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Benjamin Amaya - "We" And “The Others”: Cultural Identity Among Latin American Immigrants in Rural New Brunswick”

Précis

The purpose of this project is to document and analyze the experiences of Latin American immigrants who live with relatives hired by McCain Inc., in Florenceville, N.B.  We intend to collect data on the experience of the spouses and children of the heads of the families whom we have already interviewed, which will complete our understanding of the overall socio-cultural dynamics of this group.

Contact

amayab@stu.ca


Michael  Boudreau - Growing Up "On Farms of all Kinds": The Contours of Rural and Family Life in Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick

Précis

NBASRDC has provided Michael Boudreau with a grant to research the historical reconstruction of dispersed communities. This research will contribute to an understanding of rural society and family history, specifically the process of occupational pluralism and the stratified nature of rural society. The project will also highlight “denominational fluidity” and religious pluralism that characterized 19th century New Brunswick.

Contact

mboudreau@stu.ca


Jo-Anne Elder - Anglophone Acadians: English Versions of Acadian Memoirs, Genealogy and Folklore

Précis

Jo-Anne Elder received funding from the NBASRDC to study examples of memoirs, genealogy, and folklore written in English by people of Acadian descent. Her research explores personal and collective identity construction, inter-linguistic contexts and intercultural relations.

Contact

jelder@stu.ca


 

Mike Fleming - "It just wouldn't work in Toronto": Resilience and alternative development in the trucking industry in New Brunswick

Précis

Developing the concepts of resilience and alternative development, this project explains how, despite the fact that industrialization in central Canada substantially outpaces Atlantic Canadian industrialization - epitomized by low density consumer and export markets - regionally-based trucking firms in N.B. and Newfoundland offer service comparable to national standards.  This challenges the assertion that trucking development mirrors development in the industries it serves.

Contact

mlfl@stu.ca


Cathy Holtmann - Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves: Religious Women at Work in the Diocese of Saint John

Précis

Catholic nuns have long been the providers of social services and advocates for justice in the Diocese of Saint John, NB. Women religious work to improve the lives of all women, yet they operate within a church that systematically devalues women. This project will explore how their work in this context has shaped their lives.

Contact

holtmann@stu.ca



Jane Jenkins - Of Cows and Men: The Science and Politics of Milk Regulation and Pasteurization in Early 20th-century New Brunswick

Précis

New Brunswick's first Minister of Health, Dr. W.F. Roberts, campaigned in the 1920's to reduce the incidence of milk-borne tuberculosis but met opposition from the powerful United Farmers lobby.  My examination of the politics of milk reform in New Brunswick studies how reform-minded, urban physicians used the science of bacteriology and the technology of pasteurization techniques to justify public health reform over the economic arguments of the traditional, rural agriculture lobby.

Contact

jenkins@stu.ca


Laurel Lewey and Linda Turner - Capturing the Social Service History of New Brunswick

Précis

This project will provide historical research and stories that speak to the unique anglophone, francophone and aboriginal realities.  It begins to address a gap that exists on the history of social work, social services, aboriginal child welfare and natural helping systems in New Brunswick.

Contact

lewey@stu.ca

lturner@stu.ca


Joan McFarland - The Call Centre Industry in New Brunswick

Précis

This research will be an update of my work over the last thirteen years on the call centre industry in New Brunswick.  I wish to update my data, do more interviews with call centre workers and analyze, using a political economy perspective, the state of the industry at present.

Contact

mcfarlan@stu.ca


Josephine Savarese - The Influence of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Criminal Justice Personnel and on Court Decisions in New Brunswick

Précis

This project will explore the influence of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the daily decision making of persons working in the New Brunswick criminal justice system.  It will also examine criminal decisions from the higher courts of New Brunswick that relied on the Charter in their determinations.

Contact

savarese@stu.ca


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