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HEALTH, FITNESS, NEOLIBERALISM AND NICHE MARKETS: DOES PLANET FITNESS DELIVER?
In today’s neoliberal climate, a burgeoning health consciousness pervades American society. Health and fitness discourses are increasingly framed through neoliberal ideologies, contributing to the rise of “healthism”. This ...
Manufacturing Ideologies of the "Bad" Mother in Ontario Child Welfare
In Canada, under the guise of austerity measures, the state is increasingly distancing itself from the responsibility of helping families raise their children (Vandenbeld Giles 2012; Walmsley and Tessier 2015). This ...
What's love got to do with it?!: Teaching as a 'labour of love' and Ontario's 2012-13 labour disputes.
The following entails a “historico-critical” (Foucault  2010:46) analysis of the connection between teaching and love encapsulated in public, political and media discourses during the 2012-13 education labour disputes ...
Opinions of Surveillance in the Pre-Snowden Era: A Three-Country Comparative Analysis
The field of surveillance studies as a whole is sorely lacking empirical data. This thesis includes and analyzes data of public opinions of surveillance across the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom. ...