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The homing of the home: Exploring gendered work, leisure, social construction, and loss through women’s family memory keeping
(University of Waterloo, 2012-10-18)
Using a feminist, autoethnographic methodology and in depth interviews with twenty-three participants, I sought to better understand the meaning of family memory keeping for women and their families through this research, ...
A Tale of Two Schoolings: A leisure scholar’s autoethnographic exploration of different learning settings
(University of Waterloo, 2015-06-10)
What do homeschooling, public school, leisure studies, and factors such as freedom of choice, trust, and competence have in common? I have been asking myself this question for over a decade now. Or, rather, not so much ...
Understanding commitment and the contingent leisure service worker: an interpretive approach
(University of Waterloo, 2007-06-18)
Over the past few decades, hundreds of empirical investigations have examined the construct of “workplace commitment”. Much of this research is based on the assumption that commitment is tied to longevity within a given ...
Single and ready to mingle? A feminist exploration of singlehood, dating, and leisure
(University of Waterloo, 2015-06-24)
Stemming from my own experiences (and tensions and paradoxes) negotiating the complexity involved in dating as a single, adult woman, this study explores the gendered complexity of singlehood for adult women. To unpack ...
Parents, employment, gender and well-being: a time use study
(University of Waterloo, 2009-01-21)
Transformations in the economy have led to changes in employment practices that can create a mismatch between parents’ work schedules and family routines. At the same time, approaches to child-rearing have become more ...