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Antipode Volume 50, Number 3 – “Mediterranean Movements: Mobility Struggles, Border Restructuring, and the Humanitarian Frontier” – out now

The print and online versions of our June 2018 issue are out now.

After opening with four brilliant contributions to conversations well-established in the journal –

Navigating the Fault Lines: Race and Class in Philadelphia’s Solidarity Economy” by Craig Borowiak, Maliha Safri, Stephen Healy and Marianna Pavlovskaya;

Generating Confusion, Concern, and Precarity through the Right to Rent Scheme in Scotland” by Sharon Leahy, Kim McKee and Joe Crawford;

Autoconstruction 2.0: Social Media Contestations of Racialized Violence in Complexo do Alemão” by Carolyn Prouse; and

The Value of Rents: Global Commodity Chains and Small Cocoa Producers in Ecuador” by Thomas Purcell, Estefania Martinez and Nora Fernandez

 – we move on to something a bit different…

At the end of 2014, Glenda Garelli (DePaul University), Alessandra Sciurba (Università degli Studi di Palermo) and Martina Tazzioli (Swansea University) came to us with a stunning proposal for a special issue/symposium of Antipode. What they staged was a forum for scholars both eminent and emerging to get together with their fellow travellers from the world of activism, enabling them to combine and develop their insights and bring them to bear on one of the most pressing matters of the day – the history, present condition, and future(s) of the so-called “migration crisis in the Mediterranean”. Composed of interviews, shorter interventions, and more traditional essays, their collection, “Mediterranean Movements: Mobility Struggles, Border Restructuring, and the Humanitarian Frontier”, is a signal achievement, and Antipode’s Editorial Collective would like to take this opportunity to thank, again, all the contributors – especially Glenda and Martina – for making it happen.

Symposium: Mediterranean Movements: Mobility Struggles, Border Restructuring, and the Humanitarian Frontier

Organisers: Glenda Garelli, Alessandra Sciurba and Martina Tazzioli

Introduction: Mediterranean Movements in 2015 and the Reconfiguration of the Military-Humanitarian Border

Glenda Garelli, Alessandra Sciurba and Martina Tazzioli

Mediterranean Movements and Constituent Political Spaces: An Interview With Sandro Mezzadra and Toni Negri

Glenda Garelli, Alessandra Sciurba and Martina Tazzioli

The Humanitarian War Against Migrant Smugglers at Sea

Glenda Garelli and Martina Tazzioli

A Fleet of Mediterranean Border Humanitarians

Maurice Stierl

Control and Abandonment: The Power of Surveillance on Refugees in Italy, During and After the Mare Nostrum Operation

Barbara Pinelli

Mediterranean Struggles for Movement and the European Government of Bodies: An Interview with Étienne Balibar and Nicholas De Genova

Glenda Garelli, Alessandra Sciurba and Martina Tazzioli

Human Rights Beyond Humanitarianism: The Radical Challenge to the Right to Asylum in the Mediterranean Zone

Alessandra Sciurba and Filippo Furri

Delocalization, Humanitarianism, and Human Rights: The Mediterranean Border Between Exclusion and Inclusion

Paolo Cuttitta

“From One Shore to the Other”: Other Revolutions in the Interstices of the Revolution: An Interview with Imed Soltani and Federica Sossi

Martina Tazzioli

Shifting Bordering and Rescue Practices in the Central Mediterranean Sea, October 2013-October 2015

Glenda Garelli, Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani and Martina Tazzioli

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Antipode occasionally publishes special issues and symposia. The Editorial Collective seeks papers that both individually and collectively make a significant contribution to the advancement of radical/critical geography, whether by pushing debates forward in novel ways or by taking discussions in new directions. We look for papers that speak to ongoing conversations in the field, to be sure, but as representatives of an undisciplined discipline we also look for papers that stray beyond established borders (of all kinds) and that think creatively about the journal’s lines of descent and possible futures. And a “symposium”, of course, is a party, so we look for papers that are not only lively and well-presented but also engaging – papers that are in dialogue, meaningfully connecting with each other, and holding together as a collection to form something more than the sum of its parts. A strong introduction to a special issue or symposium takes on these provocations in bold and compelling ways.

The Editorial Collective meets twice a year, in June and November, to consider proposals. These should explain the collection as a whole and its “fit” with Antipode (in no more than 1,500 words), and should also include biographical sketches and 150-word abstracts from authors. Symposia consist of around seven essays, each 9,500 words (inclusive of endnotes, references, tables and figures), and a guest-editor’s introduction.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Andy Kent (antipode@live.co.uk) before the end of May and October, and decisions will made before the end of June and November. If you have a question, please get in touch with Andy.

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