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  • Spring 2023

    Halpern, Daniel

    gender, which have been normalized by the pharmaceutical and pornography industries, are dangerous fictions. And thus, this thesis is a small step in the formation of a queer world.

  • Fall 2010

    Campbell, Rachel

    Connell’s constructionist perspective on gender, the dominant norms of the profession, the idealized traits and dispositions of engineers, and the impacts of a (mis)match between these broader norms and individual traits on commitment, are examined. The dissertation is structured around chapters that: 1

    engineers (or the engineering habitus): a strong work ethic, individual responsibility, and being rational problem-solvers; 5) analyze a primary engineering trait, technical orientation, in relation to retention and gender; 6) describe masculinities enacted in the profession and how they parallel

  • Spring 2014

    Ngwenya, Kwanele

    We investigate gender differentiated innovations regarding maize production among households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We find that innovation is positively influenced by access to information assets and on farm water, amount of land, and number of income sources, with Kenya and

    Tanzania generally having more innovations than Uganda. The most common reasons cited for innovations are improving land productivity and availability, responding to amounts and patterns of rainfall, and increasing crop yields. Some types of innovations vary depending on which gender is responsible for

  • Fall 2017

    Horseman, Darlene N

    The purpose of this study was to prove that women are discriminated against within politics in Indigenous Communities because of their gender. It will demonstrate how the Cree people historically were once an egalitarian society. Even though women were not often seen in leadership roles, such as

    , continue to be discriminated against. Yes, the laws have changed to eliminate gender discrimination, but now they face it within their own communities, by their own people. Women continue to be devalued and struggle to be treated as equals. Women have never been elected as chief and continue to be

  • Fall 2018

    Wilissa M. Reist

    This thesis addresses the intersections existing between gender, violence and political humour in Alberta political cartoons. I ask the following question: do cartoonists more frequently use hostile humour to represent women premiers, and, if so, what do these representations communicate about

    gender and political leadership and Alberta political culture? To answer this question, I conducted a content and discourse analysis of 154 political cartoons presenting Alberta premiers Rachel Notley, Alison Redford, and Ed Stelmach during their first eighteen months in office. I argue that while

  • Fall 2014

    Douglas, Emily R.

    framework, provides theorists with many new resources. The laughter norms which we are disciplined to follow constitute a subject’s gender and her rationality. We can disrupt these norms in at least three ways: by laughing when it is unexpected, by changing our comportment during laughter, and by

  • Fall 2012

    Kolopenuk, Jessica

    While scholarship has recognized the role that sex discrimination has played in the naming of “Indians” in Canada, one aspect of this depiction has been minimized. In addition to the gendering of Indigenous subjectivities, Canada has consistently racialized us/them through practices of juridical...

  • Spring 2015

    Abedinifard, Mostafa

    In this dissertation, I read gender humour through the lens of masculinities studies and critical humour studies to contribute to gender studies and humour studies. I engage two crucial problems and propose solutions and possibilities. The first problem concerns the state of the concept of ridicule

    —as a form/aspect of humour—within gender-related debates and specifically ridicule’s place in challenging and enforcing gender hegemony. In such discussions, ridicule and humour are frequently mentioned as insidious social control strategies through which certain forms of masculinity and femininity

    , as occurring in mainstream gender humour, plays a panoptical role in enforcing inequitable gender relations. As a pervasive disciplinary tool, gendered ridicule causes self-regulation in social agents who then wish to consent to the cultural ascendancy of certain modes of gender performance and the

  • Spring 2020

    Conlon, Olivia C.R.

    embedded in a social context. Objective: The primary objective was to examine gender differences in SC ability in children with ASD using narrative analysis. The secondary objective was to determine if the gender differences found in participants’ with ASD would also be found in matched typically

    as adding descriptive words or phrases, and sources of confusion for a listener, such as examples of incoherence. To examine if gender differences were present when the participants with ASD were 8-years-old, a series of independent samples t-tests was run with gender as the independent variable (IV

    ) and the subtest/index scores (ERRNI, DTA) as the dependent variables (DVs). The second study’s aim was to determine the stability and pattern of the gender differences over time. The same participants were re-examined two years later at age 10, using the same measures, and their performance compared

  • Fall 2016

    Brooks, Sara

    Abend warden by J.S. Bach, as well as a world premiere of I think they laugh in Heaven by Canadian composer Jeff Enns. The essay explores gesture and the perception of gender in the choral rehearsal or performance, and is appropriately introduced by the following statement: “When a woman makes a

    certain gesture it is interpreted differently than when a man makes the same gesture.” – Marin Alsop Marin Alsop’s observation on a gender-specific approach to conducting invites reflection on the following question: what differences exist in the conducting gestures of male and female conductors, and

    how are these differences interpreted by an ensemble? In contemporary society, research in gendered leadership in the areas of politics, education, and business is quickly evolving. Music scholars also acknowledge stylistic differences between male and female conductors. However, gender-specific

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