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Glen Norcliffe

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Department of Geography

Professor Emeritus

Email: gnorclif@yorku.ca
Attached CV: http://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/NORCLIFFE-full-october-14.doc

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I am an active Professor Emeritus researching global production networks, geographical impacts of technological change and regional change in global peripheries.

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Appointed to York in 1970, I have been on faculty for 48 years. My research has evolved over the decades but remains focused on the intersection of economics, politics and cultural studies. I have conducted research in China, France, Canada, the United States, Japan and Africa.

Degrees

D.Sc (Geography), University of Bristol (2006)
Ph.D. (Geography), University of Bristol (1970)
M.A. (Geography), University of Toronto (1967)
B.A. (Geography), University of Cambridge (1965)

Professional Leadership

As a Professor Emeritus, my periods of professional leadership as Departmental Chair and Graduate Program Director are history. I remain on the editorial board of The Canadian Geographer, and continue to organize sessions at professional conferences.

Community Contributions

As a geographer I planned and helped build over several years a trail system on an 80 acre property owned by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority which was officially opened in 2018 by Ontario's Lieutenant Governor.
I am past President of the International Veteran Cycle Association which coordinates research and restoration of antique bicycles and holds an annual rally in a different country every year.

Research Interests

Geography , Regional and Industrial Development, Geographies of industry: Globalization, Global production networks, Cultural production, Technology

Current Research Projects

Global Production Network for China's National Hockey Team

    Summary:

    This project is in its early stages. It examines the formation of the Global Production Network for China's National Hockey Team, in which Canada plays a key role.

    Description:

    This project is in its early stages. I examines the formation of the Global Production Network that is training China's National Hockey Team, particularly for the next Winter Olympics to be held in Harbin, China. Canada plays a key role in this enterprise.

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    Role: To work with Chinese colleagues to trace the formation of this GPN

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

Books

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, G (2013). Schliessende Statistik für Geographen: Eine Einführung (Berlin: Springer-Verlag) [First published in 1981, and re-issued as an eBook in 2013 as one of “40 renowned imprints” in the Springer Book Archives accumulated between 1842 and 2005]. [eBook]

2013

Norcliffe, G. (2005) . Global Game, Local Arena: Restructuring in Corner Brook, Newfoundland (St. John’s: ISER Books) 247pp.

2005

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Glen Norcliffe, and Gao Boyang (2018). “Hurry-slow: automobility in Beijing or a resurrection of the kingdom of bicycles?” Chapter 5 in Richard Dennis, Deryck Holdsworth and Philip Mackintosh eds. Architectures of Hurry: Mobilities and Modernity in Urban Environments. (London: Routledge Historical Geography Series) . In press.

2018

Norcliffe, G (2016). “Geographical imaginaries in Richard Lesclide’s « Le Tour du Monde en Vélocipède » ”. Cycle History 26: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Cycle History Conference pp.71-75.

2016

Norcliffe, G (2015). Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture. (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Publishing) 285pp.

2015

Glen Norcliffe, and Ron Miller (2013). ““Defining the nation: the rise of the Canadian Wheelmen.” Cycle History 23: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Cycle History Conference (Cheltenham, Quorum), pp.110-121.

2013

Norcliffe, G. (2012) . “Before geography? Early tricycles in the age of mecanicians.” Cycle History 22: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Cycle History Conference (Cheltenham: Quorum), pp. 86-99.

2012

Freeman, D and Norcliffe, G. (2012) . “The 1970s: Growing pains within a rapidly changing world.” Geography at York University: Reflections on the First Fifty Years edited by William Found and John Radford (Toronto, Ontario: Department of Geography, York University) pp. 73-90.

2012

Boyang Gao, Weidong Liu, Glen Norcliffe, and Chao Du, “Trade barriers and global production networks: a study of the bicycle trade between China and Canada.” Acta Geographica Sinica, 66(4): 477-486.

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “The Coventry tricycle: technology, gender and buzz”, Cycle History19: Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Cycle History Conference (St.Etienne: Musee d’Arts et d’Industries) pp. 136-143.

2009

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, G (2016). Paul Smethurst (2015) The Bicycle: Towards a Global History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) Studies in Travel Writing Vol. 20(3), 313-316. [book review]

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Boyang Gao, Michael Dunford, Glen Norcliffe, and Weidong Liu (2017). “Capturing gains by relocating global production networks: the rise of Chongqing’s notebook computer industry, 2008–2014.” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 58(2) 231-257.

2017

Norcliffe, G. (2017) . “National identity, club citizenship and the formation of the Canadian Wheelman’s Association 1883-87.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 51(2) 461-484.

2017

Daniel Evans and Glen Norcliffe (2016). “Local identities in a global game: the social production of football space in Liverpool.” Journal of Sport and Tourism, 20(3-4) 217-232. Reprinted in: T. Hinch, J. Higham and B. Moyle eds., Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations. (Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis) 2018.

2016

Maxime Lessard-Lachance and Glen Norcliffe (2013). “’To Storm the Citadel’: Geographies of protest at the Summit of the Americas in Québec City, April 2001”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 103(1), 180-194.

2013

Michael Andreae, Jinn-yuh Hsu, and Glen Norcliffe (2013). “Performing the trade show: the case of the Taipei International Cycle Show”. Geoforum, Vol. 49(1), 193-201.

2013

Boyang Gao, Weidong Liu, and Glen Norcliffe.(2012). “Hypermobility and the governance of global production networks: the case of the Canadian cycle industry and its links with China and Taiwan”. The Canadian Geographer, Vol. 56(4), 439-458.

2012

Norcliffe, G. (2011) . “Neoliberal hypermobility and the tricycle”. Osaka City University, Urban Research Plaza Document 11, 70-76.

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2011) . “Neoliberal mobility and its discontents: working tricycles in China’s cities”. City, Culture and Society, Vol. 2(4), 235-242

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “Technological change”, in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. eds International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Volume 1. (London: Elsevier) 165-170.

2009

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “G-COT: The geographical construction of technology”. Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 34(4), 449-475.

2009

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, Glen: “Neoliberal mobility and its discontents”, Conference on Creating Cities: Culture, Space and Sustainability, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, February 2010.

2010

Michael Andreae and Glen Norcliffe: “Performance at trade shows: the case of the Taipei International Cycle Show”, Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division, Brock University, October 2008.

2008

Approach to Teaching


I am retired from teaching but actively supervise graduate students.




I am an active Professor Emeritus researching global production networks, geographical impacts of technological change and regional change in global peripheries.

Appointed to York in 1970, I have been on faculty for 48 years. My research has evolved over the decades but remains focused on the intersection of economics, politics and cultural studies. I have conducted research in China, France, Canada, the United States, Japan and Africa.

Degrees

D.Sc (Geography), University of Bristol (2006)
Ph.D. (Geography), University of Bristol (1970)
M.A. (Geography), University of Toronto (1967)
B.A. (Geography), University of Cambridge (1965)

Professional Leadership

As a Professor Emeritus, my periods of professional leadership as Departmental Chair and Graduate Program Director are history. I remain on the editorial board of The Canadian Geographer, and continue to organize sessions at professional conferences.

Community Contributions

As a geographer I planned and helped build over several years a trail system on an 80 acre property owned by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority which was officially opened in 2018 by Ontario's Lieutenant Governor.
I am past President of the International Veteran Cycle Association which coordinates research and restoration of antique bicycles and holds an annual rally in a different country every year.

Research Interests

Geography , Regional and Industrial Development, Geographies of industry: Globalization, Global production networks, Cultural production, Technology

Current Research Projects

Global Production Network for China's National Hockey Team

    Summary:

    This project is in its early stages. It examines the formation of the Global Production Network for China's National Hockey Team, in which Canada plays a key role.

    Description:

    This project is in its early stages. I examines the formation of the Global Production Network that is training China's National Hockey Team, particularly for the next Winter Olympics to be held in Harbin, China. Canada plays a key role in this enterprise.

    Project Type: Self-Funded
    Role: To work with Chinese colleagues to trace the formation of this GPN

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Glen Norcliffe, and Gao Boyang (2018). “Hurry-slow: automobility in Beijing or a resurrection of the kingdom of bicycles?” Chapter 5 in Richard Dennis, Deryck Holdsworth and Philip Mackintosh eds. Architectures of Hurry: Mobilities and Modernity in Urban Environments. (London: Routledge Historical Geography Series) . In press.

2018

Norcliffe, G (2016). “Geographical imaginaries in Richard Lesclide’s « Le Tour du Monde en Vélocipède » ”. Cycle History 26: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Cycle History Conference pp.71-75.

2016

Norcliffe, G (2015). Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture. (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Publishing) 285pp.

2015

Glen Norcliffe, and Ron Miller (2013). ““Defining the nation: the rise of the Canadian Wheelmen.” Cycle History 23: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Cycle History Conference (Cheltenham, Quorum), pp.110-121.

2013

Norcliffe, G. (2012) . “Before geography? Early tricycles in the age of mecanicians.” Cycle History 22: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Cycle History Conference (Cheltenham: Quorum), pp. 86-99.

2012

Freeman, D and Norcliffe, G. (2012) . “The 1970s: Growing pains within a rapidly changing world.” Geography at York University: Reflections on the First Fifty Years edited by William Found and John Radford (Toronto, Ontario: Department of Geography, York University) pp. 73-90.

2012

Boyang Gao, Weidong Liu, Glen Norcliffe, and Chao Du, “Trade barriers and global production networks: a study of the bicycle trade between China and Canada.” Acta Geographica Sinica, 66(4): 477-486.

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “The Coventry tricycle: technology, gender and buzz”, Cycle History19: Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Cycle History Conference (St.Etienne: Musee d’Arts et d’Industries) pp. 136-143.

2009

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, G (2016). Paul Smethurst (2015) The Bicycle: Towards a Global History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) Studies in Travel Writing Vol. 20(3), 313-316. [book review]

2016

Books

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, G (2013). Schliessende Statistik für Geographen: Eine Einführung (Berlin: Springer-Verlag) [First published in 1981, and re-issued as an eBook in 2013 as one of “40 renowned imprints” in the Springer Book Archives accumulated between 1842 and 2005]. [eBook]

2013

Norcliffe, G. (2005) . Global Game, Local Arena: Restructuring in Corner Brook, Newfoundland (St. John’s: ISER Books) 247pp.

2005

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Boyang Gao, Michael Dunford, Glen Norcliffe, and Weidong Liu (2017). “Capturing gains by relocating global production networks: the rise of Chongqing’s notebook computer industry, 2008–2014.” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 58(2) 231-257.

2017

Norcliffe, G. (2017) . “National identity, club citizenship and the formation of the Canadian Wheelman’s Association 1883-87.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 51(2) 461-484.

2017

Daniel Evans and Glen Norcliffe (2016). “Local identities in a global game: the social production of football space in Liverpool.” Journal of Sport and Tourism, 20(3-4) 217-232. Reprinted in: T. Hinch, J. Higham and B. Moyle eds., Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations. (Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis) 2018.

2016

Maxime Lessard-Lachance and Glen Norcliffe (2013). “’To Storm the Citadel’: Geographies of protest at the Summit of the Americas in Québec City, April 2001”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 103(1), 180-194.

2013

Michael Andreae, Jinn-yuh Hsu, and Glen Norcliffe (2013). “Performing the trade show: the case of the Taipei International Cycle Show”. Geoforum, Vol. 49(1), 193-201.

2013

Boyang Gao, Weidong Liu, and Glen Norcliffe.(2012). “Hypermobility and the governance of global production networks: the case of the Canadian cycle industry and its links with China and Taiwan”. The Canadian Geographer, Vol. 56(4), 439-458.

2012

Norcliffe, G. (2011) . “Neoliberal hypermobility and the tricycle”. Osaka City University, Urban Research Plaza Document 11, 70-76.

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2011) . “Neoliberal mobility and its discontents: working tricycles in China’s cities”. City, Culture and Society, Vol. 2(4), 235-242

2011

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “Technological change”, in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. eds International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Volume 1. (London: Elsevier) 165-170.

2009

Norcliffe, G. (2009) . “G-COT: The geographical construction of technology”. Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 34(4), 449-475.

2009

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Norcliffe, Glen: “Neoliberal mobility and its discontents”, Conference on Creating Cities: Culture, Space and Sustainability, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, February 2010.

2010

Michael Andreae and Glen Norcliffe: “Performance at trade shows: the case of the Taipei International Cycle Show”, Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division, Brock University, October 2008.

2008

Approach to Teaching


I am retired from teaching but actively supervise graduate students.