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A System Model for Subjective Wellbeing: Implications for the Industrialization of Creativity
In the early 21st century, the industrialization of creativity is a defining framework of economic and creative life in the global market. It drives policies and decisions in national and local governments, in workplace ...
Governance Through Participation: An Inquiry into the Social Relations of Community-Based Research
Community-based research (CBR) is consistently held up as a benchmark for socially just knowledge production. Calls for the intensification of and further institutionalization of CBR indicate the discursive value of ...
Film Noir as the Sovereign-Image of Empire: Cynicism, White Male Biopolitics, and the Neoliberal Cinematic Apparatus
This dissertation develops a theory of film noir as sovereign-image, a meta-generic and meta-cinematic discourse that confronts the viewer with the biopolitical ambivalence of the cinematic apparatus but enjoins her to ...
Solidarity is a Two Way Street
(Research for Citizenship blog, 2012-02-06)
Who Speaks for Libraries and Librarians.
Chemical Intimacies and Toxic Publics
In this dissertation, I detail how capitalism has turned pollution into a generally accepted form of violence perpetuated in the name of economic health. Complete with a corps of risk managers and environmental consultants, ...
Neoliberal Urbanism In Transforming Toronto?s Built Urban Landscape: The Case Of Yonge And Dundas Square
Scholars in the 1980s and 1990s often characterized Toronto as the 'city that works'. However, by the late 1990s there was a shift in policy by the provincial government to amalgamate Toronto's five neighbouring municipalities. ...
The Post-Politicization of Participation in Neoliberal Conservation: Cases from Canada and Thailand
The rescaling of conservation globally is engendering an increase in private sector stakeholders in conservation practice. Recent moves to allow private interests to develop and manage services within national parks have ...
Feminism for Sale: Commodity Feminism, Femininity, and Subjectivity
Today it is commonplace for the female consumer to be targeted using appropriated feminist discourses. This dissertation theorizes commodity feminism, a play on Marxs conception of commodity fetishism, at the intersections ...
The Ill Which Remains Within: Exploring the Limits of Hope as a Philosophical Basis for Education
Being particularly at home in critical theories of education, hope is invoked widely by theorists to render bearable perspectives of the politics and practices of education which leave the reader with little reason for ...