This is the third entry of a series focusing on my personal, autobiographical geography of fatness. To learn more about this project, check out the introduction entry, which should give you what you need to get started. I’ve also posted an entry on general socializing. Continue reading “My Geography of Fatness: Air Travel”
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third second entry of a series focusing on my personal, autobiographical geography of fatness. To learn more about this project, check out the introduction entry, which should give you what you need to get started. Continue reading “My Geography of Fatness: Socializing”
I’ve been often fascinated by the various Geography of Obesity posts and infographics, and even journal articles that have floated around Twitter and other social networks over the past few years. Indeed, fatness has become something of a hot-button issue, getting plenty of coverage in various news outlets because of social costs. With the prevention of childhood obesity becoming a major part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s agenda and with 2/3 of Americans considered obese or overweight, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. Continue reading “My Geography of Fatness: Introduction”
My talk at the AAG this year was on the final day, early in the morning, during about three other similar sessions, and held in a forgotten corner in the bowels of the Hilton NY. Though it was still well attended (maybe 15-20 folks), it’s understandable that some people who may have been interested in what I had to say weren’t able to come. That’s why I post it here. Sadly, this time, my phone failed to record my talk for an exact transcript, so I have to go off of memory. Forgive me if I build on or improve/regress upon my thoughts in this version. 🙂 Continue reading “My Talk at AAG 2012”
Political ecology, in its relatively short history, has always been a sort of weird animal in the academic world. Proudly interdisciplinary, decidedly environmentalist and unabashedly political, it wasn’t until Paul Robbins’s landmark book Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction in 2004 that we really had a very good definition for the field. Indeed, it was Robbins who demonstrated in this work that “politics are inevitably ecological and that ecology is inherently political,” and called for recognition that political ecology was not just an epistemological perspective, but rather a collection of what political ecologists are ‘doing.’ Continue reading “Now that was some bad-ass DOPE”
This weekend, I’m heading down to the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference at the University of Kentucky. Here’s a ROUGH draft of the talk I’m giving, keeping in mind of course that the presented form will undoubtedly be leaner, meaner and (of course) shorter.
Just a short little thing to say…. Continue reading “My Dissertation Defense is Scheduled”
My dissertation’s finished, or at least it’s to the committee and the defense scheme is going along as planned. We’re looking at an October 29 defense, after which time I will be Dr. Shears, thank-you-very-much. Of course, all of this assumes no problem. Haven’t heard anything yet from anyone, and they’ve had the draft for right at two weeks now, so I figure no news is good news. Continue reading “Playing with Wordle: My Dissertation”
The most enduring image of the tragedy is the photograph captured by student journalist John Filo, which depicts 14 year-old runaway Mary Ann Vecchio screaming in horror over the body of fallen Kent student Jeffrey Miller. The photograph (above), which ultimately appeared in Time Magazine and later won the Pulitzer Prize, remains today the image of the May 4 Shootings for many Americans. Continue reading “May 4, 1970. Never forget.”
What else could I write?
I don’t have the right.
What else should I be?
-“All Apologies,” Nirvana
“All Apologies” is a song that’s been going through my head a lot lately. I don’t know why, because the content isn’t terribly relevant to anything that’s going on in my life. I’m not terrifically unhappy or terribly regretful of my actions. I don’t feel trapped by marriage. Nothing like that. Perhaps it’s just a catchy tune with an inflective, though ultimately depressing, feeling to it. God knows I’m a sucker for little ditties like that.
Continue reading “A (ahem) “Modern” Look at Modernity”
I delivered this paper at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the East Lakes Division of the AAG and the Ontario Division of CAG, held in St. Catherines, Ontario.
Continue reading “My 2008 ELDAAG/CAGONT Presentation”