A Radical Geography Community
The Antipode Book Series explores what it means to think radical geography, broadly considered, ‘antipodally’ as in opposition and from various margins, limits or borderlands.
An Antipode book provides insight ‘from elsewhere’, across boundaries rarely transgressed, with internationalist ambition and located insight. We want manuscripts willing to step outside the comfort of regional, national and disciplinary boundaries to think across comparative and connected insights from elsewhere.
An Antipode book confronts and sharpens the stakes in a set of issues. This does not amount to polemics, or clear lines between enemy and friend. Rather, an Antipode book diagnoses the ways in which grounded critique emerges from particular instantiations of contradictory social relations in order to change them. We seek manuscripts driven by this practical socio-spatial imperative, rather than a purely ideological commitment to ‘radical geography’.
An Antipode book might look to revise larger and interdisciplinary scholarly debates by pushing at their boundaries, or by showing what happens to a problematic as it moves or changes. Equally, an Antipode book might think with binaries we instinctively dismiss, to think in complex ways about the ways in which such binaries are mobilized and boundaries maintained.
An Antipode book investigates the specific density of power and struggle in one or more sites, but with lessons that might travel internationally, to provide surprising echoes elsewhere. Indeed, we seek books written with this deliberative communicative intent, theoretically bold and empirically rich but also intended for critical renovation and re-use in other sites of critique.
Finally, an Antipode book will be written in lively, accessible prose that does not sacrifice clarity at the altar of sophistication. We seek books that are not necessarily from the discipline of geography, but which push the boundaries of geographical critique to understand our fractured world in order to change it. Authors or editors with ideas for Antipode books should contact the Book Series editors with an idea or full proposal which will be subject to review by the editors and two anonymous referees.
A proposal should consist of: an introduction that lays out the book’s theoretical and empirical stakes, in engagement with the foregoing manifesto for the series; an annotated chapter outline; a schedule to completion; and a clear sense of how the proposed book aligns with complementary titles.
Sharad Chari, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and Department of Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Sharad.Chari@wits.ac.za
Vinay Gidwani, Department of Geography and Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Titles available now:
Enterprising Nature: Economics, Markets, and Finance in Global Biodiversity Politics by Jessica Dempsey (2016)
Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean by Marion Werner (2015)
The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy by Mark Purcell (2013)
Banking Across Boundaries: Placing Finance in Capitalism by Brett Christophers (2013)
Places of Possibility: Property, Nature and Community Land Ownership by A. Fiona D. Mackenzie (2012)
Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics edited by Michael Ekers, Gillian Hart, Stefan Kipfer and Alex Loftus (2012)
The New Carbon Economy: Constitution, Governance and Contestation edited by Peter Newell, Max Boykoff and Emily Boyd (2012)
Capitalism and Conservation edited by Dan Brockington and Rosaleen Duffy (2011)
Spaces of Environmental Justice edited by Ryan Holifield, Michael Porter and Gordon Walker (2010)
Practising Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy edited by Katharyne Mitchell (2008)
Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity by Edward Webster, Rob Lambert, Andries Beziudenhout (2008)
Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations edited by Becky Mansfield (2008)
Decolonizing Development: Colonial Power and the Maya by Joel Wainwright (2008)
Cities of Whiteness by Wendy S. Shaw (2007)
Neoliberalization: States, Networks, Peoples edited by Kim England and Kevin Ward (2007)
The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism: Cleaners in the Global Economy edited by Luis L. M. Aguiar and Andrew Herod (2006)
David Harvey: A Critical Reader edited by Noel Castree and Derek Gregory (2006)
Working the Spaces of Neoliberalism: Activism, Professionalisation and Incorporation edited by Nina Laurie and Liz Bondi (2005)
Threads of Labour: Garment Industry Supply Chains from the Workers’ Perspective by Angela Hale and Jane Wills (2005)
Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction edited by Katharyne Mitchell, Sallie A. Marston and Cindi Katz (2004)
Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth by Linda McDowell (2003)
Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe edited by Neil Brenner and Nik Theodore (2002)
Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms edited by Peter Waterman and Jane Wills (2001)