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Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university

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

Decolonising geographical knowledges, or reproducing coloniality?

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?

Data colonialism through accumulation by dispossession: new metaphors for daily data

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

The geology of mankind? A critique of the Anthropocene narrative

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

The economic valuation of nature: A question of justice?

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?