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Narcoland (2013) describes a disastrous “war on drugs” that has led to more than 80,000 deaths in Mexico since its inception in 2006

Over the years, I’ve written several posts about the War on Drugs. One post, by way of example, is entitled: The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013) A key point in the above-noted study is that national drug laws have to do with power. It has to do with the assertion, enactment, and […]

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Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word – Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article

An Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article is entitled: “Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word: ‘Diversity’ sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous.” The opening paragraphs read: Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. Police […]

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Nicolas Hénin, author of Jihad Academy (2015), is featured in a Feb. 16, 2016 CBC The Current interview. Here is a link to the transcript.

Nicolas Hénin is author of Jihad Academy: A Former ISIS Hostage and Veteran Middle East Journalist Explores Misperceptions of Islamic State and Their Consequences (2015). A February 16, 2016 CBC The Current transcript of an interview with Hénin can be accessed here. The interview is of interest. If I recall correctly, I decided to borrow the book, from […]

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Stories and frames

Stories drive outcomes Storytelling is wired into our brains. Stories are part of who we are. The frame, within which a story is presented, is a story in itself. Stories can lead to real-world consequences as the following blog post notes: When immersed in a story we let down our guard Erving Goffman has addressed, in the […]

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“Trustees mistrusted within schools”: TDSB governance review – Jan. 15, 2015 CBC article

Updates A Feb. 8, 2015 Metro News article is entitled: “Majority of schools slated for closure are in Toronto’s poorer neighbourhoods.” A Feb. 9, 2015 CBC article is entitled: Majority of elementary schools on TDSB closure list serve vulnerable students: “22 of 48 elementary schools part of program targeted at city’s poorest neighbourhoods.” A Feb. 11, […]

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Symbolic interactionism, some critics assert, doesn’t attend to the “big picture”

I was interested to come across a blurb about symbolic interactions. The blurb refers to what are perceived as limitations of the theory: “Critics of this theory claim that symbolic interactionism neglects the macro level of social interpretation – the ‘big picture.’ In other words, symbolic interactionists may miss the larger issues of society by focusing too closely […]

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The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013)

Around the time that it was published, I read a book by Charles Tart entitled Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings (1969). The book introduced me to a concept that I found appealing. In the book, Charles Tart or some other writer asserts that if one wants to enhance one’s level of consciousness, […]