From ADHD to major depression, physician and writer Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay investigates the power and politics of psychiatry’s modern boom. Megan Kinch interviews Indigenous activists about environmentalism and settler allies. Kelly Fritsch asks us to re-evaluate our understandings of disability and accessibility. And Naomi Moyer imagines a black Vancouver. All this, plus our 2014 creative writing contest winners in this issue of Briarpatch.

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    Mongoloid

    When we appeal to the logic of cost-effectiveness, I worry that our politics are not tied to a robust vision of human flourishing.

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    Creative writing contest winners!

    Winners and thank yous.

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    The other f-word

    “On paper, I’m a proud feminist. Alone in the change room, I feel completely defeated by my body.”

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    When psychiatry burns

    From ADHD to major depression, a family doctor takes a critical look at the power of modern psychiatry and the forces that shape it.

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    A short introduction to the Two Row Wampum

    The return to a 400-year-old treaty relationship.

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    Hijacked canoes and settler ships

    Is Indigenous land reclamation a form of environmentalism? How does Indigenous resurgence relate to left-wing political traditions?

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    Driftwood

    Drifting with coastal wood.

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    Beyond the wheelchair

    How would the world look – for everyone – in light of a larger social project oriented toward universal design, collective access, and the recognition of a diverse range of embodiment?

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    Imagining black vancouver

    How does one reclaim city space, even if just in the imagination?

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    An honest man

    They knew that he came from overseas and that all he knew was digging holes.

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    Clearing the plains

    Famine was a deliberate policy weapon used to coerce “unco-operative Indians” onto reserves and remove them from lands coveted by white settlers.

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    The trouble with twitter

    Twitter performs a magic trick with public perception, disappearing the material costs and conditions of tweeting.