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dc.contributor.supervisor Kingfisher, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Dobek, Allison
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-12T20:34:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-12T20:34:39Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/217
dc.description vi, 124 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract An in-school feeding project, Kids In Need or KIN, was introduced in the fall of 2001 to a rural community located between two First Nation's Reserves, in southern Alberta. I analyze the KIN project and its ensuing controversy as the site of struggle over the meaning of parenting. Given the predominance of neoliberalism as a discursive practice, centered on individual responsibility, the controversy generated by the KIN project reflects the central question of how to implement a program devised to assist children living with adults presumably "responsible" for their well-being. Implicitly the debate centered on particular class-based, neoconservative constructions of families, which support a gendered division of labor and were deployed in this community to reengage long standing notions about the parental deficits of Natives. This thesis explores the possible dangers, then, of the KIN project's focus on child poverty, in relation to neoliberal constructions of personhood, gender and race. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2004 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Poverty -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod en
dc.subject Poor families -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod -- Social conditions en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod -- Economic conditions en
dc.subject Sex discrimination -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod en
dc.subject Race discrimination -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod en
dc.subject Racism -- Alberta -- Fort Macleod en
dc.subject Kids in Need (Project) en
dc.subject Fort Macleod (Alta.) -- Race relations en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Neoliberalism in small town Alberta : a look at personhood, gender, race and poverty en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology
dc.degree.level Masters


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