Politics & Political Theory

Interrogates the spatial dimensions of state power. Contributions analyze the material practices and modes of knowledge particular to anti-statist revolt, citizenship, bordering, interstate conflict, nationalism, political representation, segregation, sovereignty, surveillance, and warcraft among other areas. Especially attentive to demands for alternative forms of political life outside formal state channels.

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The place of the dead, the time of dictatorship: Nostalgia, sovereignty, and the corpse of Ferdinand Marcos

Drawing on fieldwork conducted at the Marcos Mausoleum prior to the controversial burial and at the protests that came in its wake, this essay examines the sense of loss and longing that has animated the rise of authoritarian nostalgia.


Bobby Benedicto

Agitative pauses, intentional moorings: Stasis as resistance

In this paper that draws from ethnographic research with a youth antiauthoritarian community in Cyprus and their long-term occupation of a city square, I analyze stasis as a threshold to critical political subjectivization, as productive of ipostasis (existence) that enables the subjects under stasis to appear in political terms and exercise their right to politics.


Georgina Christou

‘A war of houses and a war of land’: Gentrification, post-politics and resistance in authoritarian Cambodia

Drawing on testimony of former residents and media analysis, this paper examines techniques of removal and resistance in a case study of the eviction and demolition of Cambodia’s White Building (1963–2017).


Sabina Lawreniuk

Subalternity as displacement: Memoirs of homelessness and the struggle to be heard

Building on the writings of homeless and formerly homeless memoirists from the United States and United Kingdom, this paper examines how the voices and ideas of those who experience homelessness are consistently removed from public debate and historical memory.


Jessie Speer

The geopolitics of presence and absence at the ruins of Fort Henry

This article draws on contemporary archaeology and assemblage theories in geography to put forward an understanding of everyday geopolitics that includes the presence of objects in the formation of state subjectivity.


Jacob C Miller, Manuel Prieto, Xurxo M. Ayán Vila

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