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dc.contributor.advisorWotherspoon, Terryen_US
dc.creatorMowat, Victoria Roseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-13T15:41:37Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:29:07Z
dc.date.available2012-04-15T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:29:07Z
dc.date.created2011-03en_US
dc.date.issued2011-03en_US
dc.date.submittedMarch 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-04132011-154137en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the results of an exploratory study aimed at developing an understanding of Canadian Forces demographics and linking those demographics to current bodies of sociological theory. The background and literature review provide a starting point for sociological analysis; the study begins with a detailed review of existing literature in Canadian and United States military sociology, utilizing an exploratory approach that incorporates key elements from Bourdieu’s concepts of field and habitus, Habermas’s lifeworld and structure, and Giddens’s notion of structuration. Once the key sociological theories are isolated, research methods and methodologies are developed. Data are collected from the 2006 Canada Census and the demographics of Canadian Forces members are explored through a logistic regression model. Data are interpreted within a sociological framework based on an integration of select theories from Bourdieu, Habermas and Giddens. This research identifies weak relationships between demographic characteristics and CF membership, along with socioeconomic factors and Canadian Forces membership. The completed research provides a starting point for future analyses in Canadian military sociology. Given that demographic and socioeconomic factors demonstrate weak correlation with Canadian Forces membership, future studies can focus on the motivations of Canadian Forces members knowing that background characteristics do not predetermine service. Although the Canadian Forces is primarily composed of Caucasian males, this accounts for only a small portion of variance in the Canadian Forces membership variable.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectProfileen_US
dc.subjectMembersen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subjectVisible minoritiesen_US
dc.subjectAboriginalsen_US
dc.subjectMilitaryen_US
dc.subjectCanadian Forcesen_US
dc.subjectStructurationen_US
dc.subjectGiddensen_US
dc.subjectLifeworlden_US
dc.subjectHabermasen_US
dc.subjectMilitary sociologyen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectBourdieuen_US
dc.subjectHabitusen_US
dc.titleWho joins the Canadian Forces? : developing a framework for analysis using Bourdieu, Habermas and Giddensen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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