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This dissertation challenges the narrative of Canada as a welcoming and inclusive nation. Critical race theory and intersectional feminism provide a framework that assesses newcomer labour market experiences from the perspectives of two different stakeholder groups, immigrant professionals and...
This research focuses on the funding relationships between the provincial government and the not-for-profit sector in Alberta. Since funding cuts and risk management accounting techniques were introduced in the 1990s, the funding environment has evolved in the direction of enhanced...
This chapter investigates the relationship between innovation in emerging technologies and neoliberalism as it is implemented in the case of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.i Neoliberalism in this context is defined...
The Ethnography of Violent Economies: Neoliberalism, Microcredit NGOs, Power Inequalities, and Capability Deprivations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, BangladeshDownload
During the 1990s, microcredit, also known as “microfinance,” received global recognition as an effective social and economic development tool from major international development institutions and donor agencies, including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The incorporation of microcredit...
This dissertation traces the evolution, survival and re-emergence of a Korean ‘self-reconstruction’ capitalism from the 1910s to the 1990s. Self-reconstruction capitalist thought and practice kept alive in the ‘margins’ the only tradition of classical economic liberalism in modern Korean history,...
This dissertation examines the relationship between Canadian newspapers, the development of Alberta’s oil sands, and neoliberalism. It uses both content and discourse analysis to analyze coverage of oil sands development in six English-Canadian newspapers between October 1, 2005 and October 31,...
Moving through uncertain times: A morphogenetic approach to understanding people's response to crisis in two forest community contexts in rural British ColumbiaDownload
The degree to which individuals have agency to respond during crisis, and the degree to which social structure and culture influence their course of action, present compelling questions for understanding social change. The tradition of examining the interplay between agency and social structure,...
This dissertation examines four Indigenous novels published in Canada and the United States between 1990 and 2000. Building upon Indigenous and non-Indigenous theories of literary nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and globalization, this project focuses on narrative articulations of Indigenous...
This dissertation looks at urban housing fields (its policies, services, actors, and structures) in two Canadian cities: Edmonton and Winnipeg. Using a Bourdieusian method of field analysis, I ask how local networks of actors engaged in the struggle over housing resources govern and are governed...
Imagining Resistance and Solidarity in the Neoliberal Age of U.S. Imperialism, Black Feminism, and Caribbean DiasporaDownload
This dissertation analyzes representational problems of black resistance and solidarity in the neoliberal age. Focusing on transnational black female protagonists in works by Paule Marshall, Jamaica Kincaid, and Michelle Cliff, I consider how they are imagined to resist and assist U.S.-Caribbean...