Student Independent Projects Social Cultural Studies 2014:

Doyle, Amanda and Joyce, Assunta and LeRoy, Krystal (2014) Student Independent Projects Social Cultural Studies 2014:. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Social/Cultural Studies students at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University are required to complete an independent research project that reflects the conceptual and methodological skills acquired during their program of studies. The independent project allows each student to conduct an in-depth study on a research question of their own choosing. The papers in this volume illustrate the diverse ways in which students have employed various concepts and theories from anthropology, folklore and sociology – the core cognates of the Social/Cultural Studies programme, and from historical studies. In their research, the 2014 students have investigated how socially and culturally-embedded ideas impact on a number of issues. Using a Latourian approach, involving the impact of human and non-human actants, Amanda Doyle discusses the concept of social stigma among social housing residents in Dunfield Park, Corner Brook. Assunta Joyce employs phenomenological theory and field-based methodologies to reveal and explain concepts of home among resettled residents of Wood’s Island (Bay of Islands) and their descendants. And, finally, Krystal LeRoy explores the relationship between faith-healing within Teen Challenge (a faith-based drug rehabilitation program) and addiction recovery. Independent project supervision for 2014 students is as follows: Zedenka Chloubova, supervisor and Dr. Angela Robinson, second-reader for Amanda Doyle; Dr. Angela Robinson, supervisor and Dr. Doreen Klassen second-reader for Assunta Joyce; Dr. John Bodner, supervisor and Dr. Doreen Klassen, second-reader for Krystal LeRoy. Students completing their projects this year were also taught by Dr. Marie Croll, Dr. Rainer Baehre, Dr. Christine Kennedy, Christine Abbott and Marla Riehl. On behalf of Social/Cultural Studies faculty, I would like to congratulate the students whose papers comprise this volume. We are pleased with our students’ commitment to studying and articulating social/cultural issues and wish them every success as they build

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11793
Item ID: 11793
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Social/Cultural Studies
Date: 2014
Date Type: Submission

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