Sociology and Anthropology - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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Patient identification, coping strategies, and well-being among institutionalized old people

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1991
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) - / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Health and healing at work : social negotiations in families of Mexican American migrant farmworkers

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1991
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) - / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Dissenting voices : new reproductive technology and feminist analyses

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1991
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) - / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

The transnational identities and ethnocultural capital of Zainichi residing in Vancouver, Canada

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2005
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The zainichi are descendents of colonial Koreans in Japan. This thesis employs sernistructured interviews, transnational theory and Bourdieu's conception of cultural capital to construct a qualitative analysis of zainichi identity representations. This thesis suggests that symbolic Koreanness acts as a severe 'deficit' that is frequently held against one's equal inclusion in Japan because Japan's national symbolic structure seems to exclude the possibility that zainichi can be fully Japanese, and that an undeniable, systemic pattern of zainichi suffering has arisen in Japan partly through a malfeasance in the state's wielding of symbolic power. Transnationalism, and the Bourdiean concepts of cultural capital and practice are employed to investigate the apparent paradox of a zainichi acquisition of formidable Japanese cultural capital and generally equally large deficits in the capital necessary to gain them distinction or membership in Korea or a Korean diaspora, combined with their being identified as symbolic representatives of Korea.

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Sociology/Anthropology Department - Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Working on the margins: the politics of volunteer work at an inner city community centre

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1989
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Employment training and women methadone clients: En/countering neoliberal discourse

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2005
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This thesis explores employment training in British Columbia in relation to the experiences of women methadone clients. This study utilizes critical perspectives and qualitative analysis to focus on the convergence of human capital and therapeutic discourses at the site of employmentreadiness training. The research is based on a discursive analysis of several texts, an interview with the director of a career exploration program designed for those with addiction issues, and interviews with three women methadone clients who took part in a variety of employmentreadiness programs. I illustrate how dominant discourses frame minimal efforts to re-integrate low-income groups and substance users into the labour market. The analysis also shows how practices reconstitute or resist dominant discourses. I argue that human capital theory and therapeutic discourse are powerful frameworks obscuring the structural barriers that women on methadone encounter.

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Sociology/Anthropology Department - Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

The eclipse of social theory : the influence of Nietzsche on postmodern thought

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1993
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) - / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)