Life's Work

Geographies of Social Reproduction

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Author: Katharyne Mitchell,Sallie A. Marston,Cindi Katz

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405111348

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Life's Work is a study of the shifting spaces and material practices of social reproduction in the global era. The volume blurs the heavily drawn boundaries between production and reproduction, showing through case studies of migration, education and domesticity how the practices of everyday life challenge these categorical distinctions. New and innovative study of the shifting spaces and material practices of social reproduction in the global era. Investigates changing conceptions of subjectivity, national identity and modernity. Focuses on both theoretical and practical issues. Includes case studies on migration, education and domesticity.

David Harvey

A Critical Reader

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Author: Noel Castree,Derek Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775319

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book critically interrogates the work of David Harvey, one of the world's most influential geographers, and one of its best known Marxists. Considers the entire range of Harvey's oeuvre, from the nature of urbanism to environmental issues. Written by contributors from across the human sciences, operating with a range of critical theories. Focuses on key themes in Harvey's work. Contains a consolidated bibliography of Harvey's writings.

Precarious Worlds

Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction

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Author: Katie Meehan,Kendra Stauss

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820348805

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This edited collection contributes to the theoretical literature on social reproduction—defined by Marx as the necessary labor to arrive the next day at the factory gate—and extended by feminist geographers and others into complex understandings of the relationship between paid labor and the unpaid work of daily life. The volume explores new terrain in social reproduction with a focus on the challenges posed by evolving theories of embodiment and identity, nonhuman materialities, and diverse economies. Reflecting and expanding on ongoing debates within feminist geography, with additional cross-disciplinary contributions from sociologists and political scientists, Precarious Worlds explores the productive possibilities of social reproduction as an ontology, a theoretical lens, and an analytical framework for what Geraldine Pratt has called “a vigorous, materialist transnational feminism.”

The Point Is To Change It

Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis

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Author: Noel Castree,Paul A. Chatterton,Nik Heynen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198346

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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This text evaluates the role of critical social scientists and how the point of their work is not simply to interpret the world but to change it. It considers the major challenges of our time and what is to be done about them, and applies diagnosic and normative reasoning to momentous issues.

Geographies of Peace

New Approaches to Boundaries, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

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Author: Nick Megoran,Fiona McConnell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773492X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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From handshakes on the White House lawn to Picasso’s iconic dove of peace, the images and stereotypes of peace are powerful, widespread and easily recognizable. Yet if we try to offer a concise definition of peace it is altogether a more complicated exercise. Not only is peace an emotive and value-laden concept, it is also abstract, ambiguous and seemingly inextricably tied to its antithesis: war. And it is war and violence that have been so compellingly studied within critical geography in recent years. This volume offers an attempt to redress that balance, and to think more expansively and critically about what peace means and what geographies of peace may entail. The editors begin with an examination of critical approaches to peace in other disciplines and a helpful genealogy of peace studies within geography. The book is then divided into three sections. The opening section examines how the idea of peace may be variously constructed and interpreted according to different sites and scales. The chapters in the second section explore a remarkably wide range of techniques of peacemaking. This widens the discussion from the archetypical image of top-down, diplomatic state-led initiatives to imperial boundary making practices, grassroots cultural identity assertion, boycotts, self-immolation, ex-paramilitary community activism, and ‘protective accompaniment’. The final section shifts the scale and focus to everyday personal relations and a range of practices around the concept of coexistence. In their concluding chapter the editors spell out some of the key questions that they believe a geography of peace must address: What spatial factors have facilitated the success or precipitated the failure of some peace movements or diplomatic negotiations? Why are some ideologies productive of violence in some places but co-operation in others? How have some communities been better able to deal with religious, racial, cultural and class conflict than others? How have creative approaches to sharing sovereignty mitigated or transformed territorial disputes that once seemed intractable? Geographies of Peace is the first book wholly devoted to exploring the geography of peace. Drawing on both recent advances in social and political theory and detailed empirical research covering four continents, it makes a significant intervention into current debates about peace and violence.

Global Displacements

The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean

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Author: Marion Werner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118941993

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, Global Displacements reveals how uneven geographies of capitalist development shape and are shaped by the aspirations and everyday struggles of people in the global South. Makes an original contribution to the study of globalization by bringing together critical development and feminist theoretical approaches Opens up new avenues for the analysis of global production as a long–term development strategy Contributes novel theoretical insights drawn from the everyday experiences of disinvestment and precarious work on people s lives and their communities Represents the first analysis of increasing uneven development among countries in the Caribbean Calls for more rigorous studies of long accepted notions of the geographies of inequality and poverty in the global South

The New Carbon Economy

Constitution, Governance and Contestation

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Author: Peter Newell,Max Boykoff,Emily Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118315944

Category: Science

Page: 276

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The New Carbon Economy provides a critical understanding of the carbon economy. It offers key insights into the constitution, governance and effects of the carbon economy, across a variety of geographical settings. Examines different dimensions of the carbon economy from a range of disciplinary angles in a diversity of settings Provides ways for researchers to subject claims of newness and uniqueness to critical scrutiny Historicizes claims of the 'newness' of the carbon economy Covers a range of geographical settings including Europe, the US and Central America

Carbon Democracy

Political Power in the Age of Oil

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Author: Timothy Mitchell

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781681163

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Carbon Democracy provides a unique examination of the relationship between oil and democracy. Interweaving the history of energy, political analysis, and economic theory, Mitchell targets conventional wisdom regarding energy and governance. Emphasizing how oil and democracy have intermixed, he argues that while coal provided the impetus for mass democracy, the shift to oil drastically limited democratic possibility; above all, the ability to confront contemporary ecological crises.

Capitalism in the Web of Life

Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital

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Author: Jason W. Moore

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781689040

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In Capitalism in the Web of Life, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today’s global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a “world-ecology” of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism’s greatest strength—and the source of its problems—is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. Capitalism in the Web of Life shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature—rather than capitalism and nature—is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Approaches to Human Geography

Philosophies, Theories, People and Practices

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Author: Stuart C. Aitken,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390742X

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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"The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective." - Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it: Section One – Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies Section Two – People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts Section Three – Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.

Spaces of Danger

Culture and Power in the Everyday

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Author: Heather Merrill,Lisa M. Hoffman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820348767

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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These twelve original essays by geographers and anthropologists offer a deep critical understanding of Allan Pred’s pathbreaking and eclectic cultural Marxist approach, with a focus on his concept of “situated ignorance”: the production and reproduction of power and inequality by regimes of truth through strategically deployed misinformation, diversions, and silences. As the essays expose the cultural and material circumstances in which situated ignorance persists, they also add a previously underexplored spatial dimension to Walter Benjamin’s idea of “moments of danger.” The volume invokes the aftermath of the July 2011 attacks by far-right activist Anders Breivik in Norway, who ambushed a Labor Party youth gathering and bombed a government building, killing and injuring many. Breivik had publicly and forthrightly declared war against an array of liberal attitudes he saw threatening Western civilization. However, as politicians and journalists interpreted these events for mass consumption, a narrative quickly emerged that painted Breivik as a lone madman and steered the discourse away from analysis of the resurgent right-wing racisms and nationalisms in which he was immersed. The Breivik case is merely one of the most visible recent examples, say editors Heather Merrill and Lisa Hoffman, of the unchallenged production of knowledge in the public sphere. In essays that range widely in topic and setting—for example, brownfield development in China, a Holocaust memorial in Germany, an art gallery exhibit in South Africa—this volume peels back layers of “situated practices and their associated meaning and power relations.” Spaces of Danger offers analytical and conceptual tools of a Predian approach to interrogate the taken-for-granted and make visible and legible that which is silenced.

Spaces of Work

Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour

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Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972174

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance. Each chapter presents examples of labour practice from around the world, and across multiple sectors of work, not just Western manufacturing. In addition, the book features: · further reading section with key questions · glossary of key terms · short summaries of the main theoretical approaches · guide to further learning resouces Spaces of Work is a key book for all social scientists interested in the contemporary state of labour, and the scope for progressive change within the capitalist system. Students of human geography, sociology, international political economy, economics and cultural studies will all find this an invaluable text.

Practising Public Scholarship

Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy

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Author: Katharyne Mitchell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405189125

Category: Education

Page: 160

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A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide. Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology Discusses their efforts to reach beyond the academy and to make their ideas and research broadly accessible to a wider audience Opens the way for a new kind of democratic politics—one based on grounded concepts and meaningful social participation Includes deeply personal accounts about the journey to becoming a public scholar and to intervening politically in the world, while remaining within a university system Provides a broad prescription for social change, both within and outside the university

Children's Geographies

Playing, Living, Learning

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Author: Sarah L. Holloway,Gill Valentine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134622546

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Children's Geographies is an overview of a rapidly expanding area of cutting edge research. Drawing on original research and extensive case studies in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, the book analyses children's experiences of playing, living and learning. The diverse case studies range from an historical analysis of gender relationss in nineteenth century North American playgrounds through to children's experiences of after school care in contemporary Britain, to street cultures amongst homeless children in Indonesia at the end of the twentieth century. Threaded through this empirical diversity, is a common engagement with current debates about the nature of childhood. The individual chapters draw on contemporary sociological understandings of children's competence as social actors. In so doing they not only illustrate the importance of such an approach to our understandings of children's geographies, they also contribute to current debates about spatiality in the social studies of childhood.

New Models In Geography

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Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853784

Category: Science

Page: 408

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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Give a Man a Fish

Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

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Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375524

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging "politics of distribution," Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.

Practising Public Scholarship

Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy

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Author: Katharyne Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355562

Category: Education

Page: 160

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A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide. Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology Discusses their efforts to reach beyond the academy and to make their ideas and research broadly accessible to a wider audience Opens the way for a new kind of democratic politics—one based on grounded concepts and meaningful social participation Includes deeply personal accounts about the journey to becoming a public scholar and to intervening politically in the world, while remaining within a university system Provides a broad prescription for social change, both within and outside the university

The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism

Cleaners in the Global Economy

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Author: Luis L. M. Aguiar,Andrew Herod

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156368

Category: Law

Page: 263

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In this collection of essays, an international group of scholars investigate the global building cleaning industry to reveal the extent of neoliberalism's impact on cleaners. This book provides the first intensive study focusing on building cleaners and their global experiences Brings together an international group of scholars and experts to investigate different national contexts and examples Draws out important commonalities and highlights significant differences in these experiences Examines topics including erosion of cleaners' industrial citizenship rights, the impact of outsourcing upon their working conditions, economic security, and the intensification of their work and its negative effects on physical health Considers how cleaners are mobilizing to resist and respond to the restructuring of their work.

Privatization

Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

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Author: Becky Mansfield

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Contemporary privatization remakes nature-society as property and transforms people’s relationships to themselves, each other, and the natural world. This groundbreaking collection provides the first systematic analysis of neo-liberal privatization. Rich case studies of privatization in the making reveal both the pivotal role that privatization plays in neoliberalism and new opportunities for challenging neo-liberal hegemony. Rich case studies linked to broader questions on neoliberalism Illustrates the importance of property relation and the complexities existing in the meaning and practice of property Extends current geographical scholarship on neoliberalism –including neoliberalism and nature Each essay touches on the disciplinary, regulatory dimensions of privatization Highlights the importance of privatization, both broadly and specifically

The Economization of Life

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Author: Michelle Murphy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373211

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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What is a life worth? In the wake of eugenics, new quantitative racist practices that valued life for the sake of economic futures flourished. In The Economization of Life, Michelle Murphy provocatively describes the twentieth-century rise of infrastructures of calculation and experiment aimed at governing population for the sake of national economy, pinpointing the spread of a potent biopolitical logic: some must not be born so that others might live more prosperously. Resituating the history of postcolonial neoliberal technique in expert circuits between the United States and Bangladesh, Murphy traces the methods and imaginaries through which family planning calculated lives not worth living, lives not worth saving, and lives not worth being born. The resulting archive of thick data transmuted into financialized “Invest in a Girl” campaigns that reframed survival as a question of human capital. The book challenges readers to reject the economy as our collective container and to refuse population as a term of reproductive justice.