Honours Theses in Main Office

Most of these works are available in the office of the administrative assistants.  Follow link for guidance with your own thesis.

2016

  • Laurenne Mercier, Look Out For Him, He’s a Hockey Player (Harling Stalker)
  • Jason Fitzpatrick, Restraints and Resistance: The Struggle Between NL, Universities and Student Activism (Bantjes)
  • Conor MacAdam, Never Run From Nothing but the Police: Neoliberalism, Selective Small Government, and the Collapse of the American Inner City (Marmura)
  • Emily MacEachern, Returning the Favour: Understanding the Effects of the Life Course on the Father-Son Relationship, Male Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease (Phyne)
  • Taylor DeCheif, The Contemporary Production of Death: The Emotional Exchange of Consumption (Cormack)
  • Dayna Barnes, Leaving Youth in a Boat Without a Paddle; The Impact Atlantic Rurality is Having on Youth

2015

  • Lukas Knopp, Agents of Chaos: Towards a Technological Ecology (Bantjes)
  • Jocelyn MacDonald, Don’t Kid Yourself, You’re Not That Generous - The Bread and Circuses of Charity
  • Jillisa-Mae Skinner, “Where do you tan?": The Dialectic of Biracialism (Lynes)
  • Hannah Davison, Conspicuous Busyness: The Privilege of Busyness in a Network Society (Mallory)
  • Audrey Michaud, Travel, Colonialism and Issues of Justice: Unpacking the Neo-Colonial Suitcase (Lynes)

2014

  • Megan Innes, Culture and OCD: A Sociological Insight into Obsession and Compulsion, (Olstead)
  • Cianna Dornan, "You just don't get it": The X-Ring as a symbol of Modernity, (Cormack)
  • Melissa Horsman, Sex, Spirit and St.FX: An Ethnographic Discussion of Student Attitudes Toward Collegiate Social Culture, (Cormack)
  • Natalie Cameron, Who Has The Power?: Constructing the Meaning and Definition of Older Adult Abuse, (Phyne)

      

2013

  • Panteleimon (Peter) Karambelas, Strangers and Intimacy in the Age of Networking (Mallory)
  • Wan Li, Rethinking Cultural Imperialism: A Challenge to a New Era (Lynes)
  • Janelle M. MacDonnell, Redefining Childhood Obesity: Ending the Blame Game (Phyne)
  • Jill Matheson, "I'm the Father? D'oh!": Analyzing Modern Fatherhood in Animated Sitcoms (Olstead)
  • Wenfei Yu, The Valuing of Women: Nushu and the Administration of Women in China Today (Cormack)

2011

  • Samantha M. E. Leonard, "Some of the Best Times I'll Never Remember": The Culture of Drinking at a Small University (Harling Stalker)
  • James Alexander Trapnell Roddick, Discipline as Morality: Examining "Going to the Gym" as an Ethical Practice (Mallory)
  • Ellen Taylor, Erasing the Feminine: Men's Experience of Self in Initiation Rites (Olstead)

 

2010

  • Chantal Aucoin, Like Mother, Like Daughter?: The Intergenerational Transfer of Knowledge, Skills and Values Related to the Division and Completion of Housework (Verberg)
  • James Bray, Crude Reality: Contamination, Networking and Resistance in the Ecuadorian Amazon (Bantjes)
  • Janine DeLorey, Made from Scratch: Unalienated Cooking Labour in the Capitalist Context (Lynes)
  • Robert Joseph MacEachern, Mi’kmaq Moose (tia’m) Hunting (netukulit)and Community Relations (Bantjes)
  • Ashlie Redden, The war may be over but the battles have just begun: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Reports (Olstead)

 

2009

  • Alexandra (Xandi) Danielle Capistrano, The Measure of Success in First-Generation Canadians in the Arts (Harling Stalker)
  • Simon Taylor Coulombe, State of the Union: Marriage preparation as discourse of risk (MacDonald)
  • Kendra Gottschall, Parental Experiences of Educating Children with Disabilities (Harling Stalker)
  • Patricia Hoyland, Media and Moral Panic: The Social Construction of Paedophilia on Prime Time Television (Olstead)
  • Lisa P. Rankin, Don't Rock the Boat: Power Relationships within the Lobster and Snowcrab Industries of Mabou, Nova Scotia (Phyne)
  • Jessica Ratushniak, The Photographic Self: Images as Altering our Consciousness (Lynes)
  • Elizabeth D. Robinson, Media Deviance and the Construction of Youth: A Case Study of the Nunn Commission (Marmura)
  • Francois Sealy, Blood in the Machine: Configuring the Machinic and Organic Categories from the 18th to the 21st Century (Bantjes)

 

2008

  • Heather L. Capstick, Makeover Rescue!: Making Over the Makeover Literature (and Saving the Audience) (Cormack)
  • Judith M. Hines, Butch in the Streets, Femme in the Sheets: Analyzing Gender Roles in Lesbian Couples (Examining The L Word) (Gottschall)
  • Sarah K. Hughes, Femininity as a Commodity: A Qualitative Analysis of Feminine Gender Stereotypes and Expectations in Magazine Advertisments (Gottschall)
  • Melissa M. MacLean, Youth is Not a Crime: A Case Study of Skateboarding Activism in Moncton, New Brunswick (Verberg)
  • Holly Medieros, In Search of the Souls of StFX Folk: Living Under the Veil of Constructed Irrationality (Cormack)
  • Erin L. Murphy, The Diamond Right-hand Ring: Unearthing the Connection Between Commodities and Meaning (Phyne)
  • Erica H. Ward, To Elicit the Implicit: The Textual Construction of Blindness (MacDonald)

 

2007

  • Erin Draper, "Accessories Sold Separately": Fetishizing Barbie and a Deconstruction of the Secret Thereof (Gottschall)
  • Amy Gibbons, Gender Dynamics of Paying the Bill (Verberg)
  • Luke Leslie, A Problem of Discipline: A Sociological Analysis of Regulation of Student Behaviour at St. Francis Xavier University (Phyne)
  • Jan MacDougall, Managing Specificity: An Analysis of the Governance of Disability in the Public Education Systerm (Lynes)
  • Danielle Wiseman, "Identity Formation and the Commodity Form" or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog (Cormack)
  • Ashley Young, Justifying Injustices: The Utility of Impoverishment (Lynes)

 

2006

  • Lenore Burke, Local Fishing for Global Markets: Herring Roe Production and Management in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Implications of the Japanese Seafood Market (Phyne)
  • Jennifer Hines, Taking Money out of Their Pockets:  A Standpoint Feminist Analysis of Single Mothers’ Experience with the Employment Support and Income Assistance Program in Nova Scotia (Verberg)
  • Allison A. MacDonald, Wounded Workers: Narrating Injury in Everyday Life (Titchkosky)
  • Carly E. MacDonald, Body-Knowledge and Identity (Michalko)
  • Rebecca MacDonald, Racism in the Press: The Halifax Riots (Calliste)
  • Patrick B. McLane, Geeks and Sociology: The Reflexive Imagination (Cormack)
  • Jeanna Parsons, Searching for Revolutionary Consciousness: A Closer Look at the Role and Responsibility of the Intellectual within Society (Lynes)
  • Gordon L. K. Pease, A Voice from the Panopticon: A Sociological Narrative of Contemporary Surveillance in the Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia (MacInnes)
  • Laurinda Tracey, Hot and Bothered: The Social Construction of Raunch Rap (Titchkosky)

 

2005

  • Katie M. Aubrecht, A Place for Possibility in the Demand for Difference: Examining Postcolonial Responses to Cultural Representations of Social Difference, (Lynes)
  • Jonathan Francis, Mistakes: A Narrative Re-Doing of Self, (Titchkosky)
  • Natalie Fraser, Consuming Nike: The Brand as an Extension of Commodity Fetishism, (Cormack)
  • Erin E. Hynes, Calling Inclusion to Question: Storying Disability, Children and Inclusion, (Titchkosky)
  • Sarah G. MacKinnon, No Means Maybe: How Sexual Dysfunction Drugs Re-Write Women's Sexuality, (Cormack)
  • Sandra P. MacRae, Call Centres: Where Do Youth Fit In?, (MacInnes)
  • Caitlin Mulcahy, Organizing for Women-Centred Health Care in a Rural Catholic Community: How to ‘Push the Edge Without Going Over’, (Verberg)
  • Colleen Wall, The Intimacy of Coaching and the Coaching of Intimacy, (Michalko)

 

2004

  • Shana Coffin, A Reality Check: Exploring “Real” TV as Insight into the “Ordinary” or as a Dramatic Construction of ‘The Culture Industry’, (Lynes)
  • Mark MacIntyre, To Suppress or Shelter: A Sociological Examination of Young Offender Privacy and Confidentiality Legislation, (Davis)

 

2003

  • Barbara Barker, Manufacturing Consciousness: Consumer Identity in Contemporary Capitalist Economy, (Titchkosky)
  • Katherine Kennedy, More Tino Rangatiratanga for the Maori?: A Contemporary Analysis of Aboriginal Fishing Rights in Canada and New Zealand, (Phyne)
  • Sarah Kinnie, Understanding Relationships Between Scientists and Resource Users in Southeastern New Brunswick, (Phyne)
  • Krista LeVangie, Adolescent Women as Active Media Users: Resistance and Its Limitations, (MacDonald)
  • Elizabeth MacLean, Empowering Incarcerated Women with Holistic Measurements: The Ambiguity of Creating Choices, (Lynes)
  • Terri Pitts, The Vagina Dialogues: The (W)Hole Bloody Truth, (Michalko)

 

 2002

  • Carolyn Doyle, The Social Construction of Hazing, (Michalko)
  • Karla Henderson, Which is More Heroic: The Princess or the Frog? Constructed Notions of Heroism in Literature Meant for Children, (Michalko)
  • Faith Scanlon, Herstory: Women, Welfare and Poverty in Canada, (MacInnes)
  • Donna Smith, Six Days at the Firehall: The Social Construction of Tragedy, (Titchkosky)

 

2001

  • Danielle Beaton, Talking About the Talk of Anorexia: A Sociological Analysis of Autobiographical Narratives (Cormack)
  • Christian Dare, Freakery3: Questioning the Construction of Disabled Women, (Titchkosky)
  • Angela Flemming, Reaching for the Brass Ring: The Consequences of Student Loan Debt (Jackson)
  • Kathy MacLellan, The Contemporary University: A Case Study of St. Francis Xavier University (Davis)
  • Lindsay McVicar, The Push to Know: Technology and the Discourse of Reproductive Certainty (Michalko)

 

2000

  • Joy Boyce, Alternatives to Incarceration: The study of Non-compliance and Discretionary Power (Lynes)
  • Andrew Davidson, The Transition of Political Values: Exploring the Role of Higher Education and Social Class Background (Verberg)
  • Meaghan Edwards,  The Effect of the Devco Mine Closure on Families (Lynes)
  • Jan Murray, Perspectives on Victim Impact Statements: The Case of Northern Nova Scotia (Phyne)

 

1999

  • Kirk D. Bailey, Adjustment to Widowhood, Support Systems and Psychological Well-Being: A Study of Pictou County Widows (Jackson)
  • Wendy Chisholm, The Impact of Social Policy on Single Mothers: A Comparative Analysis of Pictou & Antigonish Counties (Phyne)
  • Alison Leslie Fisher, The Bride’s Day? A Post Modern Analysis of Gendered Identities as Reflected in Women’s Discourse About their Wedding Day (Verberg)
  • Kelly L. Hannay,  Post-Modernity to Virtual Modernity: A Theoretical Assessment of the Internet (Lynes)
  • Dennis Murphy-Odo, Looking through the Educational Lens: University Student’s Attitudes Towards Mental Illness (Jackson)

 

1998

  • Kristine M. Cameron, Mass Media Construction of Ideal Femininity: How Media Representations of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana Reflect Cultural Ideologies (Cormack)
  • Michelle Chisholm,  The Impact of Court Decisions and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Police Activity (Phyne)
  • Christopher A. Cook, Social Correlates of Religiosity (Jackson)

 

 1997

  • William Peter Gottschall ,  Men as Success Objects, Women as Sex Objects: A Content Analysis of Personal Ads. (Davis)
  • Tracey Marie MacMillan,  The Overlooked Victim: Female Sexual Aggression and Violated Males (Lynes)
  • Tracey Lynn Pye,  Gender and its Effects on Punitiveness (Jackson)
  • Alicia Van de Sande, Fear of Rape and Risk Awareness: Conceptualization and Measurement Issues (Verberg)

 

1996

  • Jennifer Ann Lavery, Racism in the Canadian Education System: The Experiences of Aboriginal and Black University Students Racism: Experiences of Aboriginal & Black University Students (Calliste)
  • M. Kathleen Lumsden, The Effect of Gender on Self-Esteem (Jackson)
  • Lendiwe MacDonald, Continuing Co-Operatives and Social Change (Jackson)
  • Tammy Nicole MacMillan, The "Cosmopolitan" Paradox: The Portrayal of Women's Self-defense Violence Against Women, and Male/Female Sexual Relationships (Verberg)
  • Shannon Francine MacNeil, Prison at Home: Electronic Monitoring & Corrections (Lynes)
  • Tanya Elizabeth Trussler, Women's Motivation and Commitment to the Anti-Uranium Mining Movement in Nova Scotia Women's Commitment to the Anti-Uranium Mining Movement in N.S. (Bantjes)
  • Dawn K. Whitty, Alcohol Consumption at St. F.X. University (Jackson)

 

1995

  • Myleta Rose Belleville, Talking Politics: Language and Gender (Verberg/MacInnes)
  • Trevor S. Droesbeck, A Queer Silence: Exploring the Contradictions in Discourse about Homosexuality at a Small University (Fawcett)
  • Jennifer Timmins, Is the Issue Choice? Women and the New Reproductive Technologies (Verberg)