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The Biopolitics of Indigenous Reproduction: Colonial Discourse and the Overrepresentation of Indigenous Children in the Canadian Child Welfare System
From its inception, Canada's 'Indian policy' has sought to undermine the bond between indigenous children and their communities. Each era has seen a new reason and corresponding tactic to remove indigenous children. They ...
Righting' Sex-Ed in Ontario: Adult Anxiety Over Child and Adolescent Sexual Knowledge and the Government's Undemocratic Mismanagement of Ideological Pluralism
There is no doubt that relevant and up-to-date elementary school curriculum is vital for the adequate education and socialization of youth, however, when a society is characterized by ideological pluralism and multiple ...
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 ...
From Prometheus to Pistorius: a Genealogy of Physical Ability
(Fragile Frames + Monstrosities)ModernWar + (Flagged Bodies + Cyborgs)PostmodernWar = dis-AbilityCyborged
Topological Prosperity: Tracing the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America
This thesis synthesizes theoretical and methodological insights of actor-network theory with the political economy of communication in order to trace the history of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, ...
The Discursive Power of Risk: Rewriting the Goudge Report on Paediatric Death Investigation in Ontario
This study examines the mentalities and sensibilities of government that get (re)produced in one programmatic narrative about ‘child abuse’ and child homicide. It shows how a perspective of governance takes shape through ...
Learning to Live With Food Allergies: Negotiating Risk and Appropriating Expertise in Consumption Practices
This thesis presents a sociological framework for understanding food allergy. Food allergy is increasingly appearing on policy and media platforms in contemporary Western societies. Debates have emerged about the prevalence ...
A Mobile Army of Metaphors: Archiving, Sharing, and Distributing the Social in Digital Photography
This thesis charts the shifts in metaphors of memory associated with the digitization of personal photography – from ‘archiving’ to ‘sharing’ – developing a strong account of the role of metaphor in shaping cultural ...
Risk Governance and Border Security Policy Post 9/11: Beyond Borders in the Security Era
This paper utilizes a critical (political) discourse analysis to examine security dialogue as revealed through policy; in order to facilitate this task, the following publically available political documents will be analyzed: ...
Is the Whole World Still Watching? Explaining Police Violence During the Toronto G8/G20 Meetings
In recent years the G8 and G20 Summits have become important sites of protest and conflict. Extensive planning by police and protesters have transformed the public meaning of these yearly assemblies into large-scale ...