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‘Existentializing’ Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development: Higher Mental Functions as Skillful CopingDownload
Cultural psychology has typically viewed culture as an abstract system of rules that are first internalized and then employed individually. Lev Vygotsky has been largely mobilized in cultural psychology to support such an account via emphasis on the priority of semiotic mediation and the role of...
‘Doesn’t anyone want to pick a fight with me?’: masculinity in political humour about the 2008 Canadian federal electionDownload
This study explores the relationship between masculinity and political leadership as it was constructed in political humour about the 2008 Canadian federal election. I used content and discourse analysis methods to examine gendered depictions of the two frontrunners in that election – Stéphane...
‘Camp Syndrome?’ Exploring Frontier Masculinity in Alberta’s Oil Production Culture: Oil Worker and Sex Worker PerspectivesDownload
Research shows that the sex trade flourishes in oil rich regions and economies. However, the connection between these two industries has not been widely studied despite how studies often acknowledge that oil industry workers purchase sexual services. This thesis, therefore, explores how the oil...
‘Birth Tourism,’ Citizenship, and the Politics of Deservingness in Canada: Analyzing Parliamentary and Newspaper Media Discourses from 1990 to 2021Download
This thesis examines a phenomenon that has been controversially labeled as ‘birth tourism’ in the Canadian context. Allegedly, pregnant women from other countries are coming to Canada solely for the purpose of giving birth to their children. This is ostensibly so that the child gains Canadian...
‘Being a Mom’ in a Mixed-Gendered Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program: A Phenomenological StudyDownload
Children are often the primary reason women enter a substance abuse treatment program. Women-centered treatment programs have done well to address women’s roles as mothers; however, it is unclear how women attending traditional, mixed gender substance abuse treatment programs that have not...
This purpose of this thesis is to examine the nature of the ‘household-family’ in early modern Scotland with particular focus on the dynamics between all members residing within the familial home. By looking at petty criminal activities in specific urban locales, this thesis will explore how...
The thesis is composed of two parts including three chapters. The first two chapters study the wage gap between immigrants and natives in Canada as well as wage structure of immigrants and natives. The third chapter is on the subject of the bank loan-deposit spreads and business cycles. The...
I have created a custom keyboard for Western Plains Cree syllabics based on a symmetrically square layout. It is called the Star Chart Keyboard and currently runs on Apple iOS devices. It allows for previously difficult to access syllabics characters to be typed digitally in as few steps as...
β-catenin is O-GlcNAc modified at Serine 23: Implications for β-catenin’s Subcellular Distribution and Transcriptional ActivityDownload
β-catenin is a potent oncoprotein that serves as a structural anchor at the adherens junctions and as a transcriptional co-activator of the Wnt Signaling pathway. β-catenin was identified to be post-translationally modified by O-linked β-D-N-acetyl-glucosamine (O-GlcNAc). This investigation was...