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  • Ramp, William (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    Food security is now commonly seen as one of the defining global issues of the century, intertwined with population and consumption shifts, climate change, environmental degradation, water scarcity, and the geopolitics ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeArts and Science, 2004-06-23)
    The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ramp, William (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of Religious Life examines a fundamental intercalation of selfhood, sociality and cosmology, but as a response to a particular political context, it may also speak to contemporary issues of ...
  • Low, Jacqueline; Malacrida, Claudia (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    [No abstract available]
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • 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 ...
  • McDaniel, Susan A. (University of Alberta. Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    No abstract available
  • Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs; Laurendeau, Jason; Keown, Leslie-Anne (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Expressions of anxieties are examined in the realms of crime, health and home safety. We consider protective behaviours that individuals undertake in each of these realms as potential outlets for the expression of anxiety; ...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ramp, William; Harrison, Trevor W. (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    This article argues the Canadian government’s decision in 2010 to eliminate the mandatory long-form census constitutes a mobilizing appeal to libertarian populism commensurate not only with neoliberal concepts of ...
  • 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 ...

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