The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers kicks off today in New York City (Twitter hashtag: #AAG2012). Bringing together cultural and human geographers, GIS scholars, geography professionals, and scholars from disciplines as diverse as American studies, anthropology, political science, and communication, the conference promises to be a synthesis of the most cutting edge … More Lots of UMP authors talking at #AAG2012
BY RON BROGLIOAssistant professor of English and senior scholar of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University I sat down to write this blog entry but the day got away from me. The morning began with me discussing the death of a beached whale with an artist working on the grammars of touch … More Writing amid the difficulty of reality
The “I’m a Mormon” campaign appears on a billboard in Times Square in New York City. Image source. BY HOKULANI AIKAUAssociate professor of indigenous and Native Hawaiian politics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa If you live in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis or any of the other 20 cities in which “I’m a … More The "I’m a Mormon" Campaign: Reconfiguring the myth of an American melting pot
This 2008 photo is of a protest against California’s Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C. A federal court’s declaration this week that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional makes California a most unusual case. BY AMY STONEAssistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio and author of the forthcoming book Gay Rights at the Ballot Box … More Ballot measures in the courts: Proposition 8 and Romer v. Evans
The Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York is, as Stephanie Rutherford argues in Governing the Wild, a manifestation of green governmentality that seeks to define and regulate our understanding, experience, and treatment of nature. BY STEPHANIE RUTHERFORDAssistant professor in the environmental and resource studies program at Trent University … More "This sounds dramatic, and it’s intended to be": Why imagining ourselves as "outside" of nature does more harm than good.