A Radical Geography Community
We’ve published some great reviews in recent months…
Colombia has been in the headlines recently, and those following the referendum’s vicissitudes will no doubt find Kate Maclean’s Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence: The Medellín Miracle (reviewed here by Seth Schindler, University of Sheffield) fascinating.
Both Jonathan Darling (University of Manchester) and Glenda Garelli (QMUL) take on timely – indeed, urgent – issues of migration, reviewing Antoine Pécoud’s Depoliticising Migration: Global Governance and International Migration Narratives and Louise Waite and colleagues’ Vulnerability, Exploitation, and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised Economy, respectively.
Also under the spotlight recently have been poverty, “resilience” and austerity – issues anatomised in Emma Bimpson’s (University of Leeds) review of Geoffrey DeVerteuil’s Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City: Voluntary Sector Geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney, Alison Hulme’s (https://commoditytactics.wordpress.com) of Owen Hatherley’s The Ministry of Nostalgia: Consuming Austerity, and Stephanie Denning’s (University of Bristol) of Kayleigh Garthwaite’s Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain.
Seemingly less pressing, when critical pedagogy and anarchist geographies rub shoulders in Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard White’s The Radicalization of Pedagogy (reviewed here by Katherine MacDonald, School for Field Studies, Perú) we’re reminded that whatever we do “out here” as researchers/scholars/activists, our actions “in here” as teachers might well be our most transformative.
Kavita Ramakrishnan’s (University of East Anglia) review of Piyush Tiwari and colleagues’ India’s Reluctant Urbanization: Thinking Beyond is the latest contribution to Antipode’s growing collection of work on the subcontinent, and Graham Livesey’s (University of Calgary) review of Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson and Jonathan Metzger’s Deleuze and the City makes a great primer for those interested in, but perhaps baffled by, those recent papers putting the philosopher to work.
Finally, the latest book from Antipode’s very own Brett Christophers – The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law – gets the seal of approval from no less than Bob Jessop (Lancaster University), who calls it “a tremendous and important scholarly work”. Brilliant, too, even if we say so ourselves, is Brett’s contribution to the Antipode Book Series, Banking Across Boundaries: Placing Finance in Capitalism – don’t miss it.