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Sights of Contestation Part I: Unconscious

Sights of Contestation Part I: Unconscious

by Isaac Thornley This post is the first of three in the Sights of Contestation series. Sights of Contestation explores a variety of resistances, both material and discursive, found in current pipeline debates. The authors of this series focus on different sites of contestation—Keystone XL, Line 3, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project—to understand the role the unconscious, bodies,

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Sights of Contestation Part II: Body

Sights of Contestation Part II: Body

by Alexandra Watt Simpson This post is the second of three in the Sights of Contestation series. Sights of Contestation explores a variety of resistances, both material and discursive, found in current pipeline debates. The authors of this series focus on different sites of contestation—Keystone XL, Line 3, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project—to understand the role the unconscious,

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Sights of Contestation Part III: Images

Sights of Contestation Part III: Images

by Laurence Butet-Roch This post is the third of three in the Sights of Contestation series. Sights of Contestation explores a variety of resistances, both material and discursive, found in current pipeline debates. The authors of this series focus on different sites of contestation—Keystone XL, Line 3, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project—to understand the role the unconscious,

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Plant diversity workshop and medicine plant walk provide Indigenous perspectives in planning

Plant diversity workshop and medicine plant walk provide Indigenous perspectives in planning

On Friday, May 20th 2022, Professor L. Anders Sandberg and fourth-year student Baillie Weiderick, both from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University, and Brian MacLean of Lost Rivers travelled together to attend and learn from a plant diversity workshop and medicine plant walk, hosted by Indigenous Elders and Anishinaabe teachers. The

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Imagining political and economic alternatives between Canada and the Philippines

Imagining political and economic alternatives between Canada and the Philippines

In the Filipino language, ate (pronounced “ah-tay”) means big sister. It is also the acronym for a research initiative based at York known as ‘ATE’ – the Canada-Philippines Alternative Transnational Economies project. ATE was funded between 2015 and 2022 by a SSHRC Insight Grant, with Philip Kelly as the principal investigator, and co-investigators from Canada

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The production of Iran as a national state spacetime: Late development and formal subsumption

The production of Iran as a national state spacetime: Late development and formal subsumption

Spacetime as a social product is almost absent in Iranian social thought and politics. Environment/geography is still considered to be a mere static background. This contrasts with a dialectical conception of spacetime as simultaneously a formative product and contingent condition (and indirect producer) of social action. Conventional approaches actively function to depoliticize spacetime by promoting

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Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Wendy Alejandra Medina de Loera My dissertation explores the extractive industry of river sand and stone materials[1] by drawing on empirical research in the Jeneberang river in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. In recent years real estate capital has been key to reinvigorate the global economy, especially in Asia. This has aroused the commercial interest in

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