Cashier Confessional

Elaine Laberge Cashier Confessional Wrote this play that is an exploration of the experiences of working as a cashier for a Canadian grocery chain to make visible how corporations contribute to systemic poverty of their staff and how public opinions shape how workers are treated Characters Clara – late 30s to early 40s Mathias Alexander…

Dandelion

DANDELION a play by Elaine J Laberge A Play   Written by Elaine J. Laberge     Abstract: Intergenerational poverty. Single mothers. Welfare dependence. These are ugly stories and uglier realities. These are stories of social class and class-based inequality society does not want to attend to. But, young Emelia, Gretchen’s daughter, is desperate to…

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Elaine Laberge commencing September 2017: Doctoral student (Sociology) University of Victoria, Canada elaberge@uvic.ca tel: (250) 686 2214 MA (Sociology), University of Alberta, Canada BA (Sociology), University of Alberta, Canada elaberge@ualberta.ca BA (Theatre/English), Dalhousie University, Canada  

The Other Kid

Excerpt from my master’s thesis: There was a family that was particularly—distinctive It was a white family For some reason, it was well-known they were poor They were the stereotypically white poor family They definitely were treated differently.   There was a little girl She was in the same class as the little boy.  …

The Privilege Walk—and, Talk

An excerpt from my thesis For clarification, I ask Sarah, “You have community here on campus?” I do not want to assume she is part of the Native community centre on campus. “Ya, I have community.” “What difference does it make?” “It’s huge!” “Do they know you come from poverty?” “Um, I think that I…