Research: Kieran Bonner


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Kieran Bonner
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Educational Background:

B.A. Honours

Trinity College (Dublin)




York University




York University



Research Grant

St. Jerome's University




Canadian Institute of Health Research

2006 - 2011




2000 - 2005


Research Grant


Research Interests:

Contemporary and Classical Theory and Methodology, The Culture of Cities: Dublin, Montreal, Toronto, City Life and Well Being: The Grey Zone of Health and Illness, Theorizing Community and the Urban-Rural Discourse, Sociology of the Family (Parent/Child relations), Ancient Athens (Homer, Sophocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)

Research Activity:

Books, Edited Journals, and Reports

2013       Co-Guest Editor (with Alexandra Slaby) of the Special Double Issue "Culture and ‘Out of Placeness' in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland, 2008-2013." Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol 37, Nos.1+2, 2011.

2002      Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Space, Place and the Culture of Cities." Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Vol 11(1).

1998       Power and Parenting: A Hermeneutic of The Human Condition. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press. (176 p.)

1997       A Great Place to Raise Kids: Interpretation, Science, and the Urban-Rural Debate. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. (241 p.) (Paperback ed. 1999)

1992       Gemeinschaft and Socialization: Myth, Ideology, or Reality. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Research Report 498-89-1004). (170 p.)


2014 (Forthcoming)      “Principles, dialectic, and the common world of friendship: Socrates and Crito in conversation.” In History of the Human Sciences 2014, Vol XX(X) 1–23 DOI: 10.1177/0952695113518782

2013       “Reason Giving, City Icons and the Culture of Cities: Data from a Radical Interpretive Perspective.” In Compaso: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2013, pp. 21-31.

2013       A Floating Anchorage of Identities: An Introductory Essay on Culture in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland” (with Alexandra Slaby). In the Special Double Issue “Culture and ‘Out of Placeness’ in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland, 2008-2013.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. Vol. 37, No. 1 + 2, 2011, pp. 23- 34.

2013       Exciting, Intoxicating and Dangerous: Some Tiger Effects on Ireland and the Culture of Dublin.” In the Special Double Issue “Culture and ‘Out of Placeness’ in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland, 2008-2013.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. Vol. 37, No. 1 + 2, 2011, pp. 50-75.

2013       “Eros and Ironic Intoxication: Profound Longing, Madness and Discipleship in Plato’s Symposium and in Modern Life.” In History of the Human Sciences, Volume 26: Issue 5 (December 2013), pp. 116-133.

2011       “Politics, Principles, and Death in Antigone.” In the Selected Papers from the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses. Moraga, California: ACTC Press, pp. 157-164.

2011       “The Illness of Hope, the Cure of Truth and the Difference of Principle: A Reflexive Analysis of Antigone’s and Meursault’s Confrontation with Death.” In Spectacular Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and (Un)representability. Ed. Tristanne Connolly. Bristol, United Kingdom: Intellect Press, pp 43-56.