Fonds 50 - Stephen Harold Riggins fonds

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Stephen Harold Riggins fonds

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CA ON00399 50

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  • 1964-2013 (Creation)

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82 cm of textual records and graphic material
148 photographs
ca. 40 architectural drawings

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(1946-)

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Stephen Harold Riggins was born in 1946 in Loogootee, Indiana, to parents Harold and Eithel Riggins. Riggins completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1968, and his Masters of Arts in Sociology in 1971, both from Indiana University. He obtained his PhD in Sociology in 1980 from the University of Toronto. His thesis was entitled "Institutional Change in Nineteenth-Century French Music". Dr. Riggins has taught courses at Sociology departments of various universities, including the University of Toronto from 1981 to 1982 and 1989 to 1990, at Laurentian University from 1982 to 1985 and at the University of Alberta in Edmonton from 1986 to 1989. In 1990 he accepted a teaching position at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, where he continues to teach as an Associate Professor in the department of Sociology.

Stephen Riggins is a member of various professional associations, including the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Society for Asian Studies, American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, and the Indiana Historical Society. He has participated as an organizer and participant in various conferences including the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association's annual meetings. His teaching interests include mass communication and public opinion, sociology of the arts and popular culture, and sociology of families and deviance. His research interests include ethnicity and mass media, symbolic interactionism, contemporary French cultural policy and democratization of culture.

Dr. Riggins has published numerous articles, as well as books, including Ethnic Minority Media: An International Perspective (1992), The Socialness of Things: Essays on the Socio-semiotics of Objects (1994), The Language and Politics of Exclusion: Others in Discourse (1997), and The Pleasures of Time: Two Men, A Life (2003). He has been with his partner, Paul Bouissac, for over 30 years and presently divides his time between St. John's and Toronto.

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Fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence,1965-2008; Series 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham, 1976-2011;and Series 3: Writings, 1964-2013.

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Acquired from Stephen Riggins 2004-2013.

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  • English
  • French

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Includes 30 cm of graphic materials such as collages, drawings, sketches, decorated envelopes, posters and cards.

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Art

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Sociology

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Added by MO: May 25, 2016
Revised by BC: March 15, 2018

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