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Everyday Anti-Racism on Campus

Deborah Cowen
Racism not only surfaces within, but sculpts the experience of everyday life in the University. Racism works by keeping many things out: particular bodies from lecture halls, but also particular ideas, histories, and authors from pedagogies. Racism also works by what is kept inside the institution,...
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Investigating Infrastructures, a forum

Deborah Cowen
In the sample of work below, you will find creative engagement with infrastructure in its seemingly banal and innocuous forms, like the jersey barrier, or the airport washroom. Some authors focus instead on the affective, intimate, and aspirational dimensions of infrastructure in engagements with im...
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Disqualified knowledges and theory building

Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
As a political geographer whose work has concentrated on the everyday lives and agencies of children, I sometimes find that my research materials are considered unsuitable for building generally applicable theoretical ideas. Children’s everyday lives seem to comprise "disqualified knowledges"
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Waiting and claiming rights: precarities of settler colonial recognition

Mikko Joronen
Palestinian right to claim rights may have been theatrically recognized, but the alleviation of precarities prolonged, delayed and denied. In them, political recognition constitutes a settler colonial technique of government, where it is precisely recognition of rights that is used to promote precar...
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Policing Knowledges and Technologies: Making Aggression Visible

Francisca Gromme
Technologies do not only perform their intended roles, such as "prevention," monitoring, tracking, and surveillance. They shape and are shaped by the social spaces they are applied in, and do this in relation to existing bodies of knowledge.
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Trump and Immigration Enforcement: The First 100 Days

Austin Kocher
In the weeks and months following the election and inauguration of Donald Trump, I spent much of my time responding to concerns from friends that ICE would come for them or their family, meeting with city officials about how meaningful policy changes could protect immigrants, and creating space for...
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The Post-Trump Desire for Hope

Claes Tängh Wrangel
Three points that I feel every desire towards hope should bear in mind: There is no genuine hope; There is not one hopeful subject; and Hope is not the future. Demand that we replace the desire for hope with a desire towards a different and better future. That we act not for hope, but of hope—reco...

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Issue 5 of the 2017 volume of EPD: Society and Space is now online! It includes articles by Brian Jordan Jefferson (on GIS, race, crime mapping and carceral power in the US), Julian Yates, Leila Harris and Nicole Wilson (on Canadian water governance and multiple ontologies), Lindsay Naylor (on place-based politics and free trade coffee production in Chiapas) Japhy Wilson and Manuel Bayón (on infrastructure and ‘fantastical materialism’ in the Ecuadorian Amazon), Andreas Folkers (on the technopolitics of public infrastructure in Germany), Claes Tängh Wrangel (on hope and the biopolitics of US global development discourse), Federico Ferretti (on poststructuralism and anarachist geographies), Karen PY Lai (on the governance of financial subjectivities in Singapore), Joe Turner (on race, postcoloniality and the governance of family life in the UK), and Ella Dilkes-Frayne and Cameron Duff (on drug consumption and processes of subjectivation).