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Still Dying for a Living: Shaping Corporate Criminal Liability After the Westray Mine Disaster
This dissertation critically interrogates the assumptions, agendas and relations of power that shaped Bill C-45, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (criminal liability of organizations), revisions to the Criminal Code of ...
Mutual Augmentation of Surveillance Practices on Social Media
Social media services like Facebook mark the continued domestication of surveillance technology. Facebook has been remarkably successful at establishing a presence within a variety of social settings, including the ...
Constituting Governable Subjects: Foucault and Governmentality’s Account of ‘Governing through Freedom’ and the Case of the Indigenous Populations of Canada
In 1978, Michel Foucault introduced his genealogy of the modern state, or alternatively, what he termed governmentality in which politics is understood as the product of rationalities which make up rule. Foucault’s ...
Urban Regeneration in Toronto: Rebuilding the Social in Regent Park
This thesis presents a critical exploration of the ‘revitalization’ of Toronto’s Regent Park. Regent Park is Canada’s oldest and largest government subsidized housing development. Originally designed in 1947, Toronto City ...
The Media and The Postmodern Athlete: A Political Economic Analysis of Mia Hamm and David Beckham
Sport has become so deeply in engrained in Western culture that society’s understanding of it has become permeated with common sense. Deromanticizing the idea of sport, researchers have recently come to study sport as a ...
This project critically evaluates sociological and biological epistemological approaches to the study of mental health and illness, such as anti-psychiatry, social constructivism, Actor Network Theory, neuroscience, and ...
In The Mounties We Trust: A Study of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability
Police and Canadian citizens often clash during protests sometimes resulting in violent outcomes. Due to the nature of those altercations, there are few other events that require oversight more than the way police clash ...
PANIC ATTACK: A MICRO-SITUATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE VIOLENT ACTIONS OF POLICE
The use of force by police has been explored through a range of social science perspectives. However, the majority of those perspectives have failed to account for the impact that situational factors have on the use of ...
FROM PROMETHEUS TO PISTORIUS: A GENAELOGY OF PHYSICAL ABILITY
(Fragile Frames + Monstrosities)ModernWar + (Flagged Bodies + Cyborgs)PostmodernWar = dis-AbilityCyborged
Radio Frequency Identification as Surveillance: A Critical Analysis of Myth and Risk in an Emerging Technology
Radiofrequency identification (RIFD) is a significant player in the spread of computation out of the box and into the environment and is becoming a key component in what some have titled the “digital era”. In its capacity ...