Papers in refereed journals

McLuhan & Baudrillard: Notes on the Discarnate, Simulations and Tetrad.” McLuhan Studies 1 (1991): 103–07.

Sex, Geography and Death: Metropolis and empire in a fascist writer.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 14 (Spring 1996): 35–58.

Power Rangers, V-Chip Technology, and the Cultural Politics of Media Violence.” Taboo: The journal of culture and education 1 (Spring 1997): 61–77.

From The Lonely Crowd to The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism and Beyond: The Shifting Ground of Liberal Narratives.” The Journal of the History of Behavioral Science XL. 1 (Winter 2004): 47-76.

“Ethnographies of Empire and Resistance: ‘Wilderness’ and the ‘Vanishing Indian’ in Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘A Fortnight in the Wilderness’ and John Tanner’s ‘Narrative of Captivity.'”  The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 4.5 (2009): 197–212 (PDF).

Review Essays

Bohemian Paris and the Transformation of the Avant-garde.” Review essay. Bohemian Paris: Culture, politics and the boundaries of bourgeois life, 1830–1930 by Jerrold Seigel, and The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York art world, 1940–1985 by Diana Crane. Border/Lines 12 (Summer 1988): 38–40.

Rites of Spring and the Birth of Modernism.” Review essay. The Rites of Spring: The Great War and the birth of the modern age by Modris Ekstein. Border/Lines 18 (Spring 1990): 41-43.

Review Essay. “Albert Memmi: Decolonization and the Decolonized.” Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (March-April 2007).

Review Essay. “Anxious Academics: Mission Drift and Sliding Standards in the Modern Canadian University.” Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers Canadiens de Sociologie 33.2 (2008): 404-414 (PDF).


Being Postmodern: An interview with Arthur Kroker.” UC Review (Spring 1991): 38–44.

An interview with John Fiske.” Border/Lines 20/21 (Fall/Winter 1991): 4–8.

Articles in cultural journals and local media

Tikkun and the Reawakening of Jewish Liberalism.” Border/Lines 15 (Summer 1989): 12–15.

Teaching the Media in Schools.” Border/Lines 26 (Fall 1992): 43–47.

With Miriam Jones. “Marxism in the New World Order: What’s Left?Border/Lines 28 (Spring 1993): 14–18.

Sexing the Body.” Here Magazine: Saint John’s News and Entertainment Voice (June 28, 2000).

Book Reviews

On American Ideology in Science Fiction Adventure.” Review of Empire, Aliens and Conquest: A critique of American ideology in Star Trek and other science fiction adventures by Jay Goulding. Border/Lines 6 (Winter 1986/87): 43–44.

On Fawcett’s Cambodia.” Rev. of Cambodia: A book for people who find television too slow. Border/Lines 11 (Spring 1988): 56-57.

Review of Interpreting Visual Culture: Explorations in the Hermeneutics of the Visual. Ian Heywood & Barry Sandywell, eds. (Routledge, 1999, 260 pp.) for Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (July-August, 2000).

Review of Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence by Jonathan L. Freedman (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002, 227pp.) for Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology Online Book Reviews (October-November 2003).

Review of Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger by Appadurai Arjun. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (November – December 2006).

With Robyn Gillam. Obituary for Dan Jones. Border/Lines 32 (Spring 1994).

Media Production

Conversations on Postmodernism and Cultural Studies.”
Toronto: Media Centre, U of T, 1991. A 43 min. educational video on Postmodernism and cultural studies. Conceived and written by Joe Galbo. Executive producers: Joe Galbo, Michael Edmunds, Rhonda Hammer, and the University of Toronto Media Centre.


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