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This thesis studies the "religious" language of the apostle Paul from the perspective of contemporary political philosophers and comparative historians of religion. We conclude that there is no theoretical benefit from calling Paul's project "religious" as opposed to "political."
In this study I use John Milton’s notion of the “fit” reader as a guide to the theology and politics of reading in his early prose and late poetry. Throughout, I suggest that this reader functions as a site of contradiction within Milton’s writing, one that is indebted to a Protestant tradition...
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...
A War over Water: The 1531 English Statue of Sewers and its Impact upon Local Politics, Economies and EnvironmentsDownload
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: When I was writing my SSHRC-supported book, Mills in the Medieval Economy: England 1300-1540 (Oxford University Press, 2004), I noted a curious incidence involving the tearing down of two large watermill complexes on the River Itchen between Southampton and Winchester in...
Arctic Oil, Arctic Change: A Threefold Framework for Evaluating Pressures for Rural Oil and Gas Extraction in Alaska and the Northwest TerritoriesDownload
Oil has driven migration, community growth, and governance of the last century in the North. Today, as Arctic global warming surpasses 1°C with “profound consequences” (IPCC, 2019) for the North, the relationship between oil and climate change cannot be ignored. In light of this tension, this...
Avoiding the Stereotypes: History, Heritage, and How to Navigate Indigenous Imagery
Jena McLaurin will discuss the dominant stereotypes of Indigenous North American peoples, both in the United States and Canada. Regional differences, the interplay between stereotypical images, the connection between stereotypes and colonialist politics, and contemporary stereotypes will all be...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: The goal of this study is to develop new knowledge about transnational social activism through a systematic case study analysis of CodePink: Women for Peace. The CodePink network was founded in the fall 2002 as a response to the US-led invasion of Afghanistan....
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...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2015: Demos: Life in Common is the theme of 2015's Banff Research in Culture research residency. During the three weeks of this residency, participants are Invited to consider critically and analytically the varied ways in which we constitute and experience collective life in...
Evaluation Capacity Network: Aligning Evaluative Thinking and Practice among Early Childhood StakeholdersDownload
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2014. The project will enhance an emerging partnership between the province, community, funding agencies, and academic stakeholders. The partnership is focused on creating evaluation-based capacity and aligning evaluative thinking in the field of Early Childhood Development....