All in Social Issues

Jordan Peterson and Citational Practice

Academic critics of Peterson have repeatedly pointed out that while he claims to argue against current research and teaching, he rarely references the work of the scholars and fields he so openly reviles, forgoing the foundational practice of citation—a clear sign that his criticism constitutes in no way serious scholarship.

Guns Don't Kill People, Settlers Do: The Second Amendment and the Myth of Defense

Firearms are the tools and symbols of a larger counterrevolutionary policing that binds settlers together despite contradictions of class in their mutual support of upholding colonial and racial hierarchies. Through gun ownership of today—what was, earlier, participation in militias—the white settler defends the state that in turn ensures his sovereignty and superiority. 

Ecotourism in Peru: An Interview with Kristi Foster from Crees

It’s easy as a tourist to fetishize the beauty, but what does it mean to consume these spaces that are increasingly under threat, and are evoked in our cultural imaginary as a kind of “dark jungle”? Many people travel just to get the images for their Instagrams as conspicuous leisure and consumption, ignorant of history and the future impact of their presence, but what is our responsibility to the places we are privileged to visit? 

Free Speech and the University

Recent conversations around student activism, free speech on campus, and the pedagogical value of debate in the classroom reflect intensifying crises in the university as it engages more and more in the public sphere and is subject to attack from both within and without.

Spring Dreams of Bike Lanes

Early this snowy, windy, and rainy spring in Edmonton, the city began to install its long awaited downtown bike network, along with sections of the bike boulevard along 83rd Avenue in old Strathcona and the bike network improvement and renewal in Queen Alexandra.