Nicole Gerarda Power's research while affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland and other places

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Research in animal geographies is increasingly paying attention to hierarchies and inequalities within and between nonhuman animals. The way that animals are valued differently and hierarchically within this growing body of scholarship has tended to focus on a range of biopolitical differences between and within species. Collard and Dempsey’s recen...
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Fisheries and aquaculture have been the subject of feminist research and activism globally for decades. The result is a rapidly expanding body of literature examining women and fisheries and gender relations from oceans to plate. This body encompasses diverse and substantive critiques of mainstream fisheries research, policy and practice that ignor...
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This special issue focuses on the geographical and spatialized mobilities related to youth transitions to post-secondary education and employment. The “mobility turn” in social sciences in the last decade recognizes that life is increasingly organized and shaped by mobilities (and immobilities) across varying spatial and temporal scales. Yet these...
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Mobility for work and education among young people has been a key feature of contemporary life. Drawing on focus groups with youth living in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as key informant interviews with people who work for community-based organizations that serve youth, I examine the relationship between young people’...
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This introduction serves several purposes. First, it provides some context around the phenomenon of Employment-Related Geographical Mobility. Second, it introduces the papers included in this Special Issue.
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Despite the popular representation of the masculine hero migrant (Ni Laoire, 2001), rural youth scholars have found that young men are more likely to stay on in their communities, while young women tend to be more mobile, leaving for education and better employment opportunities elsewhere (Corbett, 2007b; Lowe, 2015). Taking a spatialized approach...
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There is a growing body of research interrogating the discursive construction of ‘rural’ in negative terms – as lacking, in decline or in crisis. This paper contributes to this body of literature by taking as its point of departure skilled trades training in Canada’s most easterly province, Newfoundland and Labrador. To meet the labour demand assoc...
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There has been a growing body of research exploring the mobility experiences of rural youth as they migrate in search of work, education and leisure. In this article we contribute to this body of knowledge by examining the mobility experiences of young women (16–24 years) living on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, Canada. In contrast to dominan...
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There is a growing body of research documenting the impacts of fisheries collapses on communities and fisheries workers. Less attention has been paid to the sustainable use of fisheries resources so that future generations have access to these resources, or to the creation of mechanisms that might contribute to the intergenerational continuity of r...
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The resilience of small-scale fisheries in developed and developing countries has been used to provide lessons to conventional managers regarding ways to transition toward a social-ecological approach to understanding and managing fisheries. We contribute to the understanding of the relationship between management and the resilience of small-scale...
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Based on qualitative interviews and focus groups with youth (12–24 years) living in rural, coastal Newfoundland, Canada, we examine how leisure practices within this context served to reproduce and naturalize localized gender relations. More specifically, we argue that the participants drew upon dominant discursive constructions of rural leisure to...
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Occupational safety and health training is often presented as a primary intervention strategy for reducing the risk of work-related accidents and injuries. Unacknowledged assumptions about the nature of risk, health and safety, as well as assumptions about how best to intervene, are often embedded in such training. In this paper we uncover some of...
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There have been few attempts to bridge the literatures on the social science of the body and the social science of occupational safety and health. Bridging this divide requires a reconciliation of the conflicting treatments of the body found in these literatures – the social body in the literature on the social science of the body and the invisible...
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There is no single, objective place from which to assess risk, and the best way to assess and minimise risk is through seeking input from a variety of different knowledge agents focusing on different sources and dimensions of risk and using multiple methodologies. This paper draws on Wynne's work on constructivist-realism and on the feminist litera...

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... Because there was no existing regulatory framework for transgenic animals, the FDA treated technologies is obvious, to increase efficiency and ultimately profit for the associated investors, whomever they may be. There are efforts to commodify and exploit other fish species in the name of capitalist expansion (Power, Melvin and Mather, 2021). Memorial University provides a huge public subsidy for the industry. ...
... Both Corbett (2007a) and Norman and Power (2015) found that for young women living in Atlantic Canada, upward mobility was associated with outward mobility, especially in terms of formal education. In a more recent study, Power and Norman (2019) examine how gender relations in rural areas inform possible mobilities, particularly in the context of resource extraction industries. Embedded practices over the life course result in conventions of men working outdoors with their hands, and in contrast, women working indoors, often in positions where they provide care and services to others. ...
... In fact, demographic growth is uneven across Canada and reflects the patterns of in and out-migration (Bernard et al., 2008). One of the biggest push factors for young workers in Atlantic Canada is the perception of a lack of employment opportunities (Barber & Breslin, 2020;Power, 2017), despite the fact that skilled trades training is booming, particularly in Newfoundland and Labrador (Walsh et al., 2015). Indeed, there exists an expanded need for employees in various sectors in this region including oil, gas, construction, and mining (Power, 2017). ...
... Due to the collapse of canadian cod stocks (hutchings and Reynolds, 2004), the canadian Government declared a moratorium on Northern cod in 1992, followed by cod moratoria in all eastern provinces of canada (Schijns et al., 2021). after almost 30 years, most canadian cod stocks remain in a critical state, and the entire economy and social fabric of Newfoundland and labrador was profoundly impacted (Schrank, 2005;Schrank and Roy, 2013;Davis, 2014Davis, , 2015Power et al., 2014), as was also the case for SPM (Wilson and le Floc'h, 2017). ...
... Internationally, 'coastal literature' within the academic world is primarily observable within the physical, health and environmental sciences, with Nordic studies (Jentoft, 2000; and those within Atlantic Canada (Corbett, 2005;2007a;Neis, et al.,2013;Norman & Power, 2015) dominating social inquiry of the coast. Everyday youth identities, gender and migration trends have been explored in relation to declining fisheries in Ireland (Donkersloot, 2011;. ...
... Otherwise, when the family base of small-scale fisheries is ignored, it becomes increasingly difficult to recruit new generations for the sector, and consequently the very continuity of the fishing activity can be put at risk. This seems to be the case when the emphasis is placed on reducing the size of fisheries through greater professionalization (Neis et al., 2013). Furthermore, this may be aggravated in a context of climate change, to the extent that the perception of greater uncertainty (such as an increased risk of storms) reduces parents' expectations for their children to be fishermen (Sereenonchai and Arunrat, 2019). ...
... Many countries have adopted injury prevention initiatives with the aim of raising awareness about safety hazards and young worker rights. Three approaches to addressing this issue have been to introduce: (a) safety-focused, school-towork education into junior and secondary school curricula (e.g., Andersson et al., 2014;Chin et al., 2010;Guerin & Toland, 2020;Nykänen et al., 2018;Pisaniello et al., 2013;Power & Baqee, 2010;Schulte et al., 2005); (b) public-private partnerships on specific young worker safety initiatives (e.g., Lee et al., 2004;Linker et al., 2005); and (c) social marketing campaigns promoting young worker safety (e.g., Lavack et al., 2008;McCloskey, 2008;Okun et al., 2016). These three tactics share many common goals. ...
... Dominant discourses about rural areas as "teenage wastelands" providing few options for young people were both challenged and adhered to by the participants. For example, discourses of the "rural dull" (see for example King & Church, 2013;Leyshon, 2008;Norman et al., 2011) were contrasted against narratives of rural leisure as offering freedom, in terms of both independence and less adult supervision, and also greater social, economic, and geographical access to leisure and nature. These discourses were partly connected to the "betweenness" of rural youth in relation to urban and rural places. ...
... In that capacity they also have the power to ask that women's needs and interests are recognized, their knowledge and skills integrated into approaches for community adaptation, and for women's rights (as human rights) to be upheld 97 . Norms and expressions of masculinity that "demand conformity to silence and suppression of vulnerable emotions, enactments of power, invincibility, and risk-taking" 245 can also constrain and be harmful to men 115,246 . ...