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Back-to-the-Land: Analyzing Rural Anarchist Practice in Relation to Anarchist Theories of Community-Building: A Case Study of the Dragonfly and Black Fly Land Collectives
This dissertation problematizes the idea of the rural as a backwards and reactionary place and addresses the theoretical and practical contributions of anarchism to reconsidering the rural as a site of revolutionary ...
Speaking with the River: Embodied Encounters and Local Values of the Ro Peas Blancas in Response to Potential Hydroelectric Development in South-Pacific Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the states decision to approve the construction of two private hydropower dams along the Peas Blancas River is being called into question by local residents and non-governmental agencies who caution against ...
Making Place Work: Site-Specific Socially Engaged Art in 21st Century Toronto
Site-specific socially engaged art practices are on the rise, particularly in cities. Global migration, global networks and online communication notwithstanding, artists, curators and cultural institutions are increasingly ...
Unsettling Revitalization in Toronto: The Fantasy and Apology of the Settler City
At a time when social movements for Indigenous resurgence in Canada are as powerful as ever, and are coupled with state-sponsored reconciliation and recognition efforts (focused primarily on residential schools), it is ...
From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms: Socio-Ecological Change and Making Food in the Holland Marsh
In the early 1920s a three thousand hectare area of the Holland River lowlands, 60 kilometers north of Toronto, Ontario, was canalized, drained and transformed into fields. In the contemporary period, wetlands are places ...
Reconnecting the City and the Countryside with Food and Agriculture in the Era of Globalization and Neoliberalism: Nopal, Mexico City, and Milpa Alta
My dissertation explores how geographically proximate sites of food production (largely semi-rural) and food consumption (largely urban), connect, and what makes the connections persist, disappear, and/or re-emerge. It ...