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The Politics of Shopping: What Consumers Learn about Identity, Globalization, and Social Change

The Politics of Shopping: What Consumers Learn about Identity, Globalization, and Social Change

1st Edition

Kaela Jubas
December 18, 2017

This revised version of Kaela Jubas’ award winning dissertation focuses on contemporary shopping practices, analyzing the ways concerned shoppers think about globalization, consumption, and their personal effect on the status quo. By using numerous examples from modern advertising, interviews with...

Reuben's Fall: A Rhizomatic Analysis of Disobedience in Kindergarten

Reuben's Fall: A Rhizomatic Analysis of Disobedience in Kindergarten

1st Edition

Sheri L Leafgren
October 15, 2011

This study offers a lens on two kindergarten classrooms, examining moments of disobedience as children interacted with children, their teachers, and the space and time elements of the classroom environments. Through Eisner’s educational criticism, author Sherry Leafgren also examines the elements...

The Wounds of Exclusion: Poverty, Women’s Health, and Social Justice

The Wounds of Exclusion: Poverty, Women’s Health, and Social Justice

1st Edition

Colleen Reid
September 15, 2009

This participant observer study chronicles the stories of a group of poor Canadian women, their experience with exclusion by health and social service providers, and their involvement in a feminist action research project....

When a Baby Dies of SIDS: The Parents’ Grief and Search for Reason

When a Baby Dies of SIDS: The Parents’ Grief and Search for Reason

1st Edition

Karen Martin
September 15, 2007

The cause of the number-one killer of apparently healthy infants between the ages of one week and one year—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)—continues to defy science. This cruel mystery intensifies an already painful experience for bereaved parents, who frequently blame themselves for their baby...

Positioning Identities: Lesbians' and Gays' Experiences with Mental Health Care

Positioning Identities: Lesbians' and Gays' Experiences with Mental Health Care

1st Edition

Hazel K Platzer
April 30, 2006

How do lesbians and gays negotiate their sexual identities in mental health care contexts? How do they manage the institutional homophobia and heterosexism embedded in health care practice and practitioners? Using interpretive phenomenology, Hazel Platzer overturns limiting dualisms to describe the...

Poor and Pregnant in New Delhi, India

Poor and Pregnant in New Delhi, India

1st Edition

Helen Vallianatos
April 30, 2006

In this innovative contribution to the study of food, gender, and power, Helen Vallianatos meticulously documents cultural values and beliefs, dietary practaices, and the nutritional and health status of mothers in Indian squatter settlements. She explores both large-scale forces—incorporating...

Cultural Diversity and Discourse Practices in Grade Nine

Cultural Diversity and Discourse Practices in Grade Nine

1st Edition

Lynne V Wiltse
February 28, 2005

In the classroom, knowledge is widely distributed among the students and teacher, but is difficult to share across linguistic and cultural barriers. Seeking paths across these barriers, Lynne Wiltse meticulously explores the question: What is the discourse frame in which students and teachers work?...

The Pedagogic Principal

The Pedagogic Principal

1st Edition

Rodney Evans
January 01, 1999

Using an innovative research strategy including empirical, interpretive, and narrative strands, Rod Evans reorients studies of educational administration that have been dominated by organizational theory originating in the world of industry and commerce. Building on a foundation of pedagogical and...

The Folkloral Voice

The Folkloral Voice

1st Edition

Ian William Sewall
June 30, 1998

In this narrative collage of ancient and contemporary storytelling, modern theory, and personal reflection, Ian William Sewall seeks to infuse western pedagogy with a folkloral teaching voice. Through multilayered conversations with individuals and groups—traditional storytellers, teachers,...

A Visual Narrative Concerning Curriculum, Girls, Photography Etc.

A Visual Narrative Concerning Curriculum, Girls, Photography Etc.

1st Edition

Hedy Bach
June 30, 1998

This multi-genre book is a deconstructive project that reveals the elisions, blind spots, and loci within the complex web of daily life of four schoolgirls. The girls, who attend school and actively connect their learning to the study of art, drama, ballet and music programs in and out of school,...

Giving Comfort and Inflicting Pain

Giving Comfort and Inflicting Pain

1st Edition

Irena Madjar
June 30, 1998

This phenomenological study describes the lived experience of pain inflicted in the context of medically prescribed treatment, and it explores the meanings of such pain for patients who endured it and for nurses whose actions contributed to its generation. Thus, it presents a thematic description...

Mourning the Dreams: How Parents Create Meaning from Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infant Death

Mourning the Dreams: How Parents Create Meaning from Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Early Infant Death

1st Edition

Claudia Malacrida
June 30, 1998

Mourning the Dreams is an accessible and moving account of parents’ experiences of grief and recovery after losing an infant during pregnancy, childbirth, or within the first month of life. Drawing from the sociology of emotions, health research and psychology, her own experience, and a range of...

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