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  • Ramp, William (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of Religious Life examines a fundamental intercalation of selfhood, sociality and cosmology, but as a response to a particular political context, it may also speak to contemporary issues of ...
  • Low, Jacqueline; Malacrida, Claudia (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of New BrunswickUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    [No abstract available]
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.4309/jgi.2006.16.19, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • McDaniel, Susan A. (University of Alberta. Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    No abstract available
  • Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs; Laurendeau, Jason; Keown, Leslie-Anne (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Expressions of anxieties are examined in the realms of crime, health and home safety. We consider protective behaviours that individuals undertake in each of these realms as potential outlets for the expression of anxiety; ...
  • Fetner, Tina; Elafros, Athena (MDPIArts and SciencesDepartment of SociologyMcMaster UniversityUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    We examine the lived experiences of high-school students who participated in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-centered activism of some kind, highlighting the promise of gay-straight alliance groups ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/13645570701211209, 2007-02)
    Gambling expenditure is a commonly asked question in jurisdiction-wide surveys of gambling behaviour and in surveys of household spending. However, the validity of self-reported gambling expenditure is questionable due to ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Adams, Carly (Taylor and FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/17430431003588051, 2010)
    This paper considers the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to deny women the opportunity to compete in ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing on a feminist Foucauldian ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2013.03.010, 2013)
    In this autoethnography, I consider the emotionality of sustaining and exacerbating an athletic injury. I interrogate youth sport experiences in which coaches and teammates lauded my willingness to play sport with little ...
  • Ramp, William; Harrison, Trevor W. (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    This article argues the Canadian government’s decision in 2010 to eliminate the mandatory long-form census constitutes a mobilizing appeal to libertarian populism commensurate not only with neoliberal concepts of ...
  • Malacrida, Claudia; Shields, Rachel; Dale, Georgia (University of LethbridgeArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    This training kit has evolved through several meetings, discussions, and workshops. It is compiled based upon several key documents including the CURA Living Archive on Eugenics (LAE) main protocol, interim workshop ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Moroz, Sara (Sage PublicationsArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F2167479512464765, 2012)
    In this article, we analyze Canadian newspaper coverage of recent events in which backcountry adventurers have found themselves in need of assistance from rescue organizations. We interrogate discourses of risk and ...
  • Perks, Tom (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.25336/P6SS36, 2015)
    This study explores what difference, if any, the bias in self-reported body mass index (BMI) has on our understanding of the relationship between body size and income attainment. To accomplish this, aggregated data from ...
  • Jacobs, Leona; Mellow, Muriel (Arts and ScienceLibraryDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Librarians, as an occupational group, appear to have received surprisingly little attention from those who study work and gender. Like other feminized occupations, such as midwives and nurses, this group is of interest ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Van Brunschot, Erin G. (Taylor & FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/01639620500468535, 2006)
    In this article, we draw on participant observation and interview data to explore risk and social control in skydiving. We explore Lyng’s (1990) concept of edgework, and argue that too little attention has been paid to the ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn (National Association for Gambling Studies Inc.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F1461444807076987, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...