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"Serve Canada with Men Like These": Masculinity, "Peacekeeping," and National Identity in Cold War Canada, 1956-1959
This paper explores the ways in which the construction of militarized masculinities in Cold War Canadian media reflected the hegemonic masculinities and broader social trends of the period. This paper focuses specifically ...
Applying Feminist and Queer Theories to Gender-Based Violence in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study of the Transition Process in Liberia
This MRP applies Feminist and Queer theories to gender-based violence in Post-Conflict Societies, evaluating specifically the transition process in Liberia.
Cultivating Governance: The Production of Mushrooms and Mushroom Workers
This thesis examines how the liberalization of United States agriculture has affected the everyday experiences of labor, and laborers. Centered on a case study of mushroom production in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, ...
Interpreting a Past: Presenting Gender History at Living History Sites in Ontario
Drawing upon close observation of site practices, interviews, and visitor surveys, this project analyses the programming offered at historic sites, highlighting the aspects of history that are omitted or treated superficially. ...
Gender, Christianities, and Neo/Liberal Hegemony: an Ethnographic Exploration of Gender Discourse in a United Church Women’s Group
This thesis explores the potential for ethico-politically committed cultural critique in investigating lived experiences of gender in the hegemonic global north, where the neo/liberal rhetoric of sexual equality tends to ...
Health, Appearance and Fitness Practices: How Class and Gender are Represented in Four Young Women’s Understanding of Their Fitness Practices
This thesis presents results from a qualitative study of how young women make sense of their fitness practices. Fitness practices related to diet and exercise are culturally linked to both appearance and health and tend ...
Gender Differences and the Influence of Social Support on Functional Decline in Older Persons Living With Heart Failure in Their Community
Background. Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent chronic cardiovascular disease that is characterized by progressive functional decline. Given the known links between high levels of support and positive health outcomes the ...
Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchist Networks in Southern Ontario and the Northeastern United States, 1915-1940
Previous studies of the left have tended to focus on groups or movements within the confines of national boundaries. Yet the adherents of these organizations were often migrants who traveled to and lived in multiple states. ...
Making Hair Matter: Untangling Black Hair/Style Politics
Hair is a remarkably complex material-semiotic entity. Caught on the cusp between self/society, meticulously contrived and purposely styled, hair is crucial in the articulation of identity and difference. However, although ...
Mother Russia and the Socialist Fatherland: Women and the Communist Party of Canada, 1932-1941, with specific reference to the activism of Dorothy Livesay and Jim Watts
This dissertation traces a shift in the Communist Party of Canada, from the 1929 to 1935 period of militant class struggle (generally known as the ‘Third Period’) to the 1935-1939 Popular Front Against Fascism, a period ...