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Acquiring Capital in Racialized Groups

Symbolic capital can be understood as a form of capital established by prestige and aligning with the values held in a community, while cultural capital includes assets such as style, education, and physical appearance. While CJ Pascoe and Evelyn Nakano Glenn both look at issues pertaining to a desire for...

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Universal Morality and Cannibalism

David Velleman in Foundations for Moral Relativism proposes his own form of relativism that does not view differences from culture to culture as disagreements and that also supports the existence of local truths about what you ought to do, which are indexical to the here and now. Through the process...

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Gender and Foodwork

In questioning whether anything has changed for women and men in terms of foodwork, there must be a starting point in mind from which contemporary foodwork may differ. Relative to agrarian farm families, yes, traditional gender roles and foodwork have changed to some degree. However, if we are comparing the...

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Childcare Services in Canada: Politics, Media, and the Public

For many years, the Region of Peel has received one-third to one-half less of the provincial funding for childcare services than the rest of Ontario, leaving families without accessible childcare or sufficient subsidization (Region of Peel, 2011a; Region of Peel, 2011b). The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Task Force...

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Gay-Straight Alliances and School Climate

It seems widely understood that queer-identified youth experience a tremendous amount of harassment and violence within school systems and there is a significantly higher rate of suicide within this population. While many schools have implemented various support systems, such as Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), it is still questionable whether these programs...

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Immersion in Performance

Understanding certain theatrical styles requires more than outlining elements and techniques; rather, it demands an analysis of objective. While Immersive Theatre and Theatre of Confluence share many theatrical elements and procedures, their raisons d’être are clearly distinct. Gareth White, in “On Immersive Theatre”, looks at “architectural interiors: extensive environments which...

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Consumer Culture, Gender Socialization, and Yu-Gi-Oh Cards

As Christine Williams writes in her ethnography Inside Toyland, “the toy store provides a window into the socialization of the next generation of consumers” (2006:8).  In my opinion, this quote holds true as the development of my peer group in elementary school was strongly due to our shared interest in...

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Suppression of Past and Present in Feed

The characters in M. T. Anderson’s Feed are exclusively occupied in the concerns of the present day. Their reliance on the feed seems to be connected to how engrossed they are in the now. This preoccupation exists as a social norm, nourished by corporations. To look to the future or...