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From media frame to social change? A comparative analysis of same-sex rights in the United States and New Zealand press
(University of Canterbury. Mass Communication and Journalism., 2006)
On 26 April 2005, The Civil Union Bill officially granted registered same-sex couples in New Zealand recognition and relationship rights that are equal to that of traditional marriage. In a relatively short time, the country ...
Nanotechnologies in New Zealand: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue
(University of Canterbury. Chemistry.University of Canterbury. School of Sociology and Anthropology., 2005)
Talking About Genetic Testing: Information for Participants
(Constructive Conversations/Korero Whakaaetanga Research ProjectUniversity of Canterbury. School of Sociology and Anthropology., 2005)
This document is a summary of discussions about genetic testing and the storage of genetic information in 25 focus groups facilitated in 8 different locations by members of the FRST funded Constructive Conversations/Korero ...
Access Grid Environments as Spaces of Mixed Spatial Interaction
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory.University of Canterbury. Social Science Research Centre.University of Canterbury. School of Sociology and Anthropology., 2007)
Using Actor Network Theory, the paper investigates the relationships between people and technology and the way these relationships construct social spaces in Access Grid (AG) environments. This investigation challenges ...
Accomplishing Innovation: Developing Early Childhood Intervention Services for Children with Special Needs. A social history of the development of the Christchurch Early Intervention Programme
(University of Canterbury. School of Sociology and Anthropology., 2001)
This account of the Early Intervention Programme is based on interviews with Patricia Champion, the founder of the Early Intervention Centre, now called the Champion Centre. The focus for the interviews was how the Centre ...
Choosing an endorser for a women's sporting event: the interaction of attractiveness and expertise
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Media and Communication and Journalism, 2008)
This study drew from the match-up hypothesis and associated learning theory to examine the effects of athlete attractiveness and athlete expertise on (a) endorser-event fit, (b) attitudes toward an event, and (c) intentions ...
Women’s rights officers and women-only spaces: Addressing women’s oppression on tertiary campuses
(University of Canterbury. Social Work., 2007)
The issue of equal rights in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand remains alive despite notions of gender equality. This issue, hotly debated in the 1970s and 1980s, has recently received renewed attention. ...
The ethics of knowledge production- Pacific challenges
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Sociology, 2009)
People from all over the Pacific came to talk about ethical principles relating to the preservation, production, exchange and use of knowledge at the Regional Pacific Ethics of Knowledge Production Workshop in Apia ...
Sustainable Collaborative Research Activities: A System’s Approach to the implementation of e- Conferencing for Lower Carbon Footprint
(Social Science Research CentreUniversity of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2009)
The growing need for environmentally sustainable remote collaborative research is often addressed using the ‘if you build it they will come’ model, where the provision of e-conferencing technology is believed to instigate ...
Religion, Ethnicity and Community
(University of Canterbury. Asian Studies., 2000)
This paper is based on an ethnographic research carried out between 1995 and 1997. The researcher participated in this service every week and collected data through participant observation as well as informal interviews ...