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- 497Department of Sociology
- 2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 2Department of Political Science
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- 1Department of Medical Sciences
- 1Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
- 2Agrios, Jean Marie.
- 2Aujla, Wendy
- 2Avakame, Edem Frank.
- 2Bereska, Tami M.
- 2Lagrange, Teresa C.
- 2Simmons, Anthony M. (Anthony Michael), 1945-
An Ecological Habitus on the oilfield? Environmental concerns of oilsands workers and their lifestyle social practices.Download
In this case study research I interviewed direct employees of oilsands mines in Northern Alberta about their environmental concerns, how their concerns translate into their day-to-day lives, how they think about climate change, green energy technologies, and a world beyond oil use. I use the...
Between fall 2009 and fall 2010 I conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews with 19 young-adult women and men of mixed race in Edmonton, Alberta. A prominent theme that emerged was being asked the question ‘what are you?’. I position the ‘moment’ of being questioned as a manifestation of...
Researchers have noted that the level of contact respondents have with people who have a mental illness and how they attribute responsibility for these conditions contribute to their desire for social distance. Given that the literature suggests that increased contact is associated with reduced...
In this dissertation, I develop a theoretical account of agricultural power in the settler colonial contexts of Canada and the United States. By analyzing archival, historical, and legal documents, I argue that the imposition of animal agriculture not only functioned as a method of settler...
The title of this thesis gives away little beyond an engagement with the visual and the implication of some sort of trouble: Agitating images. In many ways it is a project defined by trouble: trouble that is analyzed and historicized but also trouble that is expected and invited. The agitation...
This dissertation relies on the wager that we live in an age in which seemingly archaic religious symbols contribute to how people orient themselves, respond to, and explain things in the world. Drawing from Paul Ricoeur’s early texts on religion, symbolism, evil, and defilement, I analyze three...