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- 1Ballucci, Dale
- 1Boyle, Philip
- 1Larocque, Rachelle MJ
- 1Stepney, Erin M
- 1Tetrault, Justin
- 1Thompson, Scott N
My thesis is concerned with how law enforcement officers make sense of and use the new visibility created by body worn video (BWV) and in-vehicle video (IVV) in the context of their work. The data comes from a case study of a small policing organization in the Canadian prairies. Data was...
Consequences of Categorization: National Registration, Surveillance and Social Control in Wartime Canada, 1939-1946Download
This dissertation takes up the question of how socially constructed bureaucratic classifications can become central elements in governing individual action, shaping everyday life and mediating the performances of individual identity. Drawing on the work of Foucault, Butler, Bowker and Star, this...
Intermediation and Governance of Digital Flows: Canadian Internet Service Providers as Instruments of Public PolicyDownload
The internet has often had a disintermediating effect, 'disrupting' and circumventing traditional middlemen and gatekeepers. This dissertation examines the related trend of intermediation, or the ascendance of new internet intermediaries and their growing significance in our lives. Among these...
This research focuses on the funding relationships between the provincial government and the not-for-profit sector in Alberta. Since funding cuts and risk management accounting techniques were introduced in the 1990s, the funding environment has evolved in the direction of enhanced...
The Olympic Games are now characterized by overt displays of military personnel and hardware, the deployment of new surveillance technologies and policing techniques, and rapidly escalating budgets. Yet, most research on security at these urban events has been confined to the sociology of sport...
Systems of classifications are socially created and historically contingent. New classifications lead to the creation of new categories, new objects and new kinds of people. Over the last thirty years, some of the most successful categories have emerged from the study of seriality. This thesis...
The Variable Child: The Vulnerabilities of Children and Youth in the Canadian Refugee Determination SystemDownload
The Variable Child concerns the legal decision-making process in unaccompanied child refugee applications, and the role that conceptions of childhood play in the process. I examine when particular types of knowledge are drawn upon by legal actors, as well as the effects of the claim-making...
Thinking Beyond Extremism: A Methodological Reorientation to Studying Right-wing Nationalism and the Far-right Movement in CanadaDownload
Right-wing nationalist movements have gained traction in Westernized countries such as France, Greece, Hungary, Austria, the United States, and Germany, where political figures or groups have mobilized nationalist ideas and right-wing populist sentiment to gain governmental power and/or influence...
Abstract This dissertation takes Foucault’s statements regarding political strategies of historical discourse in modernity, from the Enlightenment to the present, and through this lens reads the historiographic study of gladiators as a text which reveals deeper truths about the modern west’s...