them as cohesive social movements that adequately address the social and environmental externalities of food and agricultural production. Yet others question whether initiatives that focus on localized consumer driven change can provide...