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Development, Capitalists and Extractive Rent: Class Struggles in Venezuela and Ecuador
Through a relational class perspective, this dissertation compares the evolution of the development models in Venezuela and Ecuador since the 1970s to better understand the significance of the recent turn to the left. Based ...
Party Reform and Political Realignment: The New Politics Movement in the Democratic Party
This dissertation offers an analysis of the New Politics movement to reform and realign the Democratic Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The central problem is to develop an understanding of the origins, nature, and ...
Women's Experiences with Breastfeeding Support: Conflicting Practices and Discourses
Drawing on insights from critical scholarship on medicalization and professionalization, this thesis explores women's experiences with breastfeeding support in the context of medical, institutional, health policy and ...
Recovering Richard Rorty's Sense of Experience
In this dissertation I critically examine Richard Rortys dismissal of the concept of experience following the linguistic turn. I challenge Rortys belief that all appeals to experience imply foundationalism and that we ...
Imagining the Unimaginable: Psychopathy, (Un)Criminality and the Body
Many scholars have noted that representations of crime and criminality cannot be divorced from considerations of power relations, especially in the way that they often reproduce derogatory and stereotypical images of ...
From Psychologism to Psychologization: Beyond the Boundaries of the Discipline and Practice of Psychology
This thesis provides a descriptive account of three waves of critiques of psychologism and psychologization that appeared throughout the 20th century from philosophers and sociologists. I examine these arguments chronologically ...