Dawn Moore publishes new book on drug regulation
Dawn Moore’s new book Criminal Artefacts: Governing Drugs and Users (UBC Press) was released on November 26, 2007. Drawing on theoretical tools inspired by Foucault, Latour and Goff man, Criminal Artefacts casts doubt on the assumption that drugs lie at the heart of crime. Case studies from drug treatment courts and addiction treatment programs illustrate the tensions between law and psychology, treatment and punishment, and conflicting theories of addiction. By looking curiously on the criminal addict as an artefact of criminal justice, this book questions why the criminalized drug user has become such a focus of contemporary criminal justice practices. Moore is an assistant professor in the department of law and her research interests include gender and the law and drug regulation. David Carment’s website named one of 300 best The IPSAportal project recently included Professor David Carment’s website as one of the best 300 websites for online research in political science. Managed by an international editorial board and updated on a regular basis, IPSAportal is an offi cial publication of the International Political Science Association and was launched at the 20th IPSA World Congress held in Fukuoka, Japan in July 2006. The project can be viewed online at www.ipsaportal.net.
SSHRC fellowship recipient releases new research
Professor Eros Corazza of the department of philosophy received a SSHRC fellowship in 2006. His recent 2007 publications include Sense and Insensitivity: or where Minimalism meets Contextualism; Contextualism, Minimalism, and Situationalism; Singular Propositions, Quasi-Singular Propositions, and Reports; and Thinking the Unthinkable: An Excursion into Z-land. He has also delivered seven talks at various universities in Europe and Canada. In collaboration with Professor Jerome Dokic of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Corazza is currently working on addressing the relationship between the mind and the world and how people, from a third person perspective, grasp this connection.
Industrial design researchers collaborate on electronic museum guide
Researchers in the School of Industrial Design are working in collaboration with colleagues at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, the Surrey Museum, and the electronics firm, Ubiquity Interactive, to come up with a mobile electronic museum guide. The project team has been awarded a two year Canadian Heritage New Media Research Development Initiative grant worth $365,000 to design and evaluate a mobile museum guide system usable by families and small groups. Jim Budd, an associate professor in the school, will head up the Carleton design team. The team, including Assistant Professor Bjarki Hallgrimsson, will design, prototype and field test several iterations of the new hand-held museum guide.
Philosophy professor presents at recent conference on propaganda
Randal Marlin, an adjunct research professor in the department of philosophy, presented a paper entitled Les techniques de propagande anciennes et modernes at “La propagande: images, paroles et manipulation,” a conference held at Le Mémorial, Caen, Normandy from November 22 to 23, 2007. The conference was organized by the Université de Caen, the CNRS and the Caen Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines.