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Coming to terms with the disenchantment of the world: the extent and limit of immanent numinosity in the poetry of Wallace Stevens.
(University of Canterbury, 2016)
The following thesis does not pretend to arrive at a definitive conception of what literary modernism was, or for that matter is, in the rigorous sense required of a taxonomist. Attempts to define or classify modernism ...
The paradoxes of strict implication
(University of Canterbury, 1952)
The problem in logic with which the present work is concerned has its roots in the Principia Mathematica of Whitehead and Russell. The authors of that work define 'p implies q' as 'It is not the case that p is true and q ...
Contemporary coastal protection on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
(University of Canterbury. MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 1996)
This thesis examines the effects of coastal protection structures upon the sandy coastline of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The coastline is surrounded by a fringing coral reef which is continuous except for six passages. ...
Principled Non-voters and Postmaterialist Theory: An Exploratory Analysis of Young Principled Non-Voters in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2010)
This thesis examines the political attitudes and behaviour of young principled non-voters in New Zealand and explores the potential influence of postmaterialist theory on their decision not to vote in general elections. ...
The New Gnostics: The Semiotics of the Hipster
(University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, 2014)
This thesis forms a sociological investigation of the ‘hipster’ subculture that has grown in importance in recent years. Using the methodology of semiotic analysis, it examines the trends and themes shown by the images ...
Negotiating ‘Modernity’ on the Run: Migration, Age Transition and ‘Development’ in a Training Camp for Female Athletes in Arusha, Tanzania
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2008)
Sports have recently been incorporated into international development agendas in a bid to 'empower' women and foster gender equality. Considered a masculine domain, sports are argued to empower women by challenging the ...
Of Apes and Angels:Myth, Morality and Fundamentalism
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2009)
All theories attempting to explain the rise of fundamentalism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries agree that fundamentalism is a problematic and threatening response to a problematic and threatening modernity. ...
Questions of Cultural Identity and Difference in the work of Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami
(University of Canterbury. Fine Arts, 2007)
This thesis explores the work of three contemporary Japanese artists - Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami - in relation to cross-cultural exchanges and differences between Japan and the West. In carrying ...
Bronze Age Connections: An investigation regarding the archaeological and textual evidence for contact between the Mycenaean Greeks and the Hittites.
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2009)
Representation and meaning : the erasure of mediation in contemporary text theory.
(University of Canterbury. Department of English, 1988)
This thesis undertakes an examination of theories describing the generation of meaning in various forms of representation, with specific reference to literary texts, photography and cinema. Proceeding from Derrida's claim ...