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Out On The Land: Income, Subsistence Activities, And Food Sharing Networks In Nain, Labrador, Kirk Dombrowski, Emily Channell, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, Evan Misshula Jan 2013

Out On The Land: Income, Subsistence Activities, And Food Sharing Networks In Nain, Labrador, Kirk Dombrowski, Emily Channell, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, Evan Misshula

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

In recent Inuit ethnography, a major concern has been how and to what extent contemporary Inuit participate in and depend on subsistence activities, particularly in the context of increasing wage employment and growing participation in the cash economy. This paper provides an analysis of these activities in the predominately Inuit community of Nain, Labrador. Using social network data and demographic information collected between January and June 2010, we examine the interconnections between subsistence activities—obtaining “country food” through activities such as hunting, fishing, and collecting—with access to the means of obtaining subsistence resources (such as snow mobiles, cabins, and ...


Topological And Historical Considerations For Infectious Disease Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users In Bushwick, Brooklyn (Usa), Kirk Dombrowski, Richard Curtis, Samuel Friedman, Bilal Khan Jan 2013

Topological And Historical Considerations For Infectious Disease Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users In Bushwick, Brooklyn (Usa), Kirk Dombrowski, Richard Curtis, Samuel Friedman, Bilal Khan

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Recent interest by physicists in social networks and disease transmission factors has prompted debate over the topology of degree distributions in sexual networks. Social network researchers have been critical of “scale-free” Barabasi-Albert approaches, and largely rejected the preferential attachment, “rich-get-richer” assumptions that underlie that model. Instead, research on sexual networks has pointed to the importance of homophily and local sexual norms in dictating degree distributions, and thus disease transmission thresholds. Injecting Drug User (IDU) network topologies may differ from the emerging models of sexual networks, however. Degree distribution analysis of a Brooklyn, NY, IDU network indicates a different topology than ...


Internet Shopping Learning Model : Theory Building Study Using A Phenomenological Research Method, Elise Fereti Puni Jan 2013

Internet Shopping Learning Model : Theory Building Study Using A Phenomenological Research Method, Elise Fereti Puni

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This research builds a model of how some consumers learn Internet shopping for purchasing physical goods. Phenomenological interviews are conducted to formulate an Internet Shopping Learning Model (ISLM). Internet shopping results from a learning process comprised of four stages, before, perceived barriers, during and becoming stages. Early stages of learning centre on an enabling process comprising influencing factors: motivational drivers; perceived usefulness; ease of use; social groups and media; attitude towards Internet shopping; prior knowledge and experience; trust propensity; familiarity; and qualifying trust. Qualifying trust is the key factor in determining whether or not a consumer adopts Internet shopping.


Monumentalising Language : Visitor Experience And Meaning Making At The Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Stephen John Smith Jan 2013

Monumentalising Language : Visitor Experience And Meaning Making At The Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Stephen John Smith

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The overarching aim of the thesis has been to investigate the ways in which a feature of intangible cultural heritage, language, can be made into material form as a visitor attraction through the process of ‘monumentalisation’. A phenomenological, hermeneutic methodological approach was taken to observe visitors as they interacted with the Monument, detailing their activities, reactions and performances. Visitors’ interpretations of the ATM occurred as an outcome of an interactive process which includes their corporeal and sensorial encounters with the Monument coupled with their intellectual or cognitive perceptions or understandings. Visitors were observed and also interviewed about their experiences, impressions ...


The Effects Of Public Self-Consciousness And Embarrassability On College Student Drinking: Evidence In Support Of A Protective Self-Presentational Model, Lizabeth A. Crawford, Katherine B. Novak Jan 2013

The Effects Of Public Self-Consciousness And Embarrassability On College Student Drinking: Evidence In Support Of A Protective Self-Presentational Model, Lizabeth A. Crawford, Katherine B. Novak

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

In this article we examine the effects of public self-consciousness (PSC) and a cross-situational reactivity to embarrassing encounters (EMB) on college students’ levels of alcohol consumption by levels of perceived peer drinking. The analysis of self-report data from two undergraduate samples (n = 118 and n = 195) yielded virtually identical results and suggests that PSC and EMB affect alcohol use primarily among students with friends who drink heavily. Among these individuals, our findings are consistent with a protective self-presentational model. While PSC increased levels of alcohol consumption among students who believed drinking to be prevalent within their social circle if they ...


Values, Voice And Choice : Western Arrernte Outstation Engagement In The Northern Territory Intervention, Annie Elizabeth Kennedy Jan 2013

Values, Voice And Choice : Western Arrernte Outstation Engagement In The Northern Territory Intervention, Annie Elizabeth Kennedy

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This study examines engagement with the state from a remote, Aboriginal perspective. It aims to foster a better understanding of how we work with, not what we do to Aboriginal people. Set in the context of everyday outstation lives in the Central Australian desert, the study privileges the voices of Western Arrernte men and women as they encounter three of the reforms introduced under the Howard Government’s contentious 2007 Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) and its continuation over the next two years under the incoming Rudd Labor Government.

Through narratives of outstation encounters with the myriad of policy reforms ...


An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards Jan 2013

An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards

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The Rock and Water Program (RWP) was used as a means of contacting 187 rural adolescent males from four schools on the north coast of NSW in order to explore their views relating to anger and aggression as well as their perception of the RWP, which is a popular program used with boys in Australian schools. Working with focus group participants showed that historical-cultural attitudes have a direct impact on this cohorts experience and expression of anger while also impacting their views related to learning activities and programs.

A qualitative research methodology was utilized where focus groups were the method ...


Digital Underground: Musical Spaces And Microscenes In The Postindustrial City, David Grazian Dec 2012

Digital Underground: Musical Spaces And Microscenes In The Postindustrial City, David Grazian

David Grazian

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