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THE LONG HISTORY OF THE NETWORKED HOME: Convergences of technology, space and sociality in the domestic environment
This dissertation is about the increasing technologization of domestic spaces and the implications for human-technology sociality that are ‘built-into’ ICT-enabled domestic spaces and technologies. Its central focus is the ...
Learning to Live With Food Allergies: Negotiating Risk and Appropriating Expertise in Consumption Practices
This thesis presents a sociological framework for understanding food allergy. Food allergy is increasingly appearing on policy and media platforms in contemporary Western societies. Debates have emerged about the prevalence ...
Framing, Claiming and Blaming: The Social Construction of Collective Memory and Victimhood in Contemporary North American Holocaust Narratives
North American Holocaust narratives have undergone a number of temporal phases in collective representation, shifting from an initial widespread silence, to the current state of mass Americanization. The processes of how ...
Calling for resistance: The political economy of Indian and Canadian call centre industries
Call centres have in the last three decades come to define the interaction between corporations, governments, and other institutions and their respective customers, citizens, and members. From telemarketing to tele-health ...
Schooling the Body as Venture Capital: A Genealogy of Sport as a Modern Technology of Perfection, Domination and Political Economy
From a normative perspective, sport is often viewed as a form of benign entertainment and an optimal vehicle for health and community development devoid of political bias. This thesis examines the way sport has been ...
Righting' Sex-Ed in Ontario: Adult Anxiety Over Child and Adolescent Sexual Knowledge and the Government's Undemocratic Mismanagement of Ideological Pluralism
There is no doubt that relevant and up-to-date elementary school curriculum is vital for the adequate education and socialization of youth, however, when a society is characterized by ideological pluralism and multiple ...
IS THE WHOLE WORLD STILL WATCHING? EXPLAINING POLICE VIOLENCE DURING THE TORONTO G8/G20 MEETINGS
In recent years the G8 and G20 Summits have become important sites of protest and conflict. Extensive planning by police and protesters have transformed the public meaning of these yearly assemblies into large-scale ...
Youth in Revolt? Generational Change Among Cuban Americans in Miami
The ideological battle fought between the United States and Cuba has been centrally located in Miami, Florida. The ninety miles of ocean separating the two nations serves as a type of no-mans land, the hypothetical ...
FROM PROMETHEUS TO PISTORIUS: A GENAELOGY OF PHYSICAL ABILITY
(Fragile Frames + Monstrosities)ModernWar + (Flagged Bodies + Cyborgs)PostmodernWar = dis-AbilityCyborged
The Biopolitics of Indigenous Reproduction: Colonial Discourse and the Overrepresentation of Indigenous Children in the Canadian Child Welfare System
From its inception, Canada's 'Indian policy' has sought to undermine the bond between indigenous children and their communities. Each era has seen a new reason and corresponding tactic to remove indigenous children. They ...