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Gender differences in motivations and perceived effects of Mind-Body Therapy (MBT) practice and views on integrative cardiac rehabilitation among acute coronary syndrome patients: Why do women use MBT?
(Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2008-12)
Background: Over one-third of cardiac patients practice Mind-Body Therapy (MBT), particularly women. Considering women are less likely to engage in conventional physical activity, few studies have examined why MBT is ...
Gender bias in cardiovascular advertisements
(Blackwell Publishing, 2004-11)
Rationale: Women with cardiovascular disease are treated less aggressively than men. The reasons for this disparity are unclear. Pharmaceutical advertisements may influence physician practices and patient care. Aims ...
Does Workplace Matter? Identities and Experiences of Bangladeshi Immigrant Women Operating Businesses in Toronto
This dissertation examines how the identities of Muslim Bangladeshi immigrant women who operate ethnic businesses in Toronto are related to their work locations. The notion of intersectionality provides an analytical terrain ...
This Is What We Know: Working from the Margins in Child Welfare
This study investigates the work processes of racialized child welfare workers within hierarchical institutions and involves an understanding of several day-to-day child welfare activities such as case decisions, work ...
"Empowered to Change the World for the Better": Gender, Citizenship, and Justice in Three Environmental Education Programs for Girls
This dissertation explores possibilities for environmental citizenship for girls. When environmental education emerged as a field of study in the 1970s, it articulated an environmentalism for young people based in the ...
Cardiac rehabilitation I: review of psychosocial factors
(Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2002-05)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause ofdeath and disability for women and men. There are gender differences in recovery from coronary events, which may be due physiological, sociodemographic, or psychosocial ...
Men Are More Likely to Be Homeless Than Women
Gender has an impact on people with mental illnesses. Men are more likely to be homeless than women. More social support needs to be provided to members of both genders
Top Reasons for Unmet Healthcare Need in Canada
Women, individuals with low income, and home renters are more likely to have unmet healthcare needs in Canada.
Healthy Relationships with Food Do Not Come Easily with Pressures from Work
Food work today is more complex than simply developing better habits. It involves looking at the nature of work today as well as gender relations.
Complicating Gender, Sport, and Social Inclusion: The Case for Intersectionality
(Cogitatio Press, 2017)
The following opinion piece concerns a reading of the work of Angela Davis and its application to the research on sport and social inclusion. It has the following aims: first, we use her work to argue that racism, as ...
Sacred Camp: Transgendering Faith in a Philippine Festival
(Cambridge University Press, 2007-02-01)
By embodying the paradoxes found in three webs of signification – panaad (devotional promise), sacred camp and carnivalesque during the Ati-atihan festival – Augusto Diangson, an individual of the ‘third sex’, was able to ...
Exploring the Service Experiences of Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Study
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have complex service needs across the lifespan. The specific experiences of women with ASD, however, remain largely unknown. This concurrent mixed-methods dissertation ...
The Sexual Politics of Clinical Psychoanalysis and Transgender Mental Health
Perversion is derived from the Latin pervertere which means to turn around and has been broadly conceptualized as that which deviates or wavers from an original course. One could argue that the perverse is fundamentally ...
The Untold Story. Intergenerational Trauma And Black Women
The Untold Story, is an autoethnographic portfolio comprised of an exhibit, a filmed performance, a photobook and an essay. In these works, I employ family narratives, art making, analysis of secondary resources and community ...
Archiving the "Sweet" Candy-Loving Matinee Girl: Fashion, Confectionaries, and Fan Scrapbooking in Urban American Culture, 1880-1915
A product of Broadway theatre and celebrity culture in New York City, the matinee girla fashionable city dweller and a theatre-loving girlfirst emerged in popular media at the end of the nineteenth century. She was both a ...
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 ...
Qof Ma Dhiban: Somali Orality And The Delineation Of Power
This Major Research Paper (MRP) explores Somali origin myths as a site through which to track the formation, maintenance and transmission of power. It places into conversation colonial anthropological texts and Somali oral ...
The Root of Excellence: An Interpretive Approach to Understanding Elder Care within Transnational Chinese Families in Canada
Situated at the intersection between globalization and demographic aging, this dissertation seeks to add a critical and interdisciplinary voice to the vibrant conversation on the topic of elder care. It weaves the complex ...
Life Moving Forward: Soviet Karelia in the Letters & Memoirs of Finnish North Americans
In the first years of the 1930s, some 6500 Finnish Canadians and Finnish Americans moved to Soviet Karelia, motivated by the economic depression and the dream of participating in the building of a Finnish-led workers’ ...
"You Are Your Own Alternative": Performance, Pleasure, and the American Counterculture, 1965-1975
“You Are Your Own Alternative” examines influential countercultural groups in the 1960s and 1970s. In opposition to historians who dismiss the politics of the counterculture and blame the counterculture for contributing ...