Academic sociology and geography (those I am most familiar with) for the most part conceives of other erasures. The core of my argument is that these academic disciplines reproduce working class cultures on their behalf. (Now erase that cloth cap from your mind’s eye.) … More Speculative positionality
They use hot water pipes to clear their roads of ice …because they can. Like many Northern Europeans, their English was mostly learned from BBC comedy. This is a very large country, four fifths of which is uninhabited by humans. The Icelandic language is broadly the same as it was in the 13th century. Their … More What I have learned about Iceland so far.
I could fill up the year and empty out my bank account with call for papers. I am committed to three right now. … More Conference season
Thanks to the part sponsorship of the Geographical Society of Ireland, I am off to the Nordic Geographers’ Conference in June. The conference is in Reykjavik and so much of the first few days will be an attempt to understand why the sun hardly sets. Like some others I am planning for 2013 (CIG, ISASR), … More Conferences for 2013
Typographical errors aside, my CIG notes and slides from the Conference of Irish Geographers (pdf).