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New book reviews: Latin America’s radical left, revolutionary anarchism, DIY citizenship, and environmental planning

This month we’ve published four new book reviews:

Penelope Anthias (University of California, Berkeley) on Steve Ellner’s Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-first Century;

Vanessa Sloan Morgan (Queen’s University) on Michael Schmidt’s Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism;

Kate Derickson (University of Minnesota) on Matt Ratto and Megan Boler’s DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media; and

Sandie Suchet-Pearson (Macquarie University) on Jason Byrne, Neil Sipe and Jago Dodson’s Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects.

Ellner bookPenelope Anthias is a Visiting Scholar in the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Geography. Her research looks at the shifting dynamics of indigenous struggles for land rights in the Bolivian Chaco, examining how land rights intersect with broader structures of coloniality, multi-scalar regimes of territorial governance, and neo-colonial geographies of extractive industry development. Penelope received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2014.

Schmidt bookVanessa Sloan Morgan is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University, Canada. Her research interests include Indigenous-state and -settler relations; anti-colonial theory and praxis; scholarly activism; post-anarchist theory and praxis; radical pedagogy; comprehensive land claims; British Columbia; legal geography; and settler colonialism.

DIY CitizenshipKate Derickson is an Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Society. An urban political economist working at the intersections of feminist epistemology, racialization, and political economy, Kate is particularly interested in understanding how academic scholarship can resource historically marginalized communities seeking to realize alternative urban and environmental futures. Her work has appeared in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Progress in Human Geography among other places.

Australian Environmental PlanningSandie Suchet-Pearson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and Geography at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research and teaching experiences over the last 16 years have been in the area of Indigenous rights and environmental management. Sandie has worked on community development in the context of major mining operations in Australia; examined the strategies used by Indigenous peoples and local communities to assert their rights in wildlife management in Canada and southern Africa; and is currently focused on Indigenous self-determination in the context of cultural tourism.

All Antipode book reviews in our online repository, Wiley Online Library, are now freely available. While this digital archive will remain in place, from January 2013 we’ve no longer published book reviews in the journal; all book reviews have migrated to AntipodeFoundation.org. This has allowed us to feature not only more reviews, but also more substantive reviews (in the style, say, of the London Review of Books or the Boston Review), more quickly.

The makeover, we hope, is transforming the book reviews section into a more capacious ‘Book reviews, etc.’ section, that may now feature, in addition to book reviews, reviews of film and music, grey literature, and political pamphlets – in fact, any texts that have something to say to the radical geographic imagination. We also welcome reviews of non-English-language texts – reviews that break down some of the barriers between language communities, enabling hitherto under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions to enrich conversations and debates in Antipode.

If you’ve an idea for a review, please see our guidelines and get in touch with Andy Kent (Vinay Gidwani retired from his position as Book Reviews Editor in April 2014).

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