News / January 2014

KRG Recently Published

Samantha King published in the International Journal of Drug Policy

  On January 13, 2013, the International Journal of Drug Policy released an online version of Samantha King’s “Oxy in Ontario: The Multiple Materialities of Prescription Painkillers.” In this article, Samantha offers a critical history of the emergence of OxyContin as a social problem in Ontario. The unedited version is now available online here. 

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KRG explores the sport/food nexus

Conference papers and publications

King Research Group member Matt Ventresca has teamed up with fellow Queen’s graduate student Jennifer Brady to examine the ways in which food materializes in and through contemporary discourses surrounding sport and exercise. Ventresca and Brady aim to extend studies of food and eating in fan cultures to include investigations into the ways in which […]

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Scott Carey, HLTH 334: The Politics of Health and Illness

This winter semester Scott is  teaching HLTH 334, The Politics of Health and Illness, in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies. This course seeks to introduce students to the work of Michel Foucault as a means to critically think about the contemporary discourses (e.g. biomedical, psychological, neoliberal, etc.) that shape our experience of health […]

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Rob Millington and Matt Ventresca, KNPE 167: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity

This winter semester, Rob Millington and Matt Ventresca are Teaching Fellows for KNPE 167: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity This course focuses on sport as a social, political, and cultural phenomena in Canada and globally. Sport impacts our daily lives in direct and indirect ways: It can shape identities (e.g. notions of masculinity […]

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