Tag: toronto

A Technology of Empowerment and Governance: The IUD/IUS and Sexual Health Care in Toronto, Canada

Allison Odger , November 5th, 2020


The intrauterine device (IUD) and the intrauterine system (IUS) have a long and complicated history. The IUD is a contraceptive device inserted into the uterus, which serves as…


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Kiddush: Local Flavor

foodanthro , December 20th, 2017


Leslie Carlin The ‘Kiddush’ lunch is a tradition at many synagogues, including the one I belong to in downtown Toronto. It’s a shared meal to which all are…


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U of Toronto Food Studies Post Doc Opp

foodanthro , January 28th, 2017


The Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Food Studies, to work directly with the range…


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CFP: FOOD IN CANADA AND BEYOND

foodanthro , December 3rd, 2016


We recently received notification of the looming deadline (January 15, 2017) for this conference, which may be of interest to SAFN members and FoodAnthropology readers. The Canadian Association…


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Why abstinence-only drug education doesn’t work—in fact, it backfires spectacularly.

Hilary Agro , March 21st, 2016


I talked to a lot of middle-class recreational drug users for my research. None of them had any idea when they were younger that they’d end up dropping…


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The intangible narcotic: What does ‘vibe’ mean, really?

Hilary Agro , March 9th, 2016


There’s a term that comes up pretty frequently when talking about electronic music events. A search within my interviews (excepts from which are quoted here) and field notes…


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Feelings into words: Harvest Festival Part 2

Hilary Agro , February 10th, 2016


Describing, in words, what it’s like to be at a rave is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do for my research. How can one…


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AFHVS 2016 STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER AWARDS

foodanthro , February 4th, 2016


We have received the following announcement from the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. Please note that students cannot apply for both this award and the ASFS awards,…


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CFP: Best Annual Food Studies Conference!

foodanthro , December 4th, 2015


Here is the call for papers for the best annual food studies conference in North America with the most confusing name. This is the annual joint meeting of…


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“Drugs are bad,” he said, sipping his beer: Legality vs. social acceptability

Hilary Agro , August 12th, 2015


I’ve found it highly interesting to hear drug users trash talk other drugs, even while they’re high on their own preferred substance. Gina* thinks that alcohol is the…


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A state of trance: Inner peace rising from chaos

Hilary Agro , July 14th, 2015


The experience of getting inside Sound Academy for Armin van Buuren was the low point of the night. After an evening of rain and dancing at the electronic…


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A happy ending for 30,000 mollyed-out kids running around Toronto.

Hilary Agro , July 9th, 2015


My heart dropped into my stomach when I first saw the announcement. Fireworks and junk during Zedd’s finale. “You’re welcome for this 3-second photo op,” thought the cleanup…


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Psytrance, a world unto itself

Hilary Agro , July 1st, 2015


Most of what I knew about psytrance (psychedelic trance) raves before I actually went to one came from this article in Vice: Psytrance really is a counter-culture in…


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Eat, sleep, anth, repeat: It begins

Hilary Agro , June 15th, 2015


Sunglasses in the darkness. White shorts, no shirt. Perspiration shining on his skin in the wild, flashing lights. A familiar-looking backpack on his shoulders, strapped over his muscular…


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