I have just finished teaching my two courses for the fall 2016 semester, one an introductory course on human geography and the other a third-year course on theories of international political economy. The end of the semester, especially those few days between the last day of classes and the onset of final exams and papers, … Continue reading The classroom
The end of the semester and a couple of major life changes sit just on my horizon, so my writing on this blog has slowed considerably. But I do want to write something about the intersection of politics and sports, as I have been thinking a lot about this topic over the last several weeks … Continue reading The political economy of sports
This is a brief post, picking up on a theme I discussed a few posts ago and which is increasingly at the center of my research focus, though in a slightly different way in this example. I have been doing, as I've noted, research on the embodied knowledge of labor and workers in the workplace, … Continue reading The coal miner’s helmet
I had not originally intended to write about Windsor, Ontario again for a little while, but in the past couple of weeks, questions have arisen in the Canadian national and local Windsor media about race and racism. Though this has been simmering for a while in different ways, it came out more prominently after Jagmeet … Continue reading Windsor 2: is Windsor racist?
I have hesitated to write anything so far on this blog about the city where I work and sometimes live, because there is a lot that I could write and I didn't quite know how to break it down or conceptualize it. I have many years' worth of material to work with, as I have … Continue reading Windsor, Ontario
There is as I write this a vigorous discussion on social media and, I would assume over email, regarding a piece, titled "The case for colonialism" and authored by Brian Gilley, that was recently published in the academic journal Third World Quarterly. A petition is circulating to request the journal retract the piece and issue an apology … Continue reading Colonialism past, present, and future
I had initially planned to write something about Charlottesville for my next post, but after reading so much the last two weeks about neo-Nazis and the far right and debates over free speech protections and Confederate monuments and the jagged edges of political debate about public space in the US right now, I decided I … Continue reading The body and the workplace