Category Archives: Politics

Group-centered leadership formation in contemporary racial justice organizing

I recently returned to some collaborative writing from the “Breaking Consent” project. Our first paper from the project will be on group-centered leadership formation in contemporary racial justice organizing. The intention is to produce a contribution to academic and movement-relevant … Continue reading

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‘Critical Geographies in Latin America’ – Journal of Latin American Geography 16(1)

The Journal of Latin American Geography has just released a new special issue on ‘Critical Geographies in Latin America,’ which is part of a very intentional turn in the editorial position of the journal (as detailed here in JLAG 15[1]). In … Continue reading

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Judith Butler on identity/difference and solidarity

This recent interview with Judith Butler suggests an approach to solidarity — or for Butler, ‘alliance’ — that resonates with the arguments of some human geographers (see relevant posts, here, and here). The following quote from the interview is especially … Continue reading

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Tension between innovation and reification in the spatiality of social movements

Priska Daphi has a new paper in Political Geography which usefully examines the enduring effects of protest waves, aligning — for me — with Lise Nelson’s excellent 2003 paper in Society and Space on the “sedimentation” in place of movement … Continue reading

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2017 Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) Conference

The 2017 Action Research of the Americas Conference is being convened in parallel with the first Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy in Cartagena, Colombia, in June 2017. Proposals are due February 13, 2017.

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Zadie Smith ‘On Optimism and Despair’

The New York Review of Books recently published a talk given in the days after the US election by the novelist Zadie Smith, when she received the 2016 Welt Literature Prize in Berlin. The following stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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Author-Meets-Critics: Simon Springer’s The Anarchist Roots of Geography

I am registered to contribute to an Author-Meets-Critics session at the 2017 AAG meeting in Boston to discuss Simon Springer’s The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). The AAG Review of Books will publish … Continue reading

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