Monthly Archives July 2002

O brave new world…

I’m on vacation this week. It’s my first real vacation in about eight years — when I was going to school full-time, summer vacation meant full-time job, and when I was working full-time and doing school part-time, vacation from work was used to write papers, prepare for exams, and so on. So having this much […]

New article uploaded

Queerly Ill: The Rise and Fall of the Illness of Homosexuality (2001) This article traces the development of the illness of homosexuality from its legal origins through its political demise within a framework of social control exerted by the medical profession. The rise of an authoritative medical profession and the stigmatizing effects of its positivist […]

Everybody knows that Popes hate Mounties. [Washington Post]

Self-publishing, finally

I’ve finally started converting some of my old articles to PDF and putting them up on my website. Here’s the first: *   *   * Devil’s Advocate: Converging claims and the construction of Satanic ritual abuse (2001) The Satanic ritual child abuse panic of the 1980s and early 1990s is analyzed using Spector and Kitsuse’s claims-making theory of […]

In absentia codex

Amazon.ca wrote: We’re sorry to report we won’t be able to obtain the following item from your order: Luigi Serafini “Codex Seraphinianus“ Although we’d expected to be able to send this item to you, we’ve since found it is not available from any of our sources at this time. Oh, well — that’s what I […]