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Notes on a Symposium: Undisciplined 2015
This publication is a culmination of articles and reviews submitted by Queen's University students in response to the Cultural Studies Graduate Symposium, Undisciplined 2015.
Leveraging New Media Towards Positive Body Image
Contemporary Western consumer culture frequently promotes monolithic and unrealistic body standards for women. Traditional and mainstream beauty and fashion industries advertise the “ideal” body type as very thin, white, ...
#DressCodePM & Re-Framing The Niqab: News Sources, Hashtag Activism, and Media Representation
This thesis originates from my interest in exploring how minorities are using social media to talk back to mainstream media. This study examines whether hashtags that trend on Twitter may impact how news stories related ...
Performing Pedagogies and Exploring Embodied Knowledge as Curatorial Investigation
Performing Pedagogies was a week-long performance and exhibition series I organized that took place in Kingston, Ontario between March 15th - March 20th 2016. The motivation for this project came from a desire to explore ...
The Personal Politics of Spirituality: On the Lived Relationship Between Contemporary Spirituality and Social Justice Among Canadian Millennials
In the last quarter century, a steadily increasing number of North Americans, when asked their religious affiliation, have self-identified as “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR). Resultantly, a wealth of literature on the ...
Towards an Ecological Pedagogy: Body Movement for Ecological Consciousness
This paper examines the moving body as a vehicle for raising ecological consciousness. Due to the modern over-preoccupation with the pursuit of rational aims, human interactions with the surrounding environment increasingly ...
Organic Surveillance: Security and Myth in the Rural
This project looks at the ways Northeastern Ontario citizens in rural communities regulate their private property through traditional and contemporary surveillance means. Through art and objects, this project allows viewers ...
"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 ...
Everyday Enchantments and Secular Magic in Montréal
In this thesis I argue that dominant ways of imagining modernity constitute a modern imaginary that carries with it particular expectations concerning modern places, spaces, emotions, and affects as well as expectations ...
Dumpcano: Waste Management and Environmental Justice in Iqaluit
On May 20, 2014, the Iqaluit dump lit itself on fire, burning for 178 days. ‘Dumpcano’ as it was nicknamed, cannot be seen in isolation: Iqaluit is surrounded by unremediated dump sites, left behind from both the Canadian ...