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dc.contributor.advisorMcLaughlin, Darrellen_US
dc.creatorHardy, Julia Mayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-15T08:53:02Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:29:22Z
dc.date.available2010-04-15T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:29:22Z
dc.date.created2009-04en_US
dc.date.issued2009-04-15en_US
dc.date.submittedApril 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-04152009-085302en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2003, the town of Craik initiated a unique renewable energy project with the dual goals of addressing both the environmental and the rural economic crisis. This Master’s thesis provides an exploration of the factors that both facilitate and constrain the advancement of this project. The research focuses on the question: What are the cultural and social factors that inhibit the Craik project from meeting its environmental and economic goals? New social movement theory provides a theoretical framework for explaining contradictions within social movements, while a critical ethnographic methodology is used to uncover specific underlying contradictions that exist at Craik. This thesis analyzes the dynamics of facilitating and non-facilitating factors to make visible the deeper sources of conflict, to contribute to theoretical models of social change and understandings of community development. Furthermore, the thesis provides direction for the Craik eco-project that can further the implementation of practices that will facilitate both its economic and environmental goals. Finally, the study provides valuable insights to other communities working to facilitate similar eco-projects and influence public policy in response to global warmingen_US
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dc.subjectcritical ethnographyen_US
dc.subjectrural Saskatchewanen_US
dc.subjectrenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectagencyen_US
dc.subjectnew social movement theoryen_US
dc.titleRenewable energy development in rural Saskatchewan : a critical study of a new social movementen_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
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZong, Lien_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWotherspoon, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPatrick, Roberten_US


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