My research is broadly focused on the contexts of oppression, supremacy, and power within social systems and communities, and expressly on how the discourses of masculinity in men’s communities serve to supply philosophies of domination and supremacy with overt and covert support. In outdoor recreation and tourism contexts cultures of male supremacy, social dominance, and gender traditionalism have contributed to conventions of participation that are often homogeneous and do not represent Canadian diversity. These philosophies of domination, supremacy, and control privilege White men’s experience and interpretations of acceptable participation. My research is critical of these dominance discourses and highlights the essential components of male and White supremacism that undergird sexist, racist, ableist, and anti-LGBTQ2S+ worldviews.
I am slowly adding audio files of me reading the publications below (not my theses) for more accessible consumption.
Masculinity in two reddit men’s communities: Feminism is foul, privilege is precarious, and being beta is bad
Supervisor: Dr. Corey W. Johnson - University of Waterloo
External Examiner: Dr. Adrienne Massanari - American University
Older Adult Volunteers: Understanding the meaning of volunteering in thetransition to retirement
Supervisor: Dr. Katie Misener - University of Waterloo
“Nothing Against Them, but…” Leadership perceptions and attitudes of residential summer camp staff members
Supervisors: Dr. R. Harvey Lemelin (HBOR) & Dr. Jenny Roth (Women's Studies)
Refereed Journal Articles
L.S. (2023). “Are there any other male friendly subs on here?” - Online
men's rights groups as simultaneous communities of care and entrees into soft
misogyny, supremacist discourses, and pipelines to radicalization. Leisure/Loisirs:
special issue on Leisure, Inclusion and Belonging.
Cousineau, L. S.,
Ollier-Malaterre, A. & Parent-Rocheleau, X. (Accepted). Employee
Surveillance Technologies: Prevalence, Classification, and Invasiveness. Surveillance & Society.
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Russo, M., Pellerin, S., Ollier-Malaterre, A., Kossek, E. E., Afota, M. C.,
Cousineau, L. S., Lavoie, C. E., Leon, E., Beham, B., Jaga, A., Ma, J., Lu, C.
-q., & Parent-Rocheleau, X. (2023). Diritto e
volontà di disconnessione, due elementi che devono viaggiare in
parallelo. Harvard Business Review Italia, Aprile, 106–107.
S., Kumm, B. E., & Schultz, C. (2023). Surveillance, Capitalism, Leisure,
and Data: Being Watched, Giving, Becoming. Leisure Sciences, 45(5),
Pellerin, S., Ollier-Malaterre, A., Cousineau, L. S., Kossek, E. E., Lavoie, C. E., Afota, M. C., Beham, B., Morandin, G., Russo, M., Jaga, A., Ma, J., Leon, E., Lu, C. -q., & Parent-Rocheleau, X. (2023). The Right to Disconnect: A Policy Innovation First Step. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter, 41–45. https://doi.org/10.48558/psa0-te13
L. S. (2021). “Entitled to everything responsible for nothing:” Gendered
Discourses of Antifeminism, Biological Determinism, and Violence in Two
Communities of Reddit’s Manosphere. AG About Gender - International Journal of
Gender Studies, 10(19), 131–166.
L.S., Johnson C.W., & Parry D.C. (2021). ‘What’s my score?’: The complex
interactions of straight male Geo-Social Networking Application use. Leisure
Studies, 40(2), 154–168. doi: /10.1080/02614367.2020.1810302
Cousineau, L.S. (2021). Sailing
away on the SS Academe: A discussion of current graduate student experience in
one recreation and leisure program. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and
Recreation Education – Special Issue: The Evolving Experiences of the
Contemporary Student, 36(1–2), 11–25. doi:
Carlson, C.R. & Cousineau, L.S.
(2020) Are you sure you want to view this community?: Exploring the ethics of
Reddit’s quarantine practice. Journal of Digital Ethics, 35(4), 202-213. doi:
Cousineau, L.S. & Misener, K.
(2019). Volunteering as meaning-making in the transition to retirement. Canadian
Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 10(1), 61-77.
Cousineau, L. S., Mock S. E., &
Glover T. D. (2018). Camper Self-Concept Promotes Environmental Awareness: A
Relationship Mediated by Social Inclusion. Journal of Youth Development, 13(1-2),
Cousineau, L., & Chambers, L.
(2015). How Expectations Do Not Equate with Practice: The Gendered Reality of
the Female Resident Assistant. Journal of College & University
Student Housing, 41(2), 28-43.
Cousineau, L., & Roth, J.
(2012). Pervasive patriarchal leadership ideology in seasonal residential
summer camp staff. Leadership, 8(4), 421-440. doi:
PDF - Audio File (45mins)
Cousineau, L.S. (Accepted - 2024). Navigating a feminist ethics of care,
ethnographic methods, and academic activism in researching men’s rights and the
far right: a researcher’s struggles. In: Vaughan, A., Braune, J., Tinsley, M.,
& Mondon, A. (Eds.) The Ethics of Researching the Far & Extreme
Right. Manchester University Press.
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Cousineau, L.S. (2022). Digital Methods for Social Justice. In Johnson C.W. & Parry, D.C. (Eds) Fostering Social Justice Through Qualitative Inquiry:
A Methodological Guide. (pp. 231-250). Routledge.
Spencer, C., McKeown, J., &
Cousineau, L.S. (2022). From #Gamergate to #Feminism: Gender &
Leisure. In: Schneider, I.E. & Kivel, B.D. (Eds) Diversity & the
Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives, 4th Ed.
Cousineau, L.S. (2021). “A Positive Identity for Men”: Pathways to far-right participation through /r/MensRights and /r/TheRedPill. In Devries, M., Bessant, J. & Watts, R. (Eds.), The Rise of the Far-Right: Technologies of Recruitment & Mobilization (Edited Collection). Rowman & Littlefield International.
Cousineau, L.S. (2021). Sex, Power, and Controlling
Bodies: The Incels and Pickup Artists. In D.C. Parry & C.W. Johnson (Eds.) Promiscuous
Perspectives: Sex and Leisure. New York: Routledge.
Parry, D.C., Cousineau, L.S., Johnson, C.W., &
Fullagar, S. (2019). Digital Dilemmas: Transforming gender identities and power
relations in everyday life. In D.C. Parry,
C.W. Johnson, & S. Fullagar (Eds.) Digital Dilemmas: Transforming
gender identities and power relations in everyday life, (pp. 1-19). Basingstoke: Palgrave Press.
Oakes, H., & Johnson, C.W. (2019). Appnography: Modifying ethnography for app-based culture. In D.C. Parry, C.W. Johnson, & S. Fullagar (Eds.) Digital
Dilemmas: Transforming gender identities and power relations in everyday life, (pp. 95-117). Basingstoke: Palgrave Press.
Johnson, C.W. &
Cousineau, L.S. (2018). Manning Up
and Manning On: Masculinities, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Leisure Studies.
In D.C. Parry (Ed.), Feminisms in Leisure Studies: Advancing a
pp. 126-148. New York: Routledge.
Cousineau, L.S., & Kivel, B.D. (2018). The history
and methodological tradition(s) of Collective Memory Work. In C.W.
Johnson (Ed.), Collective Memory Work: A methodology for learning with and
from lived experience, pp. 3-26.
New York, NY: Routledge.
Parry, D.C., & Cousineau, L.S. (2018). The Fourth Wave: What #MeToo can teach us about Millennial Mobilization,
Intersectionality, and Men’s Accountability. In D.C. Parry (Ed.), Feminisms in
Leisure Studies: Advancing a Fourth Wave, pp. 149-164. New York: Routledge.
Cousineau, L.S. (May, 2023). “Are There Any Other Male Friendly Subs on Here?” - Online Men's Rights Groups as Simultaneous Communities of Care and Entrees Into Soft Misogyny, Supremacist Discourses, and Pipelines to Radicalization. In CCLR17 Book of Proceedings: 17th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (pp. 283-284). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: University of Ottawa.
Fortune, D., Gallant, K., Bailey, A., Barrick, S., Cousineau, L.S., Griffin, M., Knee, E., Litwiller, F. Lopez, K., Powers, S., & Schmidt, A. (2023) Challenging ideas of inclusion to work toward a more just future. In CCLR17 Book of Proceedings: 17th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (pp. 289-291). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: University of Ottawa.
Cousineau, L.S. (October, 2020). Displaced discussion: The implications of Reddit quarantine and the movement of theredpill to self-hosting. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Available at the AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR). https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11195
Cousineau, L. & Misener, K. (2017). Making Change - Making Meaning: Volunteering at Transition to Retirement. In CCLR15 Book of Proceedings: 15th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (pp. 74-75). Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: University of Waterloo.
Cousineau, L. & Lemelin, R.H. (2o11). “Nothing Against Them, but...”: Gender Bias and Gender Preference for Supervisors in Private, Seasonal Residential Summer Camp Staff. In Book of abstracts of the papers presented at the Thirteenth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (pp. 59-63). St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada: Brock University.