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So far this month we’ve published the fifth and final issue of Antipode‘s 46th volume, a book review symposium, three book reviews, and two papers on Early View…
The issue opens with a symposium, “Race, Space, and Nature“. Edited by Rachel Brahinsky (University of San Francisco), Jade Sasser (University of California Riverside) and Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (Syracuse University), it pulls together eight superb essays – all of which are freely available without a subscription – that analyse the ways in which racialisation remains a powerful force in contemporary society, contending that intersections with space and nature offer important lessons about the (de)construction of race:
Doing Justice to Bodies? Reflections on Food Justice, Race, and Biology by Julie Guthman;
Knowing “Good Food”: Immigrant Knowledge and the Racial Politics of Farmworker Food Insecurity by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern;
Race and Development in Southeast San Francisco: Towards a Theory of Race-Class by Rachel Brahinsky; and
Brave New World? Ruminations on Race in the 21st Century by Carolyn Finney.
Four standalone papers close the issue, looking at the construction of eco-cities as technological fixes to concerns over climate change, Peak Oil, and the transition to “green capitalism”; the gendered nature of urban governance and feminist visions of cities and politics; the disciplined mobility and emotional geographies of “between-deck” passengers in an early 20th century shipping network; and historical and contemporary instances of “safe spaces”, including “separatist” spaces, “inclusive” spaces, and spaces in which (non-human) objects are central:
Eco-urbanism and the Eco-city, or, Denying the Right to the City? by Federico Caprotti;
Disciplined Mobility and the Emotional Subject in Royal Dutch Lloyd’s Early Twentieth Century Passenger Shipping Network by Chin-Ee Ong, Claudio Minca and Martijn Felder; and
Safe Space: Towards a Reconceptualization by The Roestone Collective.
Katie Wells (Virgnia Tech), Nada Moumtaz (Ohio State University), Rachel Silvey (University of Toronto) and Matthew Sparke (University of Washington) on Mona Atia’s Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt (with a response from the author);
Sami Zemni (Ghent University) on Adam Hanieh’s Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East and Richard Javad Heydarian’s How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings;
Simin Fadaee (Humboldt University of Berlin) on Cristina Flesher Fominaya’s Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations, and Uprisings are Changing the World;
Japhy Wilson (National Strategy Centre for the Right to Territory) on Henri Lefebvre’s Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment.
You can read more from our reviewers in the journal and on the website: recently Sami Zemni (with Brecht De Smet and Koenraad Bogaert) published “Luxemburg on Tahrir Square: Reading the Arab Revolutions with Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike“; Simin Fadaee “Rethinking Democracy in Iran: Rouhani President Elect of Iranians“; and Japhy Wilson “The Shock of the Real: The Neoliberal Neurosis in the Life and Times of Jeffrey Sachs“.
Finally, we have two new papers published before inclusion in an issue: Miguel Kanai’s contribtuion to a forthcoming symposium, edited by Natalie Oswin (McGill University) and entitled “World, City, Queer”*, “Buenos Aires Beyond (Homo)Sexualized Urban Entrepreneurialism: The Geographies of Queered Tango“; and Bruce Braun’s brilliant 2013 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture, “New Materialisms and Neoliberal Natures“.
*”World, City, Queer” will include: