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Category Archives: Citizenship & publics

What’s Academia Got To Do With It? Looking for Community-Scholarly Balance in Co-developing Community-driven Research

Reflections on the relationship between universities and public audiences and communities are widely reflected in discussions of what I would call ‘Public Research’ — here’s one:
Wednesday, November 09, 2011, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, Room 119
Community Development Graduate Collaborative Program Seminar Series
What does it mean to do community-driven [...]

Political Affect

Protevi attempts to ground affect

Book Review: Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics in a Deindustrialized America

Hoon Song. Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics in a Deindustrialized America. 2010. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4242-3
Reviewed by Marcel LaFlamme, Department of Anthropology, Rice University (US)
On the first Monday of September, the townspeople of Hegins, Pennsylvania would assemble in the park to kill pigeons. Birds rounded up in the railyards [...]

Itinerancy

The Itinerants of Mumbai
The urbanite is often quite uncomfortable with [Mumbai's] most idiosyncratic citizens. That is because they seem to be so at ease in his landscape. Before he sees it coming someone knocks on the car window demanding a few rupees in exchange for a prayer, a flower or a book. Somehow it always [...]

Entangled Territories – Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry

Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry (this time: Adrian Blackwell, Greig de Peuter, Christine Shaw, & Marcelo Vieta)

Entangled Territories, an event organized by Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry (in this case, Adrian Blackwell, Greig de Peuter, Christine Shaw, and Marcelo Vieta) as Act 16 of the Public Acts project, was held within Adrian Blackwell’s [...]