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This paper accompanies the authors original symphony for large orchestra, folkloric flux. Although primarily based on traditional symphonic formal and developmental features, folkloric flux also employs narrative to guide ...
The Persistence of American Economic Power in Global Capitalism: From the 1960s into the Twenty-First Century
This dissertation intervenes in the more than four decades-long debate on the decline or persistence of American economic power. It argues that we cannot move forward without reconceptualizing the nature of economic power ...
Contemporary Ruins: Politics and Aesthetics Beyond the Melancholy Imagination
This thesis attempts to elucidate the specificities of contemporary ruins using critical theory and cultural studies applied to various sites of analysis ranging from art and film to abandoned factories and disaster zones. ...
The Tragedy of Marx and Justice: A Critique of Marx's Failed Attempt to Dispense with Principles of Justice
In 'The Tragedy of Marx and Justice: A Critique of Marxs Failed Attempt to Dispense with Principles of Justice,' I critique Marxs belief that his theory of history, as well as the socialist society it would help to bring ...
Geopolitics, State-Formation and Economic Development in Quebec and Ontario
This dissertation challenges the prevailing periodization of Quebec and Ontario’s economic development in Canadian historiography by contrasting the specificity of capitalist social relations with the non-capitalist forms ...
On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin
This dissertation builds on the idea that there is much to be gained by bringing Western Marxism and Marxist theories of imperialism into engagement with each other through synthesis of the work of two key figures: Herbert ...