Highlights the enduring significance of borders in the production of space and spatial knowledge. Particular emphasis is placed on the spatial relations that shape, order and police borders and their relationship to the politics of mobility and immobility. At stake here is a multi-scalar perspective that foregrounds the increasing securitization of migration management.
Foregrounds the constitutive role that various forms of cultural expression play in shaping the relationship between the social and the spatial. Provides a critical platform for investigating the nature of power, difference and oppression – how they are imagined and performed, opposed and subverted.
Writings that critically engage the ongoing conditions of coloniality and its effects. Entries in this section may also speculate on intellectual, political and organizational tactics that work to resist coloniality, colonization and colonialism’s effects in the present.
Investigates the spatial implications of the mass production, consumption, and disposal of digital media. Core areas of study include the environmental impacts, industrial landscapes, infrastructures, political transformations, social activities, and subjectivities particular to the digital age.
Explores the spatial implications of the creation, distribution, and use of material and symbolic resources. Focus is placed on the variable forms of value, and how embodied, environmental, institutional, and social differences mediate how value is geographically produced and circulated.
Examines the evolving social, ecological, cultural and geopolitical impacts of energy systems and resource extraction, with particular emphasis on the spatial relationships that structure the extraction, production, distribution and consumption of energy and other natural resources and raw materials
We can promote a more just future for all by dismantling the legacies of colonialism and promoting Indigenous geographies – only through this ongoing process of learning, engagement, and collaboration can we hope to build a more inclusive and equitable future.
The absence of statistics outlining the proportion of students based on race, who are admitted to and subsequently graduate from the university, permits the institution to avoid addressing the known but under researched realities concerning race-based violence and discrimination on campus.
The role of universities must not just be to confer degrees and produce employable graduates for the neoliberal market, but rather to become robustly oriented towards democracy, historical justice and decolonisation.
"Humanitarian Borders" offers us, in perhaps somewhat unexpected ways, the possibility to ‘think otherwise’ through consistently highlighting the inherent absurdity and obscenity of what Pallister-Wilkins terms the ‘humanitarianesque carnival.’
Reading Pallister-Wilkins’ observations about care, control and rescue as core manifestations of both humanitarian and bordering practice alongside Black and Indigenous feminist theories, we learn how care is instrumentalized to mask inequity and violence.
"Humanitarian Borders" is an expression of Pallister-Wilkins’ anger at the limits of a liberal politics of rescue and a caution against seeing “life-saving efforts as a panacea or as a sustainable and just ‘solution’ to the violence and harm caused by unequal mobility.”
Will new data technologies support oceans governance? Our work on bluefin & sea turtle tracking suggests they can be the grounds for debate over contested spaces & resources. #UNDecade must attend to how institutions will engage & navigate new data.
Academic and institutional geography’s long history of complicity in and service to capitalism and imperialism extends to our neoliberal moment, which has even seen attempts to appropriate the language of “diversity” from movements for racial and economic justice. The wide-ranging contributions to this forum both reckon with the contradictions of contemporary universities and point to powerful linked instances of radical geographical struggle, addressing aspects of university life ranging from housing to curriculum, from labor to security.
"Humanitarian Borders" is intended as a caution against seeing humanitarian life saving efforts at borders as a panacea or as a sustainable solution rooted in justice to the violence and harm caused by unequal mobility. Humanitarian borderwork, she argues, does quite the opposite. It allows border violence to continue.
This forum offers an alternative engagement with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade) that moves the reader beyond the more frequent policy-centered analysis and attention to a multiplicitous set of provocations and perspectives, reflecting differently on the normative underscorings of power that shape UN agendas, and the ways such schemes are traditionally encountered academically.
After a small hiatus, we return in 2022 with a third and final set of contributions. These pieces bring the urgencies and anxieties of the last few years to the fore.
[W]e make solidarity when [we constitute] communities across boundaries and borders, engaging in radical placemaking to make new life-worlds.
While Noa K. Ha and Giovanni Picker's introduction strips the sociological canon on the European city of its most widely held certainties, the ten chapters empirically assemble alternative and typically unnamed modalities of urban life and politics.
Hawthorne offers us a richly researched and profoundly engaged analysis of what she describes as the mutually constitutive relationship between race and citizenship. Put differently, the book elucidates the politics of Black belonging beyond borders.
Judah Schept’s Coal, Cages, Crisis excavates the carceral geography of Central Appalachia to remind us there are other futures for the region beyond the extractions of prison and coal.
A choreography of being in good relation is a poetic speculative letter, an archive for future ancestors of how abolitionist activists leaned into world-building amongst a series of world endings through breath, love, and communion.
Despite unjust policies, lack of economic and political power, and threats and experiences of violence, lesbians and queers created everyday spatial belonging in New York City from the early 1980s to the late 2000s. In A Queer New York, Jack Jen Gieseking provides a compelling model for how to use anti-metronormative methods to read lesbian-queer relationships to urban space through historical geography derived from multigenerational group interviews and archival research.