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Reimagining Herstory: A Transnational Study of Women’s WritingsbyMansoureh Modarres A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofDoctor of Philosophyin Comparative LiteratureDepartment of Modern Languages and Cultural StudiesUniversity of Alberta ©...
This ethnographic research investigates the sociolinguistic climate and practical challenges in accessing and opening local space for Indigenous cultural expression. The author premised this research on two questions: What is the practical process involved in the organization of a community-based...
In this paper I want to explore a certain community of writing, namely the one between Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy. The on-going dialogue between the two on the subject of community has left in their writings only traces (with the exception of the first essay in Derrida’s Voyous): implicit...
A place for habitual communal entrepreneurship: Toward a theory of how community-based enterprises can encourage and sustain habitual communal entrepreneurshipDownload
In this research I employ ethnographic procedures and a grounded theory analytic approach to address questions regarding how established community-based enterprises (CBEs) encourage and sustain repeated acts of entrepreneurship. Through my attention to the key characteristics of place, I develop...
Physical education (PE) spaces can marginalize students, particularly low-skilled or female students, and reinforce gender stereotypes. While there has been a recent movement toward teaching games for understanding (TGFU) and physical literacy development in PE, there are still many physical...
Cheechakos, Sourdoughs and Soiled Doves: Men, Women, and Community in a Klondike Gold Rush Boomtown 1896-1904Download
The research upon which this thesis is based explores the concept of ‘doing ethnography in the archives’ as a methodology to inform a case-study approach to studying the historic population of stampeders residing in and around Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. As an example of research...
Connected citizenry: An exploration of local government social media adoption for community engagementDownload
As social media becomes an increasing part of daily life, we may wonder why this virtual environment has not been used widely for community engagement activities by municipal government institutions. Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) offer the opportunity to expand interactions...
This exploratory work investigates the “transformational festival,” a contemporary form of celebratory leisure that revolves around music, the arts, community, and co-creativity. By integrating interpretative phenomenological analysis with methods from arts-based research, critical ethnography,...