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A cross-cultural comparison of scientific language use: Indigenous and Eurocentric discourse on issues regarding caribou in the NorthDownload
This work is an attempt to understand and lessen the borders that exist between Indigenous knowledge and Eurocentric science. I contend that the two groups represent distinct cultures and that it is important to look at the differences and similarities that occur in language use as the two...
This study is about a series of operational acts of identification, such as interpretations, categorizations, representations, classifications, through which past materials have acquired their meaning and therefore identity. Furthermore, this meaning-making will be demonstrated always to be...
Competitive Discourse in an Imitational Democracy: The Multifaceted Image of the Opponents in the Online Materials of Russian Political Parties and LeadersDownload
In contemporary Russia, the Internet serves as the most diverse and open platform of sharing and contrasting ideas. While the most life-like imitational democracy elements do manifest themselves to a limited extent in the mainstream print and electronic media, only online do all political forces...
Connection Grant awarded 2015: Funding to support an academic conference entitled "Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives (DETEC)", at the University of Alberta, from June 17-19, 2015. The conference will address theoretical issues concerning what...
Our understandings of health and illness are shaped by the social and political context in which these understandings emerge (Foucault, 1975). Accordingly, I explore the socio-political context in which Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) emerged in Alberta through investigation of three...
This study used van Dijk's critical-discourse approach to explore the current societal discourse on hope and to explore the hope of older terminally ill cancer patients, their significant others and primary nurse. Forty-three newspaper articles dealing with hope and cancer were collected and...
Ethnic Identity Discourses of Recent Ukrainian Immigrants to Canada: Interactions between New Ukrainian-Canadians and the Established Ukrainian-Canadian DiasporaDownload
Ukrainian-Canadians are a relatively well-established group in this country. This thesis focuses on an as yet unstudied segment of this community, namely the new, post-Soviet Ukrainian immigrants. As an interdisciplinary project, the thesis researches the ethnic identity discourses of recent...
Exploring southern Alberta energy discourses and web-based survey data quality issues: An application of Q-methodologyDownload
This thesis addresses two main goals that are outlined in two related studies. The first goal is to explore energy related debates occurring in southern Alberta through Q-methodology. Energy landscapes are continuously changing and evolving as technology advances and concerns such as climate...
Kingship Remembered and Imagined: Monarchy in the Hebrew Bible and Postmonarchic Discourse in Ancient JudahDownload
This study addresses the question of how postmonarchic society in ancient Judah remembered and imagined its monarchy, and kingship in general, as part of its past, present, and future. By way of a thorough analysis of Judean discourse in the late Persian period, the study argues that ancient...
SSHRC IG awarded 2013: The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil -- an accessible, easy to store, easy to transport, and rich source of energy that has created the material conditions for manufacturing economies, global trade, large-scale human population growth,...