Pierre Rosanvallon (et moi)

I am just beginning a collection of Pierre Rosanvallon’s work on democracy, edited by Samuel Moyn. The first piece is Rosanvallon’s inaugural address given at his induction to the College de France, and it is surprisingly underwhelming, offering arguments (e.g. we should pay attention to historical context when we study democracy) that are commonsensical and … Continue reading

Small Grants for Radical Geography

The Institute for Human Geography and is pleased to announce another round of the *Human Geography* Small Grants Program, to support research and activism in radical geography. Please consult our Grant Program guidelines for full details; the context for this funding system is described in an editorial in the first volume of Human Geography (Volume … Continue reading

Critical Geography Conference at Temple

Call for Papers and Sessions 21st Annual Critical Geography Conference: How Power Happens Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, November 7-9, 2014 Hosted by Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies, the 21st Annual Critical Geography Conference hopes to include a wide array of scholars and activists doing work in critical geography. This year’s overarching theme … Continue reading

Special Issue on Ranciere

Special Issue on Ranciere

Just out: a new special issue of Space & Polity on the thought of Jacques Ranciere and how it might be useful for political action today. I edited the special issue, which includes articles by: Erik Swyngedouw: Where is the political? Insurgent mobilisations and the incipient “return of the political” Mark Davidson and Kurt Iveson: … Continue reading

Marx: Deconsecrate the State

From Miguel Abensour’s analysis of Marx in Democracy Against the State, pp. 32-33: Marx denounces the repetition of religious alienation in a profane form, such that the product (the State) withdraws from its producers (human beings) and turns against them by establishing itself as a foreign power. Lodging itself in the place the criticism of … Continue reading

Contesting the capital: Historical geographies of protest in London

International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, London, 5-10 July 2015 “Contesting the capital: Historical geographies of protest in London” Convenors: Hannah Awcock (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) and Diarmaid Kelliher (University of Glasgow, UK). In recent years London has been the site for a wide range of protests: marches against austerity, student occupations, the … Continue reading