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Speaking Together: Exploring Discourses of 'Dutchness' in Language Learning, Voluntarism, and Active Citizenship
My dissertation examines everyday understandings of citizenship as expressed by voluntary Dutch language coaches in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Based on thirteen months of ethnographic research, the primary methods used ...
An Amikwa Family Through Their Eyes: An Auto-ethnographic Study of an Indigenous Community in Northern Ontario Canada
This work is focused on the lived experience in Northern Ontario, on the Pickerel River. The Mcquabbie Family history is used as a platform for discussing larger socio-political issues directly connected to person-hood, ...
"You Owe It to Yourself": Discourses of Hope and Work in Brain Injured Individuals' Experiences With Brain Training Games
Brain training is a multi-million dollar market, with products that boast claims to enhance cognitive functions through the power of neuroplasticity. In this MA research I explore the experiences of individuals with an ...
Hamdard and Unani: The Contested Terrain of Indo-Muslim Medical Knowledge
This thesis is a historical anthropological study of the Indian branch of herbal pharmaceutical company Hamdard. I examine Hamdards commercial representation of the Indo-Islamic tradition of medicine called Unani, through ...