Category Archives: Southwest Cycles

TUS – Tumamoc Hill

What separates a pilgrimage from an ordinary hike? Or, a better question: have we tied the act of participating in a pilgrimage with normalizing the body through exercise and “healthiness”? Is being an idealized, healthy, youthful body the real destination of the pilgrimage of exercise and, in turn, a form of biopower?

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Tucson, Arizona (Buy)

“Buy. Buy More. And. Be Happy” or “You must! Because you can!” or Zizek’s “Obligatory jouissance”

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El Centro, California (Cycle Opening)

Driving through the Imperial Valley of Southern California, I’m struck by the ways the landscape is in many ways analogous to the farmlands of Nebraska I grew up with. However, instead of rows of corn and soybeans, strawberries, kale, and heads of lettuce form a carpet varying shades of green–interrupted by the bleak and exposed […]

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