RAD.GE will be screening the remarkable 1954 film Salt of the Earth on Tuesday 20th February in the Institute of Geography. Please join us! Suppressed upon release, this striking film tells the story of a group of miners in New Mexico attempting to unionise for better wages and conditions. It utilises a cast mainly made … Continue reading Free Screening of “Salt of the Earth” (1954)
For this session we discussed “Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university”, a paper by Lawrence D. Berg, Edward H. Huijbens and Henrik Gutzon Larsen which was published in The Canadian Geographer/Le géographe canadien in 2016. This discussion was particularly interesting as we had a broad sweep of people attending – both in terms of age … Continue reading Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university
For the first meeting of the new semester we read through Cindy Katz’s “Towards minor theory”, published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space in 1996. We chose this in part because the most recent issue of EPD features an entire section revisiting the legacy of Katz’s text some twenty one years later (check … Continue reading Towards minor theory
For our reading group on 12th June, members of RAD.GE picked Decolonising geographical knowledges, or reproducing coloniality?, a draft paper authored by James Esson, Richard Baxter, Patricia Noxolo, Parvati Raghuram, Patricia Daley and Margaret Byron. This draft paper was written by the authors in response to the RBS-IBG Conference theme for 2017 on decolonising geographical … Continue reading Decolonising geographical knowledges, or reproducing coloniality?
For our 6th RAD.GE reading group meeting we picked Hannah Arendt’s controversial piece “Reflections on Little Rock“, which she published in 1959 in Dissent Magazine. in 1954, The U.S. Supreme Court had declared all laws establishing segregated schools to be unconstitutional, and had called for their desegregation. In response to this nine black students were … Continue reading Reflections on Little Rock
For our fourth RAD.GE meeting, we read through Jim Thatcher, David O’Sullivan and Dillon Mahmoudi’s (2016) paper ‘Data colonialism through accumulation by dispossession: New metaphors for daily data’, published in Environment & Planning D: Society and Space Vol. 34 (6): 990-1006. This was a particularly fascinating discussion as were joined by colleagues from the Informatics … Continue reading Data colonialism through accumulation by dispossession: new metaphors for daily data
For our third RAD.GE meeting, we selected Andreas Malm and Alf Hornborg’s paper titled “The geology of mankind? A critique of the Anthropocene narrative”, which was published in The Anthropocene Review in 2014. This paper critiques the conceptualisation of “Anthropocene”, arguing that it tends to obfuscate the contribution of the ruling capitalist class and technologies … Continue reading The geology of mankind? A critique of the Anthropocene narrative
For our second RAD.GE session of 2017 we read through Giorgos Kallis and Hug March’s (2015) paper Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth, first published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105 (2): 360-368. The paper is an intriguing one because it uses a fictional novel – Ursula K. Le Guin’s … Continue reading Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth
For our first RAD.GE session of 2017 we read Brett Matulis The economic valuation of nature: A question of justice? To complement this, we also included Esteve Corbera’s (2015) Valuing nature, paying for ecosystem services and realizing social justice: A response to Matulis alongside Matulis’ (2015) Valuing nature: A reply to Esteve Corbera. All three … Continue reading The economic valuation of nature: A question of justice?