Application of linguistic anthropology to study of new housing and residential spaces in China

A previous post highlights research by Luigi Tomba regrading new housing and residential spaces in China: The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (2015) A useful companion piece to Tomba’s study is a project, aimed at professionals in the United States, entitled Community Organizing: Theory and Practice (2015). In the current post I wish to […]

The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (2015) addresses the translation of hegemonic discourses

A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website for The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (2015) by Luigi Tomba notes that, “At times of conflict and in daily interactions, the penetration of the state discourse about social stability becomes clear.” China’s political and social change In The Government Next Door (2015) Luigi Tomba, addresses how stories are […]

Details about a “vanished” school, Grand Avenue School in Humber Bay, Etobicoke

I have a subscription for email updates from For King and Country, an ongoing project of the Geneological Society, Toronto Branch; some previous posts about the project include: For King and Country is an ongoing project of the Geneological Society, Toronto Branch Toronto Family History: For King and Country online link (with thanks to Ward 3, TDSB Trustee […]

We much enjoyed working with Old Mill Toronto in 2015

During the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Old Mill Toronto, in helping to organize a high school reunion that took place on Oct. 17, 2015. The Old Mill Staff and Management – I worked primarily with a Sales Executive and a Manager of Catering  – were great to work with. They were […]

Malcolm Campbell, upon encountering Malcolm Campbell, remarked, “And don’t you ever forget it.”

A previous post about Malcolm Campbell is entitled: Portrait by Gaby of Malcolm A. Campbell features dramatic low key lighting Robin Hallam has recently added the following comment to the above-noted post, of June 10, 2014; I’ve written the post you are now reading in order to bring your attention to the comment: Recent comment from […]

An insider’s cultural guide to Tartu: Estonia’s intellectual heart – Dec. 14, 2015 Guardian article

A Dec. 14, 2015 Guardian article is entitled: “An insider’s cultural guide to Tartu: Estonia’s intellectual heart: Film buffs, jazz and post-soviet femininity are top of the agenda in the country’s second largest city.” Click here to access BBC Estonia country profile > A Jan. 8, 2017 Estonian World article is entitled: “The UN classifies […]

City of Mississauga Heritage & Museums Strategic Plan meeting – Dec. 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm Mississauga Central Library

City of Mississauga Heritage & Museums Strategic Plan HAVE YOUR SAY TCI Consultants will be presenting their draft recommendations for the Museums and Heritage Strategic Plan. Come and let your voice be heard. Date: Dec 14. Where: Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium Time: 6:00 pm Click here for details here >  

After ’08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis (2015)

I’ve recently been reading After ’08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis (2015). A blurb for the book reads: “The global financial crisis of 2007-8 shook the economic foundations of nations, collapsed large financial institutions, and wiped out the livelihoods of millions of people. The crisis also marked a turning point for social policy, […]

Season’s Greetings from Jane’s Walk – access the link to the message from Jane’s Walk here

Over the past four years, Mike James and I led many Jane’s Walks in Long Branch (Toronto) and elsewhere. You can access the Jane’s Walk message here > Mike and I are retired from the leading of walks, but we are keen to help other people to organize their walks, as we did last year. Contact […]

Further comment, regarding golf caddy at Marlborough golf club who became professor at Concordia

A previous post refers to Marlborough golf club in Montreal: “I have to say that my caddy days led me to detest golf,” Graeme Decarie comments The above-noted post refers, in turn, to a post that is entitled: Additional comments from Graeme Decarie – regarding Saraguay, Cartierville School, and Marlborough golf club I’m pleased to […]