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Exploring dimensions of place-power and culture in the social resilience of forest-dependent communitiesDownload
Over the last decade, the forest industry in Canada has been severely impacted by post-Fordist shifts in economic, political and land-tenure regimes, as well as ecological impacts related to climate change. Because of these impacts, many forest-based communities have lost mills and jobs and have...
Over the past fifteen years, a rich program of research has emerged among scholars interested in the role of categories within fields and industries. In this context, studies have shown that categories shape organizational and market processes by grouping firms and products in ways that convey...
Culture, Ideal Affect, and Ideal Affect-Actual Affect Discrepancies During Leisure and Non-Leisure EpisodesDownload
Affect Valuation Theory (AVT), a relatively new cross-cultural psychological framework, underpins this study. AVT’s key concepts include: ideal affect (i.e., how one prefers to feel); actual affect (i.e., how one actually feels); ideal-actual affect discrepancies (i.e., difference between ideal...
Culture and the healthy immigrant effect: a multiethnic study of Canadian immigrants' self-perceived healthDownload
I present a qualitative study investigating the self-perceived health of recently arrived Canadian immigrants. The study develops health promotion’s understanding of culture as a social determinant of health, and conceptually locates it within a broader context of psychosocial factors. The study...
Culture and the Complex Environment: Comparing the Complexity Difference between East Asians and North AmericansDownload
Previous cultural research found that East Asian pictorial representations (e.g., paintings) contained more elements than North American ones, and that East Asians were more likely than North Americans to prefer context-rich information to context-impoverished information (Miyamoto, Nisbett, &...
Culture and Decision: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Variations in Resource Allocation between European Canadians and East AsiansDownload
People engage in a variety of decision making tasks in daily life, in which people’s experiences and strategies during the decision making tasks are affected by cultural influences. The primary objective of this dissertation was to examine the role of analytic versus holistic thinking styles on...
South Asians in Canada are increasingly using the Family Class immigration category to sponsor spouses from their home countries. This qualitative study examined the steps family-sponsored spouses and their sponsors or family members have taken to facilitate their linguistic, economic, social,...
For many, translation begins and ends with the book on the shelf; it is often thought to be the end product of a simple process of linguistic transfer between languages, completed by someone who simply has knowledge of both languages. However, this hardly captures the nature of translation and is...
Violence against women (VAW) is a global concern that cuts across national, cultural, social and economic borders. The trends of VAW differ between developed and developing countries. In developed countries, such as Canada, governmental laws and legislations on VAW are strictly geared towards...
Aesthetic Economies of Growth; Energy, Value, and the Work of Culture After Oil offers a cultural history of energy after the industrialization of fossil fuels. My argument is that the political economy of fossil fuels, and the climate change it generates, is anchored to energy’s aesthetic...