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Emerging Voices: Reading Canadian Youth Online
“Emerging Voices: Reading Canadian Youth Online” examines digital youth-generated cultural content, including text, intertext, visual art, photography and tweets. I argue that youth are not simply passive recipients of ...
Tragic America: Terror, Metaphor, and the Contemporary American Novel
Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the literature of the United States has become increasingly concerned with telling tragic stories. While the literature written about the attacks is considerable and operates as ...
Mapping Vulnerability, Picturing Place: Negotiating safety in the post-immigration phase
This thesis examines the experiences and interpretations of place of immigrant women in Kingston and Peterborough, Ontario. Immigrant women in smaller Canadian cities contend with a varied and unique set of circumstances ...
Using General Strain Theory to Understand Drug and Alcohol Use in Canada: An Examination of how Strain, its Conditioning Variables and Gender are Interrelated
This thesis uses the Canadian Drugs and Alcohol survey conducted in 1994 by Statistics Canada to explore how Agnew’s (1992, 2001, 2006) general strain theory can help to understand drug and alcohol use in Canada. Agnew ...
Promoting equity in introductory physics: An identity perspective on learning physics and learning to teach
If the goal of teaching introductory physics is to help every student have successful learning experiences, then we need to answer at least two key questions to achieve this goal. First, what instructional strategies will ...
The Price of Loyalty: A Gendered Analysis of Consumer Surveillance
Consumer surveillance, seen in the social sorting capabilities of loyalty marketing, is gendered. Using Canadian examples, gender is added to the existing literature on social sorting in relation to class (Burrows and Gane ...
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 ...
Students’ Beliefs About Learning and Intelligence: an Examination of Academic Stream, Gender, LD Status, and Achievement
In the present study, the researcher examined the motivational variables of students within the Ontario Secondary School system, where groups based on course stream, LD status, gender, and achievement level were compared. ...
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.
Sexual Scripts and Structured Action: Exploring Gendered Language in Cases of Female Sexual Offending
Few research studies have examined female sexual offending. Furthermore, most of what we know about sexual offending is based on male perpetrators. Our conceptions of female criminals who act outside their designated sexual ...