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Mapping as Process: Food Access in Nineteenth-Century New York

Gergely Baics, Barnard College, Columbia University

Geographic information system (GIS) has changed social science and humanities research through spatial analysis. It has reinvigorated the spatial turn, which has swept many fields in the past decades, improving their empirical foundations, methodological tools and analytical process. 1,272 more words


This is a translation of an article which appeared in German on Spiegel-Online, originally titled Share Economy: Die zer-teilte Gesellschaft, by Stefan Schultz. All rights reserved by the aforementioned news outlet.

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If you just happened upon this post because of some random google search thanks for stopping by. Welcome also if you came here at my invitation, as family, friend, or colleague. 753 more words

Current Events & Politics

I Will Never Be Satisfied

For how much my friends and I complain about capitalism today, it is interesting to see how it affects the characters in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. 474 more words

The Selfless Suicide

Life as a Commodity

Selfishness is an attribute often applied to suicide victims, with weakness quick to follow. Ending one’s life seems to contribute more to a person’s reputation than their entire existence beforehand. 619 more words


Consumer Culture and the Girls who Don't Actually Consume

I want you to think back to the first time you watched Pretty Little Liars. Don’t lie to yourself, you watched it too. The first time I saw it I immediately fell in love with a character not for her personality or her relate-able problems, but because Aria Montgomery dressed the way I dreamed I could. 769 more words

Up close with Thiebaud

I’m experiencing some synchronicity with work by the artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose paintings seem to be adjacent to a number of my research interests. I came across a tantalizing description in  454 more words

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