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HEALTH, APPEARANCE AND FITNESS PRACTICES: HOW CLASS AND GENDER ARE REPRESENTED IN FOUR YOUNG WOMEN’S UNDERSTANDINGS 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 ...
The Reproduction of Social Disadvantage in South Africa: mapping consumer credit scoring onto the ANC’s policy of ‘social transformation’
South Africa has the continent’s most sophisticated banking and credit systems with approximately 19 million credit-active consumers. Their credit profiles are based on automated algorithmic assessments that generate data ...
Making 'Mr. Hockey': Race, Gender, Class, and Nation in Media Representations of Gordie Howe
In this dissertation I study media representations of Gordie Howe, also known as ‘Mr. Hockey,’ who has been an idealized image of a hockey player and a ‘true’ Canadian during the Canadian postwar era. By taking Howe as ...