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Racialization and Racism

Octopus and Koala? Toward an Anti-racist Cultural Politics Against Yellow Perilism

Perhaps we do need a cultural politics of urban tastes. But perhaps what is more urgent right now is for geographers to engage in an anti-racist cultural politics against yellow perilism and all other forms of structural racism that the pandemic heightens.

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Chuchen Pan

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Environment

The Nativist Contagion

Contemporary nativist logics, evident in the Right’s responses to coronavirus, stand poised to converge with a budding conservative climate politics that conveniently pitches the militarization of borders as a core piece of “our” contribution to combating a warming and unsteady world. Climate change looms as a powerful frame in the nativist politics of the future, and anti-immigrant sentiment is likely to flourish in the conservative environmentalism to come.

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John Hultgren

Racialization and Racism

Octopus and Koala? Toward an Anti-racist Cultural Politics Against Yellow Perilism

Perhaps we do need a cultural politics of urban tastes. But perhaps what is more urgent right now is for geographers to engage in an anti-racist cultural politics against yellow perilism and all other forms of structural racism that the pandemic heightens.

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Chuchen Pan

Politics & Political Theory

Infrastructures of Care in the Battle for Indian Citizenship

Amidst rising Hindu majoritarianism in India, Muslim women-led urban occupations hold different communities together in the face of accusations that their very togetherness is disorder. The infrastructures of care they advance have become a force pushing back against violence, showing the disordered state of national citizenship.

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D. Asher Ghertner and Stuti Govil

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