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In 2005, a group of seven canoeists completed a 100-day canoe trip called Paddling the Big Sky: From the Mountains to the Arctic. The expedition was designed as a commonplace journey through which participants and the researcher questioned and reinterpreted their experience using Ingold’s...
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...
Documenting a Punk Scene in Edmonton, Alberta 1979-1985: Place, Legitimacy and Belonging Articulated Through Mainstream and Independent MediaDownload
This thesis explores the emergence of a punk music scene in Edmonton, utilizing archival research, participant interviews and analysis of mainstream and independent media to determine how a genre that was arguably considered a British phenomenon came to have local characteristics and...
The full thesis for this degree consists of this document as well as two public juried recitals, which were given on December 2, 2011 and June 9, 2013, at Convocation Hall, Edmonton, Alberta. The concept of place is complex and has only recently begun to receive serious study, both on its own and...
Exploring dimensions of place-power and culture in the social resilience of forest-dependent communitiesDownload
Over the last decade, the forest industry in Canada has been severely impacted by post-Fordist shifts in economic, political and land-tenure regimes, as well as ecological impacts related to climate change. Because of these impacts, many forest-based communities have lost mills and jobs and have...
Landscape of Hope: The influence of place and social capital on collaborative action in sustainable managementDownload
Collaboration offers promise for sustainable development, particularly in cases where direct involvement of affected stakeholders is essential. The actor network theory (ANT) process of translation explains how diverse interests could unite to solve environmental problems. This unique...
While living alongside Grandma’s stories of growing older in a small rural town in Australia, I became interested in the stories she told in her living room and what it meant to grow older in a place Grandma called home. As I thought narratively about her stories, I woke to the possibility that...
Traditional analyses of Anabaptist action continue to be problematized by substantial theological, social, economic, ethical, and political disparities defining the early decades of sixteenth-century Anabaptist movements. This dissertation is offered as a “reconciliation,” as an attempt to...