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Arab immigrants have received relatively less academic attention than other minority groups in Canada. Most research on Arab learners in Canada examines their language difficulties as ESL learners. This study contributes to a better understanding of the cross-cultural and educational experiences...
This qualitative case study develops our understanding about the micro-processes of change. Categories are socio-cognitive constructs that group similar things and concepts. We use and interpret categories to understand identity and the relationships between items and concepts. Categories help us...
This research project examines the following central question: what does Syrian identity mean in the eyes of contending groups in the current Syrian crisis (2011-2017)? In answering this question, the project engages in original research, shedding light on the ‘identity’ dimension of the war in...
La perception des finissants des programmes d'immersion de l'Alberta comme apprenant de langue secondeDownload
This case study explores French Immersion graduates’ perceptions of how they learned their second language. During this research I interviewed five French Immersion students from Western Canada. The goal of these interviews was to understand and analyze the language learning experiences of these...
The (Ir)Relevance of Lesbian Identity within Contemporary Theorizing: A Poststructural Critique of Lesbian Feminist and Queer TheoryDownload
Lesbian identity has become germane to contemporary theorizing on sexuality. Since the early 1990’s, queer theory and critique have served to reveal the limitations and challenges of earlier lesbian feminist theory. However, queer theory has also encountered challenges, leaving theorizing on...
This study analyses the characteristics and life trajectories of highly educated18 to 35 year old Malawians, how they negotiate their identities in the face of HIV/AIDS, and their opinions regarding the effectiveness of current HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts. These Malawians are among...
How do retail service industry employees perform appearance and identity to generate capital? This thesis is data collected through interviews with 5 female retail employees, analyzed in conjunction with relevant readings about performance at work through appearance and identity (Chapter 1 –...
The free improvised music scene in Beirut: Negotiating identities and stimulating social transformation in an era of political conflictDownload
Although free improvised music (FIM) originated in Europe and the United States in the 1960s, it has come to possess meanings and roles unique to its individual contexts of production in today’s transnational scene. By focusing on the Lebanese free improvised music scene which emerged in Beirut...
“All of Our Secrets are in These Mountains”: Problematizing Colonial Power Relations, Tourism Productions and Histories of the Cultural Practices of Nakoda Peoples in the Banff-Bow ValleyDownload
This study examines some of the significant challenges that Nakoda peoples encountered from 1870-1980 in the Banff-Bow Valley, Alberta. Beginning with missionary movements, the 1877 Treaty Seven agreements and the establishment of the reservation systems, I trace the emergence of a disciplinary...
The personal mythology of Peter III Feodorovich as deployed in Russian panegyrics of 1742, 1743, and 1762Download
This dissertation examines the process of creation and evolution of the personal mythology of the 7th Russian Emperor Peter III. It explores the phenomenon of personal mythology as a system of representation of the monarch’s identity, which was, on the one hand, clearly displayed and, on the...