Sociology

 

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  • The Environics Institute for Survey Research (Environics InstituteArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    A second national survey conducted by The Environics Institute focusing on the experience of Muslims in Canada and how other Canadians view them. This 2016 survey updates the original research from 2006 and addresses ...
  • Low, Jacqueline; Malacrida, Claudia (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    [No abstract available]
  • Malacrida, Claudia (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    This article analyzes the processes of dehumanization that occurred in the Michener Center, a total institution for the purported care and training of people deemed to be mental defectives1 that operated in Alberta, ...
  • McDaniel, Susan A. (University of Alberta. Department of SociologyArts and ScienceUniversity of Utah, 2009)
    Some analysts lean toward comparative analyses of population aging, then draw potentialpolicy implications. Others lean in the direction of attention to differences in policy regimes and then consider implications of ...
  • McDaniel, Susan A. (University of Alberta. Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    No abstract available
  • MacDonald, Heidi; McDaniel, Susan A. (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceDepartment of HistoryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    The quest for self-knowledge has been a guiding principle throughout history. Plato acknowledged the duality of self-knowledge as both individual (the Delphic maxim “Know thyself”) and societal. “[I]f a Canadian is to ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    In this autoethnography, I consider the emotionality of sustaining and exacerbating an athletic injury. I interrogate youth sport experiences in which coaches and teammates lauded my willingness to play sport with little ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Moroz, Sara (Sage PublicationsArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    In this article, we analyze Canadian newspaper coverage of recent events in which backcountry adventurers have found themselves in need of assistance from rescue organizations. We interrogate discourses of risk and ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    In this autoethnography, I highlight the relationship between risk and responsibility in my gender project as I first take up, and then walk away from, BASE jumping. To address these issues, I write into a space of ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    This article undertakes a qualitative exploration of women’s and men’s songs in the skydiving community in order to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality in this context. Analyses reveal that men’s songs constrain ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (University of California PressArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    Exploring Lyng’s notion of “edgework,” this article draws on ethnographic data to explore the ways skydivers create and sustain the belief that they can maintain control while working the “edge” in this sport. The article ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs (Taylor & FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    In this article, we draw on participant observation and interview data to explore risk and social control in skydiving. We explore Lyng’s (1990) concept of edgework, and argue that too little attention has been paid to the ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    Recently, a number of researchers have drawn on Lyng’s (1990) theorization of the concept of edgework in explorations of voluntary risk activities in late modernity. Unfortunately, a theoretical consideration of how these ...
  • Martha, Cecile; Laurendeau, Jason (Human KineticsArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    This poper examined how risk sports practitioners, compared with those of the average sports participant, perceive their abilities to manage risks (AMR) and their vulnerability to a serious injury (VSI) whilst participating. ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Sharara, Nancy (SageArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    This article examines two action sports—skydiving and snowboarding—as cases of women on men’s turf and explores the construction of gender in the ways women negotiate space in these male-dominated arenas. It investigates ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Adams, Carly (Taylor and FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    This paper considers the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to deny women the opportunity to compete in ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing on a feminist Foucauldian ...
  • Malacrida, Claudia; Shields, Rachel; Dale, Georgia (University of LethbridgeArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    This training kit has evolved through several meetings, discussions, and workshops. It is compiled based upon several key documents including the CURA Living Archive on Eugenics (LAE) main protocol, interim workshop ...
  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Casey, David M.; Hodgins, David C.; Smith, Garry J.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; Wood, Robert T. (SpringerHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Alberta, 2008-12)
    Longitudinal research on the determinants of gambling behavior is sparse. This article briefly reviews the previous seventeen longitudinally designed studies, focusing on the methodology for each study. This is followed ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...

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