Decolonization

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.

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Decolonizing regional planning from the Global South: Active geographies and social struggles in Northeastern Brazil

This paper addresses the engagement of critical geographers from Northeastern Brazil with regional planning, aiming at transforming society by acting on their region’s spaces.

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Federico Ferretti

Postcolonial urban futures: Imagining and governing India’s smart urban age

This paper examines the ‘future’ as a blueprint for social power relations in postcolonial urbanism. It addresses a crucial gap in the rich scholarship on postcolonial urbanism that has largely ignored the ‘centrality of time’ (Chakrabarty, 2000) in the politics and speed of urban transformations.

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Ayona Datta

The Colonial Hotel: spacing violence at the Grande Hotel, Beira, Mozambique

In spite of its dereliction, the Grande Hotel in Beira, Mozambique, has emerged as an iconic African building. We focus upon the cultural and political topologies of the hotel, and of colonial hotels generally, and make the proposition that they were a particular kind of violent colonial institution.

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João Sarmento, Denis Linehan

On the shores of politics: Sea, solidarity and the Ships to Gaza

In this article, I focus attention on the sea as a space for today’s solidarity politics. Following the Ships to Gaza as they headed to breach the Israeli embargo of the seaside enclave, I explore the largely understudied relationship between the politics of solidarity and the materiality of the sea.

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Nikolas Kosmatopoulos

Decolonizing property in Taiwan: Challenging hegemonic constructions of property

We argue that unpacking the ontologies behind hegemonic understandings of property in Taiwan offers ground for recognizing the plurality, messiness and openness that articulate contestations over time, space and property.

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Yayut Yi-Shiuan Chen, Da-Wei Kuan, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Richard Howitt

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