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One of Us: Constructions of Englishness in the Writing of Elizabeth Gaskell
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2013)
Existing criticism that addresses the concept of Englishness in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing is sparse and confined to a small part of her oeuvre, and, furthermore, has, in the main, placed Englishness (and England) in ...
Tweens, sexualization and cyborg-subjectivity : New Zealand girls negotiate friendship and identity on Facebook.
(University of Canterbury. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 2014)
In the context of public debates about the ‘sexualization’ of ‘tween’ (preteen) girls and their use of social network sites (SNSs), this study explores girls’ online practices, experiences and reflections of their engagement ...
Wanderlust: A Poetry Collection
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities, 2009)
Alter/Ego: Superhero Comic Book Readers, Gender and Identities
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2012)
The academic study of comic books - especially superhero comic books - has predominantly focused on the analysis of these books as texts, as teaching and learning resources, or on children as comic book readers. Very little ...
Picturing men : using photography to broaden the understanding of masculinity in Christchurch, 1880-1930.
(University of Canterbury. History, 2014)
Through the analysis of photographs of Christchurch men, this thesis will explore and expand the historiography around masculinity in New Zealand. It will argue that how men saw themselves was informed by ...
Religion, Gender and Rank in Maori Society: A Study of Ritual and Social Practice in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Documentary Sources.
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2000)
The main goal of this work is to understand the role that tapu (the sacred) had in ordering Maori gender relations, and set this role into a wider social context, through an investigation of early documentary sources. ...
Legitimising Misogyny: Representations of Women in Three Shakespeare Films
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2014)
The plays of William Shakespeare have long been considered a source of cultural and educational interest by both academics and filmmakers, and the practice of adapting Shakespeare’s works to film has existed for almost as ...
Does physical attractiveness and sex impact decisions in a threat detection task?
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2014)
The current study was conducted to investigate whether gender and physical attractiveness of face primes had any effect on subsequent categorization of weapons and non-weapons by participants. In Study 1 participants were ...
Gynaehorror: Women, theory and horror film
(University of Canterbury. Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, 2014)
This thesis offers an analysis of women in horror film through an in depth exploration of what I term ‘gynaehorror’ – horror films that are concerned with female sex, sexuality and reproduction. While this is a broad and ...