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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Jessica Warner

Jessica Warner teaches the history of alcohol and other drugs at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Her most recent book is All or Nothing: A Short History of Abstinence in America (Emblem Editions, 2010).

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Jessica Warner

Ladies and Liquor

Are we getting more puritanical, or less, about women's drinking? March 2014
Question: if Mary, an otherwise successful woman, sometimes polishes off a whole bottle of white wine by herself, should Winifred, Emma and Agnes be kept from drinking? Unlike Mary, they are light drinkers, but like Mary, they are women, and who is to say what they might do if they were to get their hands on a bottle of Stiletto or Little Black Dress or…

A Foucauldian Hangover

Does the French theorist really help explain the Liquor Control Board of Ontario? October 2012
Of all the books in a university library, Michel Foucault’s are always the most battered. Whole pages will be underlined, and the few that are not are sure to be crammed with marginalia in a succession of different hands—“biopower!” (underscored three times), “governmentality” (circled each time it occurs) and, when neologisms fail, question marks and the occasional obscene…