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GENDER, CHRISTIANITIES, AND NEO/LIBERAL HEGEMONY: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF GENDER DISCOURSE IN A UNITED CHURCH WOMEN’S GROUP
This thesis explores the potential for ethico-politically committed cultural critique in investigating lived experiences of gender in the hegemonic global north, where the neo/liberal rhetoric of sexual equality tends to ...
PLACE MARKETING AND PLACE MAKING: TORONTO, TOURISM, AND THE FRACTURED GAZE
This thesis is an empirical and theoretical investigation into the changing trends in place marketing as it relates to urban tourism, particularly in the city of Toronto. It begins by exploring broader discourses to do ...
Voluntourism: The Visual Economy of International Volunteer Programs
This thesis examines images of volunteer tourism—or voluntourism—on internet sites and describes how the photographs that appear on them contribute to maintaining global systems of power. Voluntourism is defined as either ...
The Last Triangle: Sex, Money and the Politics of Pubic Hair
This paper provides the theoretical component to a blog I wrote as part of an academic program in Cultural Studies for a period from March 2, 2011 until September 30, 2011. Called The Last Triangle: Sex, Money and the ...
Playing Soldier?: Combining Theatre and Theory to Explore the Experiences of Women in the Military
This thesis explores the experiences of women in the military using narratives published by military servicewomen from Canada and the United States. The success of traditionally “female” bodies in combat-related trades in ...
Clarity and Cacophony in Canadian Literacy Discourse: New Directions for a National Literacy Policy
This thesis explores the varied and often conflicting ways in which literacy is addressed in Canadian discourse in order to propose a progressive way forward for Canadian literacy policy. The historically conventional ...