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Dance Competitions and Recitals as Collectively Accomplished Events: An Ethnographic Study of Amateur Dance
(University of Waterloo, 2010-01-22)
This thesis presents a qualitative analysis of organized amateur dance participation as an example of human group life. Organized amateur dance typically occurs within a studio or school setting and is differentiated from ...
Dealing Drugs: Careers of Involvement, Subcultural Life-worlds, and Marketplace Exchanges
(University of Waterloo, 2009-10-01)
This thesis is an ethnography of drug dealers. Working from a Chicago School Symbolic Interactionist approach (Mead, 1934; Blumer, 1969), nineteen interviews were conducted with current and former drug dealers. I inquired ...
The Impression Management Strategies of Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector
(University of Waterloo, 2008-01-02)
Leadership represents a diverse and dynamic area of study, occupying a vast area in sociological literature. However, the nonprofit sector is somewhat neglected in literature that examines leadership as a performance. ...