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Scott Thompson receives award for journal article
Posted on 2017-10-25 in Politics & Society
Scott Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded the CSN-REC (Canadian Studies Network) Prize for Best Article in volume 50 of the Journal of Canadian Studies.
The article, "Real Canadians: Exclusion, Participation, Belonging, and Male Military Mobilization in Wartime Canada, 1939-45," is an examination of Canada's Second World War mobilization policies and processes of bureaucratic exclusion dictating who was able to contribute to national, cultural and political identity. Thompson argues that the Canadian state's mobilization policies for male enlistment perpetuated white settler society ideology and racial exclusion. CSN-REC called the result a landmark work on state policies that overturns national mythologies of home front and overseas mobilization as a unifying experience for a multicultural society.
Thompson, who joined the College of Arts & Science in 2017, uses historical case studies in order to explain and address current issues in the areas of criminology, sociology and surveillance studies.
Anthropology student explores women’s reproductive decision-making processes
Posted on 2020-05-25
Jessica Jack, who will graduate with a four-year Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree this spring, will be honoured with the award for Most Outstanding Graduate in Anthropology
Saskatchewan Métis scholar hired as Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies at USask
Posted on 2020-05-25
Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD) will work to build research and teaching capacity in Métis studies at USask
Community archives capturing life, coping strategies during pandemic in Sask.
Posted on 2020-05-19
USask has launched a virtual space where people can upload things that are important to them or have helped them cope during the pandemic
USask research on Spanish Flu teaches lessons about pandemics
Posted on 2020-05-13
Saskatchewan is wisely learning from its past by insisting on social distancing as it slowly re-opens its business activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say University of Saskatchewan researchers
USask introduces community-driven COVID-19 digital archive
Posted on 2020-05-11
The digital archive will include submissions from residents that chronicle individual or collective experiences, including photographs, social media posts, videos, creative projects, email, blog entries, journals and personal reflections
Sask. economy has hopefully 'bottomed out' after losing 53,000 jobs in April, says economist
Posted on 2020-05-08
"It's a huge shock. It's a huge loss, something you'd literally expect to see during a war," said Dr. Joel Bruneau (PhD), head of the Department of Economics